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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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#16,753
Reviews:
818
Ratings:
1,746
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
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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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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nwhittin
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz, canned on 10/12/17 "a sweater for your mouth". It's been many years since I had this one; time for a review.
Mahogany ale with a creamy beige head. Very sweet & malty nose with grain, brown sugar, and toffee. Festive flavors, and even with no spices added, they managed to make it a bit spicy from the hops utilized. A heft of malts provide notes of toasty & nutty grain, caramel, toffee, brown sugar and a touch of molasses. Fuller body, sticky sweet, finishing spicy and modestly bitter from the hops. Overall, a little better than I remember, but nothing I'd buy perennially.

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Photo of JerryHelper
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a good but not great beer. It pours redish brown with not a ton of aroma. Very smooth all the way. No spices, which is a little abnormal for a holiday beer. Malty and toffee flavors. Very drinkable, a solid sipper. However, a little underwhelming considering Avery's reputation. A good beer that isn't very memorable

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Photo of redleg64
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,746 ratings