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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,328 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,328
Reviews: 755
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%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

A very well-rounded winter ale. Dark garnet red color and spicy aroma. Big malt, with faint pear essence and carbernet wine. Hops are well balanced against the malt, giving a beefy finish to the beer. The high abv is woven into the flavor and not at all prominent. Overall, a very "traditional" sort of strong ale, and a very nice seasonal offering.

Brent, Dec 10, 2003
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

aboji, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WritersBlock, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JasonTaverner, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

SalukiAlum, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

VFRAZ, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kevgod, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a brown color with ruby tones to it. Big foamy off-white head with good retention and nice lacing.

Spicy hops in the aroma.

Hoppy and slightly bitter on the tongue. Then a nice malt taste comes in with a lingering slight sweetness on the tongue. Finishes with a slight bitter aftertaste.

Full mouthfeel, nice.

Very easy drinking winter warmer, recommended.

dstc, Dec 01, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a dark reddish color with a small white head. Looks like lots of carbonation.

Very malty smell with a mild hoppy note. Smells sweet too.

Hoppy notes at first with a sweet malty finish. Nice and smooth taste, no alcohol warmth.

Smooth and not too heavy, nor too light. Good level of carbonation.

I would drink this beer again and wish I could get it here in Michigan.

toolbrew, May 31, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kips, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Giggy, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: Clear reddish-amber color with a nice and persistent off-white head, slight lacing and small streams of slow-rising bubbles.

Aroma: Rich, toasty malt aroma with subtle hints of spices and herbal hops.

Taste: Begins with rich and sweet caramel malt flavor with bitter chocolate and nut flavors following on and hints of dark fruit flavors. Finishes with a lingering herbal hop bitterness. The alcohol is warming, but very subtle.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, rich, and full, no hint of carbonation on the tongue.

Drinkability/notes: A excellent winter beer which seems to adhere to the Winter Warmer style quite well. Not to be missed.

Pegasus, Nov 07, 2004
4/5  rDev +3.9%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a chocolate brown with a nice head that leaves some decent lacing.

Smell is alcohol, vanilla, and some other spices I can't place.

Taste is some vanilla and cinnamon. A bit of heat from the alcohol and some hoppiness to balance it out.

Overall, a very nice winter beer. Seasonal spices and warming alcohol make this perfect for a cold winter night.

bluegrassbrew, Dec 18, 2007
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rhettroactive, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kirch, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

This one poured a nice dark red with slight hints of orange here and there. Upon it sat an...oatmeal colored head, very nice to look at.

Smell - malts first greet me. I'm used to IPA's so I was expecting a waft of hops. I forgot the style that I was drinking! Very nice malts...some sweetness, but no spices. I don't think any were added. Nor was it supposed to have any.

Taste - Definitely a winter warmer...reminds me of a stout/porter..but minus the coffee/chocolate. Maybe more of a barley wine.

Mouthfeel - full bodied mouthfeel, even more so when it warms up. The carbonation is just right for this style.

Drinkability - I think I could have a couple of these on a cold winter night. At 8% it'll be sure to keep you warm. Nice to see it that they make it all year around but I like to keep it special for the winter/holiday months!

Genuine, Oct 30, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

EuellGophar, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Robtobfest, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MawfBrewing, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rckmo10, Jan 16, 2012
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,328 ratings.