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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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3.7
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2011
20110506 633ml bottle from State Line. Muddy light brown with medium brown, lofty, sturdy head that sticks a bit. Aroma is malty and spiced like bread pudding with a great cooked prune note and some sugared dates. It at first comes across as an old malt but with temp really shows the fruits. Soft bodied with mild eff and although it gives some impression of sweetness it actually appears to be quite dry. Earthy at the finish with pervasive spice, allspice, tree bark, assuredly the cinnamon. Nice beer, and probably pretty close to what I expected. The lighter abv is welcome although the beer comes across as well done English winter warmer.

3.9
jimhilt (2615) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Malt and faint fig nose and taste is sweet fig and cinnamon. Not cheap at $6.45 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

3.6
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle shared by B Torres, what a nice guy. There is definitely a nice spice dried fruit presence in this one. Figs and apricots were the most prominent here. Very tasty and easy to drink.

3.3
VertBaconStrips (2392) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - 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.

2.4
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
If there was cinnamon in here, I did not catch it. A lot of malty notes and really syrupy. boring and one note.

3.5
rudolf (2360) - 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. I’m not a huge fan of spiced ales, but this was nice enough.

3
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
22oz bottle - I have to wonder how long this beer sat in the summer time in a hot warehouse while waiting to be distributed to the various locations. What I tasted seemed to be a echo of what could have been a much better beer. Rather flabby and lacking any real direction, the flavors of this beer kind of just lay flat on the palate. Wet paper, light vegetables, canned peaches, and golden raisins seemed to combine to an uninspired aroma. Flavor was light pitted fruit, more wet paper, raw dough and old caramel malts. If it wasn’t old (which it seemed to scream it), then it’s poorly executed.

3.4
Sparky (2244) - 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!

3.6
Arayaga2 (2206) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Opaque brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is figgy indeed, and sweet, with a bit of alcohol . Taste is the same with a spiced cinnamon bready quality. Dark fruit in the finish with alcohol and a slight sourness. $6/22oz

2.8
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2010
Tasting - The Wine Source. Copper, thin white head. Citric sherry and grape aromas warm to light swirls of spiced cinnamon pears. Vinous and spicy with a touch of backend cardboard throughout. Light to medium bodied, soft carboantion, spiced fruity finish. Not my cup of tea, though fresh it might change my opinion...


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