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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1338) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (555) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2009
633 ml bottle courtesy of Shelton Bros. 7% ABA, according to the label. Pours reddish amber. Medium body, somewhat oily, properly unobtrusive carbonation. Something different. The first hit is big caramel. Yes to cinnamon, but not sure about the figs. Over-spiced. I don’t think it is too sweet, as the hops balance it. But there is an odd, rough aftertaste. Worthwhile more for its uniqueness than its quality.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Spicy aroma with hoppy and malty notes. Sweet and spicy flavour with malty and caramel notes. Finished bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10158) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
It’s red-golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of fruit and spice. The flavor has sweetness and notes of malt, candy sugar, fruit, citrus, cinnamon and a peppery bite in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 Bottle, 63.3cl. 7% ABV. It pours an unclear, dark golden body under a nice off-white head. Some cinnamon in the initial aroma, followed by a malty sweetness, some hops and a spiced touch. The flavor is a nice blend of cinnamon and malty sweetness, with a fine bitterness from the hops. Medium to full body with pleasant carbonation. Spiced, malty sweet finish. A rather unusual beer, but sure nice. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 090821

Bottle, 36cl, at Patricks. 2007 vintage. It’s a hazy, golden-orange beer with an off-white head. Slightly oxidized nose, with malts, notes of cinnamon and an earthy touch. Sweet, malty flavor with some cinnamon, quite low on bitterness. Full body. An easy drinkable beer that seems to best served fresh. 100213

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering-pours a disappearing off white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt, herbal, dark fruit. Taste is sweet medium malt, herbal/spice, dark fruit. @PilsnerPeters rerate

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2010
Medium pale beige head. Hazy amber body with floaties. Malty resiny minty aroma, very harmonic. Dry-sweetish minty oxidized malty taste with strawy soda notes. Mild mouthfeel. Fullish yet light body. Dryish peppery minty aftertaste with malty gingery notes. Nice, mild, drinkable, unusual. (0.36l bottle, Olympen, Oslo. Bottle says 2007.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2010
bottle. mild cinnamon and fig, as advertised, with toast, toffee and light roast coffee in the nose. more bready/grainy flavor, lightly zesty finish, moderately sweet with a slight cedar and dried fig/date fruit note. chewy back.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle shared by 3/4. This was pretty much a letdown after mildly enjoyed the amber and pale from this brewery. Just seemedvery understated overall withno flavor pronounced at all. Not offensive, but offensively unoffensive.


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