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Advent Beer Calendar: Day 21: Old Jubilation Ale

Today’s nod goes to Old Jubilation Ale from Avery Brewing Company in Colorado. It’s a big beer; at 8% alcohol by volume, the site says it’s "cellarable" for two years. My kind of beer!

Sounds like a winner, too: the website describes "a hint of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee." And on BeerAdvocate, where it scores 87 with 99% approval, a number of reviews mention toffee, hazelnuts, coffee, sweet fruits, and chocolate.

That’s a nice thing about beers like this, and the holiday beers in general: complexity. These beers are meant to be savored and enjoyed, not guzzled down like their lighter brethren.

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