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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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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8228) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Looks nice. Full head on copper. Light quiet earthy scent. Malt fig favoured born or dark amber ale. A bit of dubbel. Just a hint of cinnamon if you insist. Better than I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2097) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Poured out an amberishy red brew that is fairly hazy with a medium sized off white cap. This has a nice, soft aroma of spices that consist of cinnamon, figs follow with some depth, caramel and bread, light fruity sweetness. Very good flavour of cinnamon, bread, white pepper, caramel and thickness with a consistency of uncooked dough. Figs, lightest of citrus, weak hops and a bit astringent at the bottom of my glass. Decent brew that I had no problem drinking a whole bottle of but don’t see getting this again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5867) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity, cinnamon, figs and dates and almost a touch oxidized. The flavor is more sweet fruit centered around figs, some cinnamon, honey with mild bitterness to the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a small off-white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with some cinnamon. Taste is fruity sweet with some maltiness and cinnamon spice with a slight trace of hops in the finish. An interesting brew that was somewhat enjoyable, but not something I could drink daily.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle 650ml.
Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, thyme, cinnamon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate spicy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090821]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. Golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, cinnemon, fruit. flavour is fruit, cinnemon, fruit, hop, spices. Easy drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2011
Aroma - caramel, toffy, cinnamon and there’s distinctive yeasty aroma. Apperance - light amber orange, with not much head Taste - thin caramel flavour at the beginning and then spicy chinotto’s bitter (used in Campari) after taste. bit of tartness Palate - medium bodyied, bit sticky and soft carbonation. long finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear reddish copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13213) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy brown, medium tan head, poor retention. Aroma of fruit and scant spice. Taste is vegetables and figs. Interesting.


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