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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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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a small off-white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with some cinnamon. Taste is fruity sweet with some maltiness and cinnamon spice with a slight trace of hops in the finish. An interesting brew that was somewhat enjoyable, but not something I could drink daily.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (3948) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Mostly clear copper body with a medium frothy off white head. Sweet fruit, caramel and light spice aroma with earthy notes. Sweet fruit, fig, caramel, light spice and earthy flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Tried April 2009
A gusher that I had to quickly move to the sink so as not to create a mess. A careful pour yields a three-finger thick, lightly tanned head. The beer is a deep cherry-red color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells cherry up front, some fig notes and a finish of brandy soaked raisins. A touch spicy as well which seems to accentuate an almost mace like note. Nutty malt notes and a touch of toasty grain becomes noticeable after a bit in the finish.

A bit chewy, with a touch of tartness and only a touch of sweetness. Fruity flavors of fig and a touch of plum are noticeable up front and in the middle. The beer finishes with a spicy note and a nutty toasted malt note as well as a touch of bitterness. This has a bit of cherry and cherry pit like flavors as well as a touch of vanilla flavors here. This has a bit of astringency in the finish that seems to be contributed from the malt and something else that I can’t quite place (the fruit perhaps). The body on this brew is not too heavy and not too light, it has a bit of viscous character to it.

I am glad that this was not infected, it was just poorly conditioned. This is a nice brew, one that is definitely enjoyable. This is definitely a fruit dominated beer. I definitely like the fruit contribution here, it surprisingly has a fair amount of cherry character to it, almost more so than recognizable fig flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
Sampled at Slutfest 2.0. Pours a near clear amber with tan head. Sweet and cinnamen brown sugar. and maybe i see the figs.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3663) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at Butters’ Slutfest: Fig nose. Clear auburn, medium yellow head, good lace. Malt and fig flavor. A bit on the sweet side, not complex, but acceptable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3448) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Ruby red pour with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is spicy with some hints of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, very light figs, and sugar. Flavor is very sweet and malty with hints of cocoa, honey, cinnamon, yeast, sugar, and light figs. Very sweet and spicy and rather cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle purchased at Ledger’s Liquors. BevMo in Natomas also has this beer. The aroma on this seems a little old and lightly oxidized with some cardboard hints. I have no clue if this is an old bottle or not. Ledger’s is known for that sometimes. Behind this, there is a strange herbal complexity, which is kind of sweet in one sniff and a little spicy in the next sniff. I guess that would be the sweetness of the figs and the spiciness of the cinnamon, although I would have difficulty putting a finger on them if not for help from the description. This has a slightly hazy amber-copper body with a smallish, quickly dissipating off-yellowish head. There could be some chill haze, here seeing I had this in the freezer. Starts a little herbal, before this becomes a little fruity and sweet, which is then followed by some light spiciness and a little bitterness. Finishes a little sweet. Very low carbonation in this beer, which works a little against this.


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