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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,328 Ratings

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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle cellared for one year.

A: Pours a muddled brown color with lighter burnt Siena hues. Somewhat murky. Khaki colored head settles quickly. Spotty lacing.

S: crust, toast, dark caramel, pinch of cocoa. Very earthy with hop scents of pine, spicy garden herbs, and wet leaves.

T: Caramel. Lots of dark toast and crust. Cocoa and nutty chocolatey tastes build. Pitted fruits, such as dates and plums. Hops are assertive and bring spicy herbal notes, pine, and an overall earthy tone. Flash of citrus. Cocoa, chocolate, and nutty tastes mingle with earthy and oily hops on the long finish.

M: Medium thick body. Rich and creamy with a bit of heft in the mouth. Surprisingly high hop astringency, though it isn't a bother. Comforting alcohol warmth.

O: The assertive hopping was a bit of a surprise, but a welcome one. This beer perfectly fits its winter seasonal role. Rich, robust, and warming. No need to kill a beer like this with spices. A pleasure to sip, and an excellent buy at an approachable price in the six pack. Cellars very well to boot.

ryan1788a5, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

CraftFan5, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bulldogg915, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Murphious, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

n2pux, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

FreshZ, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

PhatAtUT, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

JSchock7, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kahlerbock, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

SocalKicks, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Williaar, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

T_Hass, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

PGVG, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
2.9/5  rDev -24.7%

Pour is deep ruby red, transparent, with a tan head and fair bit of lacing. Nose is salty and meaty. A bit of berry and malt sweetness, slightly oxidized in back. Taste is more sweet, tinge of alcohol, faint herbal hop. Seems a hint sugary with some brown sugar and caramel lingering. Medium body, soft carbonation, a hint slick.

cpetrone84, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tommy5, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Petey_the_Quiet, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

appetiteforparis, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

rickcrip76, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Hopswagger
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%

P: Pours a ruby cola appearance with a vast community of floating specks. A small short lives bone colored head that fizzles down to a lizard skin cap.

S: Right away cherry NyQuil floods the nose. Dark fruits create a sweet sticky aroma, holiday fig pudding, dank grains, clove, hints of star anise and cola.

T/M: Lots of spice up front, roasted grains, astringent cherry booze, slight oxidation, dark fruit and bitter pears show up toward the finish. I also get some bubblegum, pomegranate, white grapes and under ripe persimmons that create that buttering chalky bite. Body is medium and a tad on the thin side with velvety carbonation. Once warmed the finish is similar to a box of crayons.

O: A great old ale in a six pack. I love that this isn't a pricey bomber and its well executed. Tons of figgy goodness with cherries, booze and spice. A nice holiday treat.

Hopswagger, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WolfStOner, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dankjohn, Feb 07, 2014
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,328 ratings.