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

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Draught at Qbricks fruit beer day, May 08. Amber-orange color with a medium off-white head. Strong aroma of cinnamon, figs, drak fruit. Rather sweet and fruity. Big spice flavor, with figs. Low hops lacking balance. Too much cinnamon, but with a nice malt richness. Enjoyable but too sweet and too much spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2008
Quite little for the alcohol here. As my drinking buddy mentioned this is a beer that is looking for an identity. Still quite nice and sweet and I am partial to cinammon so I enjoyed it. Could have a bit more body to it to compliment the festive ingredients

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bomber courtesy of BOLTZ7555 – thanks J! Pours a hazy amber with a 2 finger thick beige head. The nose is figs, malt and spice. The taste is caramel, figs, cinnamon and citrus hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy. Decent brew – thanks again J!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Poured a hazy amber color with a beige head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of figs and cinnamon. The aroma was actually fairly fruity. Fruity flavor with a dry finish. Mildly bitter with a light body that makes it pretty drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2009
22oz. Bottle (at 7%ABV): Lightly sweet aroma of cinnamon, caramel, spices, slight tea, pale malts, and slight fig. Poured deep orange/deep amber in color with a medium to large-sized, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of cinnamon, figs, pale malts, slight tea, wood, caramel, light honey, spices, and slight resin. Light to medium body (more toward medium). Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Cinnamon, tea, and wood finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Spice (mostly cinnamon) aroma with rich malt and light dark fruit. Dark fruit and malt flavor with caramel and spice. Medium bodied. Dark fruit lingers with rich malt and light spice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3339) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle; poured a muddy brownish-amber color with a creamy looking khaki colored head. Aroma of fig/dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and fruit; a bit of spice. The fig really comes through strongly in the aroma. Quite distinct due to the ingrediants in the flavor. Alot of fig and cinnamon, with a bit of caramel, bread and sweetness. A nice soft palate, with a touch of creaminess. Not a beer I would want to drink often, but it was much better than expected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle, 7%. Mild spicy aroma. Hazy red amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour has some cinnamon in the finish, not too powerful, but can be tasted. Slightly sweet, perhaps from the figs. Ok balanced for an unbalanced beer style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle, another treat from afire thanks Waylo. Poured a hazy copper with slight tan head. Spice and vegetable with some dry sweet notes. Thin and high carbonation. Okay but maybe needed more of an alcohol boost to warm up.


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