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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
( 21.4oz bottle) Pours a medium brown color, when held to light it is a deep orange in appearance. Lacing on the glass is superb, 1 finger head thatís gone quickly. There isnít much to be smelled here to be honest. Some sweet malt. The taste is however pretty distinct. There is a nice chocolaty malt up front which is delicious. Lingering bitterness indicates the presence of some hops, but isnít bad at all. Quite nice actually and never gets in the way of the malt. The yeast profile reminds me almost of the complexity of a Belgian beer, but not quite. Pretty well balanced. Maybe the most perfectly carbonated beer Iíve had yet, the tiny bubbles dance across my tongue unlike any beer Iíve had yet. Weight of the beer is a little thinner than Iíd prefer, but the carbonation being so good keeps its score really high. Highly recommended. Iím not sure the cinnamon or fig ever show their presence, but this is a good beer and you should try to find it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle, thanks Swoopjones! Cloudy ruby, tan head. Nose is cinnamon, nugmeg, alcohol, caramel. Flavor is honey, cinnamon, caramel, cherries, alcohol, a bit of yeast. Iím not a huge fan of spiced ales, but this was nice enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours a murky brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, light hop presence, hints of spice. On the thin side of medium with a bit of slightly oxidized caramel, plums, prunes, and malt. Finishes with a light bitterness and a touch more spice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Copper colored with a nice off-white head. Unusual aroma of fruits, light cinnamon and some faint cooked vegetable notes. Lightly sweet candied fruit flavors back by caramel and chocolate malts. Cinnamon spiciness comes through towards the finish, but is not over powering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle, bought @ VBM, Buffalo. enjoyed with Rudolf, ElJefe, & jacob. Golden copper pour, Maudite like. Fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, light cinnamon, allspice. Some fruit juice, not overly complicated but a solid beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 Bottle, 63.3cl. 7% ABV. It pours an unclear, dark golden body under a nice off-white head. Some cinnamon in the initial aroma, followed by a malty sweetness, some hops and a spiced touch. The flavor is a nice blend of cinnamon and malty sweetness, with a fine bitterness from the hops. Medium to full body with pleasant carbonation. Spiced, malty sweet finish. A rather unusual beer, but sure nice. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 090821

Bottle, 36cl, at Patricks. 2007 vintage. Itís a hazy, golden-orange beer with an off-white head. Slightly oxidized nose, with malts, notes of cinnamon and an earthy touch. Sweet, malty flavor with some cinnamon, quite low on bitterness. Full body. An easy drinkable beer that seems to best served fresh. 100213

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Opaque brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is figgy indeed, and sweet, with a bit of alcohol . Taste is the same with a spiced cinnamon bready quality. Dark fruit in the finish with alcohol and a slight sourness. $6/22oz

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
22oz bottle pours a hazy copper color with a nice white head that left some very nice lace behind. Aroma is huge fig, malt and spice. Flavor is malt up front, fig, raisin, honey and some vanilla. finish is spicy, figs and biscuit. Kind of reminds me of a fig newton. Nice beer, I look forward to trying more from this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle 63,3 cl. Hazy amber golden with tiny floating impurities and an off-white head. Spicy aroma, exotic fruits. Quite full-bodied, caramel and roasted malts with a fairly exotic spicing. Ends bitter. 210809

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15253) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle, 7%. Mild spicy aroma. Hazy red amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour has some cinnamon in the finish, not too powerful, but can be tasted. Slightly sweet, perhaps from the figs. Ok balanced for an unbalanced beer style.


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