Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,034
Reviews:
826
Ratings:
1,765
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
179
Trade:
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Photo of josanguapo
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

De Hopt. En copa Teku. Viendo Westworld 1x04. Sabor acaramelado, como a gominola, y especiado. Recuerdos navideƱos. Aunque etiqueta dice que no lleva especias, nadie lo diria. Buen feel

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

A - Pours a hazy raisin brown color with frothy, creamy cream colored lacing and head.

S - Figs, dates, raisins, brown sugar, and molasses. Aroma is sticky and thick. There is a slight chemical-like presence in the aroma but it could also be the glass it's currently in (cleaner?).

T - Figs, raisins, brown sugar, toasted caramel malt.

M - Thick, heavy, chewy, and viscous.

O - Drinks like an barleywine, but then again, it's a fine line between this style and a barley. Avery needs to stick this one in a barrel for a number of months and let it sit. ;o)

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Photo of JoelZ1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sebas
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Christmas beer for those who do not like the spiced ales. This has a heavy body, but is smooth, easy drinker. Very balanced. Comparable to the winter warmers by Sam Smith and Anchor Steam, except the fruit/wine test is more balanced than Smith and the heavy malts are more in check than Anchor Steam. Must try for anyone who enjoys those classics.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Fatheroftoomany
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A bit of a bite. Pours a deep copper brown color with a decent head. Taste is sharp and ends strangely, almost too aggressive. Smells of the season and maybe a hint of honey. I like it and the aftertaste is nice.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can with no understandable date code. Come on, why is it so hard to say when the beer was canned?

Look is a dark mahogany brown, with not much head, but sudsy lacing if I slosh the glass around a bit. The smell is caramel. The taste is caramel with some hops. Overall, it's got a pleasant winter warmer/old ale feel to it. Good beer to sip around the fire.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into a sniflter, canned on 10/31/17, tasted 11/01/18. Pours an opaque muddy brown with a cream colored head that quickly dissipates and leaves nice lacing. Smells of raisins, dark toasted biscuit. Taste follows the nose. Compared to my memories of tasting it closer to canning, the beer has mellowed and shows some signs of pleasant oxidation. Overall, this held up very nicely.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks nice, dark reddish brown tan head, nice lacing. Lots of aroma, unfortunately, too much spice. Taste buds get the same. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. Probably pass if I see it again.

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Photo of Rickquip
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of depechemode1983
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out ruby brown with a tan head. Its a little thin but has pretty good retention. Seeing just a bit of lacing.

Very aromatic. You get lots of dark fruit and caramel in this one. Also picking up brown sugar and hints of Christmas spice. There is also a noticeable alcohol character.

Again lots of dark fruit. Caramel still there but not as pronounced. The brown sugar sweetness is nice and the alcohol I would say is in the same range.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Its smooth, soft, and just over all feels good.

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Photo of plancy
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm way partial to malty beers. brown-amberish in color(opaque/minor light fraction) with beige long lasting head and lacing, strong sweet malty nose, hard to pick up any alcohol, same in the taste but the alcohol is quite a bit more present, lasting subtle bitterness. Would buy again ($13/6)

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Photo of dvmin98
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 bottle. Smell is dark fruit and sweaty socks. Flavor is pure barleywine goodness. Medium bodied. Lots of dark fruit. Date, raisin. Mild oxidation. This has aged well into a barleywine.

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Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BWED
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a tulip.

A- Mahogany, yeast sediment floats around in all its turbidity. Tan head with some good retention. Not much lacing is left behind.

S- Malty goodness. Sweet caramel, vanilla and booze.

T- Rich malty sweetness. Caramel, vanilla, very light roast. Nice heavy flavors for cold days.

M- Body is full. Smooth light carbonation. Finish leaves alcohol warmth for the palate.

O- Nice. Heavy feel, heavy flavors. And warms you up. Great winter sipper.

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Photo of B_B
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,765 ratings