Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

Old JubilationOld Jubilation
BA SCORE
3.85/5
1,708 Ratings
Old JubilationOld Jubilation
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:
#9,684
Reviews:
808
Ratings:
1,708
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
157
Trade:
2
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Photo of chumba526
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale appears dark red with a small tan head.

It smells slightly citrusy, a little grassy, and a little bit caramel like.

It tastes initially a bit of dry malts; there is a slight caramel flavor. A nice mild citrus flavor is also present; there is also a mild chocolate taste as well. The taste ends with a nice subdued bitterness.

The carbonation is moderate low.

Drinkability is really good. I could drink a few of these.

This is not a complex beer but it is really good and is a great beer to drink by a fire.

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Photo of baldycmu
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drink this first straight out of the bottle and really enjoyed it. The next day I was at home and was able to pour it in a glass. Poors an interesting amber brown color with a small bit of tanish white head. Has some sediment floating around the glass. The color is much lighter than I had anticipated. Has a nice mildly spicey taste with a nice caramel note and a hint of hops. Nice smooth mouthfeel and you cannot taste the 8% ABV. I would even consider this a session beer, but at 8% I better be careful.

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Photo of rye726
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany with a silky tan head. Good lacing and retention. Smell is of dark dried fruits and sweet malts. A faint hop presence adds some spice. Taste is very malty with some molasses, plums, figs, caramel and earthy hops. Good fullbody with medium carbonation. A nice example of the style.

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

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a Belgian Chalice.

Appearance- Beer pours a clear amber with a half finger thick head that quickly dissipates into a film of head over the top that has small bacterial looking bubbles over the top. Lacing clings to the sides of the glass and there are slight legs from the alcohol. Surprising as this beer is a mere 8.0%.

Smell- If I was blindfolded and given this beer to smell I would tell them that this is aged Heavy Seas Winter Storm. That said this is quite hoppy with ample Xmas spices lingering. Cinnamon, ample malts of medium toast giving the beer enough body to make it a hearty brew. Spruce, and mulling spices. Hops and honey are the main scents that the 2 brews have in common.

Taste- Balanced, spiced, malty, and nicely hoppy. Something I would hope for from Avery and get in abundance. Cinnamon, spruce, mulling spices, C hops, and a smooth sweet creamy character. Honey is present in the flavor as well but not overly sweet. A bit of chocolate in the flavor as well.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, medium-full bodied, and fully carbonated. A light chewiness is present as well. Not very warming.

Drinkability- Looks like this one is 4's across the board. Not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination. Well spiced with the American touch that would be expected of Avery. A nice winter warmer for a blizzard, which is just what I was hoping for.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

This beer came to me a rich mahogany red color that was crystal clear, and well carbonated. The head that was created was a light tan/beige color, creamy and bubbly in consistency, and it lasted fairly well considering it sat at the bar for a few moments before it made its way to me. The lace that was produced was fairly intricate and present all throughout the glass down to the last sip. The aromas that came forth were on the non-complex side, sweet malts, grains, dark fruits (raisons, prunes, plums), some earth notes as it warmed, hops and some alcohol notes. The flavors showed more complexity then the aromas, notes of chocolate malts (tad bitter), dark fruits (raisons, plums, prunes), which complimented the bitter chocolate, light hops (spice) tad on the alcohol and hops throughout. If finished on the slight bitter side (chocolate malts) with slight spice and on the dry side. Body was on the fuller side. Again one of those beers that become more complex as it warms. A good seasonal beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MusicalBeers
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nothing wrong with a Winter Warmer in July, hey, it's Winter somewhere! Pours from the bottle a deep caramel, ruby brown with a thick dark tan head which quickly dissipates with minimal lace. Aroma is noticably sweet and alchoholic, strong with roasted malts and chesnut with hints of spice and herbs to come.

Taste is malty but not immediately heavy, with hoppy spiciness felt later at the back of the tongue and a dark fruitiness not hinted at by the aroma. I wouldn't call it complex really with the malts as the dominant component, but flavors of raisins and figs, maybe prunes and a hint of coriander offset the malts and combine as one of my favorite examples of the style. Goes down smooth and creamy with little hint of the high-ish ABV.

Something else unfortunately common in the Avery beers I have tried is a is a strong sweet aftertaste which doesn't suit me well. The aftertaste is a reiteration of the aroma, sweet and heavy in alcohol which was well concealed by the taste itself. This probably won't put me off picking this up again, but it keeps me reserved in my praise.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,708 ratings
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