Deschutes Jubel 2015 is released today at the Portland and Bend brewpubs. Also known as “Super Jubel,” I believe this is the 3rd time since the nineties that this imperialized version of Deschutes’s popular winter seasonal Jubelale has been bottled. This year has a very un-Deschutes looking vintage style label. Jubel 2015 is 50% aged in Pinot and Oregon oak barrels and comes in at 10.4% ABV and 55 IBUs. Deschutes is having a release party at its pubs with food pairing specials, raffle prizes, samples, and a scavenger hunt.
Affectionately referred to as “Super Jubel,” Jubel 2015 has notes of toasted caramel, raisins, dates, and figs, complemented by spicy and herbal hop aromas. Originally planned as a once-a-decade-ale, they just couldn’t wait another five years.
Malt: Pale, Special B, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley
Hops: Millennium, Nugget, Cascade, Willamette, US Tettnang, East Kent Goldings
Barrel-Aging: (50%) 12 Months in Pinot Noir and new Oregon Oak
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave.