Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Wadsey:
3.93/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
iO Saison, vintage late 2009
Served in New Belgium tulip
A: Pours deep orange/amber with towering soft head. Great retention. When it finally settles down, delicate, intricate lacing is left. The beer itself is very clear and effervescent.
S: White pepper and a strange flowery quality, which I never quite solve, lead off. A soft sourness, more acetic than acidic, follows. A little damp wood and funk are detected, but I have to strain my sense of smell for them.
T: Above characteristics are all present in taste, if in different proportions. A hint of malty sweetness sneaks in front of white pepper, though. I suspect lactobacillus joins acetobacteria in sourness profile. Brettanomyces is definitely present, but provides more drying earthiness than barnyard funk. Finish is dry and moderately sour.
M: Medium-light body and carbonation. Another softer Saison, which isn't bad. Drying.
O: iO Saison seems simple at first, then different layers of complexity become evident. Good drinkability, too.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2011 02:23:29 | More by Wadsey
More User Reviews:
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.