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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.


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   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3472) - 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.

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   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.

3.1
   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Getbetter (839) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Had this beer from a 22 ounce , hazy, medium sweetness, I wasnít anything super special

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
(63.31cl bottle, courtesy of ĺ) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, figs, cinnamon, and raisins. Flavor of caramel, cinnamon, light herbs, and dates.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle shared by Butters at Slutfest 2.0. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, toast, bread), average hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of figs, cinnamon, and dates. Flavor is average malt (caramel, toast, bread), average hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of figs, cinnamon, and dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (3437) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at Buttersí Slutfest: Fig nose. Clear auburn, medium yellow head, good lace. Malt and fig flavor. A bit on the sweet side, not complex, but acceptable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
I have never heard of this brewer before and was surprised to hear that it comes from Japan. +++Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange-brown color with a small foamy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was cinnamon, nutmeg and was a bit musty. The flavor was bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and raisin. The finish was medium length bread and dry spices. Medium body. Ok.


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