Full Review

Jubel

Jubel
Urban Lager

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Jubel
Urban Lager

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 4%
Pale yellow color. Herbal aromas and flavors of elderflower, bergamot, lilac, fresh barley, fine tea, honey, and fresh oregano and mint with a bright, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, delightful, medium-length sweet tea, freshly baked crumpet, and blueberry finish. A tea-like beer with lots of nuance; a nice conversation starter.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Sweet & Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: elderflower, bergamot, lilac, fresh barley, fine tea, honey, and fresh oregano and mint
Taste Flavor: sweet tea, freshly baked crumpet, and blueberry
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, Steak Fajitas, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tea-like beer with lots of nuance; a nice conversation starter.

The Producer

Jubel Beer

The Producer
Cornish Stairways, 3 Jennings Road
Penryn Cornwall, TR10 9LY
United Kingdom
44 -7412145014

Their Portfolio

88 Jubel Alpine Lager 4% (United Kingdom)
90 Jubel Urban Lager 4% (United Kingdom)

Herb Spice Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Herb/spice beers are ales or lagers to which herbs and/or spices have been added to impart flavor. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not just the herb or spice added, but also in relation to when and where the herb or spice was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common herbs and spices used by brewers include ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, many examples of herb/spice beers are readily available utilizing herbs and spices including ginseng and heather to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of herbs/spices and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Chipotle Ale, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer and Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale.

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Herb Spice Beer