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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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Old JubilationOld Jubilation

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very good

1,328 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,328
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 47 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tneenan1, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

paulgarrison, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jhartley, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

themegamancave, Dec 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

larryarms847, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Drew88, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mcdsports, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

outoffocus, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jpaulsen, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

rfgetz, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%

Brown amber color with a thick head with eternal retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of caramel, licorice and rum.
Strong flavor of licorice, earthy hops, booze, caramels, raisins, cherries, a hint of pine with a strong malt sweetness. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation.
This beer lacked some balance or the parts quite didn't match. I believe Avery tried to turbinate this Old Ale, but it did not work out well, it came out too sweet.

FLima, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of V3XX069
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

V3XX069, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%

Appearance: dark brown almost black. reddish hues around the edges. pretty opaque. small tannish head that leaves a little lacing behind

Smell: light roasted malts. lots of fruitiness. alcohol and an earthy hoppiness.

Taste: a mix of chocolate and roasted malts. dark fruitiness. and some booze in the background. and earth hoppiness as well

Mouthfeel: a little bit bitter and fairly sticky

Overall: I am a big fan of the old ales. but the flavors in this one just don't suit me. not enough malty sweetness.

SportsandJorts, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jason, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

tvghost, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

foxyaardvark27, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%

Reddish-brown body with a one-finger head; yeast sediment percolating about with the carbonation. Deep malt aroma, almost smokey in character; some spice notes. Booze and dark fruit flavors dance around with a thin, underlying malt character; tea-like aftertaste. Medium bodied; rather bubbly; dry finish.

An okay beer. The flavor is rather disjointed and the mouthfeel is surprisingly weak for the style. There is a wide variety of flavors to pick out, all suggesting the style, but things just don't quite mesh overall.

beergoot, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

frothy_80, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

The beer comes in a deep mahogany color.

The aroma has dark dates, caramel, toffee, a bit of roasted malt, and chocolate.

The flavor has darkly toasted malt, some chocolate, with mostly toffee and caramel, a toasty nuttiness, a yeasty fruit bread. A good amount of fruity ester. And a bit of pine on the end.

A decent British style ale.

dar482, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sparty55, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Smarty_Pints, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%

Served in a snifter at The Avenue in Allston.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white hear that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark amber brown with little clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice laving down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spicy, boozy, raisins, caramel, toffee, vanilla, honey, and possibly some bready notes.

Taste: Caramel, toffee, raisins, mild hop bitterness, boozy warm alcohol, sweet honey, and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, boozy, a little dry, high carbonation, and light body feel.

Overall: A very enjoyable old ale beer. Sometimes it is good to refresh my tastes buds of this style I really don't see much of. Thanks Avery for bringing this back every year.

Flounder57, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BringbakFavre, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

CrossProduct, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mccorvey, Dec 08, 2013
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,328 ratings.