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RATINGS: 1226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Our winter 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 3+ years.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (2240) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2012
This was probably the 2010 version. There is nothing on the bottle to indicate the year though. The label is a little different than the picture here; has the brewery logo at the bottom on the label. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Nice dark brown color, almost opaque. An inch head formed but quickly faded. Smell: Overall a very light scent. Some malty smell... Taste: There’s a great balance between the malt and hops here. Neither really come out ahead, but they complement each other well. A short sweet finish. This is one of the few winter seasonals that I have had that does not have an array of the "Christmas spices" in its flavor. I like it. Palate: Medium going toward heavy body. Almost no carbonation. A good weight for a winter warmer. A good beer. I am enjoying sipping it on this (finally) cold night. I will probably have one more from the 6-pack and save the others for the next few years. Avery says that they can be cellared for a couple years so we will see if anything changes with time.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 16, 2016
Avery Old Jubilation Ale 8.3% This winter want pours a deep brown with w beige head of foam. The nose is rich bready malts and enticing spices. I get a spiced fruity banana bread kind of vibe from the aroma. Medium to full bodied with a round mouthfeel. The taste is rich malts and delicious fruitiness complemented by mild spices. I get grape & pomegranates coupled with nspice and toffee notes. A bit boozy but mostly well balanced. Yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Dark red body with medium head. Nose is sweet, caramel. nutty. Taste is caramel, plums, dark berries. Nice and spicy. Creamy finish. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Deep reddish brown with a thin tan head. Malty, nutty, with some sweetness. A bunch of dark fruit (raisin, cherry) without a real hops in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours dark red with a white head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit and wood. Taste follows nose

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Aroma of candied fruitcake and molasses. Flavors of dark fruits, aged caramel, and biscuits. Finishes thin and boozy. Not bad but the ending is disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
A decent warmer. Nice dark color, deep red brown and hazy. Scent has some cloves and grassy spice. Sweet scent, but taste didn’t carry that over. Light taste for a warmer. Nice and lifting. Mouth feel is clean. Tap

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Nice color and bubbles, nice earthy minty, raisin burnt sugar character, a bit much alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2015
12oz bottle into glass. Pours a rich Amber brown. Light white lacing, clings in areas, head is about 3cm. Aroma of cherry cola, dark fruits, oak, rum. Taste of berries, booze guidance, tart apple, ripe cherry. Great seasonal beer. Dark fruits linger afterwards.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
odannyob (131) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Poured from 2 each very cold 12 oz. cans into an english pint glass (the remaining ale kept cold in de can in de fridge) and, my goodness, a near perfect warming ale befitting as befitting the snow beginning to fall. A full, warm aroma of dark malts; a hardy, reddish-brown color; tastes that satisfy the wintering soul. my take: ENJOY!


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