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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,308 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,308
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 44 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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denjen

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$9.99 6pack
Dennis: If you considered this a winter warmer, I'd have to say it was the best of it's class. Rich and warm, with the chalky chocolate hints you'd expect, this comes across best about 1/2 through the bottle. A slight hop tartness really compliments the 8% alcohol and help drives it home. Over all a great beer that further solidifies Avery's reputation.
Jen: Yummy! Just what I look for in a winter ale. This has a nice blend of malts with a dry coffee and toffee and a mild bittersweet chocolate taste. It has a nice medium mouthfeel with slightly hoppy, yet sweet and toasty aftertaste. This is worth the $$, and it will be purchased again.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2006 23:14:16 | More by denjen
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Vintage 2013 more than likely.

Comes out with a classic caramel brown in the bottle, filling the body with a much darker almost garnet deep red color. Head is a creamy colored vanilla with a hint of faint mocha brown in it. Settles slowly with a good thick collar of creamed bubbles, almost flat whip cream consistency. Lipped up leopard and patchy linked lacing on the glass too.

Light nose. Hints of cherry like fruit but with a lighter quality. Nutmeg and clove spice with a mellow fruit quality of dark plum taking over. Hints a little wet and juiced sour cherry. Some weed and woody like hop faded quality. Quite nice and interesting.

Palate comes real nicely. Good mellow sweetness of cinnamon and spiced warmth. Really seems like a classic winter warmer flavor. Cherry sweetness a bit with a lighter hint of darker fruit without strong raisin character, that plum just keeps jumping in my head. Good warmth and finish of dry nutmeg and spiced clove hinted on the nose, warm hard caramel.

It comes off like a stock winter warmer barleywine, and love the classic integrated winter warmer sensing flavors and character. Somewhere in between, real memorable and nice. Great to go back to these old classics.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 02:49:42 | More by smakawhat
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-07-2014 18:22:19 | More by MikeDAdams
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-05-2014 20:26:43 | More by Sparky44
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, a friend gave a bottle of this to me a month or so ago so I assume it's from this past winter's batch. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a murky brown color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice and malty, the brew smells like caramel, toffee, nuts, and some chocolate. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some dark fruit, brown sugar and dark bread flavors noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and smooth with moderate carbonation. I liked this, it's good on a summer day and would probably be good on a winter's day too!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 00:44:16 | More by bluejacket74
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ffshore545

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-03-2014 14:50:36 | More by ffshore545
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-29-2014 19:02:25 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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C_S

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-29-2014 01:16:28 | More by C_S
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harripat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-28-2014 01:23:20 | More by harripat
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Qbdoo

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting take on the style. Not as dense and oily as some but has a nice, crisp mouthfeel. More carbonated than I expected. Color is a dark nutty brown. Scent is toffee, caramel, and honey. I'm surprised it's not rated higher here. It's a big, flavorful beer that's surprisingly drinkable for an old ale. I'd love to have this after a fall day raking leaves.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2014 02:03:47 | More by Qbdoo
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yeaprolly

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2014 23:50:23 | More by yeaprolly
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-12-2014 15:16:25 | More by DrFunkenstein
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-10-2014 12:50:26 | More by MattXT
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raleigh_blue

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-09-2014 20:17:17 | More by raleigh_blue
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from last fall. Label says cellarable upto 3 years. Pours clear mahogany with nice firm head with lacing that sticks to glass sides. Tastes of toffee, hazelnuts and mocha just like the label describes. Some alcohol warmth in the nose. Brown sugar & candied chocolate. Feels medium full. Ample bitterness with lingering sweetness. A very nice beer overall. Satisfying in the winter. A nice treat to sub as dessert in the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 02:26:03 | More by jwhancher
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-07-2014 02:36:26 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-06-2014 02:25:53 | More by wrightst
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rspauldi

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Reggie1982

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-26-2014 18:38:46 | More by Reggie1982
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Getalegup

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-23-2014 04:01:40 | More by Getalegup
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dseanv

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-21-2014 12:37:05 | More by dseanv
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VTEno17

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-21-2014 00:03:27 | More by VTEno17
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,308 ratings.