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RATINGS: 1233   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRobbFather (5) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Delicious winter time brew with plenty of complex flavor, without too heavy of an aftertaste, or lingering alcohol overpowering.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehaak26 (255) - - JAN 13, 2017
Snifter on draft from Pazzos. Aroma of mocha, toffee, maybe some dark fruit. Very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1440) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Pour from a 12oz can. Clear medium brown brew with tan head, great lacing. Nutty aroma, malty and some ethanol especially as it warms. Taste is sweet nuttyness up front tranitioning to drying hops, great offset of the sweetness in the final hops flourish. Boozey from the middle to the end of the swallow though, but I guess that is part of the appeal. Really great strong ale, fine for a winter evening.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer_queue (91) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Dark mahogany color with a thin beige head. Really bright floral & light fruit aromas; some toffee and booze notes in the back, too. Flavors are malt-driven with a toffee sweetness, nuttiness, and candied fruits; of course it finishes with a big kick of alcohol (cmon, its Avery). Some yeasty notes linger in the finish as well. Tastes very much like an English strong ale with a big bump in alcohol; call it a winter warmer if you want because the heat is there! Palate is medium, dry as hell, and astringent with the booze. Overall a very good winter ale, but the alcohol smells & tastes a lot stronger than 8.3% and can be a bit distracting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1937) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Poured from can. Pours brown/amber with a tan head. Aroma is bready malt with cherries. Flavor is roasted malt, toffee, cherries, and chocolate. Finishes with a fruity yeastiness. The perfect winter brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1355) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Roasted malt aroma with some toffee and chocolate. Taste is malt dominant and has a slight chocolate finish feel to it. Balanced and full flavored. Malta add almost a spice feel but does not have any fake flavors some spiced beers have. Reading it is all different malts creating the complexity makes sense in how full flavored it is. Carmelized malty, very flavorful and balanced. Alcohol masked well. Really nice winter beer with great flavors and no fake spice tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2637) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2016
(Tap) hazy, bright reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of jam, spice; thick palate; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (934) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Can. Mahogany Im color poured with a nice tan head. Aroma is toffee with dark fruit and spice flavorings. It is a bit boozy but overall well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2307) - 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 (4813) - 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 (5898) - 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.


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