Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,708
Reviews:
808
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
156
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Jacobus79
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HattedClassic
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice creme colored head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is very interesting in terms of optics. At first glance it appears to be an opaque black but, held in the light, is a dark brown color that is clear. It's actually quite a view to behold.

The beer has a good smell to it. It has a strong caramel sweet malt note as well as light floral bitterness but that gets lost in the other malt notes. Additionally, there are some decent butterscotch notes and a bit of a nutty smell as well. The smell is pretty interesting but a bit weak, which is kind of a shame because the notes are so interesting.

The beer taste is more or less the same as the smell. It has a variety of malt notes with a flowery and light hop note. The caramel note is there and the butterscotch is as well.

The feel is decent. It's very smooth with some light carbonation that gives it some texture and makes it a bit light as well. It's a medium bodied beer but on the lighter side than you would expect from the style. However, the smoothness more than makes up for it.

Overall, a decent old ale and worth getting. It's nothing super special but it's good enough to get a pint of. Go for it.

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Photo of Bisco42
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stwok21
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

L: Pours a deep mahogany, clear with a finger of tannish head that falls quickly. Great lacing.

S: Malts and spices... dark fruits and brown sugar.

T/F: Definitely a malt forward beer... great complex flavor with dark fruits and figs, spices like cloves and nutmeg, Molasses and brown sugar... and crisp at the finish. Good carbonation.

O: A great winter-time beer. Lots of flavor, and well worth checking out.

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Photo of Cartr1dgeBased
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft into a snifter. A thin creamy head but nice lacing.,a beautiful mahogany brown. Sweet warming smell. The tastes was nutty and malty, with dark fruit like raisins coming through upon tasting. A bit of coffee and candy like toffee comes through toward the end. Get better as it warms! Enjoyed it!

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Blech. Weird vegetal malt notes on first pour that probably improved a bit over time but ever lingered. Some spice, some very tea-like hops, and oodles of fruity esters. The can claims mocha in the finish, though I find none, only that off-putting tea+fruit combo on the palate, and all bogged down by limp carbonation. There are SO many better winter warmers out there, I can't imagine why you'd bother with something like this.

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Photo of Steve00
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yespreacher
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmetal
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ned57
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drews240
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zach136
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Userme59
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ledouge
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kell50
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,708 ratings.
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