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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Deep amber, somewhat of a dark red, cloudy and dirty, moderate off-white head, frothy, with spotty lacing.   Lots of dark pitted fruit on the nose.   Not real heavy, but it seems like dates, figs, and raisins.   Golden raisins to be more exact.   On the tongue it certainly carries that dark pitted fruit aspect.   The body is light, meaning its not like a dubbel.   The backside has a very dull cinnamon aspect.   Now I know its nothing like a Dubbel.   I wished this was a bit more full bodied, and sweet.   Seems to come across as a weak Dubbel with some other spices.   Not bad, but needs a little more body and brightness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
My first from this brewer and a nice surprise. It pours almost a ruby red with a slight haze. The head is off white, creamy and lacing. The aroma has fruit, caramel, candy, fig( I didn’t know it had any fig until I read the label). The flavor had the above along with a hint of spice, cinnamon like it says on the label. A very nice after taste as well. Nicely balanced, lively mouth feel, nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy brown, medium tan head, poor retention. Aroma of fruit and scant spice. Taste is vegetables and figs. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (655) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
brewed with freshly picked figs and cinnamon twigs. Pours orange-brown with minimal head, regular carbonation, and minimal lacing. Mellow and soft fig sweetness up front, with subtle cinnamon spices at the backend. Goes down extremely smooth and just a trace of bitterness at the finish. Well-balanced body, sweetness, smoothness, creaminess, texture and carbonation. It could use more complexity and depth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6099) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity, cinnamon, figs and dates and almost a touch oxidized. The flavor is more sweet fruit centered around figs, some cinnamon, honey with mild bitterness to the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2106) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Poured out an amberishy red brew that is fairly hazy with a medium sized off white cap. This has a nice, soft aroma of spices that consist of cinnamon, figs follow with some depth, caramel and bread, light fruity sweetness. Very good flavour of cinnamon, bread, white pepper, caramel and thickness with a consistency of uncooked dough. Figs, lightest of citrus, weak hops and a bit astringent at the bottom of my glass. Decent brew that I had no problem drinking a whole bottle of but don’t see getting this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
2nd June 2009
Cloudy dark amber beer with a cream coloured head. Softish palate, semi dry. Creamy malt. Light cinnamon spice. The mellow fig integrates marvelously. Another unique Japanese beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3496) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Hazy orange of colour with an orange head. An aroma of ginger, sweets and spice. A flavour of ginger, spice and sweets.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2011
20110506 633ml bottle from State Line. Muddy light brown with medium brown, lofty, sturdy head that sticks a bit. Aroma is malty and spiced like bread pudding with a great cooked prune note and some sugared dates. It at first comes across as an old malt but with temp really shows the fruits. Soft bodied with mild eff and although it gives some impression of sweetness it actually appears to be quite dry. Earthy at the finish with pervasive spice, allspice, tree bark, assuredly the cinnamon. Nice beer, and probably pretty close to what I expected. The lighter abv is welcome although the beer comes across as well done English winter warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11225) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear reddish copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.


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