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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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Old JubilationOld Jubilation

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,546 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,546
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 52
Gots: 98 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Photo of dstc
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.

Photo of aorloski
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of walleye
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

found this bottle in the single section. from the bottle. poured a mahogany with a off white head that left a small amount of lacing. aroma, caramel, apples, brown sugar, with just a hint of alcohol. flavor there is the hazelnuts, toffee, malts, chocolate, alcohol. this was a good beer.

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of karst
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear mahogany brown color- ruby if held to a bright winter sun, the head rose 2 fingers or more of good light tan foam, the lace a filmy sheet persisted and finally receeded to the edge in a ring. The floral-citrus aroma of the hops and sweet malt blend with a hint of alcohol. I reminesse of brandy like on tap brews tasted at Schlafly's 2005 Winter Beer Fest that I found thickly malted and tangy with great mouthfeel and returned to again and again. Jubilation finishes with a big acidic feeland the hop spiciness, dry and lingering goodbye.

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of appetiteforparis
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a 12 ounce bottle.

A: Deep mahogany in color, with a centimeter-thick off white head that produces great lacing. Head retention is quite good as well and carbonation is very light.

S: This beer us quite sweet on the nose, with notes of toffee, dried fruits, and honey. Some toasted grain character lingers in the backround, along with a faint herbal hop aroma.

T: Taste is more balanced than the smell. Sweet notes of caramel, honey, and dark fruits blend nicely with flavors of toast and herbal hops. Alcohol lends a nice warming feel.

Notes: Old Jubilation starts sweet, and finishes dry. This full-bodied brew has the balance, along with the strength. A true winter warmer by any means. Avery continues to impress, once again.

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Imstillthegman
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old Jubilation pours out a nice dark reddish mahogany tinted brown...can you picture that? It has a nice and creamy two finger light tan head that leaves chunky lacing.

Sweet and spicy aroma. I get some chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, a little vanilla, caramel, and some pine/cedar hop notes way in the back.

Roasted dark chocolate malts beginning and end with a bit of caramel, toffee, pine and alcohol in the middle.

Medium body with active carbonation...almost too active for a winter warmer IMO. Nice brew to have around the holidays, but if it only could match it appearance it would outstanding.

Photo of carln26
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown color with mahogany highlights, and topped by a light, short lasting tan colored head. A delicate lace is left on the side of the glass as I drink the beer. The nose is reminiscent of a belgian dubbel. It has layers of dark fruit. Dates, figs, mild dark berry are blended well with some mild spice. The flavor echoes the nose well. More of the dark fruit. The date really comes across strongly. Spice is milder than I expected. The finish has a lingering bitterness. Hard to characterize. The spice does not meld well with the citrus hops. Still, this is a nice winter warming beer. The mouth feel is full, and smooth. Good drinkability.

Photo of Risser09
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass - Served at cellar temp

Appearance: This ale pours dark brown in color with a light tan head that rises to about 1 inch. It doesn't have much of a shelf life and gives way to the beer below. Sticky lace gets left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Roasted malt, Sugary sweet, Plum, dark fruit, raisin, and pipe tobacco. Overripe cherries perhaps with chocolate.

Taste: Sugary and deeply malted. A slight hop bite, but everything else is malt dominant. Candied raisins, plum, beet, cherry, blood orange and fig. Lots of dark fruit. Alcohol makes itself known in the flavor and in the warming sensation.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick body with plenty of sugar to go around. Quite a treat of candy. Alcohol is nice and warming down to the belly. Lingering bitterness, hops?

Drinkability: This is probably the best winter warmer I have ever had, and I'm not a big fan of the style. In fact, it's probably my least favoritre style. So for a beer like this to impress me, is seldom seen. Overall, thebest winter warmer I've had. Nice for Xmas Eve. Worth trying, and possibly aging, to calm the lingering bitterness. Will age my other bottle.

Photo of drmcleod10
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Murchmac
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amberish red

Smells a festive almost squash/pumpkin smell.

A tasty warm malt, warm hops, low key alcohol taste.

A hearty sweet malty, spiced up holiday beer.

I love that Avery can brew this holiday beer. I am slowly gaining more and more respect for Avery brewery.

Photo of CesarLopes
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Getalegup
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of RedHaze
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bditty187 for the bottle.

Pours a dark walnut brown with a thick two finger head. The foam settles slowly to a very thick cap that leaves behind a solid sheet of lace.

Smell; piney hops are the first to hit me, with little bit of citrus mixed in. There's dark roasted malts that come off as a bit burnt, but also with some chocolate and caramel.

Taste; the dark chocolate, caramel and roasted malts come to the fore in the flavor. The pine and citric hops are there, they just take mare of a complimentary role instead of a dominant one as they did in the aroma. The hops and roasted flavors mix very well with a bit of a spicy alcohol presence in the finish, making for a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability; mouthfeel is medium bodied, and very smooth, with a bit of alcohol in the finish giving it a bit of a drying character. Drinkability is really good, especially if you like lots of roasted malt flavors.

Photo of billybob
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a very dark brown color with a one inch light tan head that holds well and a good amount of lacing. fresh coffee smell along with some fruity notes. taste, again fresh brewed mild coffee with ripe fruit in the background some kind of melon maybe? also slightly sweet tasting. mouthfeel is light, very smooth, and light to medium carbonation. overall a nice fall, winter very drinkable beer.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Nose: dark bread, nuts, dark dried fruit
Pours brilliant garnet under a 1" quickly dissipating off-white foam cap.
Palate: bread, grainy malts, nuts, dark dried fruit, light bitter hop accent on the finish. Long lingering aftertaste of malt and hop. Dried fruit flavors not as well developed as the malt flavors.
Full body, medium low carbonation.

Photo of Sspeer1
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Photo of Backer2004
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paid less than $1.50 by purchasing a single in a six pack mix. What a deal! Pours fantastic, a great head and lacing that sat in the glass for a good while. Not sure about the 8% alcohol content - North Carolina still limits selling beer over 6% and I could not find out anything on this. Drinks great from start to finish. Would definitely go back and purchase this "winter warmer" again.

Photo of aubuc1
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a deep brown with an off white thick head.

Big smell is a cherry like malty delight. MMM

Taste is a smooth, biscuity, sweet and fruity.

Very creamy mouthfeel and very drinkable. alcohol is not prevalent at all.

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,546 ratings.