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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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Old JubilationOld Jubilation

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,312 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 45 | 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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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at The Avenue in Allston.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white hear that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark amber brown with little clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice laving down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spicy, boozy, raisins, caramel, toffee, vanilla, honey, and possibly some bready notes.

Taste: Caramel, toffee, raisins, mild hop bitterness, boozy warm alcohol, sweet honey, and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, boozy, a little dry, high carbonation, and light body feel.

Overall: A very enjoyable old ale beer. Sometimes it is good to refresh my tastes buds of this style I really don't see much of. Thanks Avery for bringing this back every year.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2013 01:32:30 | More by Flounder57
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-06-2014 21:33:06 | More by bulldogg915
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sponberg

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice copper color with a thin but persistent head.

Aromas of citrus and caramel. This rolls into a tea-like caramel/toffee malty flavor that has citrus, spice (cinnamon?), and chocolate around the edges - very, very good. For some reason a hint of mint (due to the hops & spice, if any spice is actually used?) appears in the finish - not a bad thing, and sets the flavor of this one apart. The alcohol is very well controlled. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2003 12:25:39 | More by sponberg
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-30-2013 09:51:12 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2013 15:43:04 | More by Jason
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2014 23:11:07 | More by henryclay_
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a medium brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is a mix of chocolate, toffee and some nutmeg. The flavor is more complex. I get some chocolate and toffee, but I also get anise, coffee, cinnamon, roasted malt and some alcohol. Full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 03:39:38 | More by Mora2000
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Tabni

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2011 15:17:12 | More by Tabni
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-08-2012 00:38:40 | More by williamjbauer
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-26-2011 23:30:17 | More by richkrull
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a thick coppery brown too deep to see through. A brownish, thick, dense head sits around for a little while and leaves a good amount of patchy lacing behind.
The aroma is strongly malty with dark fruits and none of the spices one gets from the typical winter warmer. There's a bit of hops in here as well.
Hops presence is stronger than one might expect behind a firm malt backbone. A light sweetness is contributed. There's just a hint of a nutty flavor and a very subtle sort of roasted astringency that's just light enough for that tinge not to harm the flavor.
The body is medium and carbonation is light to moderate. There's a crisp bite in an otherwise pretty smooth feel.
This may not be what one would expect from a winter warmer (being a very ambiguous "style"), but it's nicely-crafted and a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 02:31:00 | More by Brenden
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2012 17:55:35 | More by ltdantheman
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-27-2013 19:51:32 | More by hsus0225
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2012 05:05:47 | More by cliff1066
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bconsidine

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2012 17:22:59 | More by bconsidine
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2011 00:43:09 | More by jheezee
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2013 14:00:30 | More by sjones5045
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2012 01:17:30 | More by dumptruck81
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marcobrau

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This review is for a 2005 bottle of this beer.

This year-old Old Jubilation pours with a good amount of carbonation creating an off-white head that settles slowly to a collar of foam. The color is a sort of light to medium brown. The aroma is malty, with a touch of a nutty character. Very smooth mouthfeel. Starts with fruity, malty flavors; predominantly caramel malt flavors and some nuttiness. However, the roasted, coffee-like flavors detected in younger versions of this beer are quite muted. The finish is not nearly as bitter and the hops overall have diminished quite a bit and remain mostly in the background as compared to an early review. A very enjoyable old ale that holds up well to some aging.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2006 02:58:36 | More by marcobrau
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GFish

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-27-2013 22:41:45 | More by GFish
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MrBananahands

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-03-2012 22:38:44 | More by MrBananahands
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-28-2013 00:31:31 | More by JamLand
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DennisBryant

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2012 20:44:32 | More by DennisBryant
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-02-2013 18:45:11 | More by Eaglefan344
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2012 15:55:51 | More by JeffreyJDavis
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
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