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Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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1,711 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,111
Reviews:
809
Ratings:
1,711
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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65
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz pint during the Denver Beer Week/GABF celebrations at the brewery in Boulder, Colorado. Apparently this must be referred to as 'Old Jube' when ordering.

This beer appears a clear, dark red brick amber hue, with one finger of foamy, bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a bit of island group lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of biscuity caramel malt, a mild fleshy nuttiness, aged dark fruit, ash, earthy, leafy hops, and a wee alcohol astringency. The taste is raisin-inflected caramel malt, toffee, cafe-au-lait, oily nuts, wet ash, earthy, weedy hops, and more simmering, tame booze notes.

The bubbles are rather soft and innocuous, the body a sturdy medium weight, with a thin metallic twinge, but generally smooth. It finishes more or less dry, with some lingering biscuit, cracker, coffee, and cocoa. A wee glow presents itself as things progress.

A decently well-rounded old ale, with winter warming aspects, that isn't too sweet. Complex and enjoyable, what with the elevated ABV keeping mostly to itself. I'm glad to be stateside, not in summertime, so that I finally get to try these kinds of offerings.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Tampa FL Total Wine for $3

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with an average size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, anise, leather, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and dark fruits. There is also a little bit of a smokey/burnt flavour and some anise.

Overall - A solid example of an old ale. And it seems to be still drinking great even after 10+months. A wouldn't mind a touch more sweetness and a little less earthiness, but still a beer I'd drink again.

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,711 ratings
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