Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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3.85/5
Very Good
1,743 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,897
Reviews:
816
Ratings:
1,743
pDev:
10.65%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,743 |  Reviews: 816
Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Babbatron
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Definitely more of a winter warmer insofar as its flavor profile, but not bad for an old ale, either. Very smooth and easy drinking, its dark and the flavor follows the nose with malts and spice but without the slightly acidic, tangy finish I usually look for in an old ale.

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Photo of DASA10
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickSMpls
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A deep dark brown and slightly hazy. Our pour from a can with date code 5287 produced a thin head despite an energetic pour into a tulip glass. A light aroma of toasted malt s all we could get. The taste is very nice, great layers of roasted nuts, toffee and a trace of bitter chocolate linger and develop on the palate. Let this one warm up, it's not nearly as good when straight from the fridge as it is when it sits for bit on the counter.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

UPDATE on 12/20/2017: I drank the last bottle in a side-by-side with a Great Divide Hibernation Ale of the same year (fall 2014), and this beer was not quite as good; it was tasty, but not as smooth as the Hibernation Ale. No change to the ratings.

12oz bottle, I bought this in the early fall, and it is stamped with '14269B8', which I believe translates to being bottled roughly in September 2014 (269 days into 2014).

Look: Pours a light amber, with a nice frothy, beige head.

Aroma: dark candied fruits.

Taste: Sweet up front, dark candied fruits mid-pallet, with a bit of hops on the finish.

Feel: Medium body, with a very smooth finish.

Overall: This beer has lots of complexity. I did a side-by-side tasting with Deschutes Jubelale, and I liked this one better in that this beer was more unusual in what it had to offer, but that may very well be in part because it has a year of age on it, giving it an opportunity to take on more complexity. I have a few more being cellared, and I look forward to seeing how they age.

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Photo of mschrei
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daem3384
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benloho
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had this on tap at crosscut pizza in nederland co in a pint glass
pours a deep amber brown and somewhat opaque with a thin off white head that stuck around the whole beer and left some minor lacing on the glass
smell is complex notes of fruit, caramel nutmeg and sweetness
taste is similar sweet fruity with caramel notes and a tangy aftertaste
feel is chewy viscous and very warming
overall solid except for the tangy aftertaste
would have again

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Photo of baklo
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SawDog505
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a dark mahogany with a 3 inch off white head that covers the glass with lace.

Smell is nutmeg, toffee, caramel, cinnamon, and pine pitch.

Taste is so nice, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, toffee, hazelnut, and pine all meld together in harmony.

Body is almost large, light carbonation, not dry, and drinks very well and warms the entire body.

Overall this is what a winter warmer should be. Subtle holiday flavors that warms the soul.

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Photo of cozmo
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thunderchief
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Braz
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Old ale, huh? Thick, viscous, dark mahogany colored with short-lasting sticky opaque white head. Winter spices, nice drinkability, full flavored with an above-average abv. Probably would go well with warm chestnuts....

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Photo of blindtiger24
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Deep ruby with foamy head.

S: Cocoa nibs, maple syrup, cherry cola.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, nibs, molasses, some hop snap.

M: Sweet, but not over sweet. Warming, a little boozy. Similar to a stout, but that hoppy element knocks it on its side.

O: Is it a stout, a winter warmer, or some strange hybrid? Who knows, but it is delicious.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GFJABO
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zak333
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,743 ratings