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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,325 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,325
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 46 | 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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aboji

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-02-2012 02:02:08 | More by aboji
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-23-2012 02:36:19 | More by WritersBlock
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-20-2013 23:43:19 | More by JasonTaverner
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2011 00:23:06 | More by SalukiAlum
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VFRAZ

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-11-2013 18:57:42 | More by VFRAZ
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-14-2012 16:59:38 | More by kevgod
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dstc

Florida

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.

12-01-2008 18:16:16 | More by dstc
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2011 03:14:03 | More by oline73
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toolbrew

Illinois

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.

05-31-2008 04:47:03 | More by toolbrew
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Kips

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-27-2011 04:36:39 | More by Kips
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2013 23:31:24 | More by Giggy
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Pegasus

Texas

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.

11-07-2004 16:58:14 | More by Pegasus
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2013 14:30:44 | More by ROBSTARR
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bluegrassbrew

Georgia

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.

12-18-2007 01:56:34 | More by bluegrassbrew
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2011 22:25:50 | More by Rhettroactive
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2014 12:25:38 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Kirch

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2011 00:17:14 | More by Kirch
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Genuine

Connecticut

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!

10-30-2010 16:20:19 | More by Genuine
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EuellGophar

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2014 23:02:02 | More by EuellGophar
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Robtobfest

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-20-2011 21:38:06 | More by Robtobfest
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MawfBrewing

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-04-2013 16:38:29 | More by MawfBrewing
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Rckmo10

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-16-2012 05:09:22 | More by Rckmo10
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frothy_80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2013 13:07:43 | More by frothy_80
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

A: Pours a deep reddish-brown color. The medium-sized, frothy head is light tan in color. Retention is good, and some nice rings of sticky lacing adhere to the glass.

S: Very malty aroma. Heavy doses of sticky caramel/toffee. Lesser notes of roasty, earthy malt contribute nicely. Notes of dark orchard fruit and raisins are present in the background. Lightly leafy hop notes are barely detectable. Some alcoholic spiciness and zestiness is apparent.

T: Chewy, sticky maltiness up front. Big doses of caramel and toffee followed by a roasted, earthy malt presence. Fruity (plum and raisin) notes mesh well with a medium, somewhat leafy hop bitterness. Faint coffee notes are also present. Alcohol is somewhat evident towards the finish, but it's nicely integrated into the beer.

M: Rather full-bodied. Carbonation is medium-light. The finish is a touch drier and more alcoholic than I'd prefer. It's not hotly boozy, but it is noticeably alcoholic.

D: A very nice old ale that's perfectly appropriate as a winter seasonal. Robust and quite malty, with a measured hop bitterness that manages to stay out of the spotlight while bringing good balance overall.

02-05-2012 23:37:46 | More by Clydesdale
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CWiggins

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

I was given a bottle of this by a local distributing representative, and was asked to evaluate it. I'm looking forward to this; I'm relative new to beer, and this is the first fall/winter season I've had to try various models of the Winter Warmer style. I've heard great things about this beer. Here are my thoughts.

It pours much darker than I thought it would. The beer looks much like a porter, only with more carbonation. I would describe the color as very dark brown; not quite black, but definitely darker than brown/dark amber. A substantial head formed, partially due to my exuberance in pouring! It was over a 1/2-inch thick and remained until the end, although considerably thinner.

The aroma is mainly of roasted malts and alcohol, with a bit of light caramel (or sugary fruit; I could go either way). It's a nice aroma, very well-balanced and intriguing; it really makes you desire a big gulp.

I was hooked with the first big sip. The mouthfeel is very nice; it's thick without being chewy. I find the carbonation a little much for my taste, but it's not obstructive. Flavorwise, there's a lot going on. Mainly of dark roasted malts and espresso, it's very well-balanced between malts and hop bitterness, and the dark, bitter aftertaste lingers just long enough. I was a little surprised by the small amount of winter spices in this winter warmer, but they can't all be like that, can they?

Wonderful brew. I'll certainly be checking this one out again.

11-16-2006 23:39:10 | More by CWiggins
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.