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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 41
Gots: 86 | FT: 10
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NoLiberty on 10-27-2009

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, garnet-infused, amber color with a thick, one finger head that leaves lacing a plenty all around

Smell: Fresh berry-fruit aroma, with underlying floral and oak aspects; the hint of bretty tartness is very subtle

Taste: Toasty malt serves as a backdrop for the sweet/tart berry flavors, with the floral elements dancing above the fruit; by mid-palate the oaky tartness adds another dimension and, after the swallow, the tart flavors tend to dominate, leaving the floral and fruit elements to remain distinct but, clearly, second fiddle

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderately high carbonation

Drinkability: Sort of a combo fruit beer/lambic/saison, this beer is certainly out there and, I think, well worth seeking out

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear reddish-orange (almost pink at first) with a big, frothy, white head. The head eventually reduces to a thin film with good lacing. Further pours produce a slightly cloudier body.

Earthy, dry and floral on the nose. The hibiscus comes through nicely with the rose elements. Tea-like presence. Just a touch of oak barrel and faint funk.

Sweet, dry, hibiscus and earthy malts in the flavor. Light oak tannin and a hint of vanilla. Grass and hay linger beneath. Great taste. The rose hips and hibiscus work well with the base beer.

Mouthfeel is dry and earthy with just a touch of sweetness. Carbonation is spot on. Feels good going down. ABV is essentially unnoticeable.

Overall, this is a great floral saison! The base beer is well crafted and rose hip/hibiscus combo adds a well integrated layer of complexity. Definitely a top 10 saison for me and worth seeking out.

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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.