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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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Lantern
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Lantern, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of znichols
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

A- Very dark ruby color that is nearly opaque. Superbly clean, no hazyness at all. Small head that quickly disappears and not a ton of lacing. Looks like there isnt much carbonation. Curious to try this one and figure it out.

S- A hint of alcohol on the nose followed by cherries, figs, spice, english toffee, and a little vanilla. This beer smells pretty good. Not a massive aroma, mind you, but theres a lot of different stuff in there.

T- The flavor starts with dark fruit and vanilla and works its way to a little spicy hops. There is a good amount of sweet malt in there and maybe some nuttyness. Slight alcohol on the back end with a lingering spice flavor. Not quite a "christmas"flavored ale, but has some nice qualities to battle the cold months.

M- This beer is somewhat lighter than expected, but the moderate to low amount of carbonation keeps it from getting to fizzy. Lighter bodied but enjoyable.

O- This beer really shows good flavors of vanilla, cherries, dates, some chocolate, almonds, and a touch of spicy hops. It isn't quite a holiday spiced beer, but it is still one to enjoy by the fireside. I recommend a sixer to get through the winter.

znichols, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Mtnbeerman, Dec 06, 2011
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

leinie13, Dec 06, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

freduardo, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

UncleWesticles, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ColSanders123, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

ewalden, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jstewart1130, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pellinore1, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rico488, Dec 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Picked this up recently to start off the holiday season, now that I'm done with the fall beers. I thought this would be too strong but the alcohol wasn't detectable and this went down easier than I thought. Like most Old Ales, this wasn't hoppy but the roasted malts more than made up for it and this was certainly worthy of being offered during the holiday season!

This poured a deep brown with just a hint of lacing and an average head to match. The carbonation was nice and the roasted nature of this beer was complemented nicely by the leather and peat aspects of this. As much as this felt like an Old Ale, this reminded me of a Winter Warmer without the spice or a Scotch Ale. I probably don't have a enough experience with this style but given how aggressive the alcohol was, it's obvious that this is something to be savored slowly.

For a cold day, I supposed this would be a decent choice since the alcohol could warm up anyone who polished off a bottle of this. There's not enough flavor and uplifting aspects to this to justify enjoying this often but once in a while, this would be a good beer to down without much thought. This is a relatively quiet old ale and for anyone who can get past the amount of booze in this, this is a sufficient beer for this time of the year.

JerzDevl2000, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

GCGrant, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Kevlee722, Dec 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MacStinson, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

harrylee773, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Exiled, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DeutschesBier, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jfstilling, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

thisladyluck, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Heretic42, Nov 28, 2011
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,328 ratings.