Avery Oude Jube
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
In September 2006, we diverted about 6 bbl of Old Jubilation wort into a small tank with Westmalle yeast (same as Reverend and Salvation) for primary fermentation. A portion (under 10 gallons) of this was then transferred into a JW Lees Harvest Ale cask. After about 11 months of aging, the result is Oude Jube.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Cask at Avery. Clear dark cola colored brown body with little to no head. Malt-heavy and slightly sweet nose of maple and oak woods, a little toffee and brown sugar, some dark plums and other aged red fruits. Carbonation is low, body is moderately smooth, a small bite in places across the back of the palate. Again seems to be just on the sweet side of things, with some plum, toffee, caramel, oak, and sweet pipe tobacco. Nice winter warmer, lovely on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
Draft at Falling Rock. A dark red-brown beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet with a slight acidic edge as well as light notes of berries. The flavor is acidic with strong notes of berries as well as medium notes of wood and brettanomyces. I like the standard Jubilation better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Falling Rock (GABF 2007 week). Head is light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, chocolate), with notes of vanilla, wood, cherry, bourbon, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Although probably not really trying to be terribly similar to Brabant, it was difficult not to compare. This one stood out as having more aromatic intrigue, being better balanced/flavorful (though certainly less tart), and having a nicer mouthfeel. Good job, Andy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Tap @ Falling Rock. Poured a deep brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of whiskey, wood and dough. Smells like an aged barleywine. The flavor was full of dark fruit and whiskey. Some yeasty doughy notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a nearly opaque dark brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of chocolate, fruittiness, some vinous notes and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of grape, cherry, barnyard, light spice and a hint of chocolate with a crisp tart lingering finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2007
On draft at Falling Rock during GABF. Pretty dark chestnut color with minimal head. The aroma, if anything, is cola with a sour hint. There is a ton of wood in this, flat cola, hints of cherry or perhaps even strawberry, and melon and a touch of sweetness. A bit dry with a thin mouth feel. Not anything Iíll get again but Jen liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Draught at Falling Rock. Pours brown with a spare, fizzy, light brown head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, meal), average hops (flowers, herbs, celery), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of cherry and bandage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2007
I had this at the Falling Rock in Denver during the GABF. Seems to be an experimental brew -- barrel-aged Avery Old Jubilation with some wild yeast (I think). It pours dark, so dark itís almost purple. The aroma is port and ale funk. Flavor-wise, thereís a lot going on here. Brett-ish sour, port/raisin notes, a quality Iím starting to call "funeral home floral", ale funk, wood -- and yet, thereís something missing. It seems to lack a malt backbone, so all of the above is happening around a hollow core. But, as an experiment, I give them credit. An interesting failure is better than a good, safe brew any day.

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