Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

Old JubilationOld Jubilation
BA SCORE
71.4%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 1,708 ratings
Old JubilationOld Jubilation
BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,508
Reviews:
808
Ratings:
1,708
Liked:
1,219
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
10.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
157
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,708 |  Reviews: 808
Photo of fern22
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1/21/17...pours rich mahogany brown with a heady topper of white like foam. Cinnamon spiced malty nose. Raisins, plums, somewhat nutty. Taste is a mellowed malty sweetness with dark fruit layered throughout. Hazelnuts come through. Bittering is scattered. Quite complex and a tasty warmer. Not usually one for Old Ales but this one nailed it.

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Photo of thebeers
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ruddy brown with thin white head that leaves strong lacing. Light cherry malts and some alcohol in the aroma. Same elements carry to the taste, with some cinnamon, a little orange peel, vanilla and very light hop bitterness added to the mix. Somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Reminds me of a pleasant, Christmasy cough drop.

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

Photo of Odysseyalien
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of descobar
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz Bottle from 2010. so cellared fro 6 1/2 years. wow. Look: pours brown/ruby with a very thin tan head that vanishes quickly. it looks murky/opaque. Smell: dark malts and dark fruits (figs in particular) with some spices. there’s bit of yeasty autolysis present. its vinousy. Feel: a full bodied beer with a rich texture, light carbonation assertive astringency. Taste: strong toffee, molasses and caramel malt forward sweetness combines with figs, substantial alcohol warmth and a bitterness that hits the palate hard. the finish is sweet and short other than some lingering alcohol. - Overall: just what you’d expect from an aged beer of this type. I would not say it’s mellowed. still a strong and assertive brew for those who like them like that.

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Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

On tap in snifter at Red Arrow, Elmhurst IL

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Photo of Italiano86
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a reddish glow. Sort of cloudy with a fair amount of sediment floating around in there. Thin off white head which diminishes to almost nothing. Small traces of lacing. Smell of dark fruits rich caramel maybe toffee and sweetness. Taste is very mild, sweetness and roasty malts with hints of figs, slight clove, light spice that adds to the winter warming taste. Very drinkable and well carbonated. Medium body thats super smooth.
Will age one to see what developes later on. Great brew!

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

Photo of xungmound98
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nutty with a hint of raisin. Could be biscuit, special b, caramel. Touch of hop bitterness

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Photo of akolb
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Dark purple red color with a medium tan head that dissipates pretty quickly a little lacing on the glass.

S: Toffee and caramel, notes of nuttiness, some dark stone fruit including cherry and stone fruit, some notes of floral hops in the background. Lots of aromas melding together

T: Toffee and caramel, notes of nuttiness and darker malt, dark stone fruit including cherry and grape, notes of floral hops in the background. Booze is noticeable a little bit.

F: Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: This is a great holiday beer, always good for Christmas Eve or Christmas day.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treycotton
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ANIMOUL
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An interesting beer, though not quite sure what constitutes an "old ale" (too lazy to Ask Cheeves its)

A swirl of spices with hints of chocolate, coffee, and other such things. My palate was a tad confused but, fwiw, think that added to the enjoyment of drinking this offering. Despite 'average' marks, definitely worth trying during holiday season.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Here comes a 2 month old, Avery Brewing Company Old Jubilation ale! The 2016 version. I was enticed by the winter theme with Christmas being just 5 days away. The alcohol content also may have made my mind up, haha. Looking for something warm, darker, but lighter bodied then some of the heavy porters.. and I found what I was looking for!

Poured from a single can I bought into a pint glass. Dark brown almost completely opaque ale. Small retentive ring around the edge of the glass but no lacing at all pretty much. Head disappeared 2/3 of the way into the beer.

Smell is just like the can promised, mocha, toffee, a little hazelnut/other nuttiness, darker cracker malts, a little chocolate with the malts makes it a really tasty beer, and I don't really drink many darker beers. This reminds me of an extremely quaffable porter. The higher alcohol for an ale is totally hidden, making this beer easy to sneak up on you, and my requests to the beer gods for warmth was fulfilled very quickly.

A pretty unique, medium bodied beer that gives a lot of flavor. Not many hops in it, but a light carbonation reminiscent of an ale that helps it go down smooth and with a bit of lingering malt and caramel/chocolate/toffee. Kind of like a sugary dark coffee with a little bit of cream. Nice, MERRY christmas!

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Photo of princessbay710
4.92/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pour is dark brown with hints of mahogany, flat head. I love the smell of this beer, I would love to find out what I can cook in my home to make it smell like this; roasted, mocha, toffee. This is similar in style to a porter, but it seems much less malty and has a contradicting sweetness. Great mocha flavor, the mouthfeel is creamy with little carbonation. The 8.3% is well hidden. Truly a drink for the holidays, it warms my throat and is less artificially sweetened than say hot chocolate, with fuller body than coffee. If this ended up under the tree Christmas morning I would be one festive camper..
P.S. I love this ale.

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Photo of rangerred
3.11/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of evanwoertz
4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 71.4% out of 100 with 1,708 ratings
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