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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma is honey tea and biscuit malts. Appears an amber/copper with a crimson tint. Taste follows nose with sharp honeysuckle, tea, biscuit and sweet caramel overtones. Mid palate is sugary sweet toffee, tea leaf and more biscuit. Overall, unique but too sweet for my taste. B- rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle shared by notalush. Deep amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is a little bit spicy. There is a kiss of figgy sweetness and some soft light spiciness. Prominent cinnamon and clove with a touch of orange peel and ginger. Softly earthy bitterness over a little bit of chewy malt sweetness. Itís a pretty solid beer really

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4081) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
Pours a hazy reddish brown color. Malty beer, with nice fruit flavors. Figs, sweet malt, orange peel, clove, citrus, apple, and notes of cinnamin. Pretty nice spiced ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Reddish copper color with a decent beige/tan head. Aroma is mostly a warm lightly roasted caramel. Near full bodied with foamy carbonation. Flavor is indeed rather figgy, and the cinnamon is detectable. Quite different. Very interesting. Finishes fruity, herby/spicey and approaching dryness. Unusual flavor aspects waft across the palate. You should definitely try this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small to off-white head. Mild fruity and light spiced. Sweet and caramelish with a distinct fruity note. Lingering fruity and mild citrusy flavoured. Bitter, fruity and citrusy dry finish/bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle 63,3 cl. Hazy amber golden with tiny floating impurities and an off-white head. Spicy aroma, exotic fruits. Quite full-bodied, caramel and roasted malts with a fairly exotic spicing. Ends bitter. 210809

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours a murky brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, light hop presence, hints of spice. On the thin side of medium with a bit of slightly oxidized caramel, plums, prunes, and malt. Finishes with a light bitterness and a touch more spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle, thanks Swoopjones! Cloudy ruby, tan head. Nose is cinnamon, nugmeg, alcohol, caramel. Flavor is honey, cinnamon, caramel, cherries, alcohol, a bit of yeast. Iím not a huge fan of spiced ales, but this was nice enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours medium amber with a ligth thin head- slight haze. Aroma is lightly fruity, candied dried fruits- raisin fig and dates, spicy- phenolic and cinnamon and vanilla- earthy. Flavor is a slate and mineral in the middle- some sugar and sweet upfront and some spices lingering past the finish- light cinnamon noticed - slight diacetyl as it warms with more earth and herbal notes as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Clear orange rust color with a bubbly tan head. Nice pit fruit cinnamon spicy aromas. medium body. Good spicy caramel, cinnamon, sugared pit fruit, pale malt flavors.


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