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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 41
Gots: 81 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NoLiberty on 10-27-2009)
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Photo of MadScientist
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy, medium copper ale with a fairly deep red hue. The persistent head pours with about a finger of rocky, ecru colored head tinted with a touch of red that leaves some thick ropes of lacing on the glass.

S: Aromas of brett and hibiscus a prominent along with some light fruit aromas. A fruity and herbal nose backed by a solid barnyard funk. There is a light spicy hops note, a slight oak character when it warms and little malt character.

T: A firm tartness with a citrus zest bitterness dominates giving the impression of equal parts brett, rose hips and hibiscus contributing the funky bitterness. The balance is firmly bitter with a There is a soft malt character in the front and middle but it ends fairly dry with an aftertaste of herbal and citrus peel-like bitterness.

M: A fluffy medium light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation that gets just a little prickle on the tip of the tongue.

O: The saison base is exceptional on it's own with a some sourness and barrel character but I really like is the interaction of flavors between the hibiscus and rose hips when added to a soured beer. Jolly Pumpkin beers are always a treat and this one is right up there with their best; thanks Dude!

MadScientist, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant red colour, with cloudy body. Head is way too generous, but looks pretty amazing; slight pink tinge, fluffy marshmallow-like sinking with great clumps of lace left behind. Would look ideal, if head were slightly less enthusiastic.

Smells really lovely. Funky and sour, with big vinegary acidity from the Brett that also gives a funky earthy bitterness underneath. Raspberry, redcurrant and some lemon zest on there. Not really traditional saison, but lovely, big, complex and inviting.

Taste is not quite as complex or bold at first. Lots of tart and even astringent acidity from start to finish, with decent caramel sweetness and a touch of clove. Mid-palate gets all Bretty and funky, with notes of caramelised balsamic vinegar, lemon zest and washed rind cheese (just slightly). Quite dry and almost vinous on the back, it's really well tamed in fact. Fresh, complex, interesting but still very drinkable.

Bit thin upfront, but lots of presence and texture from the wild yeasts that end up quite dry. Interesting.

Almost feels too subdued like the tartness from the wild yeast is not fully formed. I can picture this as a sweet bridging sour beer for those who can't handle them yet, but to me it's just a bit of a mild entity.

laituegonflable, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jho3325, Jul 28, 2014
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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.