Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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Old JubilationOld Jubilation

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,505 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 52
Gots: 88 | 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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Photo of WiggyKGB
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ranger7
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good. Dark, smooth and balanced. Tastes terrific paired with gingersnap cookies.

Photo of dleiner
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdoggg
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DLS168
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msquared36
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orion320
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chadski
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VTR
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My experience with Old Ales is limited but from what I have experienced I found this beer to be very well done. In my opinion the nose was not off the chart but the real experience is when I began to sip it. The beer poured very dark and looked appealing from the get go. It had a good amount of carbonation and mouthfeel to make it enjoyable and lively. The malts kept this beer at a enjoyable sweetness level without pushing it into a desert beer category. I did not think the alcohol was "hot" and was masked by the beer. The beer changed in a favorable way for me as the beer warmed. The bitterness was very mild. Normally I am disappointed by some seasonable/holiday brews but what started as a single bottle turned into a trip for a six pack for me. Very well done!

Photo of BeerCrack
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leschber
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gets better as it warms. Had to come back to re-rate it.

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerNW
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GTJayG
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chume11
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of --Dom--
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

I was very whelmed with this beer.... just whelmed. It's a pretty decent example of an old ale. In my opinion, nothing really stands out about this beer. Maybe I'm just expecting too much out of the style/my palate is spoiled by so many good RIS's...... It just needed to have a bit more punch for me. If it were a bit cheaper I think I'd be a little less critical but I've mostly seen all Avery beer checking in at around $10-11 a six. I've been unimpressed with all the Avery offerings that come in a pack and not a bomber, just my honest opinion.

Photo of Zanico
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +3.9%

The nose is a healthy dose of malt with an tinge of alcohol. I get a bit of dark fruit like raisin and a sweetness of purple grapes.

This is a malt bomb, which I love. It has a bold barley maltiness, caramel malt, nuttiness and fruit cake. There's is some additional sweetness in a purple grape flavor with a tiny hint of booze.

This is rather dry and definitely warming to the chest. Depending on your particular taste this is a very good winter warmer.

Photo of PottstownBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Solid "go to" winter warmer. Gotta have at least a sixer every December!

Photo of IreRican
4.88/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of JeffSteinberger
2.96/5  rDev -23.1%

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.