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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,349 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,349
Reviews: 756
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 40
Gots: 50 | 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%

stampfler07, Jan 13, 2013
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LakerLeith, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

KevinGordon, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bigaddy, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

thudean, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Hopmodium, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of tattooedtolley
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark dark amber/brown in color. Nice head that stays and leaves great lacing.

Smell: Pretty complex aroma, its obviously a winter ale in the aroma department. Lots of differing malts aromas, some caramel, and I keep picking up on some vanilla, maybe a bit of oak?

Taste: Complex as hell. Overloading my sense of taste. Roasted malts, caramel, a fruitiness, vanilla, brown sugar? I typically don't care for an overload of taste like this but it works in this beer some how for me. I dig it.

Mouthfeel: Medium/thick very creamy tasting.

Drinkability: It's strong, for me the alcohol doesn't make this one non-sessionable, just the overloading taste. I really dig it and I have had it on draft and in the bottle several times. I recommend you try it even if you aren't a big fan of winter warmers.

tattooedtolley, Sep 13, 2006
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

matjack85, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

CraigTravor, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tommy5, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DutchcdnTEXAN, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very well-rounded winter ale. Dark garnet red color and spicy aroma. Big malt, with faint pear essence and carbernet wine. Hops are well balanced against the malt, giving a beefy finish to the beer. The high abv is woven into the flavor and not at all prominent. Overall, a very "traditional" sort of strong ale, and a very nice seasonal offering.

Brent, Dec 10, 2003
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

aboji, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WritersBlock, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JasonTaverner, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

SalukiAlum, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

VFRAZ, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DiggerDahl, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kevgod, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown color with ruby tones to it. Big foamy off-white head with good retention and nice lacing.

Spicy hops in the aroma.

Hoppy and slightly bitter on the tongue. Then a nice malt taste comes in with a lingering slight sweetness on the tongue. Finishes with a slight bitter aftertaste.

Full mouthfeel, nice.

Very easy drinking winter warmer, recommended.

dstc, Dec 01, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish color with a small white head. Looks like lots of carbonation.

Very malty smell with a mild hoppy note. Smells sweet too.

Hoppy notes at first with a sweet malty finish. Nice and smooth taste, no alcohol warmth.

Smooth and not too heavy, nor too light. Good level of carbonation.

I would drink this beer again and wish I could get it here in Michigan.

toolbrew, May 31, 2008
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,349 ratings.