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%
 
 
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62
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156
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3
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Photo of Slatetank
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at Sturges Speakeasy, served chilled in a Nonic.

The color is a dark brown with ruby highlight with translucent clarity and thin tan head. The smell is a mix of slight spice with mild nutty aroma and slight dried fruit quality with somewhat toasted malt accent. The feel is good with moderately full body with a spiced texture and firm malt base with moderate carbonation and warming dry finish.

The taste has a spice flavor up front which could just be hop spiciness and mild caramel in the middle with a toasted grain flavor and a moderate amount of alcohol in the flavro with subtle yeast adding some dried fruit almost raisin-like flavor with semi-dry finish. Overall this is a very good holiday Old ale, pretty smooth for the most part, but a lot of alcohol in the taste as it warms up-worth a try

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. 2007 vintage, so somewhere in the 5-6 year old range.

3.5 A: Deep brown borderline black color. Just a short frothy head formed and fell quickly. No lacing. In any case, I'm happy about the carbonation level at this point.

4.5 S: Seems that this has aged quite nicely. Still quite potent, but also with smooth, well integrated aromas. Big toastiness, dry caramel, light tobacco, and a pleasant spiciness. Dry overall, but balanced. Not a ton of complexity, but that tends to happen when a beer is aged so long. Despite this, it smells amazing.

4.5 T: Like the nose, it's hard to find any problem in the taste. Lots of toastiness, caramel, and dry graininess. No hints of booze at all. Fairly dry, but again, balanced.

4.25 M: Medium body. A little undercarbonated compared to what I'd expect fresh, but easily enough for a beer this age. Goes down super easy, but a bit more body and creaminess would be nice.

4.5 D: This drinks like a session beer. So easy to drink. I'm furious that I don't have another. Tons of flavor, great balance, and no problems.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an over-sized wine glass. (Grabbed the first thing I saw in my cabinet...Chimay signature glass).

Appearance: A very dark copper, body is still transparent creating a 1/4" off white head with little bubbles and sediments on the body.

Smell: Right from the pour you are smell this and from strength alone you feel

Taste: Light cinnamon with an easy alcohol feel and I can't be the only feeling the dark fruits, berries and plum all over the body subtle but evident.

Mouth: Medium and crazy smooth feel, not bad at all.

Overall:Saw a six-pack of this asking for me to buy it just a week ago at my local beer shop and though I can't say too much about this beer but then again I can't say too little...it's subtle and hit's you in the end. That is definitely when you appreciate this "winter warmer". This beer plus your favorite glass equals one pretty good time. Salud!

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