Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by TLove:
District of Columbia
3.33/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
While this beer is not weighed down by the brunt of spices that would normally accompany a winter warmer, this beer seems to me to be more like a DIPA in its hop structure. Frankly, the hoppiness of this beer really surprised me and perhaps rendered the beer a bit unbalanced on the back end. That being said, this is a good beer, but stylistically incomplete.
A decent, fluid red-brown color with a woody, bready smell and some strong, sweet malt on the mouth. There is not an overpowering presence of alcohol, which is surprising, especially due to the lack of heavy winter spices in this beer such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. There is a tint of spruce in this, but nothing like the Anchor Christmas ale.
After all I've heard about this beer, a bit disappointing.
Serving type: on-tap
11-22-2009 19:56:39 | More by TLove
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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
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