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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

1,537 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,537
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 52
Gots: 94 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review 3/18/12 with a 2010 vintage bottle into tulip glass
A – 1 finger dusty white head was denser and settled to a thin layer with moderate lacing, brew is an opaque hazy dark brown with burgundy hue, better than average but not inviting 3.5
S – Dark breads, prunes, some cherry, a slight spice, a thick scent with alcohol tails 3.5
T – Big malty profile is quite dry (and mildly sweet) throughout the whole sip, dark breads, caramels, mild spice mirror the nose. Has a bitterness I’ll attribute to the hops I didn’t notice earlier, that I will call more medicinal & herbal than gratifying. Still a unique flavor profile that was enjoyable. Has barrel-aged qualities and I’m glad I let this one mellow out for 2 years. 4
M – For the smaller large body present here I was quite pleased with the drinkability. ABV takes a back seat, and nicely carbonated for a smooth drinking thinner large beer. 4
O – Old ales are not my usual bag but I think I may pick a few bottles up this year to cellar for a bit longer than this bottle. It had lots of complexity & character that when combined with the drinkability was a nice surprise. 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours brownish with orange and ruby tones to it. There is little head to this offering and the nose has only a subtle malty presence to it. There is a distinct malt flavor upfront and this offering finishes with a nice roasted character to it. To me this tastes like a tuned-up ESB. In any case, it paired well with my pork and feta burrito.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany, translucent, with a half inch of khaki foam that recedes slowly leaving copious lacing. Smell is thoroughly caramel sweet malt and dark dried fruits with pervasive chocolate. Taste is caramel and dark chocolate malt, mildly sweet throughout but reigned in, finishing dry, subtle hop bitterness. Is there some coffee in here too?  Chocolate on the finish too. Mouthfeel is silly and well crafted. Perfect carbonation.  Very, very good. I added this bottle at random to a make your own six pack.  I'll definitely revisit it in the future. Jubilation indeed. 

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,537 ratings.