Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by merlin48:
4.68/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, cherry mahogany body with a small, but persistent beige head. Sticky, patch lace is all over the glass as the contents slowly disappear. Even near the finish, the small tan head can be rejuvenated with a slight swirl of the glass.
Aroma is of major maltiness up front. Molasses and dark fruits are all over the place. Figs and dates, some chestnut nuttiness, and some woodsy hops add complexity. An unusual, but pleasant, hops variety is going on here, in the background.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick and creamy. Very coating.
Taste is dominated by molasses and dark fruits. Some tart apples and cherries make an occasional foray into the flavor profile. There is a distinct woodsy and earthy character to this, that seems to derive more from the hops than the yeast. There are hints of spruce and allspice in the woodsy background scenery. Enormous complexity here, as each new sip unveils additional and complimentary flavors. Alcohol is noticed only in the aftereffect. The finish is caramel apple, dipped in spiced rum.
Extraordinary complexity of flavors. This strong old ale begs for your friendship, and your time. Spend a pleasant evening with this "ole fellar", and sip the night away with an American classic.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2004 02:39:01 | More by merlin48
More User Reviews:
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 1,275 ratings.