Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,231
Reviews:
823
Ratings:
1,754
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
177
Trade:
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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

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Only time for a "shorty" here. A nice looking beer with plenty of aromas, including dark fruit, nuts, and hops. Reminds me a little bit of a baltic porter, especially in the nuances. A little "flat" in the flavor department, but not a bad brew.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mikerieder
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TH28
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NathanBeets
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of luke12345
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap:
A clear auburn, brown with red leanings. Head is a faded beige, and covers the surface. Lacing is sheets, with some sparseness providing a wave-like pattern.

Nose is earthy with light dark fig and ripe dark cherry.

First sip has an almost smoky malt hitting me. Similar to a scotch ale to open, a smoke-like aspect hits me before the hops come on to bring an earthy note. Cherry rises from an amber malt earth, lightly woody aspect to the hops. Dates and a tingle of alcohol weave in and out.

Medium to a bit above, the beer does fill the entire palate. Digging the bitterness that finishes this earthy beer that is neither overly complex nor very simple.

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Photo of jkblr
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz canned 11/7/17 poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp 8.3% ABV. The beer pours bright dark brown with sticky light mocha colored head. The head recedes to a splotchy cap leaving substantial lacing. The aroma is faint caramel, coffee and cocoa. The taste is semisweet cocoa with some berry highlights. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated and dry in the finish. There is very little bitterness, yet the beer stays completely balanced. Overall, very good. I vastly prefer a winter warmer to be unspiced as this is. Five specialty malts are used to create the warming layers. Recommended

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,754 ratings