Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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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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