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Baird Jubilation Ale

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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There is a tradition in the world of ale brewing to craft celebratory holiday ales that incorporate festive spices and perhaps other special ingredients. Baird Jubilation Ale is brewed within the context of this tradition and in the spirit of joyful celebration. A hearty ale with a rich malty base and soothing alcoholic warmth (ABV 6.5%), Jubilation Ale is made luxuriant by deft additions of two wonderful ingredients: (1) fully ripened figs candied in the country kitchen of our friend, Shoko-chan, and (2) cinnamon twigs culled from a Japanese Nikki tree. A sublimely balanced interplay between sweet and spice reminiscent of the yin-yang duality of life results. The ruby-red hue and the wafting aroma of cinnamon warm the heart and furbish the soul.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3993) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2016
360 ml bottle in FL. Pours with a murky, copper body topped by a good bone-colored head. Excellent mother with ample natural carbonation. Drinks like a fine Belgian ale in that itís highly complex and well balanced (assuming you like figs), Faint cinnamon works well. Nearly too much dried dark fruit flavor, even for me. Overall: recommended! Sip slowly and contemplatively.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (602) - HONG KONG - JAN 4, 2016
Hazy red/copper with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, taste goes straight to the fig, honey and malts. Quite sweet, medium bodied and boozy. Decent and original beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2332) - - JAN 2, 2016
Draught at Naka-Meguro taproom. Rich fig with a honey edge, allspice, oily mouthfeel, sweet finish with light boozy notes. Interesting idea but a bit too heavy and sweet in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Sample at Farmhouse. Clear deep amber with a thin off-white head. Rich fruitiness, dark dried fruit, cinnamon, booze, toffee, spice bread. Medium+body, relaxed carbonation. Strong fruitiness, fairly spicy, like drinking a spice cake; mostly dry with moderate bitterness, a little booze and a long spice cake finish. Interesting

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2544) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Malt and faint fig nose and taste is sweet fig and cinnamon. Not cheap at $6.45 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1616) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a vibrant amber-red with a high, mixed-grain, pillowy, off-white head. Nose is dark fruit, spice, brown sugar, and orange; the aroma is like a very good Sangria. The front of the tongue is about vanilla and spices; the fig doesnít come in until the midpalate, where the taste widens out into a smoother, more mulled flavor. The spice is gentle and well integrated, and the finish is long and warm with more of a boozy edge. Very good, and quite restrained for a beer like this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2591) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2015
Iíve never had figgy pudding but if it tastes anything like this I want some. Figgy and malty mildly spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
very good now! .. . figs, prune, stewed fig .. . mild booze burn .. . plum brown .. medium foam .. . quite an intriguing beer, solid .. . . TV sets are getting smaller and smaller, and bigger and bigger. Soon the medium-sized set will be a thing of the past.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2170) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2015
330ml bottle from Liquors Hasegawa (bottled on 10/13/2014). Poured in a snifter. Pours a hazy caramel brown with a modest head that dissipated within 5 minutes. Really clear and strong sweet fig aroma. Slight cinnamon and alcohol aromas present as well. Initial taste was very alcohol forward with strong spice and bitterness present from hops. As it comes to room temperature individual spices become easier to detect: clove, ginger, corriander, cinnamon and nutmeg are all present. Alcohol taste becomes a little milder. FIg aroma is quite strong and lasts throughout the glass. Medium body with a relatively thin texture. Bitter finish. Very unique beer from Baird.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5501) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Aroma is unique/different spices, malts and very light citrus. The flavor is spices, malts, mild coffee, a hint of toffee and a slightly puckering, tart finish.


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