What comes out of this bottle is rich and palate-painting but where you would normally expect something like this to be impossibly sweet, it really is not. What it IS…is Perfect.
If your jam is Year ‘Round IPA action, you owe it to yourself to pick up some “Wreck The Halls” and see what’s possible in neatly slipping the square peg of “hoppiness” into the round port of “winter seasonal”.
Jubelale’s immense popularity sets a tone that lets other brewers experiment with making winter seasonals that go beyond the high ABV warmers of our past and into styles that hold their interest year-round.
So, ya lookin’ for a little liquid cheer to help hammer a true SUCKFEST of a year into some vague, celebrational-ish shape? I gotcha, my sufferin’ brethren.
Deschutes Jubelale is one of the best beers in the world. It has been for thirty-one years. It doubtless will be for the next thirty-one.
Crux Fermentation Project is one of the three to five best breweries in the United States and they haven’t yet even hit their stride.
Jubelale is the slam-dunk template for this style of ale. It is is, for all intents and purposes, a Perfect Beer…and all you will need as proof of that statement is one bottle and one sip.
I can tell this twisted tale now, with a year’s remove, because A) it’s kinda funny, now, and B) Continue reading