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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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. Cellarable for 2 years.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Garnet colored; head was average; cherry in the nose. Nice...woody, cherry. Good mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2003
A very nice dark reddish brown color and nice slightly tan head (medium amount) start my first old ale in a while. Aroma is also nice, but not overpoweringly so. The flavor of this one is not as powerful as I had expected, but is still very smooth and quite delicious. Finish is especially nice, on this one. This is a very nice beer, but not with the potency of flavor found in an Old Peculier, for example. This might make for a good "intro" old ale...well done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2003
There is a big selection of Avery stuff at Merchant of Vino in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and it seems to be frequently featured with special marketing displays, so some distributor is really making the effort to get Colorado disseminated out this way. I like this one better than most of their other entries, though they all seem pretty competent. Jubilation has more balance to its bigness than the IPA or the Belgian, a solid set of bitters to match the hearty sweet breakfast biscuit malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Brown in color with just a tinge of red, with very little head to speak of. Aroma was malty, flavor was malty, a bit of spice, and a little sweetness. A decent brew overall, but nothing amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2003
poured a dark garnet brown with a nice tan head, aroma was of roasted malt with a hint of spice. taste was roasted malt with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, finish with a nice dry hop bitterness, alcohol is very well hidden, a very good seasonal brew

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Ever so slight malt aroma. Body has a nice roasted hop flavor. Finishes to the dry side. Quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Imbibed in November 2002. Faint hops and malt in the aroma. A clear ruby amber color with large bubbles in a thin head. Nutty, roasted malt flavors with a hoppy aftertaste. Faint spice flavor present. Smooth. The alcohol was not at all obvious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2003 Medium, persistent, off-white head. Very dark brown body. Sweet fruity aroma, hops are apparent, but don't get in the way of the more subtle fruit and toffee aromas. Medium-full body with some sweetness but a pleasantly surprising bitterness. Finishes dry and clean for such a big beer. This is my favorite "winter warmer" and I will buy it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2003
berry aroma, sweet and bitter like sexy ex-wife, very enjoyable and nicely warming

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2003
This was just delicious. Thick, semi-sweet, good amount of hops. The best part was the finish - dry, dirty and nutty.


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