Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,985
Reviews:
821
Ratings:
1,750
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
174
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Ratings: 1,750 |  Reviews: 821
Photo of nwhittin
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz, canned on 10/12/17 "a sweater for your mouth". It's been many years since I had this one; time for a review.
Mahogany ale with a creamy beige head. Very sweet & malty nose with grain, brown sugar, and toffee. Festive flavors, and even with no spices added, they managed to make it a bit spicy from the hops utilized. A heft of malts provide notes of toasty & nutty grain, caramel, toffee, brown sugar and a touch of molasses. Fuller body, sticky sweet, finishing spicy and modestly bitter from the hops. Overall, a little better than I remember, but nothing I'd buy perennially.

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Photo of JerryHelper
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a good but not great beer. It pours redish brown with not a ton of aroma. Very smooth all the way. No spices, which is a little abnormal for a holiday beer. Malty and toffee flavors. Very drinkable, a solid sipper. However, a little underwhelming considering Avery's reputation. A good beer that isn't very memorable

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Photo of redleg64
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can dated 10/12/16 poured into a pint glass shows a deep, dark, ruddy clear body floating an intermittent fluffy cream colored 1/8in head that leaves spotted lacing.

Aroma is a bit metallic with a sweet malt back.

Flavor starts with the aroma and continues with a biscuit malt, booze, and a subtle caramel, toffee reminder.

Overall a nice warm winter sipper.

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Photo of EdFed
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LostTechnique
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of americancontrarian
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of RDW
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I wonder if this is what Christmas in Old London tastes like. Clear rusty brown with cream colored head. Sweet chocolate, toffee, and raisins. Lots of biscuity, cracker, graham like malt. Pretty sweet from first sip to last drop. Perhaps a touch of bitterness like skin still clinging to a filbert. Not too much warmth on the sip; it's more mildly evident in the gullet. Rich but not necessarily complex, which is refreshing in this age of overintellectuliazing (sp?) (is that a word?) beers.

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Photo of Commandophile
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdaniel723
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Tastes a little malty with a little spice on the end. Nose is subdued chocolate. Good mouthfeel, maybe a little thin

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

Photo of stephenlee
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear mahogany color with a tan film that reduces to a ring. Aroma has dark, caramel malt, dried fruits, mostly raisins. Taste follows with the caramel malt and brown sugar, light earthy bitterness on the finish. Light body and carbonation. Overall it's a decent but really simple old ale.

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,750 ratings