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Jubilation Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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Jubilation AleJubilation Ale

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 01-02-2009)
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StJamesGate

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy chestnut-violet with off white film.
Sweet raisin toast nose.
Brown sugar, a speck of chocolate, dark fruit, cherry stones, a banana yeast hit and winter spice.
Woody finish and cedar linger.
Medium, creamy, clean.

Yawn. I get the figs and cinnamon, but those notes would be in a winter warmer without any adjuncts. Nothing new here.

Disappointing intro to Baird.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:47:48 | More by StJamesGate
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-17-2013 07:10:02 | More by LambicPentameter
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Auraan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-26-2013 04:02:45 | More by Auraan
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into a tulip glass. I like the deep amber coloring with this beer. There was a decent amount of red in the brown beer. I get about two fingers of thick foam from the initial pour. It wasn't sticky enough for very good lacing, but it was a good looking beer.

There is a decent amount of fruityness coming off the top of this one. You can really smell pear and fig. I was surprised that I got the cinnamon in the flavor and not in the nose. I also taste dark fruit, especially figs.

This is a pretty good example of a strong or old ale. It works out as a nice sipper. I recommend this one for the colder weather.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 21:44:21 | More by ummswimmin
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kojevergas

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle served into a Samuel Smith's nonic glass at a tasting. 7% ABV. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, but merely decent retention. Yeast is plainly visible. Body colour is a textbook auburn. Nontransparent.

Sm: Cinnamon. Light fig when I look for it. Pale and biscuit malts. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

T: Lots of imbalanced fig. Messy pale and biscuit malts. Cinnamon spice throughout is nicely subtle. Decently built and pleasant to drink. Limited hop content.

Mf: Coarse throughout, but just wet enough. Suits the flavour okay, but it's inconsistent.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from great. Hides its ABV well.

Low C-

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 21:41:50 | More by kojevergas
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-02-2013 02:55:23 | More by mendvicdog
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jdmandel

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-19-2012 07:31:15 | More by jdmandel
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Baird Brewery /Taproom
Jubilation Ale
(Brewed with Japanese Figs and Cinnamon)

LOOK: Pours a sediment ridden copper with a white foam cap that recedes to a fine ring. Chunks floating, unavoidable. It is safe to say its unfiltered.

SMELL: Sweet and malty, with a small accent of dark fruits.

TASTE: Raisin, fig and even apple are in the taste, as well as a semi strong presence of alcohol. Light dry cinnamon and spicyness.

FEEL: Medium bodied, decently carbonated, but the yeast and proteins in the beer coat the palate giving off a slick chalky feel.

OVERALL: An interesting beer that has its strong suits, but still falls short in a few catagories.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 00:25:04 | More by Stinkypuss
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2neardead

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-10-2012 04:06:31 | More by 2neardead
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet rich malt, with dried fruit and golden syrup showing through.
Flavours are equally sweet but quite complex. Hints of eucalyptus, dried fruits and some spices. Pretty interesting (in a good way).
Body feels too syrupy.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 23:54:21 | More by CrazyDavros
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky amber body beneath the thin, tan head that quickly dissolves to leave little to no lacing for the remainder of the beer.

Pleasant spice aromas such as cinnamon and nutmeg as well as sweet malt like caramel and dark fruits.

The flavor is similar with more pronounced sweet malt, a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg as well as a more significant fig and dark fruit character.

The carbonation is on the lighter side with a medium body and a nice spicy finish.

This is a pretty good winter warmer with plenty of malt and winter spices. A touch more carbonation wouldn’t hurt, but really pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 01:29:54 | More by CHADMC3
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dgilks

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy brownish colour with a smooth off-white head. Poor head retention.

Sweet malt and a touch of spice. A little fruity. Some Munich malt type notes. Higher alcohols. Interesting but dull all at the same time.

Malty sweetness with a lightly spiced back end. Some fruit. Nothing all that compelling with just a little alcohol to round it out.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A middle-of-the-road fruit beer. The figs seem unidentifiable. Okay.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 08:43:04 | More by dgilks
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MadeInOregon

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

09-25-2012 21:50:10 | More by MadeInOregon
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-20-2012 02:30:09 | More by t0rin0
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A dull amber and cloudy brown body giving a faint off white and caramel head with barely two fingers on the pour and no head left to speak of.

Nose is a real pungent brown cinnamon and fruit persimmon. Great mix of persimmon and fig like dark fruit sense, melds nicely with the cinnamon. Feels like a refreshing punch or Asian big soda only bolder.

Palate sort of falls apart. Weak bodied, and not giving much of the flavor hinted from the nose. Watery malt presence doesn't match the sweetness hinted, or give any density either. It's not too bad in feel, but also has a strange faint metallic tinge on the aftertaste.

Overall it's not horrible, but it's not that great either.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 23:07:28 | More by smakawhat
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is nicely spiced, imo. Though it tastes of much more than just cinnamon. Hearty base flavor profile with Belgian-like tones to it. I usually don't really like beers labeled as winter warmers, but I dig this one. Could be a little "thinner" so that some more character could show, but who cares. It works.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 05:44:31 | More by RblWthACoz
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Syrupy orange, tobacco, and copper color. Quick head and I can't see any bubbling in this muddy copper hued beer.

The aroma makes me think of toasted malts, XMAS spices, and a little Earth. The cinnnamon and figs are noticeable, but not overwhelming.

Super toasty malt with a chalky yeast fruit palate and flavor. Then the fig and cinnamon hit the palate from middle to finish. Spicey, a little fruity and very malty and dry on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 20:23:51 | More by scruffwhor
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

633ml bottle poured into tulip 2/3/12

A hazy reddish amber with a short lived cream colored foam that leaves no lace

S raisins, cinnamon, pumpkin, ginger, orange cremesicle, and just a little booze, smells good, everything's pretty mellow

T some orange peel on top of what I smell, reminds me of a pumpkin brew yet as far as I know there's no pumpkin

M fairly full bodied considering the color, enough carbonation to please and a very mellow spicy aftertaste

O good for the style, slightly warming and it reminds me of Winter... therefor a decent Winter Warmer

well concealed booze with at least a year on it, perhaps I need a refresher course on figs but at the end of the day I found it pretty easy to down

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 07:09:29 | More by wordemupg
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

633ml bottle - $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a rather clouded, dark copper body with a small-sized head of yellowish foam.

Smell: Fruity, sherry accented aroma with a generous dose of spicy er... spices. Also, some sugary caramel, herbs, fragrant orange bitters, and yeast cake.

Taste: A sweet sip of bready caramel maltiness followed closely by figs, orange blossom, golden raisins, and a shot of cooking sherry. Pinch of ground cinnamon, but also a slice of piquant ginger. Current of yeastiness throughout. Herbal, leafy hops with some bitterness noted. Continued fruitiness with a sprinkling of candied almond on the back half. Spicy-sweetish finish with a lingering heat on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's sweet, spicy, heated, though overall just okay for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 19:21:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-13-2011 16:45:23 | More by DoctorB2B
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jeffjeff1

California

3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife picked this up for me about a week or two ago.

Appearance- dark amber color, thin head that dissipated quickly

Smell- sweet malt

Taste- light flavor, sweet flavor after warming for a minute or two, dark fruits, not bad

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I liked it. It was pretty good. Well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 23:16:19 | More by jeffjeff1
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-18-2011 15:57:33 | More by whartontallboy
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tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-15-2011 05:47:48 | More by tonyf55
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-15-2011 03:29:02 | More by tat2dhllblly
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Northsider

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this bottle from West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago.

I was enticed by the "brewed with figs and cinnamon" on the label. What a crock! I couldn't taste of that in this beer. This tasted more like a typical Brown Ale with some extra alcohol thrown in the mix. The first taste was very offputting. The drink got somewhat better as I let it warm up, but still not really my cup of tea.

A very 'average' beer in my opinion. The novelty of drinking a Japanese beer quickly wore off as I slowly finished my glass. Not a repeat for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 20:01:42 | More by Northsider
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Jubilation Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.