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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,418 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 47
Gots: 63 | 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%

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
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

dav, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kips, Nov 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

brandoman63, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Ryan1423, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Cyrano41
2.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a orangey-brown with a half-finger of head, there was light lacing. The smell was nutty and pleasant enough but the taste was surprisingly aggressive and bitter, especially the finish. I wanted to like this because I like their other offerings, but I didn't even finish this one.

Cyrano41, Nov 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

deapokid, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of jayhawk73
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy Thanksgiving 2011-

A- Pours a dark brown w/ a one finger cocoa head that quickly disappears. Good lacing on the side of my snifter glass.

S- Malt, chocolate, barley, hops... Definitely on the weak side in the smell department, but pleasant for the style.

T- Taste is not bad- a step up from the nose. The hops really come out in the flavor, as well as the malt and barley. Good for the style.

M- Medium light in feel, and somewhat dry. It almost feels like a light barleywine. Nice malt/hops aftertaste.

O- Nice beer for the style. I'd pick this up again if I was in the mood for it. Nothing spectacular, but a solid brew.

jayhawk73, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

mmitgang, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Vashtar
2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The appearance wasn't very clear.

The smell was average

The taste was hoppy and aggressive. It wasn't that great though. It wasn't a relaxing Christmas taste.

The mouthfeel was nice, but I didn't take many notes about it.

Overall, it wasn't enjoyable because of the taste. I like Avery Brewing Company. Why can't they do better than this?

Vashtar, Nov 22, 2011
Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.