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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,329 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,329
Reviews: 756
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 47 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

Brenden, Nov 08, 2009
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dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

marcobrau, Sep 20, 2006
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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,329 ratings.