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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
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562 Ratings
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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 41
Gots: 86 | 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:
Beer added by: NoLiberty on 10-27-2009

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Ratings: 562 | Reviews: 192
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4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budinetz
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 2/6/15 stamped on the label. Pours a deep ruby red with a slightly pinkish hue colored head that dissipates very slowly. Great head retention and beautiful lingerie like lacing around the glass as I continue to sip.

Smells initially of sweet hibiscus with a very subtle tartness moves into a bit barnyard/hay and then finishes with floral rose. I had to sniff my sleeve to reset my nose and then smell again real deep. It's so very subtle at the end when you pull the glass away that you get the rose fragrance. Pretty amazing!

Tastes tart initially with full on hibiscus, but then mellows out over time after you swallow. You lick your lips and pick up the floral flavors and some of the spice and then breathe in and out to pick up some of the hibiscus again. Not a typical saison but quite interesting.

Very prickly on the tongue as saisons typically are. Nice puckery feeling from the tartness. Smooth finish seconds after swallowing. Very drinkable and at 6.5% it's not overpowering at all.

Overall an awesome brew from Jolly pumpkin. It has the traditional characteristics of a saison but taken to a whole new level with the hibiscus and rose hips/petals. I would absolutely get this again next year.

Cheers!

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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Good with an offbeat taste

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4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at jolly punpkin Ann Arbor poured into balloon tulip. Foam and foam and foam. Took the beer server a few minutes and a foam reservoir to make the pour. Pink to light reddish with a finger and a half of residual head and good retention. Brett yeast, tart citrus, rose hips and peppercorns come through on the nose. Tart and yeasty with some malt sweetness and the rose/hibiscus/peppercorn florals. Glad the server recommended this one, I wouldn’t have chosen it otherwise. Crisp, medium bodied, soft carbonation.

Photo of Zekenyce
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclejazz
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Gusher that left about 1/5 of the bottle in the sink and all over the counter. Ruby colored with a ton of carbonation and thick foamy head that doesn't want to recede. I can taste and smell notes of hibiscus, but little else. While effervescent it fell flat. Not much classic saison character.

Photo of KimenTshom
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Very large deviation on the rating but one of the best (if not THE best) non-sour/brett saisons I've ever had and that deserves a high rating in my book.

Photo of mchegash
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

Date: 8/28/2014
Other notes: Batch 304,306. Bottled on 02/12/14.

Appearance - 4/5
High carbonation upon opening. Took a while to pour the glass because the foam would build up quick and then I'd have to wait for it to die down before pouring more.
Pours a deep orange-red. The color is beautiful, not sure if I've seen such a vibrant shade of this particular color before (in a beer). A little hazy, hard to see through it, but you can a little if you hold it up to a bright light. After the crazy carbonation dies down, the head is minimal.

Smell - 4/5
My initial whiff consisted of beer/alcohol smell, tartiness (the same tartness flavor that other JP beers have). Fruitiness as well, maybe cherries and sour apples. Maybe a little bit of floral smell (bottle says beer brewed with rose hips, rose petals, and hibiscus

Taste - 4.2/5
Jolly Pumpkin fruity-tartness flavor, though toned down a bit perhaps. It's fairly sweet. I would say the beer has a juicy feel to it. There's also some saison spicy taste. Overall the flavor is quite nice

Mouthfeel - 4.35/5
The carbonation is not too strong, just the right level for this beer. In between crisp and creamy. The beer is fairly smooth. As I said above, the beer has a juicy feel to it, at least that's the way I would describe it, but it's hard to describe. But I like the feel.

Overall - 4/5
Overall, this was quite a good beer. It wasn't really floral tasting as I was expecting due to the rose petals, rose hips, and hibiscus. Perhaps I'm just not refined enough to taste those flavors (what does a rose taste/smell like anyway?). The nice color and mouthfeel combined together to make an overall good drinking experience.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.