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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6143) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bomber from State Line Liquors - pours a hazy light red - everything about this beer is beautifully subtle - the fig is quite present in the aroma, but not heavy or overly sweet - the fig sweetness and cinnamon spiciness ride in on a surprisingly light-bodied bready malt backbone (which is great, because so many spiced beers overburden the palate) - some cane sugar balanced by the spices and moderate herbal bitterness - understated and well-done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5679) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2012
633ml bottle. Pours a strong amber almost copper colour with a good cap of tan foam. Lots of biscuity caramel malt through the aroma and this translates into the flavour. Smoothing the mouth with good texture and body.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5647) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2010
My first beer from Baird, and NOW were talking Japanese eccentric finesse! :-) Pours a hazy nut brown body with a thin, yet lacy top. The Jubilation Ale smells very much like chocolate, backed up by a thin layer of fruity spice in the background. The combined spice and malt profile adds up to a very peculiar, yet delicious nougat flavor slightly reminiscent of the Nutella chocolate spread. For some reason, this totally works in a beer, and Im not even a particular fan of chocolate stouts. Really mind-boggling. Glad I got to try this one. Props to Baird for experimental pay-off and a nice bottled surprise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2007
Dark amber color. Sea salt candy, chocolate, nutmeg nose. Sweet malty mouth with notes of sea salt, milk chocolate, cherries, liquorice and oranges. Malty rich finish with milk chocolate and sea salt. Very unique. While other christmas beers from Baird reminded me of OSA, this was completely different and much enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5539) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
Pours a hazy reddish brown color. Malty beer, with nice fruit flavors. Figs, sweet malt, orange peel, clove, citrus, apple, and notes of cinnamin. Pretty nice spiced ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Sampled on 1/2/2010. This spiced beer pours a medium brown color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is figs, malt, dark fruit, and cinnamon. A medium bodied spiced ale. The malts are dark fruit, figs, banana and bread. The hops are earthy and a touch floral. Lively carbonation. Interesting blend of fruit and spices, a nice balance of sweet and spice. A nice winter ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2010
2007 bottle at Olympen. Hazy copper with a healthy tan head. Tart berry aroma. In the mouth dry chocolate blends with tart berries. Overall quite dry. Medium body. Complex and somewhat surprising.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours medium amber with a ligth thin head- slight haze. Aroma is lightly fruity, candied dried fruits- raisin fig and dates, spicy- phenolic and cinnamon and vanilla- earthy. Flavor is a slate and mineral in the middle- some sugar and sweet upfront and some spices lingering past the finish- light cinnamon noticed - slight diacetyl as it warms with more earth and herbal notes as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4971) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
7% an amber winter warmer on Tap at the cozy Baird Numazu Taproom. An amber pour with a light beige head. Malty sweet, spices, figs in the aroma. Great earthy+fruity taste, malty but with bucket loads of sweet figs with a bit of spices & a mild ascerbic puckering bitterness to it. More flavorful than I was expecting. A good surprise, but best in small amounts I think. Worth trying, quite unique.


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