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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

1,325 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,325
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 46 | 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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Ratings: 1,325 | Reviews: 755 | Display Reviews Only:
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themegamancave

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-23-2013 20:08:57 | More by themegamancave
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-22-2013 22:41:39 | More by larryarms847
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-22-2013 14:12:35 | More by Drew88
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mcdsports

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-21-2013 06:30:02 | More by mcdsports
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-21-2013 05:46:22 | More by outoffocus
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jpaulsen

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-21-2013 05:20:43 | More by jpaulsen
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-20-2013 02:06:55 | More by rfgetz
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FLima

Brazil

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.

12-19-2013 16:03:01 | More by FLima
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V3XX069

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-19-2013 03:29:36 | More by V3XX069
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

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.

12-18-2013 23:57:04 | More by SportsandJorts
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2013 15:43:04 | More by Jason
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-18-2013 03:09:40 | More by tvghost
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-17-2013 22:36:24 | More by foxyaardvark27
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beergoot

Colorado

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.

12-15-2013 22:43:14 | More by beergoot
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frothy_80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2013 13:07:43 | More by frothy_80
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dar482

New York

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.

12-13-2013 13:21:34 | More by dar482
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-13-2013 05:58:11 | More by Sparty55
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-12-2013 01:10:49 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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.

12-11-2013 01:32:30 | More by Flounder57
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BringbakFavre

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2013 03:42:35 | More by BringbakFavre
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CrossProduct

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-09-2013 02:58:29 | More by CrossProduct
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mccorvey

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-08-2013 06:45:34 | More by mccorvey
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-08-2013 02:16:00 | More by DavidHume
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anaids

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2013 15:42:56 | More by anaids
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%

I poured this beer it, has a mahogany color body with a very small head. Ths aroma has a dark fruit and cherry smell to it. The taste has a deep dark fruit taste and some sweetness also. The mouthfeel is nice and overall a good sippin beer. This isn't my favorite style, but this is one of the better ones I have had.

12-07-2013 03:25:44 | More by chefhatt
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.