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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 360ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and spices. Taste is light sweet. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Amber pour. Light tan head. Caramel malt, honey, spices and fruit. Flavor has cinnamon, allspice, honey, and a bit of hops. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Spicy aroma with hoppy and malty notes. Sweet and spicy flavour with malty and caramel notes. Finished bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Itís red-golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of fruit and spice. The flavor has sweetness and notes of malt, candy sugar, fruit, citrus, cinnamon and a peppery bite in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
633ml bottle, from Dutchís.. Labeled 7%. An older vintage, not sure which though. Shared with friends. Clear red amber color. Thin off-white bubbly head. Dots and bits of lace. Figs, touch cinnamon, touch toasty, and some mild flavor of oxidization up front, some caramel malt. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More drying finish in the end. Moderate sweet taste, kind of a tang, light bitterness. Pretty tasty, aside from the touch of oxidization. Held up reasonably well for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9619) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"a decent hoppy spiced ale that was enjoyable enough. even a little unique. but in the end the flavors were a bit muddled and the beer lacked focus. iíd drink it again, but wouldnít pay the premium price on another bottle."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle shared by notalush. Deep amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is a little bit spicy. There is a kiss of figgy sweetness and some soft light spiciness. Prominent cinnamon and clove with a touch of orange peel and ginger. Softly earthy bitterness over a little bit of chewy malt sweetness. Itís a pretty solid beer really

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm - thanks again, Chris! He said this one was a couple years old. Pours a semi-cloudy orange with a finger of off-white head. Notes of figs (the golden kind), peppery spice, caramel and amber and toasted malts, sugars, earth, straw - didnít really get any cinnamon in here, but then again Iím not sure if "cinnamon twigs" are something else altogether. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Interesting beer. Certainly one of a kind.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle. Hazy medium amber, foamy off-white head , decent retention. Okay, to begin with there is no cinnamon in the aroma. Strike one. There is no fig in the aroma. Strike two. Baird, you really had my hopes up here! I LUVS ME MY FIGS!!! There are no figs in the aroma or the palate. Huge let down. HUGE!!! There is fruity caramel. There are hints of spices. There are yeasty undertones. There is an alcoholic warmth in the finish that surpasses what I would expect froma beer of mere 6.5% ABV. But there are no figs, nor is there cinnamon. Is it an okay brew? Sure. Itís okay. Am I filled with jubilation? Sadly, no.


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