Old Jubilation | Avery Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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1,735 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:
#10,603
Reviews:
814
Ratings:
1,735
pDev:
10.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
173
Trade:
2
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Photo of alexanf
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of crc1935
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - dark brown/black. opaque. fluffy tan head dissipates quickly.

S - nutty, sweet - brown sugar and toffee, light yeast, slightly candied.

T - malty with hints of caramel and vanilla. also - a little hazelnut.

M - very smooth. medium body. refreshing finish.

O - great stronger ale for late-fall/winter weather.

Served in a bottle

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Photo of rawfish
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cola brown with garnet highlights against the light. Quite cloudy. Small head with nearly no retention and flecks of lacing left on the glass.

Ample caramel/toffee malt with notes of dried dark fruit, cinnamon, wood, leather and tobacco/earthy hops. Alcohol is evident but complements the aroma.

Toffee and brown sugar malt with prunes and dried cherries. Hops are earthy with tobacco and pine, bitterness is mild with a bit of anise and coffee grounds in the aftertaste.

Alcohol is pretty well hidden and complements the flavors well. Body is a bit more sessionable for an old ale and medium/active carbonation helps it along. Surprisingly has some nice drying to the finish.

Not the most complex or layered old ale but it is balanced, flavorful and sessionable despite the ABV. My only regret is not having tried it sooner, good one Avery.

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Photo of infuturity83
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of MacQ32
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a muddy deep brown with less than a finger of toffee colored head, OK retention, decent lacing.

S - lots of caramel, wood, licorice, toffee and some warming alcohol.

T - dark fruits, sweet caramel and chocolate, wood, abundant alcohol and black licorice.

M - medium bodied, the alcohol negatively impacts the drinkability, although the beer itself is light for the style. Appropriate carbonation

O - a little thin and a little to boozy to be ideal, really nice sweet flavors though

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Photo of Erice78
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ColdWaffles
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith's curved pint (to seemingly no detriment) from a 12 oz

Appearance: Bottle doesn't factor into ratings but it is appropriate for this brew and rather nice looking. A painting of a snowy rural mansion and pseudo-cursive font. Logo unfortunately stands out on this otherwise classy bottle. Whatever, like the painting.

Poured a standard looking head that didn't stick around too long. Lacing lined the bottle. Color is between "amber" and brown. Not bad looking despite the glass.

Smell: Some beers are a looker. This one is a smeller. Alcohol comes first (sadly) but afterward you're left with a candle worthy scent of sweet and bready malts, assorted dry fruits and a very very slight cinnamon undertone. (Weird because the bottle says it's not spiced). Get on it, Yankee.

Taste: I love an old ale, but they often taste a bit strong. I'd recommend this as a "session" old ale if that wouldn't knock people off their rockers. Sweet malts and dried fruit (figs?) up front, bready taste afterwards. Dangerously drinkable for the style, almost reminds me of a fig newton.

Mouthfeel: Lighter-medium with appropriate moderate-to-light carbonation.

I immediately wanted another. This was pretty great, especially on a particularly brisk fall day in Philadelphia.

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Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour a dark orange-amber and smells of dates and dried fruits. Mouthfeel is quite nice with appropriate carbonation. The taste is where this beer shines. An excellent example of the old ale style with heavy malt and a dark fruity taste. Overall, I enjoy this beer quite a bit.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Old Jubilation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,735 ratings
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