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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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496 Ratings
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 41
Gots: 78 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NoLiberty on 10-27-2009)
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Reviews by SundaySour:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with Cavery. And it must also be noted, that I am drinking this mainly because Baudelaire is a kick-ass poet.

A: A hot coal shade of red and orange, with a dense cream colored head. Purdy as a picture.

S: The tart scent of cherries, and I am briefly having happy memory spasms of The Duchesse de Bourgogne. I'd be a lying scoundrel if I said I really caught the scent of rose hips. It kind of smells like the rosemary bread they serve at Macaroni Grill, which don't lie, you love.

T: At first, you think you're chugging a sour. Then, here comes Captain Floral. I am still not picking up rose, but again, rosemary bread. Finishes with a fabulous bready taste. Complex and savory, with that hot bread flavor.

M: Crispy and super fizzy. I like anything that makes me think of champagne, so high-five Jolly Pumpkin.

O: I'm completely author-biased, but hot damn if this isn't a crisp and surprising treat. I still never really caught on to all the florals they so lovingly threw into the vat (which I'm sure looked like a really elegant beer hot tub), but who cares? This beer makes me feel happy, happy feelings.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 04:29:21 | More by SundaySour
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2014 00:01:42 | More by bobv
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

07-11-2014 19:25:38 | More by kscaldef
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4/5  rDev -2%

07-07-2014 12:44:39 | More by KAF
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2014 12:31:58 | More by Gotti311
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-30-2014 04:56:14 | More by magictacosinus
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-30-2014 02:08:15 | More by Jspriest
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-29-2014 02:49:13 | More by steviek13
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

06-28-2014 12:26:49 | More by DrBobPierce
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-28-2014 03:58:08 | More by todesengel135
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

06-27-2014 19:15:12 | More by sammyg832
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-26-2014 06:40:02 | More by Itmustbethewater
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-21-2014 21:55:22 | More by Mild_Bill
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2014 05:22:33 | More by muskiesman
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-06-2014 02:49:06 | More by Drknight
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2%

05-31-2014 16:02:12 | More by Shawnspl
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a rocky white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright, tart fruits and some floral hops.

Tastes of the floral notes with supporting fruits and malt. Floral notes lead off with a bit of what I assume are rose and hibiscus. Tart fruits come through next with cherries, lemon, and cranberries taking over. An earthy bitterness comes next adding depth before a touch of hay and funk make an appearance. Fills out some more with bread notes before a fairly dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a delightful saison with plenty of fruit character, but price and availability knock it down a peg.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 02:43:56 | More by ocelot2500
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-27-2014 06:58:29 | More by Jamison85
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-25-2014 03:01:31 | More by captainbearcat
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New York

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer has lots of tart qualities on the nose.

The flavor follows of funk and tart of almost pickle juice or cider. There's lots of malt with a light cherry flavor. A very drinkable beer with a heavy handed amount of barnyard Brett funk.

The funk and tart qualities are well done for the saison style (or newer attempt at the style that I prefer).

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 23:38:51 | More by dar482
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3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky amber with a mountainous beige head that leaves a ton of lace as it slowly recedes.

S: Aromas of white pepper, hibiscus, rose hips, caramel, cedar, cypress, red tea, minerals, oak, must, and wild yeast fill the nose.

T: Notes of cider vinegar, cedar, oak, chalk, red tea, caramel, white pepper, sage, lemon, rose hips, hibiscus, must, and lactic wild yeast funk flit across the palate. The finish is oddly short and muddled with an overpowering jumble of floral, mineral, and wild yeast notes.

M: Very, very slight in body with overpowering carbonation. The thin, watery body really undercuts the complexity of the flavors, leading me to believe that something may have been off about this batch and/or bottle.

O: I kind of adore where Jolly Pumpkin was trying to go with this particular batch. The problem is that the brewer apparently just was not able to pull it together this time out. Still, I have graded leniently because I feel that had this beer been sampled under better conditions and turned out as the brewer had obviously intended, it would have been an absolute knockout. I'll sample next year's edition when it comes out and see how things have changed in order to get a better understanding of this beer's qualities and potential.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 02:32:58 | More by mrfrancis
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4/5  rDev -2%

05-24-2014 02:18:14 | More by msquared36
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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.