Thursday, December 30, 2010


I have been picking up Deschutes' Jubeale for several years now, as much to checkout the annual label artwork as to taste the beer.  This year I had a draft Jubelale rather than picking up a six-pack, and will have to view the art work on-line.  Jubelale poured a deep mahogany with biscuit-colored foam.  The initial taste was sweet with a smokey maltiness that dissipated into a bitter finish.  It was drier than I remember and its body was robust for its modest 6.7% abv.  Jubelale is a smooth, drinkable beer.  It is complex enough for the beer geek but approachable for the beer drinker new to spicey holiday ales.

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