Jubelale Brewed by Deschutes Brewery - Bend, Oregon
Festivities Begin: Jubelale Is Here! The artistry of this Bend, Oregon craft
brewery’s Festive Winter Ale has hit the shelves. Jubelale, the first beer
ever bottled by Deschutes Brewery, epitomizes the season with a big malty,
spicy, sweetness,an assertive hop presence, and a welcome, warming alcohol
temperament. A new regional artist is commissioned every year to create an
original work of art, inspired by Jubelale, to be transformed into label and
packaging art. Malt: Pale, Crystal, Extra Special, Carapils, Roasted
Barley. Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Willamette, Styrian, Tettnang, East Kent
label is literally “layered” with meaning – the artwork, titled
"Revelers and Troubadors," was created through a complex collaging
process by artist Kaycee Anseth Townsend. She uses small scraps of
paper to create designs, and she comprised this year’s packaging
entirely from pieces of past year's Jubelale labels. You might even
recognize a scrap or two from years gone by inside the incredibly
intricate final design.
Roasted turkey with rosemary dressing
Slow-cooked beef brisket with apricot and apple fruit sauce
Warm pumpkin pie with real cream
Alcohol by Volume: 6.7% IBUs: 65
Beer Review from
Appearance - Mahogany colored brew with decent clarity and medium
carbonation. It produced a fluffy off white 2-finger head that held very
well. It left very nice lacing on my glass.
Aroma - I get lots of brown sugar, vanilla undertones and soft ginger. A bit
of cinnamon in there as well with leafy/herbal hop characteristics. The soft
ginger and cinnamon work so well in the aroma. It's very inviting.
Taste - It's got a nice brown sugar flavor upfront, an almond like note
quickly follows. It unfolds into nuttiness, cinnamon, allspice, and subtle
vanilla. It finishes with a bright, palate cleansing herbal hop flavor that
washes away the warming spice and malt flavors. Bitterness is low but
balancing, and it's noticeable dry as well. The herbal hop character seems
to get a little stronger as it warms.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a bit of a smooth feel and medium crispness.
Overall - Wow, this is a very nice beer. The aroma is soft and inviting to
me, and the flavor profile is wonderful with that subtle vanilla and
cinnamon. The beer even looks tasty! I definitely recommend this one to
anyone who likes maltier brews.
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of
daring people to expect more from their beer. That's why we started off in
1988, on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling
Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never
catch on. Our brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes
someone nervous. But for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a
toast of "Bravely Done!" For more information about Deschutes Brewery and
its courageously crafted beers, please visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com or