Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 mL. capped bottle (Batch 1015/1016 Bottled 02-22-2012) into a tulip glass.
A moderate pour yields a 2 1/2-finger rose-tinted off white head that slowly settles after a few minutes to a thick coating. The body is a dark blood clot red that smooths out to a grapefruit red along the edges. Thick lacing can be seen sticking to about 50% of the glass in unorganized blobs.
The nose is primarily sweet and tart dark fruit and apple vinegar with a splash of funk. Roses overlap notes of cherries and red grapes. Despite the bit of funk, the nose has a classy, beautiful quality about it.
Holy flowers batman! While I must admit I have never eaten a rose, I'm almost positive that this is what it would taste like. Well, along with some cherries and barnyard funk. Swallowing the beer allows apple cider vinegar to come out a bit along with the cherry flavor. However these are quickly met by more flavors of fresh flowers - stem and all. As these flavors fade, the barnyard funkiness is allowed to reappear and lingers in the back of the mouth.
The medium body is smooth and slick, allowing the flavors to register but also permitting the carbonation to bully it. Fizzy and foamy, the carbonation makes dissecting flavors a bit difficult. The swallow is also a bit too foamy for the body, making for a somewhat disappointing finish.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2012 05:39:30 | More by output01x
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