GenkiGonzo (519) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Copper colour, small white head, some lacing. Quite sweet aroma of fig and some spice. Lots of cinnamon balanced nicely with the sweet fruit.
Westkyoto77 (547) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow. Not usually a fan of spiced beer, but this was nice. Deep burnt amber with thin broken head. Sweet nose with rich fruity malt, figs, and caramel. Lovely sweetness and fullness- was as warming as advertised. Didn't get so much cinnamon as I thought, but there's definitely some spices in there. A great winter warmer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Mostly clear copper body with a medium frothy off white head. Sweet fruit, caramel and light spice aroma with earthy notes. Sweet fruit, fig, caramel, light spice and earthy flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
7% an amber winter warmer on Tap at the cozy Baird Numazu Taproom. An amber pour with a light beige head. Malty sweet, spices, figs in the aroma. Great earthy+fruity taste, malty but with bucket loads of sweet figs with a bit of spices & a mild ascerbic puckering bitterness to it. More flavorful than I was expecting. A good surprise, but best in small amounts I think. Worth trying, quite unique.
shigadeyo (3147) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/28/2011: Baird Jubilation Ale (Japanese Ale Brewed
with Figs and Cinnamon)... Aroma: Sugary and fruity maltiness; fig
definitely comes through in the aroma; smells VERY malty. Appearance:
Hazy orange complexion with a frothy off-white head; soft visible
carbonation; minimal lacing. Flavor: Sweet and fruity in the front
with figs in the middle with fig and honey sweetness in the middle
with just a subtle touch of spice; dry pear-like fruitiness and
alcohol though the finish. Palate: Medium; very mellow and smooth;
seems a bit thin at times. Overall: Interesting... Not great, not
1 PT 5.4 FL OZ bottle (7% ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom!
Rating #106 for this beer.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew is a cloudy brown color with a medium thin white head that dissipates quickly to a wispy film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit and malt. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, fruit and spices. The finish is sweet with a dark fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.
mikedR (1501) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice and flavorable Christmas ale. A good mix of holiday spices, cinnamon being the most prominent. Rich color deserving of the resulting taste. A bit of pepper on the backend finish. Would only like to see (taste) a bit more malty backbone. That’s a nitpick tho -- overall this is pretty solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
glennmastrange (2383) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of cookie and roasted, light orange for the hops and dough for the yeast, with hints of brown sugar, cinnamon and fig. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, off-white with some slippery lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color ismedium red with a thick amount of large particles. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately bittersweet and lightly acidic. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation. Pretty nice aromas and flavors in this Spiced Beer.
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet rich malt, with dried fruit and golden syrup showing through.
Flavours are equally sweet but quite complex. Hints of eucalyptus, dried fruits and some spices. Pretty interesting (in a good way).
Body feels too syrupy.
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden amber, almost the color of natural honey. Practically no head, but a trace amount of lacing remains throughout. A restrained aroma mainly of stone fruit. Taste is more complex. Sweetness dominates, with stone fruit (cherry and fig) leading the way, followed by alcohol (brandy). Tastes of brown sugar and oak are also noticeable. Mouthfeel is watery, but slightly prickly. In sum, a fine beer, but one that almost tastes more like a scotch ale than the "Christmastime" dark ale that I had expected. Worth a try if you favor boozy, fruity beers.