Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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.