Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

Old JubilationOld Jubilation
BA SCORE
71.4%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 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:
#9,500
Reviews:
808
Ratings:
1,708
Liked:
1,219
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
10.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
157
Trade:
2
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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%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

This brew is murky brown with a small beige/tan head of foam. The aromas are very hoppy and malts all at the same time. This is what a strong/old ale is supposed to smell like....wonderful! The taste is malty and strong, but the alcohol is well integrated in this brew and the hops that hit hard on the finish round things out nicely. The mouthfeel is creamy and chewy and the drinkability is excellent as well. A great strong brew...

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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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of kirok1999
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark copper/brown, nice biege head that lingers on the edges.
Smells very malty, earthy and dark
Taste is a knockout of malts, earth, green hops, slight spicy notes of allspice. This is definitely a warmer, best sipped by a warm fire on a cold night. Dense bubbly mouthfeel, lingering aftertaste of wood and earth.
Nicely crafted brew that fits it's style very well. I'd buy more.

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

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Pours a dark copper with a thick off white head with great retention. Foam sticks to the sides as it recedes to a foam cap.

Aroma is malty and sweet, somewhat fruity. Where is the spice profile of a winter warmer...? Aroma is pleasant, though.

Taste...malty, slightly hoppy at the end, I detect some chocolate. Some amounts of roasted flavors..all going together well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth. For the ABV, this is a highly drinkable beer. Alcohol taste is fairly subdued.

Recommended

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 71.4% out of 100 with 1,708 ratings
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