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Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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1,720 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,226
Reviews:
809
Ratings:
1,720
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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65
Gots:
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Photo of cwappelt
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of AmitC
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BigLittleHokis
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DaPan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of drt72
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DJMonroe
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ish1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tut2528
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Photo of BoRaeCho
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of MordorMongo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ROBSTARR
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of matjack85
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

It's been on tap for quite a while.

Pours a clear deep brown, almost opaque, with amber highlights and a frothy one inch head reminiscent of cappuccino froth.

Brown sugar, lightly nutty toffee, booze, raisins, toasted malt, and bruised cherries form the aroma.

Dark fruit and slightly bitter hops dominate the initial sip. Deeply toasted malt, slight molasses sweetness, and hints of prunes and raisins add complexity. Much more bitter than expected, with a bit of roasted coffee bean shell at the finish. Chocolatey notes emerge as it warms.

Body is full and creamy, with low carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Not as much character as I recall from the bottle. More bitter than anything, which is surprising for the style. Lacking in big flavor and esters.

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Photo of elchingen
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of C20Percent
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark amber, caramel color with a just okay head of light-tan color foam. The body is littered with sediment. But, some definite complexity. So, better than average for sure.

S: Vanilla, raisins, oak, vanilla, caramel. Doesn't quite nail perfection, but the aromas that should be there are there with some force.

T: Richness, vanilla and dark cherries -- semi-bitter finish. Little oaky. Mostly malty. Not bad. Pretty good. Not on the same level as Curmudgeon or Old Stock, but better than Hibernation and Yankee. Pretty good.

M: I think they nailed the body. Brew is smooth and creamy. Nice carbonation. Could have a more buttery, oily, feel -- maybe some more chewiness. Body kind of thins out when you chew it, but is doesn't distract from the positives.

O: Really good brew -- this is a 2011 Vintage. So, ages well -- I think it gets extra points for that. Great smell, nice flavor -- this is a good one from Avery.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,720 ratings
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