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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

1,550 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 782
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 53
Gots: 100 | 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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Ratings: 1,550 | Reviews: 782
Photo of Lukebell15
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BlindPig
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Thin light tan head. Deep clear amber body.
S- Lots of spices fill the nose. Also maybe some dark fruits? Some citrus and floral hops. With some malt backing and a alcohol smell.
T- Some toffee flavor with a lot of spices. Spices really linger in the after taste. Some alcohol taste along with some mixture of hops comes through too. The toffee malts and spices linger in the aftertaste pretty strong. Also get a light warming from alcohol. Has a light underlying bitterness also to keep it all in balance.
M- Pretty decent body but not full but getting there. Light carbonation that is leaning towards medium carbonation.
D- It is pretty good. First real winter warmer. Is very decent though. Can't wait to try more.

Photo of davet100
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of matty
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head that remains on top as a thin film.Aroma is faint caramel.Taste is malt, biscuit and alcohol.A pretty darn good beer that leaves a small warmth behind.Recommended for the winter months and this issomething I would buy again.

Photo of nick76
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma has roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, and fruit. The appearance is red/brown with am medium head. The flavor is like the aroma with more bitterness than I was expecting. The palate is soft and smooth. The aftertaste is toasted malt and nuts. Overall I like it.

Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JandJMD
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of gmfessen
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a dark amber-brown color with a thin, creamy-looking head. Beer has a sweet malty presence with vanilla and caramel notes. Smells like candy. The taste is also quite sweet, there is an amber/caramel maltyness and the alcohol is pretty well covered. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly creamy finish. Drinkability is decent, not a quaffer though.

Photo of MordorMongo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bfarr
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear, layered dark amber to mahogany on the bottom with a medium tan frothy/foamy head with good retention and lacing. Malty spice aroma. Robust chocolate with roasted malt and toffee with a slightly off finish (that begins to go away after a bit) and light alcohol. Chewy and smooth with low carbonation.

Cellerable for 3 years? Interesting, might be worth it. As is, a slightly above average taste with a nice malt profile for cellar potential and it does have a great mouthfeel.

Photo of zaphodchak
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Decent tan head which the server poured off... Laces well, good surface retention. Garnet body.

Nose is malty with some spice.

Taste is rich: super malty with some bittering hops at th eend, a real progression. Bold in flavor, any alcohol is masked.

Feel is nice and smooth.

Maybe not worth the hype. Nice, bold, but not super interesting.

Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of stomioka
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Michaeldmanley
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of NCSUdo
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A: Dark amber brown, with redish hints thoughout, under a nice sized head. Good lacing and good retention.

S: Toasted malt and toffee. Some earthy hops. A nice aroma but could be a little more "in your face" and leaves a little to be desired.

T: Nice malty sweetness up front with a surprising hop character. Bitterness is mild but the hop taste is easily identified as some grapefruit and some oranges. Really a nice taste. 8% is completely hidden.

M/D: Carbonation is spot on in this one with a medium body that is a little thin. Drinkability is nice as well although I get the feeling that the 8% will catch up with you sooner rather than later.

Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DudMan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beermanbrian
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown in color with some bronze tints. Thin head that leaves no lacing. Not much to look at. Things start looking up at the first sniff. Roasted maltyness, nuts and some booze burn. Taste falls right into line with the smell. The taste is nice and solid but in the end it comes across somewhat subdued. Nothing really stands out and gives that wow sensation. Finishes dry with no aftertaste. Overall a solid beer that is worth trying but it didn't knock my socks off.

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark brown hint of amber. Small amount of head but the retention is stable.

Fresh ground toasted grain along with caramel and milky chocolate. Some rich fruity spice notes.

Flavor is pungent molasses and dark fruits (figs) and some plum. Some dark grains linger with a mild hop dryness. The malt, mild fruit and spice really cut through this beer. Almost too much.

Thick body but the heavy flavors make it a definite sipping beer.

Photo of Beerandboards
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle

A - pour into a standard pint glass produces about 1/2-3/4 inch of white cream colored head. Retains a crown throughout, mild lacing. Half dozen strings of medium bubbles rise throughout

S - somewhat flat. Some fresh bread yeasty notes, not really picking up much in the nose here. Not off putting at all, just not real complex.

T - Some roasted nuts, bready malt, nice mild bitterness throughout. Good clean finish, nothing bad, nothing great. I usually look for a little more complexity and agressive flavors from this style. Taste reminds me a lot of a brown (which isn't one of my favorite styles, that may be affecting my opinion here). Improves as the beer warms, a little caramel shows up with some slight floral type hop notes on the finish. Caused me to come back and bump the taste up a half notch.

M - Pretty good. Light medium thickness. Medium carbonation. Nice creamy feel and good finish.

O - An average, not bad not great brew. I enjoyed it, but didn't love it. I bought a six pack, I'll drink a couple over the next couple weeks and put 2-3 down for a couple months just to see what happens. Barring some unforeseen improvement with age (given lack of complexity, I do t expect it), I probably won't revisit. Glad to try it, just wanted a little bigger complex brew.

Photo of mjurney
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Deep mahogany color. Good amount of carbonation rising up to the top. Beige color head, looks fairly creamy.

Aroma:
Deep malty aroma. Sweet, hazelnut, dark fruit, faint chocolate.

Taste:
Bready, toasted, caramel, nutty. Alcohol is present, almost rum like. Hop bitterness is mild-medium. Dark roasted finish. Body is full, warmth, semi-dry, easy drinking.

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.