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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,403 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,403
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 46
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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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

really nicely balanced, slightly sweet with cherry like malt. a little spice like a winter warmer. definitely a good winter beer and not cloying, or overly sweet, spicy or anything. not all that nutmeg cinnamon nonsense. considered an Old Ale. not really that hoppy like an American old ale. maybe more like an English old ale? not really sure

dank203, Monday at 12:40 AM
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle into a snifter.

Thin creamy oatmeal head. Trickling carbonation. Thin lacing that settles above the body. Dark brown beer with amber hues. 4

Malt heavy and reminiscent of an amber ale. Toffee and earthy hops. Sweetness prevails. Not particularly explosive with the aromas, but it's good. 3.75

Toffee heavy and sweet with biscuits and grass, earthy hop flavors. Caramel and vanilla are subtler but round the flavor out. 4

Pretty heavy on the carbonation, but smooth creaminess does a good job of offsetting it. Medium bitterness, dryer finish but no trace of alcohol burn. 4.25

Very good winter beer. I feel like it takes the Samuel Smith brew and keys in everywhere that needs to be keyed in until they got an even better beer. Well done.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark, clear and beautiful garnet brown with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, then dies down to a broken layer of surface suds and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Spots of lace are few and far between.

Smell - Aroma hits on notes toffee, caramel, chocolate and light roasty nuttiness. Hints of earthy and metallic undertones.

Taste - Follows the nose. Starts with a toffee and caramel base with hints of chocolate and hazelnut. Faint metallic undertone. Nutty character strengthens toward the finish, delivering an earthy, nutty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Close to full in body with fair, lightly prickly carbonation. Slick texture that goes down a bit too easy.

Overall - It's no North Coast Old Stock, but few brews are! It's enjoyable as is; a laid back, well-attuned brew that's easier to drink than that 8.3% label would have one believe. I bought a single, but I'm seriously considering picking up a sixer before season's end.

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BOD 267/14. Dark amber pour with a very deep dark ruby cast. Below average head, lacing and retention. Subtle, but nice, nose of dark fruit (plums, figs) over a biscuit like sweet base with strong caramel notes. Almost medium body with a slickness that becomes more pronounced as it warms. Above average carbonation with some effervescence in the middle and finish. The flavor profile is intense, very complex and well balanced until the finish. It begins with a smooth blend of flavors that tend to cascade to the forefront. Sweet biscuit and caramel begin, then yield to the dark fruit over a very mild toffee note. The middle is mildly bitter with a citric rind like note that fades into bitter dark chocolate. The long finish is where the alcohol comes to the forefront, but is somewhat masked by a residual sweetness. A grain alcohol like aftertaste lingers.

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,403 ratings.