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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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Old JubilationOld Jubilation

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very good

1,533 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,533
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 52
Gots: 93 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a tulip. bottle has no date, but the case states a bottled on date of 9/15/09.

pours a deep garnet color with a big fluffy tan head. retention is good - i get a thin cap that leaves some nice sticky lacing.

smells sort of like carmel with notes of raisin and grape. also has a bit of funk, a nutmeg-like spiciness and a slight alcohol presence.

taste is far more complex than i was expecting. spiciness hits first followed by carmel malt sweetness. the fruity notes then make an appearance just before a wave of hop character and bitterness hits the tongue. more spiciness after that followed by a long bittersweet finish. alcohol presence is noticeable, but blends well with the other flavors.

mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

pretty drinkable, but the abv does catch up with you. for being just shy of a year old, this beer seems to have lost nothing. would be great to save for the cold weather months.

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12 oz. bottle from John's Marketplace PDX poured 12/25 pm into Delirium Tremens tulip.

Dark amber body, one finger light tan head, medium dissipation with significant lacing. The nose is fairly sweet and very complex, chocolate and fruity esters (cherries) up front, sweetish malts at beginning and bready malts towards the end. The taste is tobacco, chocolate, toffee, leather, citrusy hops with a bit of smoke at the end. Mouthfeel nicely carbonated, a bit sticky. Drinkability good for the ABV. Tough to categorize outside the Winter Warmer catchall, my best attempt would be Old Ale. Pretty tasty, one of the better beers I've had this holiday season. Recommended.

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a - poured a 1/2 finger thick eggshell-colored head into a snifter that settled quickly into a thin ring. the body was a dark reddish-purple.
s - light chocolate malts, raisins.
t - huge malt profile most like dark fruits with some faint hops in the finish. really smooths out in the finish as well.
m - thin to medium.
d - really great winter warmer and goes down easily.

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Gets better as it warms. Had to come back to re-rate it.

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.