Beer League at TWR: Avery Old Jubilation Ale

Happy Thursday, Beer League.

Yeah how was your Turkey Day festivities? The Captaineers and Alternate Thursday Sub-Captaineer Robert ate fondue Thanksgiving with our folks and it was pretty swell. And now we leave the realm of the Oktoberfests and move straight into the old ales, stouts, and big body beers that keep the winter away.

And we're starting it off right with Avery Brewing's Old Jubilation Ale!

But what does Avery say?

"Our winter strong ale has a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts."

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Beer Advocate Says


Poured into nonic pint. Sizzles, recded. Lace pattern like frosty mountains. Ruby-Amber color.

Sweet nose of caramel and bread

Taste is quite sweet, caramel, cola, a little dark fruit. Boozy at the end.

Nice mouth feel. 

Imbalanced in its sweetness, but an engaging experience, somewhere between darker Oktoberfests and doppelbocks, which is a weird comparison, I know.

Ratebeer Says


12 oz. can from a $2.47 6 pack, awesome! Pours mahogany color wth a tight khaki film and collar. Aroma has caramel toffee muted roast notes dried nuts and faint fig, with a hint of bitterness. Taste starts bitter with roasted flavors of caramel toffee and fig and finishes with a meld of sweetness and bitterness. Palate is medium slightly chalky and dry. Solid brew, I believe this is close to a year old.

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