Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
Pours a brownish red hue that you can see through when held up to direct light. Two finger white head, spider web lacing. The smell is odd at first. I get a faint unpleasent odor that fades as the beer warms. From then on, just chocolate and vanilla. Possible oxidation? The taste is far better than the smell. I detect hops, chocolate, vanilla, and an over all sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. A good beer for the holidays. Must try.
11-15-2011 10:23:46 | More by dcook11
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
12 oz bottle to pint glass, brown hue, minimal head of tan color, smells of malt and slightly of hazelnut, taste is malty, through and through, and only slight variations thereof do i detect, mouthfeel is surprisingly fuller- bodied that i expected and overall, not bad, don't know if it is a session beer but definitely one to have/enjoy while you sit back and soak in the holiday season
11-14-2011 22:46:09 | More by gatorbreath
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
Served in a bottle, drank from the bottle
Explodes with flavors of roasted malt and and hint of caramel. Alcohol content of 8.3% but tastes like a 6.0%, high drinkability. Emanates a sense of comfort until the end.
One Con: mouthfeel is a little lacking, almost coats the mouth with a type of waxy feel, like eating a handful of sprinkles with ice cream.
Recommendation: Get one
11-11-2011 00:51:58 | More by fatmusic14
4.08/5 rDev +6%
This offering was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance- The body is a dark mocha body with burnt red highlights. The beer is opaque. The head is a tan one-fingered, frothy cap. There are tons of bubbles on the lid. There is a decent sheet of thick lace left on the side of the glass.
Smell- There’s a good amount of roasted malt on the nose. There’s also some toffee malt sweetness in there. Also a sense of some sour fruit, also seems a little musty.
Taste- There’s some roasted malt, a sweet, toffee malt character, and some coffee roast that is long in the finish. The blend of malts is pretty complex. I’m getting everything from dark fruit to cinnamon, even though none of that was actually used.
Mouth feel- It’s a really nice medium body and creamy. It finishes just a little dry.
Overall- This winter warmer uses a silly amount of malts, and it really works. The complexity of the drink is what makes this winter warmer the good drink it is. If you enjoy winter warmers, this beer will not let you down.
11-08-2011 00:42:41 | More by Pintofbrown
3.18/5 rDev -17.4%
12oz bottle into pint
bright chestnut brew with a really creamy white head that won't go away. beer-stache alert! Caking on the glass all the way down.
smells of roasted nuts and fresh bread yeast
a little "beerier" than I anticipated with a dominant nutty malt bill. Some semi-spicy hops are tossed in so you can tell where the malt ends. Some coffee-like toastiness and comforting heat on the tail end.
A tad heavy, but not overwhelming. Very malty without being too sweet and sticky.
Decent, but not an immediate must-have-more bottle. A palate warmup before I delve into some 10%abv+ beers with more going on.
11-06-2011 02:14:55 | More by Gobigvt7
4/5 rDev +3.9%
$1.99 for a 12 oz. Bottled on the 270th day of 2011.
A: Dark, murky deep blood red. Great looking head and lacing.
S: Toffee, caramel, hazelnut, coffee with cream. Maybe a touch of pine in there, mostly malt though.
T: Lots of good roasted malt action going on .... coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, leather, and some tobacco. Some hint of cherry there too. Hops add a pleasant pine-y bitterness at the end.
M: Has a medium to heavy, creamy body to it.
O: Another good cold weather sipper, look forward to this beer every winter.
11-04-2011 06:37:28 | More by diamondc
4/5 rDev +3.9%
2010 Vintage. Aged for a year.
Very deep brown body, nearing black. Tiny, tan head that's gone in a breath. Smattering of bubbles.
Rich caramel malts with toffee and hazelnuts. Cinnamon and other spices. Tea-like hops.
Roasted malts, with more coffee flavors than the nose would suggest. Some pine and citrus hops. As it warms, the malts become a little richer, with tones of toffee and chocolate. Spices and orange zest linger.
A good winter warmer for the hop head, as there is still a good hop profile even after a year.
11-04-2011 04:59:22 | More by litheum94
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
This winter warmer pours out as a nice deep brown color with a tan colored head on top. The head fades with a light sticky lacing that grabs the glass. The smell of the beer was sweet and a little spicy on the nose as well. The taste of the beer gives of a little bit of warming spices along with some sweet malts. The mouthfeel of this brew was decent. I'd say it's about medium bodied. Overall this beer wasn't bad. I'd drink it again but it wasn't something I'd crave.
10-26-2011 23:30:39 | More by Knapp85
4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
A:The beer pours a very dark brown with a nice head that quickly fades.
S: The beer smells like your typical winter warmer. it has some malt and spices.
T: I love the nutty flavor and maybe I am crazy but get a tiny mint type flavor. It has some roastedness too, but that is on the finish.
M: This beers mouthfeel is very pleasant. It has a good amount of carbonation, but is also very smooth.
O: This beer is very nice. It is the best winter warmer I have had and I wish this was year round. I will get this as many chances as I get.
10-26-2011 06:23:07 | More by gtermi
3.85/5 rDev 0%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: rich, nutty brown hue with a good finger of pillowy ivory foam and a little bit of haze to the body. A nice looking beer.
Smell: biscuity, bready malt aroma with a bit of tartness quite a bit like an English porter. Wintry and a bit nutty as well, although this particular combination of malts isn't particularly my favorite; it's kind of a mix between a porter and a dry red ale.
Taste: much like the aroma but with a little bit of spiciness. There's a good hop bitterness right at the end, too, which I find surprisingly smooth. Flavor starts a bit like an English porter, then dries out a bit and some spices, nutmeg and grains-of-paradise maybe, set in. I'm liking this beer better than I thought I would.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a surprisingly good level of creaminess. It is perhaps a little bit over-attenuated, though; I would have expected more body in an 8.3% winter beer.
Overall: this is a very nice quaff on a chilly October evening. I'm sure it would be even better with a dusting of snow outside.
10-20-2011 03:51:15 | More by flagmantho
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Enjoyed in a snifter @ 45* from a 2011 bottle
Appearance is reddish brown/mahogany with a one finger off white head.
Smell is grain/malt not sweet, and definitely some peated malts in there. Resembles a scotch ale.
Taste is malty but not sweet, I'm sticking with my peated malt, bit of hops. It has good flavor.
Overall it is good. Winter Warmer is a very vague catagory, similair to barley wine the range is broad. This is very malty without being sweet. It has a smokiness to it that resembles a scotch ale.
10-20-2011 01:29:36 | More by hopluva1
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
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