Jubilation Ale

22 oz bottle, $10.99 from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA.
Pour is a murky brown body with average head and lace. Not that enamored with the color or the appearance and it has me a little unhappy.
On to the nose and taste. It actually drinks in a much cleaner than the color and bod would suggest. The light fruit touch and the cleanliness are traits that I have (happily) begun to associate with Baird, and they are attributes that I enjoy. the nose has a lightly spiced alcohol note, neither of which are truly enforced in the taste. The tastes impart a fruit note (which I suppose are the figs) but frankly could be an orange, citrus based flavor as well. The cinnamon is really muted, and again could really be any, light, winter spice. Frankly it tastes better than it smells and a LOT better than it looks.
Pretty simple, Winter Warmer type of beer, and one that you would probably enjoy if you like the spice note to be a little more muted and less aggressive. Emphasis here is on a light fruit angle, which as I say above, seems to be angle that Baird takes quite a bit and one which I enjoy.
Not a classic Winter Warmer, but a lighter, fruitier version. One downside is the $10.99 price tag. Just a little too expensive to make it good value, although the beer itself is very nice.

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12/22/2010
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 7.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.08
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