Friday, November 14, 2008
Old Jubilation, Avery Brewing, Boulder Colorado
Our next winter ale arrives from Avery Brewing in Colorado. I had this beer last year, I am excited to try it again....
It pours nearly opaque with a decent head. All signs point to this being a classic winter warmer.
The smell is sweet malt with a general holiday spice; fairly clean.
It tastes clean and refreshing. It's malty without the heaviness. It has a medium to full body with a slight bitterness.
The aftertaste is subtle with malt and roastiness.
This is an English Strong Ale style beer with Bullion hops and Two-row Barley, Special Roast, Black, Chocolate, & Victory malts. It is 8.0% with 30 IBU's.
I recommend this beer as a great example of a traditional winter ale. It is available from October to December in six packs all over....