Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by BradLikesBrew:
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Cherry hued amber body with a dense white head and fine lacing.
Rose petals and hibiscus dominate the aroma with some light brett notes sneaking in there.
Tastes like a wild garden. My first impression was that the rose and hibiscus had taken this beer over, totally overboard. As I sat down with it and tried to dissect the glass, brett, mild acid, eucolyptus, bubblegum and other qualities began to appear. But...the rose and the hibiscus in particular still seem to strong. They seem to mask other flavors.
The mouthfeel is perhaps a bit thinner than a standard Saison, but overall not much to report here.
A unique beer that combines two very interesting Saison ingredients to form a very unique beer. I wish it had less floral character and more Brett and Saison flavor, but that's my only complaint.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2011 06:29:51 | More by BradLikesBrew
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4.14/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a capped 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderately gentle hand. Batch 304,306. Bottled on 02/12/14.
A: Cloudy orange with a pink tint. 3 fingers of rocky off-white head. Good retention. Gushed a bit with opening. Nice lacing.
S: Lightly musty, lightly tart Belgian yeast. Hints of rose petals and other florals. Lemon. Interesting strawberry notes.
T: Tart and lightly fruity up front with development of a faint pale maltiness and mild hop bitterness. Berry sweetness flashes before a fairly dry finish. A floral, slightly sour bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Alcohol is minimal.
M: Moderate to high carbonation, but not overly prickly. Actually rather smooth feeling. Light to moderate body. Good vehicle for the flavors noted above.
O: Another solid offering from Jolly Pumpkin. Enough embellishment to create some interesting depth, but even-handed enough not to overwhelm the underlying base beer. The berry notes, in particular, are quite nice.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 23:51:21 | More by fourstringer
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.