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RATINGS: 1255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
rajendra82 (1093) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2005
One of the latest effects of the change in the ABV limit law in Georgia in 2004 is the major increase in availability of good domestic micro brewed beers, one of which I poured in my oversized wine glass tonight. Avery Old Jubilation came is a longneck brown bottle with a wintry scene on the label. The poured beer looked clear, chestnut brown, with a tinge of red. The head was dark beige, and formed quite nicely to a one finger thick foamy consistency before fading away to a covering of bubbles. The aroma was accentuating the malts in a big way with a sweet, musty, roasty smell. The hops were there as well, but provided more of a floral background smell. The taste was much more of a balance between hops and malt, with a stronger than anticipated leafy bitterness reminiscent of tobacco juice. The malt was a mix of brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, nuts, peat smoke, and dates. The mouthfeel was silky smooth and rich with a sticky quality to it. The aftertaste was like a lingering peat flavored candy. The alcohol content was well hidden behind the subterfuge of all this complex layering, with no noticeable burn. A good seasonal offering from the Colorado brewery who can do big beer right most of the time, and this is one of those times.

3.8
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2005
found this bottle in the single section. from the bottle. poured a mahogany with a off white head that left a small amount of lacing. aroma, caramel, apples, brown sugar, with just a hint of alcohol. flavor there is the hazelnuts, toffee, malts, chocolate, alcohol. this was a good beer.

4
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2005
My first Jubilation of the season...Yum! I forgot how good this ale is. Pours a crystal mahogany with a slight head. Lacing is there but not a ton of legs to it. My first impression of this is that of a Scotch "Light" Ale...both in aroma and taste. Maybe not...could be certain grains that are common between these two styles but they are distinct. ABV is pretty high but hidden well. This one will bring cheer to the season for certain.

3.9
wxman (1820) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a dark garnet color with a thick small bead off white head that stays and leaves plenty of lace. Aroma of chocolate and hops. Taste is sweet malt with chocolatey, coffeeish undertones (maybe even cherries) with plenty of hop boldness. Bitterness remains in the aftertaste along with some alcohol warmth. A very decent holiday brew to be sure!

4.1
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2005
power a mahokany color with a medium size tan head. hops and cocca on the nove. I could sense a presence of hazelnuts. taste was initally sweet with a mix oh hops and alcohol. Very warming.

3.2
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Dark mahogany color with thin tan head. Subtle hoppy and chocolately nose. Flavor is of chocolate, toffee, and alcohol. Very good winter beer.

2.9
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Mediocre strong ale. A bit sweet with big time spices and alcohol. Brown sugar hangin out with the heavy malt and slight nut taste.

2.7
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
on tap-pours a minimal white head. Color is deep amber. Aroma is grain. Taste is grain, sweet, coffee/chocolate/toasty. An occasional beer for me. Again, this is a Big Beer with that complex, thick taste.

3.1
Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Georgious dark and auburn colours, lasting head. Moderate spicey aroma. Intense taste, well carbonated. Well to drink with spicey food. Good malts throughout to balance out the flavour, and noticeable hops. Dry finish. Citrus and cherry and vegetable aftertaste.

3.8
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2005
Huge mahagony hue with a tall creamy, tan head. Huge pine/resin aroma. Very pungent. Brown sugar, apples, caramel, cookie as well. Pretty sweet and hoppy throughout, but surprisingly little complexity. Still tasty though. Medium-full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.


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