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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,484 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,484
Reviews: 772
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 50
Gots: 82 | 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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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 3/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange amber, nice thick head and some lacing. Mild to medium dark fruits and light malt start with hoppy middle and finish. Hops dominate finish. Somewhat like a mild barley wine. Medium mouth feel, creamy. Avery nice winter warmer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance- Poured a deep mahogany-brown color with a small off white head. The head faded fast with very little lacing left behind.

Smell – Sweet aromas of dried fruit and molasses mixed with a very light slightly roasty aroma of malt.

Taste – Up front there is a malty flavor with a good dose of sweet sugary flavor . These flavors form a base for the rest of the flavors to end and leave from. Right after the initial flavor a slightly nutty flavor comes to the tongue. This leaves soon after it arrives, allowing for roasty notes to come to the tongue. Toward the end the malty roast and sweet flavors mix with some light spice flavors and an ever so light bitterness. While they are slightly bitter they by no means tame the sweeter flavors of the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is on the above average creamy side with the carbonation on the lower side. Good for the sugary and roasty flavors and higher abv of the beer.

Overall – It has some nice flavors and a good blend of sweet and roastiness. A good and drinkable brew but nothing too fantastic.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up in Florida, but I am surprised that I didn't see it in New Jersey.

I poured this beer into a tulip. There was minimal foam. The color was very clean reddish.

THis beer had a sweet, fruity smell. It is almost like apple. It is a very proper smell for the style.

This has good old ale flavor, lots of toffee, nutty, and lots of malt. They brag on "no spices" and this beer really doesn't need any. This has great balance.

I would have aged a couple bottles of this for aging if I had seen this in New Jersey.

I am a big fan of Avery, and this beer is another reason why. They do a great job.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark brown, minimal to no lcaing, and a quickly settling white foam. No carbonation.

S - I smell molasses, dried fruit, and brown sugar. Very sweet scents on this one.

T - Taste has a mild tartness that goes to a sweet, malty finish with flavors of sweetbread, dried cranberries, molasses, and a slight warming burn in the finish.

M - For the style I found it to be very drinkable. A bit boozy fell as I drink the glass, but it isn't overbearing like many old ales, and actually went nice with a meal.

O - I'd try this again as a good way to break into this style. Very easy to appreciate.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,484 ratings.