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Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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3.85/5
Very Good
1,718 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,228
Reviews:
809
Ratings:
1,718
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of brauseboof
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. pours a dark brown amber bronze color. awesome looking fluffy off white head with some amazing retention. some really nice sticky lacing as well. lots of fine little bubbles rushing to the top.

nice sweet caramel malt aroma thats balanced by some bitter aromas from the hops.

nice complex taste making this prolly one of my favorite winter seasonals. starts off with sweet caramel chocolate malts, roasted malts. some fruity taste i cant quite put my finger on, maybe some sort of citrus flavor. finishs hoppy bitter with a little of that sweet malt still lingering.

has a medium body, fine carbonation. very drinkable, wouldve definately thought this was around 5 or 6%. get this if you can, one of the better winter seasonals out

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Photo of ncbrewerbun
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 12-ounce bottle with no dates, but a really nice looking winter picture on the label.

This beer poured a sparkling clear reddish brown, maybe mahogany, with a nice off-white head that lasted and lasted, ending up lacing the glass as this beer was nursed.

I poured this beer a little too cold for the style. The hops greeted me first with some detectable maltiness. As it warmed, the malt came through more.

Good balance to this beer, but even as it warmed it favored the hops. An enjoyable warming, fitting for a winter brew.

Enjoy one or a few over the holidays.

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Photo of isualum12
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My score might seem low but this beer is really nice. My first time having a bottle and my 4th or 5th Avery.

Appearance- black with a little light showing through. Heavy good looking head. The head holds the side of the glass very nicely.

Smell- not really there. There is not a neg. smell but not a positive either. Very low.

Taste- is nice. It is about average. There is not a big hit flavor but it is refreshing. I could drink several of these in an evening.

Overall this is a quality beer. I am planning a holiday beer party and this will make the list.

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Photo of u2carew
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(A) Reddish brown. Pours with a quarter inch head then settles to the outside of the glass.
(S) Yeasty, with notes of caramel.
(T) Creamy, hoppy, caramel flavor
(M) Fizzy, yet smooth.
(D) Not nearly as potent as an usual winter warmer. Very delicious combination in the flavors.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old Jubilation pours out a nice dark reddish mahogany tinted brown...can you picture that? It has a nice and creamy two finger light tan head that leaves chunky lacing.

Sweet and spicy aroma. I get some chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, a little vanilla, caramel, and some pine/cedar hop notes way in the back.

Roasted dark chocolate malts beginning and end with a bit of caramel, toffee, pine and alcohol in the middle.

Medium body with active carbonation...almost too active for a winter warmer IMO. Nice brew to have around the holidays, but if it only could match it appearance it would outstanding.

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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 Briken
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear, layered dark amber to mahogany on the bottom with a medium tan frothy/foamy head with good retention and lacing. Malty spice aroma. Robust chocolate with roasted malt and toffee with a slightly off finish (that begins to go away after a bit) and light alcohol. Chewy and smooth with low carbonation.

Cellerable for 3 years? Interesting, might be worth it. As is, a slightly above average taste with a nice malt profile for cellar potential and it does have a great mouthfeel.

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Photo of madelf66
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured dark reddish-brown, very little head, minimal lacing. Malty spicy aromas, with a slight hint of dark fruit and chocolate. The flavor was pretty close to the aroma, with prune and fig flavors becoming more prominent. The mouthfeel was thinner than I expected, but had nice carbonation. Overall, this is pretty tasty, but not one I would probably buy a lot of.

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

Photo of smallbatchbrewer
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Amber with peach hues with lingering head and quite apparent lacing start to finish. Poured into a flouted ale glass

S- Fruit, vanilla, copper/iron

T- Malty sweet, not fruity sweet but fruit esters are present no doubt. I can feel and taste the hops pretty intensely in the finish

M- Good balance, maybe a little under carbonated. Warming alcohol in this case seems higher than 8% but isn't ridiculously obvious or overbearing by any means

D- Next!

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

Poured a deep amber, reddish brown. Translucent with a limited light brown head. Reasonable lacing.

The nose is floral. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cherry, caramel and brown sugar.

The nose was more telling than the flavor. The malt initially over powers the spice. You can taste the above mentioned smells a touch in the finish and the aftertaste, annice seems to be another flavor that sneaks in. As it warms up you can taste more of the cinnamon and cherry.

The mouthfeel is a bit lighter than expected, its rather smooth. The abv is deceiving until the aftertaste where you are able to get that warming feeling as it goes down. A very pleasant winter warmer

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Photo of fern22
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Brown to dark brown with a fair amount of light still permeating the glass. A fingernail of beige head coats the top almost entirely. I smell caramel and toffee. I taste caramel and mocha in this rich winter warmer. The body is chewy and lightly sticky.

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Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,718 ratings
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