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Old Jubilation Ale

21 Dec

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Old Jubilation Ale is of the Strong Ale variety made by Avery Brewing Company in Boulder Colorado.

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Malt was the beers primarily aroma followed by roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some yeast funk, all combined with a strong alcohol presence. A malt backbone with some roasted notes, but the holidays don’t come to mind when I sip. I thought of a chocolate and nut biscotto when I first took a sip. Old Jubilation Ale has a nice creamy body and just the right amount of carbonation. The beer had a sweetness from the malt that I really enjoyed. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans are discernible, but its a boozy sip and the alcohol will overpower while the malt brings around. The finish is bitter from some hop flavor and leaves you with a dry mouth.

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At 8.4% ABV, Old Jubilation Ale is one that can get you to bed early if you don’t mind what you’re drinking, so take it easy with it. The beer can be cellared for up to 2 years according to the bottle, I just might consider doing that to see how the character of the beer changes. I’ve enjoyed drinking this beer, but I was looking forward to some holiday spices in the beer, but it can go both ways as this can be an alternative to the heavily spiced winter warmer available at this time of year. Three Beer Caps for this one.

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Rating3

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1 Comment

Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Empty Bottles

 

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One response to “Old Jubilation Ale

  1. Dale

    December 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I wonder if you let it breathe if It’ll lose that strong alcohol presence.

     

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