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:
1,707
Reviews:
807
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
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64
Gots:
158
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The Old Jubilation is a big strong beer and I probably did not try it at the best time. I was having lunch at our local watering hole and it was a warmer day , which I think plays against strong ales. The beer poured a rich deep amber color with thick foamy head that laced. The smell was like a dark malt and alcohol. The taste was malty mix that seemed to give the presence of subtle spices like a cinnamon, ginger, etc. along with big alcohol. The mouthfeel was full body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was ok....not a huge fan of strong ales.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Chimay glass.

Pours a dark mahogany with very minimal head.

Can detect faint hints of cherry in the aroma.

Mostly fruit. Rich, full flavor. Malty backbone. Almost nutty flavor.

Very smooth and drinkable.

Overall, a very good winter ale.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Photo of AmitC
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Limited release.

Brown color inside the glass. About one finger thick tan colored dust like head. Excellent retention. Super lacing. Some ruby hues. Hazy appearance.

Aroma is a little subdued in strength. Some faint malt flavors and somewhat more strong caramel notes. Not much warmth or booze in the nose.

Taste is better. Strong alcohol burst for a 8.3% ABV brew. Good warmth. A good amount of hops that are very well suppressed by hops. Hops are still apparent somewhat may be due to booze and carbonation, which has not died yet. Caramel and light roasted smell.

Mouth feel is medium bodied with a little more carbonation than there should be in old ale. Warm and solid. Nothing really exciting about this brew.

Very average stuff.

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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

shout out to Jaap for sending this one my way

A: pours a dark brown that is almost opaque, and when back lit you can barely see through it. very nice carbonation, and the pour created about a fingers worth of thick creamy head that had small tints of tan.

S: pick up on tons of hazelnut, subtle brown sugar, roasted malt backbone, slight toffee sweetness, and some bread notes.

T: very similar to the nose, but it also adds a nice vanilla creaminess in the finish and a bit more toffee/caramel sweetness. for the style, its quite unique with the hazelnut aspect and the drinkability is quite high.

M: lighter side of medium bodied, and it leaves a light touch of vanilla sweetness and hazelnuts on the palate.

O: decent brew and I enjoy the take on the holiday season with the addition of the nuttiness. just a bit off balance, but its still a nice drinkable brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,707 ratings.
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