The Beer: Deschutes Jubelale
This Winter Warmer with the happy-sounding name hails from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Ore. Jubelale pours a brownish-amber color, and is topped with a finger-high, quickly dissipating tan head.
The aroma is all at once sweet and smoky -- just perfect for the winter season -- and features notes of malt and caramel, along with some winter spice, mild citrus, and a little bit of browned butter, all perfectly balanced without being cloying.
The aroma translates to the taste: malt and spice, a bit of caramel, with a hoppy bite at the finish. The mouth-feel is smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.
The variety of flavors and aromas in this Winter Warmer makes it a great match for most any holiday entrée that might take front and center on your dinner table. From the traditional turkey and stuffing spread to holiday hams or roasts, this beer will accompany your meal nicely without overpowering your palate.
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