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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2008
Another in a fascinating raft of unusual Japanese beers generously supplied to an Australian RB gathering by TimE. This Japanese take on a Christmas ale left me scratching my head in between writing notes like "peculiar" and "fucking weird". Burnt umber with a shallow head. Highly spiced aroma - cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and limes. Oily body. Strange mix of flavours, like a spiced lime shandy. Cinnamon again but dominated by strong citrus. The combination didnít really work for me but it probably suffered from being poured in the midst of a long session. Would like to try again. (Bottle at Sullyís 2007 RB Sydney Xmas gathering)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JAN 3, 2009
This ale didn’t seem quite as festive as it’s namesake, but proved to be drinkable. Hints of clove, cinnamon, spice, orange peel, but nothing terribly solid and memorable. ON tap @ Cheers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours hazy orange with a small creamy white head. Nose is very strong and spicy. Cinnamon, alcohol and dark fruit. Lively carbonation. Flavor adds sweet toffee. Not bad.. Were frightened straight away . .

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6645) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (874) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Was expecting a more unique, original beer. But didnít really end up having that much flavor. Thought the figs would give a very interesting flavor, but it is actually pretty muddy. Disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2010
Tasting - The Wine Source. Copper, thin white head. Citric sherry and grape aromas warm to light swirls of spiced cinnamon pears. Vinous and spicy with a touch of backend cardboard throughout. Light to medium bodied, soft carboantion, spiced fruity finish. Not my cup of tea, though fresh it might change my opinion...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3455) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2012
Creamy head misty deep amber pour weak carbonation aromas grain cereal sweet potato cinnamon nutmeg flavours sweet potato creaminess nutmeg mild clove very smooth to weak tastes finish flat like aftertastes would be good if stronger in flavour bit weak

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (2682) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 05, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy amber, wispy white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet aroma, touch of fruityness, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice fruity character, light spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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