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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
bottle via superdave on 1/25/2010. orange red pour... hazy with an off white head. initially, this smells very vegetal and sweet... no, it smells that way throughout... cinnamon, caramel, malt and the earthy insides of figs. the flavor matches the aroma only it is on the sweeter side of what i tend to like... add in some brown sugar, a ton of spiciness and a bitter yeasty finish to round things out. the medium body is made harsh from the spices and crisp carbonation. meh 6/4/6/3/14/3.3

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3165) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

4/28/2011: Baird Jubilation Ale (Japanese Ale Brewed with Figs and Cinnamon)... Aroma: Sugary and fruity maltiness; fig definitely comes through in the aroma; smells VERY malty. Appearance: Hazy orange complexion with a frothy off-white head; soft visible carbonation; minimal lacing. Flavor: Sweet and fruity in the front with figs in the middle with fig and honey sweetness in the middle with just a subtle touch of spice; dry pear-like fruitiness and alcohol though the finish. Palate: Medium; very mellow and smooth; seems a bit thin at times. Overall: Interesting... Not great, not bad.

1 PT 5.4 FL OZ bottle (7% ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #106 for this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (3083) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2012
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Hazy orange body with small particles. Fingerthick creamy light brown head. Sweet fruits, clove, freezer ice, honey and maple syrup on the nose. Honey sweet, light acidic and light bitter flavors. Reminiscent of a honey induced vanilla tea. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Peteís 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2938) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Caramel colored brew with a tight eggshell head that left a small amount of lacing after every sip. Aroma is subtle candied sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and molasses. Flavor is extremely balanced between hops and malt. Honey, cinnamon, caramel, brown sugar and citrus. Nothing mind-blowing but I thought this was a well put together beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2009
633 ml bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy amber color with a one finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is light esters (fig) and caramel malt with a hint of spice (very light cinnamon). Iím not quite sure what to make of the flavor. I mainly detect some esters and caramel malt. Iím not quite sure what to make of this beer. All I know is that itís not worth the $12 I paid for it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2874) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
My first from this brewer and a nice surprise. It pours almost a ruby red with a slight haze. The head is off white, creamy and lacing. The aroma has fruit, caramel, candy, fig( I didnít know it had any fig until I read the label). The flavor had the above along with a hint of spice, cinnamon like it says on the label. A very nice after taste as well. Nicely balanced, lively mouth feel, nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2860) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark caramel brown color with almost a finger of off-white head. Aromas of apples, dark fruit, light spices. Tasting notes of dark fruit, spices, slightly bitter bread. Medium-light body, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2853) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
7% an amber winter warmer on Tap at the cozy Baird Numazu Taproom. An amber pour with a light beige head. Malty sweet, spices, figs in the aroma. Great earthy+fruity taste, malty but with bucket loads of sweet figs with a bit of spices & a mild ascerbic puckering bitterness to it. More flavorful than I was expecting. A good surprise, but best in small amounts I think. Worth trying, quite unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2830) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
633ml brown bottle. Amber pour, hazy. Has a thin whitish cap with creamy edges. Nose is fruity, lots of marmalade notes, smells like a sweet amber ale. In the mouth ther is cinnamon spiciness, fruity and caramel malts, finishes with a light suggestion of hops. A hint of bitterness in the aftertaste but lots of spice, and slight woody notes. Decent.


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