Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 24: Deschutes Jubelale

Deschutes Brewery JubelaleIt’s Christmas Eve and the final day of the Advent Beer Calendar! Today’s selection is Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale, their annual Winter Warmer that is rich, malty, and spicy. In true holiday ale tradition, each year they tweak the recipe a bit and offer up a unique label commissioned by an Oregon artist:

This year, Oregon artist Natasha Bacca’s unique “creation of light” adorns the label. Bacca says, “This piece illustrates a cold winter night in the background with a dynamic warm fire in the foreground. I wanted the composition of the work to exhibit a balance of cool scenery elements with the warm and energetic celebrations of the season, exemplifying this festive time of year.”

At 6.7% this is a warming ale that will pair really well with your holiday meal, regardless of what you’re serving. And once you finish one bottle, you’ll want to reach for another.

BeerAdvocate: B+. RateBeer: 3.6/5, 96th percentile.