Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -14.8%
appearance - transparent ruby/brown, frothy head that dissipates quickly with not much retention but good lacing
smell - malts and maybe some chocolate and fig notes
taste - huge malt body, roasty malts, chocolate malts
mouthfeel - oily, a bit on the thin side for 8.3 abv, medium carbonation, some bite
overall - flavor leaves a bit to be desired coupled with a weak mouthfeel, strength is probably the unique flavor profile if you're into trying new brews
12-13-2011 05:02:44 | More by djbreezy
3.48/5 rDev -9.6%
A: Pours out a woody brown, like table finished in dark brown veneer. On the edges there are more caramel colored highlights. Slimmish of white head leaves patches behind.
S: Aromas of light roast coffee, milk chocolate, the icing that goes on top of cheap crumpets, and molasses cookies…so, malty.
T: More assertive than the smell leads on to…black coffee, crème brulee, toffee. An astringent black strap rum tails in on the end.
M: Medium bodied that starts of a bit soft and then finishes with a quick sharpness/
O: Another massive malty winter brew. I’m appreciating this turn on winter seasonal - -stripped down and not dressed up with any outside spices and flavors. Just beer being beer. A good hefty winter beer that reminds you of a wool coat.
12-13-2011 00:38:34 | More by phantomwyse
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
A - Wow this beer is pretty thick with a deep reddish amber color and a quarter inch of head that quickly turns to a light lace ring.
S - Smells chock full of cherry and spices maybe some dark fruits like plums and cinnamon. A very nice hop presence keeps it all in check.
T - Strongest flavors I am getting are mostly oak and some toffee, rolling around my tongue the bitterness of the oaky hops really covers most of the spices but I do get some nice cherry tartness in the middle. Pretty good.
M - Well for an Old ale it had a pretty good medium to thick body but it drinks thinner.
Overall - Definitely not a bad winter warmer, since it had the thick body and smooth ABV I wanted but the oak and bitterness of hops was a bit cloying. Still a decent Old ale.
12-11-2011 03:14:13 | More by DrDemento456
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
Serving Type - Bottle
Appearance - Copper tan/brown, not much of a head, minor lacing.
Smell - Dark fruits like rasin, plum, fig. Sugars, caramel. Malts, smoke, cherry and a little vanilla.
Taste - Plenty of malts mixed with some hops, spices, and alcohol. Nice mix of cherry, caramel, apples, plum, and even a little hint of vanilla and coffee.
Mouthfeel - Tounge gets hit with malts, and lots of sugary flavors. Palette gets alot of bitterness from the hops, and alcohol. Aftertaste is dry, bitter but not long lasting.
Overall - Decent, a little to much booze up front and maybe a little unbalanced to be truly great. Its worth a drink but not world class by any means.
12-10-2011 23:39:01 | More by wvsabbath
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
A - a deep mahogany body with a small and delicate white head. A pretty color, and very wintery
S - Rich caramel and dark fruits, vanilla, dry and smoked meats. pretty nice complexity, decent balance.
T - Pretty malty, bitter, and dry, some dark fruity sweetness and caramel. I can see this improving with some age.
M - Smooth and full. A bit warming.
O - this is pretty good, an interesting and complex beer. Could use some time to mellow out, I think.
12-09-2011 19:27:17 | More by ColdPoncho
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
Appearance- dark dark brown with thick foamy tan head and small amounts of carbonation to be seen streaming slowly up the glass
Smell- very nice mix of malty sweet nose with faint hop kick at the end, candied chocolate sweet nose
Taste- wow i really absolutely enjoyed the flavor profile of this beer it starts off very sweet and malty, with chocolate malt tones up front but this finish has nice hop bitterness and drying nature keeping it so nicely inn check, lovely balance
Mouthfeel- medium to heavy bodied with crisp drying finish
Drinkability/overall- i very much did enjoy this beer you appreciate the dryness as it build up more and more as you go, this is overall a very nice beer with great balance, i think i have to now start searching out many more old ales as right now this style of beer is just hitting me so perfect this winter
12-09-2011 05:25:11 | More by Stunner97
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Aroma: Very sweet. Worty. Mildly spicy. Dark roasty malts. Can smell that caramel / roasty malt sweetness from 2' away.
Appearance: Dark brown color. Pours a two finger light brown head. Hard to see through due to the color, but also seems to be a bit cloudy. Lots of lacing.
Flavor: Sweet malts, not as worty as the aroma suggested. Immediately turns mildly bitter from the hops. Mild English malts almost reminiscent of a brown ale for a brief moment. Mild pine bitterness. Some honey.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. Very mild carbonation. Warming from the high ABV. Nice and oily regardless of the high alcohol content.
Overall: Easy drinking. Bold, pleasant brew. One of the better seasonals this winter.
12-09-2011 02:40:12 | More by soulfly1492
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
A: Mahogany brown colored beer produces a thin off-white head when poured into pint glass. Leaves a thin rim of lace with some clinginess to glass.
S: Nutty, malty, caramel and boozy aromas are all present.
T: Malt, caramel, hazelnut, toffee up front. The ethanol adds a warm middle and there is a slight bitter finish.
M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A bit syrupy at first. It certainly does not hide its 8.3% ABV.
O: A good but not great beer. Enjoyed it, but will not seek it out in the future. Glad I tried it.
12-09-2011 01:31:46 | More by Paincane
3.4/5 rDev -11.7%
Bought a 12 FL OZ bottle of this & added it to my Mix-A-Six Pack @ Naked Vine in Chesterfield, MO for $9.99. Poured from the "Old Winter Scened" bottle w/ a sleigh on the front & "LIMITED RELEASE" below Avery Brewing Company into a Clear 16oz Christmas Seidel Glass. Has also "HO, HO WHOA!" on the bottom & 11252B1 on the top of the bottle (any date or freshness hints of some sort?).
Aroma- Has a tons of malt and caramel aroma with a bit of alcohol in the background. Not much else... Wish there was more complexity and character here.
Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that lasts for an average time. Has a dark brown colored body that is clear. Leaves only sudsy lacing behind.
Flavor- This brew starts with an extreme malty character and then has a bit of alcohol and booze behind it. Winter Warmer type of characteristics and then a light-medium hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, Light tasting and tad watered down and then has an alcohol hint at the finish.
Overall Impression- Enjoyable but would I drink this by the fire on a cold winter's night? Probably not. Not as much body and attribute as I wanted or was scoping out. This brew says its an "Old Ale" but more the most part, it was an Ellis' Brown Ale w/ a bit more ABV and malt and no caramel character. Not sure what to think. Still an above average brew but many other fantastic winter ale's I would go for before returning to this one.
12-08-2011 22:14:11 | More by DCon
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
Caramel ruby red in hue.
Tons of ripe fruits, sweet malt, slight hops, and slight heat
Musty oranges, slight grapefruits, buttery malts, 8% abv is noticable, with a bitter after taste that almost doesn't take off for me. It's in between good and great for me but it isn't something I'm gonna freak out about when i see it next time.
It paired very well with stella fontinella cheese.
12-08-2011 02:26:57 | More by Ohiovania
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
From 12/1/11 notes. Had on tap at the Chuurchkey Avery tap takeover event. 2011 vintage.
a - Pours a dark transparent amber color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Some spotty lacing left on the glass.
s - Smells of dark fruits, sweet fruit, apples, alcohol, caramel malts, light vanilla, light toasted malts. Alcohol is a little strong, but still nice.
t - Tastes of apples, sweet dark fruit, caramel malts, light vanilla, light roasted notes.
m -Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty smooth and easy to drink.
o - Overall I thought this was a really nice old ale. Lots going on and lots of fruit. Alcohol was present in the nsoe but not really in the taste. Something I'd certainly have again.
12-06-2011 19:09:36 | More by mdfb79
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
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