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Old Jubilation by Avery Brewing Company
Winter Warmer
8.30 % ABV

Review by everetends on 01/31/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 6 16 3 7 2009
Old Review
12 oz bottle I found at Showcase in Carrollton, GA. Poured into a pint tumbler.

A: Poured a nice dark brown that lets a little red hue come through when light is held up. Poured a nice off white head that had some nice lacing that said, "I'm not going anywhere". The lace sticks and stays. Very nice.

S: Nice roasted malt, brown sugar, cream, bittersweet chocolate. Smells like Christmas.

T: Roasted malt comes out first, molasses and brown sugar are there also. A touch of cream and dried fruit (prune and dark grape). Dark chocolate also comes through. There is also just a touch of hops lingering in the background.

M: Creamy and almost chunky but still has a good amount of carbonation. The roasted malt really lingers in the aftertaste.

D: Pretty drinkable, not for the summer month I broke it out for, but still very nice. Really feels like winter in the blend of flavors.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 10/30/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 9 15 3 7 2009
Nice deep translucent firey glowing brown color, thin sandy colored head thats firm and crusty only to fade somewhat quickly to a semi-fluffy thick collar, lace in minimal strings and spots. Aroma is quite roasty, dry and coffeeish with a nice malt tone thats a touch sweet. Which becomes more evident as it sits, plus some alcoholic warmth seeps through as well once it warms; quite nice with a bit of added dried floral hop notes too.
Taste has a warm roasty maltiness thats a tad sweet, touches of spice, molasses, and a favorable little coffee-like dryness and mild dried leafy hoppyness. The only thing is thats its a wee bit flat and doesn't last for very long. The finish has a nice light effect of sweetening dryness.
Feel is just shy of medium body with a thinner side to its creamyness. If this weren't 8% this could be one fine dandy session of an Old Ale, but that detours it a bit from being so, other then that its still fairly drinkable. Not bad actually, just a bit short lived.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 12/04/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 8 16 4 7 2008
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4.5

As apposed to New Jubilation? The pour is a rich and dark brown color with good clarity. A decent white head that hides to the side but never goes away.

A good nose as well with a complex malt aroma. Some crystal and roasted malt flavors mix with a lighter woody aroma. Some lighter plum and a touch of phenolic value as well. A nice spicy hop essence as well.

The taste is rich with malt as well. The malt has a variety of flavors with the roasted malts coming out a little more then the nose first indicated. Some caramel and bit of bready flavors are perceived as well. There is a light vanilla flavor that boarders woodiness. Some sweeter flavors and a phenolic brown sugar taste as well.

The body is good and supports the complex malty flavor. Good carbonation. One deterrent is the phenolic flavor that leaves a harsh alcoholic after taste. Although this is not obnoxious it still is there. Overall I really enjoyed this beer and very nice warming flavors on a cold winter night.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/17/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 8 16 3 7 0
Pours a dark amber color with a light tan head. A little fizzy, and the bubbles settle out pretty cool like. Smell is bitter, fruity. Taste is a bit fizzy, but good. Lots of malts, and some fruits. Solid brew.

Served In: Pint Glass

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