The 12 Beers of Christmas: Day 7
Avery Old Jubilation Ale
Note: I'm a fan of holiday ales, and I want to use this forum this year to lay out 12 beers that just seem essential for holiday party drinking. Plus, I want to actually see if I can sit down and write for 12 days in a row, a feat I've never pulled off on this blog.
's Old Jubilation Ale may pack a more complex combination of flavors into one 12-ounce bottle than any holiday beer sold in six-packs in Colorado.
This 8% ABV concoction is highly hopped buy still dark and chewy, presenting the hops and malt in balance (BIG balance, but balance all the same). The combination is a full-on malty bitter deluge of the taste buds.
Old Jubilation's official designation is as an English strong ale, but it is very American in terms of the amount of flavors it crams into one bottle. It falls into the holiday-ale category of beers that bathe us in warming malt for the cold season, but it goes well beyond that simple description lavishes as full a presentation to your tongue that you will find.
Labels: Avery Brewing, Holiday beers