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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,328 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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%

dav, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kips, Nov 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

brandoman63, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Ryan1423, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Cyrano41
2.73/5  rDev -29.1%

Poured a orangey-brown with a half-finger of head, there was light lacing. The smell was nutty and pleasant enough but the taste was surprisingly aggressive and bitter, especially the finish. I wanted to like this because I like their other offerings, but I didn't even finish this one.

Cyrano41, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

deapokid, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of jayhawk73
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Happy Thanksgiving 2011-

A- Pours a dark brown w/ a one finger cocoa head that quickly disappears. Good lacing on the side of my snifter glass.

S- Malt, chocolate, barley, hops... Definitely on the weak side in the smell department, but pleasant for the style.

T- Taste is not bad- a step up from the nose. The hops really come out in the flavor, as well as the malt and barley. Good for the style.

M- Medium light in feel, and somewhat dry. It almost feels like a light barleywine. Nice malt/hops aftertaste.

O- Nice beer for the style. I'd pick this up again if I was in the mood for it. Nothing spectacular, but a solid brew.

jayhawk73, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

mmitgang, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Vashtar
2.78/5  rDev -27.8%

The appearance wasn't very clear.

The smell was average

The taste was hoppy and aggressive. It wasn't that great though. It wasn't a relaxing Christmas taste.

The mouthfeel was nice, but I didn't take many notes about it.

Overall, it wasn't enjoyable because of the taste. I like Avery Brewing Company. Why can't they do better than this?

Vashtar, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

lcmir23, Nov 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

madman45, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

2Shaws, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of harrymel
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%

2011 Edition

A: dark pecan ale with some orange hues. a finger of off-tan foam falls to a sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Spot lace.
S: Sweet, slightly molasses malts are nice. No real hop presence here for me.
T: The alcohol is evident here initially (off-putting for me). Some pecan flavors. Some licorice (so faint).
M: thin with moderate carb and semi dry finish.
O: Decent beer. I like it as the third or fourth for the night, a little unrefined for the premier drink.

harrymel, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Robtobfest, Nov 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

barnzy78, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bcostner1, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of isualum12
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

My score might seem low but this beer is really nice. My first time having a bottle and my 4th or 5th Avery.

Appearance- black with a little light showing through. Heavy good looking head. The head holds the side of the glass very nicely.

Smell- not really there. There is not a neg. smell but not a positive either. Very low.

Taste- is nice. It is about average. There is not a big hit flavor but it is refreshing. I could drink several of these in an evening.

Overall this is a quality beer. I am planning a holiday beer party and this will make the list.

isualum12, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Wowcoolman, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

beefandbean22, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

richbrew, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,328 ratings.