Old Jubilation. This is an English Old Ale which features a blend of five specialty malts and no spices of any kind. It’s released in September each year in six-packs, cases, and (as in this review) draft kegs.
It pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin off-white head that lasts a while. The aroma is definitely malty, which is not surprising given the ingredient list.
The flavor follows the aroma. It’s malty and nutty, with a touch of sweetness to it. The finish is also malty, and very slightly bitter. Overall, it strikes me as a fairly standard brown ale.
Beer Advocate rates it an 87 or “very good”. Rate Beer gives it a 96 overall. It’s a little more hoppy than I’d like it to be, but overall it’s a good beer. I’m giving it a 7 out of 10.
Sweet, Malty, Dry, or Bitter: Malty
Spice Level: None
Hops Level: Medium
Dominant Flavors: Malt and hazelnuts
My Rating: 7/10