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RATINGS: 1229   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Well. The shelf tag @ Archer would have me believe that this is an 07 batch of Jubilation. Not quite sure. Wish I would have saved it for a night my palate was a little cleaner, but here goes. [A] Caramel. Chocolate. Toffee. Fig. Raisin. Dark fruit. Ripe. Almost wine ish. Grape or cranberry juice quality. English barleywine-esque. No hops really present, though a nice nose. Likeable in my book. [A] Shotgun blast and huge huge chunky bubbly brown head. Caramel brown to light. Active. Will not even allow a pour. Dont think this is 07. Dark ruddy brown liquid. [F] Initially dark fruit. Caramel and a very large chocolate note. Mostly fruity. Nice intricacy and balance. Licorice. Maltiness. [P] Very watery. No hops. Flat mouth. With more dark fruit and chocolate. Reminiscent of certain barleywines and foreign stouts. Not especially a bad thing for this ale. But it doesnt help. [O] I somewhat liked this after some IPA. Lord only knows if its 07. Not sure if I would buy a 6er either way. One was more than enough. Avery is one of my favorite brewers, and this receives a fair score, but I cannot totally agree with it tonight.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1317) - 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 (2533) - , 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 (871) - 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 (2302) - 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 (4770) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2318) - 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 (800) - 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 (1515) - 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 didnt carry that over. Light taste for a warmer. Nice and lifting. Mouth feel is clean. Tap


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