Again, I feel almost like reviewing an old friend here. This is one beer I look forward to every year. Jubelale is a winter warmer brewed by Deschutes in Bend, Oregon. It weighs in at 6.7% ABV and 65 IBU.
Pours a very dark red-amber color with a substantial cream colored head that recedes to a thin ring and leaves spotted lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma with maltiness, spices and a slight alcohol astringency. Flavors of black cherry, caramel and roasted malt and heavy spice and a tangy hop finish. Medium in body and carbonation. A nice sipping beer but slightly too rough to chug.
There’s just something very festive about this beer, from the richness to the spiciness and the sweet, fruity core. Definitely puts one in the holiday spirit. For best results pair with a nice chili and cornbread dinner on a cold night. Trust me on this one. Rating: 4.5/5.