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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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Old JubilationOld Jubilation

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1,308 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,308
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 44 | 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%

11-23-2013 01:04:59 | More by In_Control_Mike
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-26-2013 17:56:48 | More by dhbiker0889
Photo of spw109

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-05-2014 05:16:15 | More by spw109
Photo of Mark5252


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-28-2013 00:27:39 | More by Mark5252
Photo of ChrisKayler


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-13-2013 04:10:02 | More by ChrisKayler
Photo of CHSLBrew


4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A-Deep, dark copper beer, nearly brown, with a mottled appearance. Frothy tan head on top, attractive with moderate to low retention.

S-Fruity esters and light chocolate, with hints of caramel malts. I sensed some hop aroma in there somewhere. Also, some alcohol in the nose.

T-Assertive hop flavor (earthy, herbal) moves to a thick malty-sweet character, with some slight chocolate in the background. A bready malt character tries to make itself known. A slight alcohol arises right before the finish with a smooth but assertive flavor, mixing with an old ale characteristic.

M-Medium carbonation, chewey and thick-bodied beer. Alcohol provides some feel in the mouth with a nice, subtle warmth in the belly.

D-I couldn't think of a better brew to enjoy while warming up after cross-country skiing. This beer features a multi-faceted flavor that shows more of itself with every sip. With that, this beer is also not difficult to consume.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 22:14:40 | More by CHSLBrew
Photo of jwhancher


3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from last fall. Label says cellarable upto 3 years. Pours clear mahogany with nice firm head with lacing that sticks to glass sides. Tastes of toffee, hazelnuts and mocha just like the label describes. Some alcohol warmth in the nose. Brown sugar & candied chocolate. Feels medium full. Ample bitterness with lingering sweetness. A very nice beer overall. Satisfying in the winter. A nice treat to sub as dessert in the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 02:26:03 | More by jwhancher
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2012 17:22:59 | More by bconsidine
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-17-2012 02:21:53 | More by RyanAU
Photo of ColoradoBobs


3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, I got the bottled stuff, finally, and it's just not quite the beer that the cask-conditioned brew is. But, then, what did I expect?

Still looks great, but the aroma and flavor components are just a bit diminished in the bottle. Still, a nice beer. I'll be looking for some when it comes out next winter.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2006 04:58:47 | More by ColoradoBobs
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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sadly, my wife took this beer before I could get it, but managed to snag a sizable sample while she was preoccupied. Here's what I surmised.

Rich red hints around the deep molasses body. Low carbonation provides a slight head, it dies with time, leaving little lace. Rich warm spiced flavors, a heavenly malt syrup that will certainly show up on my rain season table. Is this the answer to SAD? Who'd have guessed it comes from a place that has plenty of winter options that don't require an umbrella.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2003 04:32:37 | More by freed
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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark borwn with ruby highlights. 1 inch head fell to splotchy coat and very tall collar while I took these notes.

Smells of bready and biscuit malts, dough and yeast. There is also a mild green hop fragrance.

Taste is similar with the doughy malts prevailing, almost like short bread dough. Nice bitter green hoppy finish.

Full body, warming alcohol and really nice creamy carb.

nice drinkability

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2008 18:20:10 | More by jackorain
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3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Slightly clear medium/dark brown in color with a little bit of a tan head.

Smell: Toasted malted smell but almost to the point of having a burnt type scent.

Taste: Still has the toasted taste but without the burnt taste I noticed in the smell. The taste is actually more bitter then I would expect but the taste is not very complex and fades sort of fast.

Note: The taste is not bad but its nothing too exciting. It is however a lot better then the smell.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 23:02:53 | More by ruckus232
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2011 06:56:02 | More by Anthony1
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New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap poured into pint glass.

A - Poured dark amber with big white head that dissipates into lacing around glass.

S - Very faint, almost absent smell of malts and earthy scents.

T - Sweet with malts and almonds and hints of spices and hops.

M - Medium bodied with big carbonation.

D - Ok but not a big session beer. Definitely fits in the category of winter warmers.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2009 16:42:17 | More by taigor
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First snowfall outside. Guess it's a good time for a winter warmer.

Appearance: Deep orange-red body, slightly hazy, with a thick foamy head that is so aggressive it jumps out of the glass. Pour very slowly on this one. Points knocked off for the too-aggressive foam.
Smell: Some spices, mostly coriander and orange rind. Slight notes of hops. Otherwise just a sweet maltiness.

Taste: Sweet fruits up-top, mostly apples and grapefruit with a touch of cherries. This is followed by a malt-heavy middle and a dry finish. The spices come out mainly in the aftertaste, lots of nutmeg and coriander and orange rind. Understated for the style, but that's pretty much the way I like it.

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness with light carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, considering the alcohol level. I'm usually not a huge fan of winter warmers, but this one is pretty damned good.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 03:24:00 | More by danielharper
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-26-2013 01:58:13 | More by Michaeldmanley
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2011 00:57:45 | More by CypherEnigma
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2012 13:49:32 | More by meanmutt


4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2013 14:30:44 | More by ROBSTARR
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-03-2014 14:50:36 | More by ffshore545
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured a pretty clear brown with red hues to it, a thin tan head built up on top, thin head built up then fell back down

S- coffee type smells

T- Smooth maltinee, dark malts. clean finish, strong malts, but it leaves the malts in the forefront.

M- heavy body, light carbonation

D- pretty solid

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2008 02:50:44 | More by Atron67
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3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance - transparent ruby/brown, frothy head that dissipates quickly with not much retention but good lacing

smell - malts and maybe some chocolate and fig notes

taste - huge malt body, roasty malts, chocolate malts

mouthfeel - oily, a bit on the thin side for 8.3 abv, medium carbonation, some bite

overall - flavor leaves a bit to be desired coupled with a weak mouthfeel, strength is probably the unique flavor profile if you're into trying new brews

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 05:02:44 | More by djbreezy
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-01-2011 03:21:19 | More by harrylee773
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-22-2013 22:41:39 | More by larryarms847
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
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