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

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. Golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, cinnemon, fruit. flavour is fruit, cinnemon, fruit, hop, spices. Easy drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2891) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG 2010. The aroma is fruity, bready. The appearance is a brown/red, white head. The flavor is malty, fruity, figs, plums, bread. The finish is a light noble hop bittering. Medium in body. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
633 mL bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville, opened to celebrate my acquisition of a new car. Rated 5/31/10. Pours a hazy reddish color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is nutty and malty with notes of figs, dates, leafy hops, cinnamon and clove. The taste is lightly tart fig and other fruity notes, cinnamon with complements brown sugary malt notes, nutty notes and a citrus and leafy hop finish. Medium-full bodied, smooth and fairly bitter in the finish. Another good effort from a brewery that I’ve enjoyed a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2010
My first beer from Baird, and NOW we’re talking Japanese eccentric finesse! :-) Pours a hazy nut brown body with a thin, yet lacy top. The Jubilation Ale smells very much like chocolate, backed up by a thin layer of fruity spice in the background. The combined spice and malt profile adds up to a very peculiar, yet delicious nougat flavor slightly reminiscent of the Nutella chocolate spread. For some reason, this totally works in a beer, and I’m not even a particular fan of chocolate stouts. Really mind-boggling. Glad I got to try this one. Props to Baird for experimental pay-off and a nice bottled surprise.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
If there was cinnamon in here, I did not catch it. A lot of malty notes and really syrupy. boring and one note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle shared by 3/4. This was pretty much a letdown after mildly enjoyed the amber and pale from this brewery. Just seemedvery understated overall withno flavor pronounced at all. Not offensive, but offensively unoffensive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Pours hazy copper amber color. Nose is juniper, spice, fig, cinnamon and fruits. Taste is similar with emphasis on the figs and exotic fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
(63.31cl bottle, courtesy of ¾) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, figs, cinnamon, and raisins. Flavor of caramel, cinnamon, light herbs, and dates.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8229) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2010
bottle. mild cinnamon and fig, as advertised, with toast, toffee and light roast coffee in the nose. more bready/grainy flavor, lightly zesty finish, moderately sweet with a slight cedar and dried fig/date fruit note. chewy back.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle, another treat from afire thanks Waylo. Poured a hazy copper with slight tan head. Spice and vegetable with some dry sweet notes. Thin and high carbonation. Okay but maybe needed more of an alcohol boost to warm up.


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