Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,708
Reviews:
808
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
156
For Trade:
3
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Photo of GordonQuid
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dimpled pub mug.

Chesnut/amber, clear with a nice rocky head and clinging lace.

Smells of fresh bready malts, spicy hops and a bit of cinnamon and honey.

Taste is smooth, spicy blend of spicy hops and bisuitty malts, buttery and wet.

Warm and inviting medium bodied offering.

Very good!

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of filabrazilia
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a beautiful root beer brown. It allows light to penetrate its darkness to create an impressive spectrum of browns and deep reds. A small light brown head adorns the crown of this attractive beer.

A faint smell of alcohol and spice waft from the mug to my nose which gave my nose a slight burn. Oddly enough, this was a good thing.

There is a muted roasted malt flavor in the taste that is not at all overpowering. The taste is sweet and mellow and very very smooth with a light spice presence that balances the malt nicely.

This beer is easy on the mouth. There are no strong flavors that assault the taste buds. The beauty in this beer is that it is exceptionally mellow and smooth. At 8.5% alcohol, there is no hint of its strength.

This is a very drinkable beer. However, the concealed alcohol power could leave you floored after a couple.

This is a good beer that I will definitely try again.

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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of yeaprolly
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CypherEnigma
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of soulfly1492
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Very sweet. Worty. Mildly spicy. Dark roasty malts. Can smell that caramel / roasty malt sweetness from 2' away.

Appearance: Dark brown color. Pours a two finger light brown head. Hard to see through due to the color, but also seems to be a bit cloudy. Lots of lacing.

Flavor: Sweet malts, not as worty as the aroma suggested. Immediately turns mildly bitter from the hops. Mild English malts almost reminiscent of a brown ale for a brief moment. Mild pine bitterness. Some honey.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. Very mild carbonation. Warming from the high ABV. Nice and oily regardless of the high alcohol content.

Overall: Easy drinking. Bold, pleasant brew. One of the better seasonals this winter.

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Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GnomeKing
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The initial impression is of prominent hops. Drinking blindfolded, you might take this as an IPA at first. But the beer's alluring, dark appearance tips you off that there's more going on. After a few sips, malt flavors leap out...mostly a dry, semi-sweet chocolate, but also some coffee flavors. There's a slight impression of spices, but not nearly as much spice flavor as many other winter seasonals.

This is a nice entry into the winter beer field.
(Swigged at McMenamin's in Philly's Mt. Airy section.)

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Photo of Mayo2323
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bcostner1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Erice78
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of curasowa
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish, copper color with 1 finger of head that faded into a ring. Smells toasty, with lots of sweet, caramel malt aroma. Bitterness is first on the pallet, quickly followed by a nice, full body with light carbonation and some really good malt flavor and some earthy, nutty-ness, but always with some bitterness around. That bitterness comes back in to dominate the finish, which is quite lingering. You don't taste the alcohol in this beer, but it definitely leaves you with a nice, warm feeling. This might be my second favorite winter seasonal after Celebration.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jordanmckell
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,708 ratings.
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