Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company
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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.
09-20-2006 02:58:36 | More by marcobrau
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Appearance: Dark dark amber/brown in color. Nice head that stays and leaves great lacing.
Smell: Pretty complex aroma, its obviously a winter ale in the aroma department. Lots of differing malts aromas, some caramel, and I keep picking up on some vanilla, maybe a bit of oak?
Taste: Complex as hell. Overloading my sense of taste. Roasted malts, caramel, a fruitiness, vanilla, brown sugar? I typically don't care for an overload of taste like this but it works in this beer some how for me. I dig it.
Mouthfeel: Medium/thick very creamy tasting.
Drinkability: It's strong, for me the alcohol doesn't make this one non-sessionable, just the overloading taste. I really dig it and I have had it on draft and in the bottle several times. I recommend you try it even if you aren't a big fan of winter warmers.
09-13-2006 17:40:41 | More by tattooedtolley
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.