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

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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3.5
Papsoe (25063) - 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

3.4
MiP (15667) - 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.

3.3
Maria (10212) - 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
KimJohansen (10492) - 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.

3.4
Ungstrup (37561) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing orangey hazy. The aroma has notes fruit -peaches, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and peaches, leading to a dry and bitter finis. The alcohol leaves a light burn on the back of the tongue.

3.5
yespr (45425) - 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.

3.4
alexanderj (3605) - 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.

3.7
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours a brilliant shade of amber with a frothy tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. Smells hot with added notes of cinammon and fig, as advertised -- almost like a cherries jubille made with figs. Tastes predominatly of Honeycomb cereal, raisins, powdered creamer, cocoa beans, and sherry. Thin in consistency and dry on the palate, but a nice brew regardless.

3.5
bhensonb (15190) - 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.

3.4
FlacoAlto (4182) - 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.


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