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

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RATINGS: 112   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (2791) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
22oz Bottle @ Paulís gathering. Copper pour with tan head. Spices and malts , make a easy drinakable beverage that doesnít have much to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours medium amber with a ligth thin head- slight haze. Aroma is lightly fruity, candied dried fruits- raisin fig and dates, spicy- phenolic and cinnamon and vanilla- earthy. Flavor is a slate and mineral in the middle- some sugar and sweet upfront and some spices lingering past the finish- light cinnamon noticed - slight diacetyl as it warms with more earth and herbal notes as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2009
65cl bottle. Cloudy copper body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, prune/raisin, caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/fig, cantaloupe, light alcohol warming, faint earthy. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle at Hashigo Zake. Pours a beautiful radiant reddish amber, tan head.
Aroma has smooth chocolaty, fruity oddness. A big full bodied flavour, kinda of nutty with Belgian-esq flavours, wierd esters. In a good way. Spicces are minimal and no hint of the cinnamon.
Tart, bitter and fruity, interesting but not amazing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering-pours a disappearing off white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt, herbal, dark fruit. Taste is sweet medium malt, herbal/spice, dark fruit. @PilsnerPeters rerate

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle 650ml.
Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, thyme, cinnamon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate spicy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090821]

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5479) - 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 (2340) - 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 (6584) - 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.


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