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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
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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 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 Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of gshak
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of In_Control_Mike
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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 silver0rlead
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a transluscent cola color with a thick, frothy beige head that retains well, nice looking beer. The aroma is very hoppy (citrus and some pine resin), slightly spicy (nutmeg and allspice) and a light toasted bread scent. The flavor is initially quite hoppy like their IPA (citrus, floral and some pine) followed by a spiced character (nutmeg and allspice), some chocolate, toasted bread and some warming alcohol notes. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but smooth and the drinkability is pretty good. A very tasty winter warmer, definately a new school craft beer interpretation of a traditional english style but interesting and delicious all the same.

Photo of Bill235
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BlindPig
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Thin light tan head. Deep clear amber body.
S- Lots of spices fill the nose. Also maybe some dark fruits? Some citrus and floral hops. With some malt backing and a alcohol smell.
T- Some toffee flavor with a lot of spices. Spices really linger in the after taste. Some alcohol taste along with some mixture of hops comes through too. The toffee malts and spices linger in the aftertaste pretty strong. Also get a light warming from alcohol. Has a light underlying bitterness also to keep it all in balance.
M- Pretty decent body but not full but getting there. Light carbonation that is leaning towards medium carbonation.
D- It is pretty good. First real winter warmer. Is very decent though. Can't wait to try more.

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 capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of nick76
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma has roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, and fruit. The appearance is red/brown with am medium head. The flavor is like the aroma with more bitterness than I was expecting. The palate is soft and smooth. The aftertaste is toasted malt and nuts. Overall I like it.

Photo of Lukebell15
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of gmfessen
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a dark amber-brown color with a thin, creamy-looking head. Beer has a sweet malty presence with vanilla and caramel notes. Smells like candy. The taste is also quite sweet, there is an amber/caramel maltyness and the alcohol is pretty well covered. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly creamy finish. Drinkability is decent, not a quaffer though.

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