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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,411 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,411
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 47
Gots: 62 | 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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ChuckS, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of morayeel
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one should be among one of the best BIG Daddy Ales. Pours a very dark amber color with a very frothy thick head over the ale.

You receive a nice hint of the malts in your nose with a sugar and spice accent

Very nice sweet smooth taste up front with the spice flavoring hitting you at the end. I thought this ale might have been to sweet at first but after further review its perfectly balanced.

The mouth feel is very nice medium to full with a very little hit of dryness at the end.

Over all this is one of the more perfectly balanced ales, the balance of malts and sweetness keeps you coming back for more. The brewing was very well done you could not ask for anything better. This is the perfect ale for the holiday season. I would recommend this to everyone.

Ale style: Strong English Ale
Hop Varity: Bullion
Malt Varity: Two row barley, special roast, black, chocolate, vistory
OG: 1.074
Alcohol by Volume: 8%
IBU’s: 30
Color: Very dark Amber

morayeel, Nov 29, 2006
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ewalden, Dec 04, 2011
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UncleWesticles, Dec 04, 2011
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GCGrant, Dec 02, 2011
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Mtnbeerman, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

2Shaws, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +24.7%

MyNameIsKennyP, Sep 29, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like Avery offerings.
A: Dark..Red to purple highlights.
S: Earthy? Definitely something kind of funky. But in a good way.
T&M: It took me a couple sixers to really appreciate this one. Malty sweet, but enough of everything to go around.
D: A fantastic sipper. Even if it gets to room teperature.

surlyseth, Nov 25, 2007
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lsiberian, Jan 23, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a very dark brown color with a one inch light tan head that holds well and a good amount of lacing. fresh coffee smell along with some fruity notes. taste, again fresh brewed mild coffee with ripe fruit in the background some kind of melon maybe? also slightly sweet tasting. mouthfeel is light, very smooth, and light to medium carbonation. overall a nice fall, winter very drinkable beer.

billybob, Aug 29, 2007
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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.

merlin48, Jun 07, 2004
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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.