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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours amber with a nice beige head and a vanilla and cinnamon aroma. There is a carbonated pale malt flavor with fig and spice tastes. Starts sweet and finishes a bit harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8006) - 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 - didn’t really get any cinnamon in here, but then again I’m 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7885) - 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. i’d drink it again, but wouldn’t pay the premium price on another bottle."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Spice (mostly cinnamon) aroma with rich malt and light dark fruit. Dark fruit and malt flavor with caramel and spice. Medium bodied. Dark fruit lingers with rich malt and light spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7464) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
very good now! .. . figs, prune, stewed fig .. . mild booze burn .. . plum brown .. medium foam .. . quite an intriguing beer, solid .. . . TV sets are getting smaller and smaller, and bigger and bigger. Soon the medium-sized set will be a thing of the past.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle, bought @ VBM, Buffalo. enjoyed with Rudolf, ElJefe, & jacob. Golden copper pour, Maudite like. Fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, light cinnamon, allspice. Some fruit juice, not overly complicated but a solid beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2010
Medium pale beige head. Hazy amber body with floaties. Malty resiny minty aroma, very harmonic. Dry-sweetish minty oxidized malty taste with strawy soda notes. Mild mouthfeel. Fullish yet light body. Dryish peppery minty aftertaste with malty gingery notes. Nice, mild, drinkable, unusual. (0.36l bottle, Olympen, Oslo. Bottle says 2007.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle@Patricks.Pours amber with a small offwhite head.Aroma berries ,hay and malt.Flavor is malt ,hay, berries and fruit .Medium body ,average carbonation,dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - 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.

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