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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dankjohn, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/8/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, plum, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, brown bread, pepper, herbal, floral, light chocolate, light roast, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, biscuit, raisin, plum, brown sugar, brown bread, pepper, herbal, floral, light chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pepper, herbal, floral, light chocolate, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy/spicy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick, bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice old ale style. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and herbal/spicy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BlueWinged35, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JohnK17, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

archero, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Lucnifter, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

kkmiller76, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

MisterE, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

LarryAppleton, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Metaltildeath, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

KJ2013, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

PaulUH, Jan 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

lsiberian, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours murky brownish purple with a half finger of creamy off white head. Aroma is chocolate, figs, molasses, sweet malt, prunes. Flavor is big dark fruit notes with plums and figs, molasses, just a hint of chocolate, some brown sugar, black cherry. Mouthfeel is medium heavy with medium carbonation and light bitterness on the finish. Overall a nice malt bomb that would be warming on a cold winter day. Good stuff.

BMMillsy, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

RichH55, Jan 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

kmm1793, Jan 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

mmulebarn, Jan 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Lehighace06, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

krome, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jgunther71, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bernat1971, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of candcholt
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cellared for 3 years. Poured into a goblet.

Beautiful rich dark amber color.

This is a nice winter ale, with a lot of depth of flavor. I like that there are no spices as some beers go a little overboard with this in their winter warmers.

I cannot note a discernable change over previous years, but it's till great.

It's easy drinking, not particularly heavy, so the 8.3% can sneak up on you.

candcholt, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jmccraney, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,329 ratings.