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RATINGS: 1244   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
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Very peculiar character. Fruit and spice in aroma, malty sweetness, some toffee in the flavor. Pretty good beer. Alcohol is well-hidden. Complex malts.

4
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Let the doors of Christmas open up, wow. Pours a dark amber with a nice head that recedes quickly. It smells of Christmas spices and caramel. On first taste it is also quick spicy. The spices never quick leave your lips or palate. It is also quite easy to pick up both the aroma and flavor of nuts and toffee. As I said the spice sticks on your palate for a nice warming feel. A very good seasonal.

3.6
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Dark brown with amber highlights. Rich, smooth beer. If your bartender confuses your Jubilation with a Boulevard Nutcracker, your beer is the one with the delightful aroma and thick palate.

3.2
dysenteri (324) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
Can. Mahogny red/brown with white head. Aroma of alcohol, cookies, toffe, nuts, earthy, malts. Medium sweet, medium bitter. A bit sticky mouthfeel, a bit too much alcohol feeling

4
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2010 Avery Old Jubilation Ale Pours thick oily brown with a copper tinge and almost no head. Nearly no lacing. Sweet aroma of alcohol, cherries, barley wine, and yummy. Smells divine. Flavor is somewhat subdued in comparison to the aroma but darn nice anyway. Syrupy with a slightly bitter finish and a lasting alcohol burn. Sweet caramel malt and some dried fruits. Damn good. Avery rocks.

3.7
badpuppy69 (321) - orange, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy brown with minimal head that dissipated fairly fast. Aroma is black liquorice toffee and cinnamon dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma with a slight molasses note. Very smooth but a bit of booze coming thru.

3.7
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is enticing with a nice fruity aroma, with some interesting spices and plenty of malts. The flavor is really smooth. Caramel, malts, light chocolate and coffee. Excellent winter brew.

3.3
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Mahogany body with light tan head. Toasted coffee and chocolate nose. Light maltiness with a slight roasted malt bitterness in the finish.

3.7
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2006
My first from Avery: enjoyable, but not overwhelming. Dark in color (deep mahogany, maybe) with matching dark flavors: hops, sweet malt, a little spice on the back of your tongue. It has a distinctly English vibe to it. Definitely deceptive with the alcohol, I wouldn’t have put this a hair above 5%. An enjoyable evening beer.

2.9
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. pours deep ruby. slight head, nothing of a jubilee though. aromas are not of hazelnut, but of something nutty. also, red grape aroma. taste is malty, slight coffee, and shining through with an almond finish. interesting...


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