Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by session1979:
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Served in my 2007 Strong Ale pint glass. Pours a dark ruby almost brown with a small beige head that held moderate retention.
Nose: Big malts, dark grains, mocha and a tinge of hop character.
Taste: Rich dark fruit and malts dominate the palate. Slighty sweet and well balanced with just a touch of hop bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Very nice.
Drinkability: A bit warming as it goes down but highly drinkable.
Overall: This is one the the premier winter warmers as far as I am concerned. A perfect balance of malt and hops, full of character and the robust taste you need this time of year. Excellent!
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2008 22:37:51 | More by session1979
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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.