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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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Old JubilationOld Jubilation

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,535 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,535
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 52
Gots: 93 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Photo of whynot44
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, slightly hazy brown brew with a creamy tan head that disipates to just a ring fairly quickly but does manage some lacing.

The aroma is malty, spicy, with hints of caramel and vanilla.

The taste is slightly sweet, richly malty, spicy with a touch of chocolate, raisins, toffee, cream, caramel and vanilla. The finish is spicy, almost peppery, smoky with a definite alcohol warmth.

Medium/heavy bodied, filling, but smooth and easy to drink. A very nice winter drink, especially after a holiday meal.

Photo of richbrew
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A dark, reddish amber. Some head, and leaves a nice lace on the side of the glass. What I like the best is the floating particles that are present.

S - Amazing. Very sweet smelling. I can't quite capture the fruits that I smell providing the sweet aromas.

T - It tastes similar to the smell. A slight burnt smell that is overpowered by the sweet taste. But a mild sweetness, not overwhelming.

M - Full bodied. Medium carbonation.

D - Very high. The alcohol taste is present, but not as much as you would expect from a higher ABV beer. It is masked pretty well. I will be buying this one again.

Photo of capuchinpilates
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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 rallison
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2005 Vintage.

A: Dark, slightly cloudy brown with a 1 finger off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.

S: Prunes, dark fruits and lots of malt. Nice.

T: Again, lots of the prunes and dark fruits. A tiny bit of sourness and a touch of oxidation (but still far from being undrinkable). Good, sweet-ish caramel malt body to back it up.

M: Relatively full for the style, with a nice bit of carbonation. No alcohol noticeable. This is 8%?!?

D: Very drinkable.

I still think I like this best fresh, but it is not bad aged. Recommended.

Photo of ypsifly
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Undated 12oz poured into a pint glass.

Deep crimson, almost brown under a finger of light tan. Decent retention with spotted lace.

The nose is very malty with sweet caramel dipped biscuits that are made with rye. Oats and spices towards the back. Interesting.

The taste follows along the same lines with a good dose of malts upfront that are sweet, slightly roasted and earthy. A hint of grain into a growing spice and hop finish. The bitterness from the hops builds until just after the finish. The spices linger a bit and taste of nutmeg and a bit of cinnamon.

Full mouth that stays smoothe. One of the better Winter Warmers out there.

Photo of JSchock7
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of einman
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Very attractive beer. It is a deep dark amber and perfectly clear. The head is off-white and fades quickly to a ring around the glass.

S - Aroma is delicious sweet malt and alcohol. Some faint roasted, burnt notes and woody, Bourbon notes.

T - Taste is similar to aroma. Sweet malt with some chocolate and roasted barley, but those are in the background. There is a smooth alcohol flavor in the middle, followed by a sudden sharp almost dusty bite of grain and hops that gives a dry finish.

M - Medium to heavy body, no carbonation fizz. Mouthcoating sweetness that counteracts the dry grainy finish. Some hops bitterness.

D - A very drinkable beer for one that is so complex. Great for sipping by the fire in the winter.

Photo of rkarimi
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

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

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.

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of aorloski
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Furlinator
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours translucent dark copper. The thin khaki head fades to a thin ring on top and leaves faint spotty lace.

The smell is of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, a hint of booze and a vague herbal presence.

The taste is of bread, caramel and molasses.

The texture is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Simplicity at its finest.

Photo of walleye
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

found this bottle in the single section. from the bottle. poured a mahogany with a off white head that left a small amount of lacing. aroma, caramel, apples, brown sugar, with just a hint of alcohol. flavor there is the hazelnuts, toffee, malts, chocolate, alcohol. this was a good beer.

Photo of karst
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear mahogany brown color- ruby if held to a bright winter sun, the head rose 2 fingers or more of good light tan foam, the lace a filmy sheet persisted and finally receeded to the edge in a ring. The floral-citrus aroma of the hops and sweet malt blend with a hint of alcohol. I reminesse of brandy like on tap brews tasted at Schlafly's 2005 Winter Beer Fest that I found thickly malted and tangy with great mouthfeel and returned to again and again. Jubilation finishes with a big acidic feeland the hop spiciness, dry and lingering goodbye.

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of AmitC
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Limited release.

Brown color inside the glass. About one finger thick tan colored dust like head. Excellent retention. Super lacing. Some ruby hues. Hazy appearance.

Aroma is a little subdued in strength. Some faint malt flavors and somewhat more strong caramel notes. Not much warmth or booze in the nose.

Taste is better. Strong alcohol burst for a 8.3% ABV brew. Good warmth. A good amount of hops that are very well suppressed by hops. Hops are still apparent somewhat may be due to booze and carbonation, which has not died yet. Caramel and light roasted smell.

Mouth feel is medium bodied with a little more carbonation than there should be in old ale. Warm and solid. Nothing really exciting about this brew.

Very average stuff.

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of brauseboof
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of appetiteforparis
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brown to dark brown with a fair amount of light still permeating the glass. A fingernail of beige head coats the top almost entirely. I smell caramel and toffee. I taste caramel and mocha in this rich winter warmer. The body is chewy and lightly sticky.

Photo of TWStandley
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,535 ratings.