Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,494 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,494
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 52
Gots: 85 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- This beer looks GREAT! Big Big off white fluffy head sticks around forever. It fades into a powerful cake-like layer that lays atop a dark plum colored body. The thick foam leaves lacing all the way down.

S- Faint, sweet and malty.

T- Real malty, sweet and has a twang of hops and spice at the finish.

M- Smooth, round and full

D- Decent drinkability. The alcohol isnt overpowering.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of 12oz bottle into dimpled mug. Amber-brown in colour, creamy and rich beige coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma is malty, chalky, some chocolate, plums, high sweetness. The aroma is malty, rich, sweet with lots of fruit and some chocolate. Sweet but still some bitterness in the mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes sweet, fruity and malty but dries out at the end.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A copper color ale with a smallish off white head which laced nicely. Clear but with some sediment floating about. Aroma is malty but lite. Taste finds this beer rich and malty. A suggestion of toffee. Its smooth but gritty, too gritty for me. Drinkable yes but with loads of grit or something almost to the point of undrinkability.

Photo of MYJELLOMISFIT
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is that of an average amber, nice red hough highlighted around the edges. Nice pillow of pale yellow/ white head that fades quikly to just more than lacing.

Smell has soft hop note with some citrus, spice, and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is heavy as expected but fairly smooth. Too much carbontaion for my liking but for the style it's good but sticky.

Taste finds itself meandering around my tongue and mouth. Creamy mellow base of yeast, vanilla, and spice split between a slight hop citrus bitterness.

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 11/18/2007 (bottle):

Pours a reddish-brown color body, fizzy. Huge tan head, okay lacing, foamy. Not too strong an aroma. Some grapefruit & hops, but very weak. Malt, coffee flavor, watery, smoky. Some spices. English alcoholy taste. Coffee aftertaste, almost porter-like.

Photo of RJLarse
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Swamp Tavern. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a nut brown colcor and clear. No head (served that way).

Smell is a bit of an earthy peat aroma.

Taste is a light scotch ale flavor. Caramel and bourbon flavors. A little bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a little alcohol heat.

Drinkable but not great. The taste is a bit off, and I don't care much for the scotch ale style.

Photo of beerinmorning
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is nice and clean, leaves good lacing.

There is a lot of alcohol at the front of this beer. The middle has notes of cherry and chocolate, with a fairly dry finish. The smell is full-on cherry, which make the alcohol hit at the front muy tolerable. Still, with an 8.3% ABV, you gotta expect to get some alcohol.

The color is a really rich amber, reminiscent of some other English ales I have had, but without the fullness of body. It's a mixed blessing, because I like a certain amount of body (think stout), but the lighter body goes down really nicely.

I would recommend this one as something different to try later in the evening. The taste and the ABV are a little too much to start the night with.

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown, slight ruby appearance to it. Head and lacing were nothing special. Aroma is nutty, warming alcohol presence.

Taste, alcohol presence is not big now, nutty roast flavor, potential for a tinge of cocoa in this one, cinnamon. Maltbombesque. A decent hop mouthfeel comes on later than keeps this only in the -esque category when it comes to malt bombs.

Not my favorite offering from Avery, too reminiscient of Deschutes winter beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,494 ratings.