Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.85/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a handle-glass at J. Timothy's, Plainville, Conn.
A: Poured a dark brown with a reddish hue and a thin head of white foam. Fairly dark for a winter warner, in my opinion.
S: Smells rich a fruity; dark fruits like raisins and raspberries, but with a spicy hop note to it.
T: Those dark fruits come springing to the palate with a good dose of piney resin hops. Rich, robust, and a little spicy in the finish. A fairly big winter warmer.
M: Robust and deep mouthfeel, with a full, hoppy finish.
D: The 8% ABV would get the best of you eventually, or the full filling effect, but two of these would be an excellent end to any winter evening.
I haven't had too much experience with Avery brews, but their winter warmer was an excellent foray. If they hit home runs like this often, I might have to put them into my regular rotation.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2007 02:28:47 | More by Gambrinus1184
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4.06/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle cellared for one year.
A: Pours a muddled brown color with lighter burnt Siena hues. Somewhat murky. Khaki colored head settles quickly. Spotty lacing.
S: crust, toast, dark caramel, pinch of cocoa. Very earthy with hop scents of pine, spicy garden herbs, and wet leaves.
T: Caramel. Lots of dark toast and crust. Cocoa and nutty chocolatey tastes build. Pitted fruits, such as dates and plums. Hops are assertive and bring spicy herbal notes, pine, and an overall earthy tone. Flash of citrus. Cocoa, chocolate, and nutty tastes mingle with earthy and oily hops on the long finish.
M: Medium thick body. Rich and creamy with a bit of heft in the mouth. Surprisingly high hop astringency, though it isn't a bother. Comforting alcohol warmth.
O: The assertive hopping was a bit of a surprise, but a welcome one. This beer perfectly fits its winter seasonal role. Rich, robust, and warming. No need to kill a beer like this with spices. A pleasure to sip, and an excellent buy at an approachable price in the six pack. Cellars very well to boot.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 17:01:40 | More by ryan1788a5
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,274 ratings.