Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by augustgarage:
4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Batch 1/1/11 - poured from a 750mL capped bottle into my Troubador tulip.
Furious yet stealthy carbonation builds a fist and a half of misty rose foam. Immense rocky head recedes very slowly. Tremendous 3-D webs of lacing. The liquid beneath is a cloudy mixture of flame and dark coral. Stunning.
Pink peppercorn, grape skins, yogurt, a variety of floral aromatics, nectarines, passion fruit, and a deep subtle barn-yard funk in the nose.
The hibiscus is a brilliant touch, rounding off the tartness of the palate entry, and contributing to the very long finish with chicha morada, jamon iberico, and loam in addition to cranberry and violet. Low to no bitterness or hop flavor that I can detect. The yeasty base marries everything together none the less.
Effervescent, medium-bodied, somewhat slick, yet still cooling. Great for a late Spring morning.
Many creative brews fall flat on their faces, but this saison is a gentle revelation, the domestic peer of Fantôme's experimental offerings, though perhaps lacking in equivalent bombastic weirdness.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2011 18:09:04 | More by augustgarage
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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.