Beer #35 Jubelale

Deschutes Jubelale, a Festive Winter Ale 2009

Name: Jubelale

Style: Winter Warmer

Brewery: Deschutes Brewery  website

Country: USA

Region:  Bend, Oregon

ABV: 6.70%

How served: 12 oz bottle poured into a La Mère Noël glass.     

My Overall Opinion: Very Good

I paired this beer with: Chocolate.  

Tasted on: Sunday November 29, 2009

Note: This is the 2009 vintage. 

 This is the 4th of my daily Christmas/Winter beers which I will be having until Christmas.  There are only 25 more beers until Christmas!

From their website: “Every year, fall’s crisp, cool air signals the imminent arrival of winter. Thoughts of snow, friends and family, the holidays, and — Jubelale. Brewed with dark crystal malt creating a luscious holiday note with bountiful hops to excite your taste buds— it’s easy to see why Jubelale is the perfect complement to the season.

For the past 15 years, Deschutes Brewery has selected a local Oregon artist to create an image evocative of the season’s festive atmosphere.  The intricate and unique art on the label enhances the Jubelale experience much like beautiful wrapping paper enhances a gift.

Central Oregon artist, Tracy Leagjeld, had fresh snow in mind when she designed the label for this year’s Jubelale.

“One of my favorite things about Central Oregon winters is how often we wake up to blue skies after a winter storm,” said Leagjeld. “In this painting, I was trying to convey the feeling of a crisp snowy morning being warmed by the sun’s rays, and how lucky we are to have the Deschutes National Forest as our backyard playground.”

You can view more of Tracy’s work on her blog or on Tumalo Art Company’s web site where you will find some past Jubelale artists, as well.

For a trip down memory lane, view this year’s retrospective poster!”

Jubelale Labels 1988-2009

216 calories per 12 oz serving   Available : October to December   Alc. by Vol.  6.7%  IBUs 60
Ratings, Awards & Notables
Silver Medal, Ale-Other Category
2007 Australian International Beer Awards

Silver Medal, Ale-Other Category
2006 Australian International Beer Awards

Gold Medal, 93 Points
2006 World Beer Championships

92 – Exceptional
Beverage Testing Institute – 1/99

Gold Medal, Bottle Conditioned Strong Ale category
1998 Real Ale Festival

“Poetry from the tap.”
Steve Johnson, America’s Best Brews

Silver Medal, Strong Ale category
1991 Great American Beer Festival

Gold Medal, Strong Ale category
1990 Great American Beer Festival