Deschutes â€œJubelaleâ€ was first brewed in 1988. 2019 makes the 31st edition of this ale and every single year, without fail, I have tasted this stuff, gotten all gooshy, and bought a minimum of three cases, to get me by until July or so. No, I do NOT care that the hops recede after a while. No, I do not care if it was supposed to be consumed in a couple of weeks. No, I do not, as one reader suggested, back in 2011, think itâ€™s â€œickyâ€ when the hops fade. And, NO, letâ€™s stipulate that it is not designed to be an age-worthy, lay-down beer. But it IS a seasonal beer and I have done everything short of bribery to try to get Deschutes to make it year-round.
No dice. â€œSeasonal, dude,â€ they have gently repeated, about, ooooh, twenty-two times, now.
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