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Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,550 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 782
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 53
Gots: 100 | 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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Ratings: 1,550 | Reviews: 782
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 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 FickleBeast
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a murky brown color with a half finger of sticky foam. Aroma is very malty, gingerbread, graham cracker.

Flavor is equally malty, but with a harsh bitterness on the end. The bitterness lingers... not pleasant. But the malt asserts itself as it warms, countering the harsh bitter flavor. Malt is the real star here, just wish that aftertaste wasn't there.

Thick chewy mouthfeel. Nice. Alcohol is well hidden for an 8% beer. Reminds me of Oskar Blues Old Chub in a few ways.

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 gshak
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 tvghost
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

Photo of everetends
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle I found at Showcase in Carrollton, GA. Poured into a pint tumbler.

A: Poured a nice dark brown that lets a little red hue come through when light is held up. Poured a nice off white head that had some nice lacing that said, "I'm not going anywhere". The lace sticks and stays. Very nice.

S: Nice roasted malt, brown sugar, cream, bittersweet chocolate. Smells like Christmas.

T: Roasted malt comes out first, molasses and brown sugar are there also. A touch of cream and dried fruit (prune and dark grape). Dark chocolate also comes through. There is also just a touch of hops lingering in the background.

M: Creamy and almost chunky but still has a good amount of carbonation. The roasted malt really lingers in the aftertaste.

D: Pretty drinkable, not for the summer month I broke it out for, but still very nice. Really feels like winter in the blend of flavors.

Photo of mixed_master7
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of proc
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice winter offering from Avery.

Pours out to a a dark amber in the glass with a very slight head. The aroma is somewhat fruity with some fresh malt thrown in. The taste is good, with a nice malty, slightly sweet mouthfeel giving way to a light, yet tasty hop dose on the finish. A very, very drinkable beer and one that masks the 8% ABV very well. This breweries offerings have been readily available in my area (Detroit) for awhile. I'll be exploring their other beers soon.

Photo of superdedooperboy
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany in color with a bit of reddish accent when held against the light. A fairly small, whitish head rises and falls rather quickly, leaving some nice footprints of lace on the glass.

Faint fruity esters appear in the nose along with a mild malt aroma of sugary molasses.

Somewhat full in body with a smooth yet nicely carbonated mouthfeel, this warmer brings to the palate full, uncloying malty sweetness, with strong notes of bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and a surprising bite of resinous hop bitterness; alcohol presence is subdued but shows itself in the nice warming in the chest as it goes down. Finishes mildly hoppy with a sweetness that lingers long afterward.

The dry hoppiness offers a decent drinkability factor, but the high alcohol content shows itself after one drink, and more than two would most likely be a bit too much. Overall, though, a superb, complex, and characterful Winter Warmer.

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WuBByG999
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of confer
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brown/red color with a small tan head, lots of lacing . Smokey malt aroma. The flavor is also smokey, and earthy and fairly bitter but not a hop bitterness. Thankfully no cinnamin or other seasonal spices that are used on plenty of 'Winter' beers. It has a nice thick feel. For me this beer is best as a night closer. The last beer of the night after a few lesser beers.

Photo of J_Dub
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of In_Control_Mike
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.