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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

507 Ratings
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 42
Gots: 78 | FT: 10
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NoLiberty on 10-27-2009)
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Baudelaire iO
Blend 3, 1-18-2011
$17 @ Whole Foods "Cold Point Pub" in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Appearance: A massive head of pink froth rises steadily as you pour. The initial pour is clear, and it's light ruby in color. The head retention is quite good, and it leaves broken sheets of lace about the glass.

Smell: The aroma displays Brettanomyces when I stick my nose in it, but when I hold the glass a little further away I smell strawberries. The Brett is sharp, almost metallic, and just a little dung-like. As it warms the fruit and Brett can both be smelled equally in the glass, and it becomes more floral. To be a little bit poetic, as the label suggests, it reminds me of a damp, late spring morning.

Taste: The flavor is really interesting. At first it displays straightforward golden malt notes with a touch of light spice and some floral character, but then a waft of light fruit floats in (might be from the hibiscus). Grassy and herbal notes appear at the swallow, and then it returns to soft spice and a bit of wet cardboard (must be the rose petals). It finishes dry with some light fruitiness and a bit of herbal character. At the outset I found it slightly medicinal in the finish, but as it warmed that faded and it became much more pleasant with some more fruit and less herbs.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body and kind of spritzy. It's zesty on the tongue.

Overall: I've had beer made with rose petals, and beers made with hibiscus, but I've never had one that combined those ingredients with Brettanomyces, and I'm excited by that. It's reaching; and it's succeeded. Of course now I'm sorry that I drank it because my wife knew I had it (she was excited by the rose petals and hibiscus), and it turns out that it's exactly the kind of beer a woman would love. If I could get another bottle I'd cover my tracks, but I'm pretty sure that's out of the question. If you can find it, try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 17:17:44 | More by NeroFiddled
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

750ml into a tulip. This one's a gusher.

A: Pours a rustic dark copper with a large off-white head.

S: The rose hips are pretty apparent in the nose, giving the beer a pleasant floral aroma that also is a little herbal. Some mild pineapple brett notes and caramel sweetness as well.

T: Taste brings more floral rose notes, mild berry-like tartness, a bit of clove and white cake, a little leafy.

M: Light-bodied and very frothy.

O: This might be one of the best incorporations of rose ingredients I've had. Often-times rose beers are too subtle or hit you in the face with perfumy notes; this beer is quite even-handed, though. If the carbonation wasn't overly frothy this would be a fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 00:16:30 | More by Etan
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Copper tan/brown, killer 4+ inch creamy head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Classic spicy, yeast saison smell. Lots of floral fruits, rasins, date, pine, lemon, tons of spices, some sugar, cherries and a little malt.

Taste - Really light and crisp. Lots of flowery fruits and a yeasty, grassy feel. Hops are light and floral, not very citric, more flowery also. Sugars are mild and add some sweetness. Finish has a peppy, lemon bite.

Mouthfeel - Pretty light and easy on mouth. Tounge gets floral and flowery hops, plenty of spices and some spices. Palette gets more flowery/floralness along with some sugars and a little pepper. FInish is light and dry.

Overall - Pretty good, a little too smooth and light for its own good. Reminds me of a heather ale with the flowery additions to it. Alcohol is not very present either, so that adds some drinkibilty. Its well done and a nice beer, just wish it had more kick to it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 19:51:37 | More by wvsabbath
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy ruby with an absolutely huge white head that is rocky, self standing, and lingers and laces. The head on this beer is worth the purchase alone.

Smells of sour funk with some sweet apple, wood, and general tartness.

Taste is tart and astringent up front that goes into a more mellow cherry wood middle before finishing with a hint of bitterness and sweetness despite being dry.

Creamy, lighter body with high carbonation is spot on.

Really nice funky/tart beer with notes or wood and some apple. These rose hips, barely apparent in the finish, are not flowers of evil, oh no, they are flowers of joy.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 01:16:40 | More by TenHornsProud
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FosterJM

California

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

999th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22 oz

2011
Batch 2 1-12-11
Thanks to Eric Marshall for this one

*Shared by those at MrHirschybars*

App- A nice darker saison with some red/orange/yellow haze. Very appropriate to call it Sherbet in a bottle with a good one finger larger bubbly head with some good retention and big cling.

Smell- Standard JP yeast strain with a lot of the florals shining through on this one. A bit less spice than most of their beers. A nice oaky feel from the barrel comes in lastly. A nice aromatic saison. I enjoyed this nose.

Taste- I was a bit reluctant to try this at the tasting. I just saw this as a novelty with the roses and other items and thought no. Towards the end of the night it was sitting alone and thought what the hell. It was a nice saison. Uniquely crafted with some floral notes and even some ripened darker tart fruits.

Mouth- Light light-medium bodied and medium carbonation. Residual dark fruits and a lightness behind it.. The bretty flavors linger only for a short time. I like the feel of this one quite a bit. Not too prickly. Not too dry. I like it just like this.

Drink- Like I said above, I was hesitant of this one. It was different with the little person staring back at me. I am glad I manned up and tried it. Unique, cleaver and flavorful. I'd give this one a go again. Was flavor and layered.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 18:43:44 | More by FosterJM
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at Julio's back in, I think March. This bottle is Batch 5 bottled 1/20/2010. Debated letting this sit for a few more months but couldnt resist cracking it. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear copper pour with a good two finger head that faded to leave a nice semithick cloud and average side lacing.

S - Smell is nice and inviting, good sweet malts, grains, and yeasts with a very nice rose/floral background.

T - More of those nice sweet malts and typical saison barnyard funk/yeast notes. The big draw is the very nice floral notes that this beer offers in the taste. Good light almost perfumey flavors of roses and hibicus. Tasty.

M - Nice slightly higher than usual carbonation on this one. Very nice and sharp on the tongue. Prevents big gulps.

O - Overall this was a nice offering from JP. Theres the usual JP notes of slight sourness, funk, and good yeasts. On top of all that is a nice and tasty floral presence. Very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 05:26:26 | More by rudzud
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kurt over at Gordons on Main Street for selling me his last bottle. I haven't had anything from these guys in a while, so I am looking forward to this. Poured in to a wine glass, the color is stunning. It is a blood orange color that gets lighter as you make your way through the glass. About a finger of white heading shows up, and stays till the end. The nose is juicy, with fruit such as strawberries and pomegranate. A little bit of mustiness comes through as well. It definitely drinks like a traditional rustic Saison, but there is a level of complexity there too which I am guessing can be attributed to the addition of rose hips and petals. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice dose of carbonation. I was sort of expecting this to be a gusher, as I have experienced that in Bam Biere, but this one came through with flying colors. JP hit a home run with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 23:12:47 | More by jamie2dope
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rtepiak

Poland

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

first off... not sour. don't get it thinking that.

a pricy pour of reddish pink. i thought i was getting another augmented belgian american style that seemed to be heavily spiced. this was spice but equilaterally. Nice almost white head stuck around for most the drink.nose of husk of grain and bitter malt. Some wheat citrus floral additives of the herbs used. Palate was some not expected. At first husky and what one would make out to be a smokey bitterness. But this later expands into something a bit more floral vegetative. And here is where i think the beer is troublesome because it seems to compromise the meatiness. It would be meaty... Pepper and thyme sips along with the qualities of the flower and citrus bloom but it would at times get a sweetness that was a wit in nature. But the bitter funk would always finish it and it something i'm used with a nice zest of wheat but gritty bark almost. An interesting late spring feel with a ready for game latitude.

the only think i found somewhat strange about this beer is that it seemed like something that is just a regular make and mode of something i would have in montreal. i wouldn't say something that would really pick up there. just because they have a lot of augmented wits and this seemed to have a similar temperament but very different all together.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 05:13:28 | More by rtepiak
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chris (of the Rhino), bottle labelled as "Blend 4 - January 25, 2011." Into a tulip.

Pours slightly lighter than chestnut brown, murky with some pinkish and peachy hues in there. A huge creamy offwhite head is procured; leaves behind great retention and lace. Nose is lightly floral (is this the hibiscus/rose?), wheat, light funkiness and hints to some sourness. Taste continues these floral notes, with some wheat and gentle tartness. Some definite funky qualities to be found as well. High carbonation that serves to quench, fruity, floral and tart all around. Pleasant and ideal for a summer's afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 17:36:51 | More by liamt07
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khumbard

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to badnewsbeers for this very cool extra! blend 5.

a - pours amber, but with a pinkish hue. Definitely can notice the colors from the flowers.

s - earthy, grassy, slightly vegetal. interesting.

t - the taste is interesting. solid saison flavors, but with some interesting vegetal tones. a slight tartness, but definitely not sour. finishes a little bitter.

m - light, lively, dry. very nice.

o - this was an interesting beer. the flowers add some characteristics that are a bit odd, but I kind of liked it. A solid saison that I would gladly have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 22:13:59 | More by khumbard
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at The Pony Bar.

The appearance is orange with a burning red sunset aspect tot the color with a rather frothy, that the kind bartender poured w/ attention. It has a nose with flowers, hibiscus makes a formidable presence and brett. Mouthfeel is tart, low-key carbonation, some of that funk lingers, very nice sensation. A great saison that I have had on my "want to try" list for a little while, glad I had it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 04:06:29 | More by mltobin
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krisandajt

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Scored a bottle of this from the NEPA Beer Clubs latest case split. Cheers!

Appearance: Poured from the bottle, this brew is a deep, clear, ruby mahogany color. Even with an easy pour, there's still a good two inches worth of white fluffy head. Retention is pretty good, and the lacing is impressive.

Smell: Got some funk, a nice subtle yeast character, and flowers. Interesting, the rose characteristics really compliment the overall aroma of the brew.

Taste: A dry sort of funk, a little tart, and refreshingly floral. Really a good tasting brew, very refreshing and fits nicely to this reasonably warm spring night.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation, a nice easy drinking medium body.

Overall (Drinkability): A really tasty brew. Nice flavors, very refreshing. I would definitely recommend this one to anybody that's a fan of the Saison style, and if you're not this beer just may sway you to the dark side. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 23:24:14 | More by krisandajt
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 101 - Bottled 6/10/13

A - Murky garnet color with a big fizzy, soda like, pinkish white head. As the foam collapsed a big ball settled in the center looking like an ice cream float. Thick layers of foam cling to the glass.

S - Earthy, floral rose hips, light funk/tartness, spicy, hint of hibiscus. The rose hips are quite strong in this one.

T - Tart, flowery almost perfumey rose hips and petals, light funk, spicy white pepper, hay, earthy.

M - On the light side of medium with a lot of carbonation. Dry and tart.

D - Classic JP taste with interesting addition of rose hips/hibiscus. Not sure I would pay $12 again for it but it was really good.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 01:31:52 | More by brewcrew76
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this beer which has been on my want list.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of citrus, pepper and some yeast - along with some tartness. The flavor is oranges, yeast, pepper, roses and flowers. There is a little bit of tartness, but it is not a sour beer. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

A very nice saison.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 03:38:13 | More by Mora2000
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blend 6 / Bottled 1-27-2011

A - Two plus fingers worth of audibly fizzy crisp even egg shell colored head with a rounded top... Excellent retention... The color is a very pale reddish copper... A moderate bit of random patterned moderate paced carbonation...

S - The aroma is both familiar and refreshingly new... Lavender... Loaded with floral aroma which are never overpowering... Apples... Pears... A slight Belgian yeast component... Quite pleasant and fairly complex...

T - Floral and fruit notes clash at the on set... Light raspberries... Apple... Pears... Perhaps even a hint of kiwi... The floral notes are even and consistent throughout... A slight bit of funkiness... There is a slight tart bite on the finish... Very interesting brew...

M - Medium bodied... Quite sturdy... Briskly carbonated... A bit "juicy..." Even and consistent...

D - I have found Jolly Pumpkin offerings to be hit or miss with no real middle ground... Fortunately, I can confirm this to be a definite hit... Loads of complexity and character... Quite unique and refreshing... Sophisticated... I wish I were able to get my hand on this on a regular basis... Very close to rounding the scores in the 1st four categories up to 4.5, but not quite... Nicely done...

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 01:48:09 | More by philbe311
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metter98

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear light red in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that quickly died down yet consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There is a slight amount of sourness in the aroma, but this is nicely offset by sweet smells of hibiscus. Hints of floral hops are also present.
T: The initial taste has a slight amount of sweetness and transitions to flavors of tart cherries, oak and strawberries towards the finish along with some hints of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The finish has a bit of dryness.
O: Drinking this beer is a breeze; I would definitely try this again if I can find it because it has a very unique taste for the style.

Note: Blend 6, Bottled 1/27/2011

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 02:18:23 | More by metter98
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, batch 58, bottled 05-16-2013, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a dark garnet color, topped with a gigantic pink head, really awesome retention and tons of lacing.

S- Some fruit, hibiscus, oak, a bit of funk and bretty tartness.

T- Sweet, grainy malt, some fruitiness and herbal spiciness. There's a nice floral element as well, before a light tartness, herbal bitterness and some oak towards the end.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, soft feel.

O- A tasty saison, really refreshing, drinkable stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 04:17:17 | More by WillCarrera
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/10/2013. Massive gusher upon opening, but no lost beer. Took a while to pour it. Pours very hazy reddish orange color with a fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big green apple, pear, cherry, pineapple, lemon zest, rose petal, herbal, floral, grass, clove, light pepper, light caramel, bread, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, flower petal spice, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple, pear, lemon zest, cherry, bread, light caramel, rose petal, herbal, floral, grass, clove, pepper, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apple, pear, lemon zest, cherry, bread, light caramel, rose petal, herbal, floral, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, flower petal spice, and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent spiced saison. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, flower petal spice, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:29:30 | More by superspak
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Beerenauslese

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real gusher of a bottle, had a glass ready and didn't lose much, but first glass was only foam. Took 15 minutes for the beer to settle out. Had to cork it hard to keep the foam from bubbling out of the bottle.

2nd pour was better. Cork removed with a resounding pop. Poured gently, finally some beer came out of the bottle with a reddish brown body topped by a foamy pink head. Gobs, chunks, sheets of heavy lacing.

Smells lightly sour, very floral, spicy.

Tastes lightly sour, with definite rose and hibiscus themes. JP yeast adds some depth with a little funk, breadiness, and metal. Some cinnamon spice brings it together to make a complex beer.

Body is medium and vibrant carbonation gives this a crisp mouthfeel, but becomes creamier as the carbonation settles down.

Nice idea to pair rose hips and rose petals with hibiscus and JP yeast makes a good, complex tasting saison, but way overcarbonated in the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 01:19:16 | More by Beerenauslese
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing. Pours a coppery/caramel color with a half-inch, loose, off-white head embedded with ringlets. Nose reveals tart cherries and also offers a suggestion of aging in a wine barrel. Taste reveals rose petals, with a slightly medicinal undertone, a little bit of cork and a hint of cinnamon somewhat reminiscent of dull atomic fireballs. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a lively carbonation and a semi-dry finish. There's not much astringency to this beer; however, the salivary glands are lightly stimulated. All and all, a very drinkable beer, but not what I would consider a traditional saison - maybe more of a mild wild.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 23:18:52 | More by Jwale73
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sustained sourness with a gentle floral touch.

Presentation: 750 ml brow cap bottle. Label shows a soft pastel portrait illustration of a woman with a a fly on her hair. Notes style and main ingredients, and 6,8% Alc. Vol. Back label offers a narrative talking about the intent of the series and creative freedom of the brew. Displays batch number (blend 5 1-26-2011). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Medium to deep amber/ruby pour, rich frothy head, good retention, fair surface memory, good lacing.

S - Sour nose, dash of brett, fruity with a faint floral hint.

T - Palate follows without much difference. Sour/tart notes coated in a fruity range, berries with a soft floral hint. Spicy yeasty dash, and a balance sense overall embracing the tartness.

M - Medium body with high carbonation, fair smooth rhythm to accompany the sourness with a crispy touch in the finish.

O - Nice sour sense, sturdy but not overwhelming with pleasing hints.

Notes: A good brew, subtle with a characteristic touch and sour edge from Jolly Pumpkin, but nothing that touches on the extraordinary albeit it might be amongst their most drinkable sours.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 13:50:46 | More by Daniellobo
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MarioM

California

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a Jolly Pumpkin goblet.

A: Bright red-orange with a slight off white, almost light light pink rocky head. Looks like it will have some good lacing and is crystal clear. Definitely an interesting color. Most likely from the rose hips, pedals and definitely the hibiscus.

S: A little lacto tartness and also smells like its going to be dry. A little sweetness from fruitiness of the hibiscus intermingling with the Brett funk.

T: Nice hint of spices and just enough tartness and Brett fruitiness to let you know this isn't your standard ale. Definitely shows some barrel aging character but not as much as other JP beers, obviously this isn't aged as long but adds a little extra.

After letting it linger a bit, some of the oak comes through and giving the overall spice from the yeast a good balance. After taste lets the tropical fruitiness of the Brett come through and its delicious.

M: Light bodies with good carbonation and extremely refreshing and drinkable.

O: I've had this on tap and was no where near as delicious as in the bottle. I had purchased the bottle long before trying on tap and was almost regretting it after sampling on tap. That would have been a huge mistake. This is a delicious beer and a good buy for ya'll JP fans.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 02:10:05 | More by MarioM
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, Blend 7/8, Bottled 2-4-2011. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours an amber/red/pink color (looks different depending on how I hold the glass up to the light) with an inch and a half off-white/light pink head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is floral, tart and also a bit sweet. The brew smells like flowers (I assume that's the roses and hibiscus), peppery spice, oak, tart apples and herbs. It tastes like herbs/flowers, peppery spice, lemon peel, white grapes, berries and some tart apples and funk that gets a bit stronger as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit dry and is well carbonated. The soft carbonation helps make this brew easy to drink. I think it's a good solid beer, I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 21:59:28 | More by bluejacket74
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another rarity from Ditmier's incredible collection... Thanks for sharing Amigo!! Batch #389.

Pours hazy deep orange... lite tan head... I swear it has a pinkish tinge to it... good lacing.

floral nose jumps out of the glass... a little phenolic and even medicinal and perfumy (in a good way) .... smells sour, sorta like tangerine zest... a bit funky too, but could be my imagination.

Not as sour as the aroma would signify... very floral.... herbal... grassy.... ?rosemary? .... some summer fruit makes me think of ripe pears... There seems to be a JP "house" flavor there that reminds me of some of their other more common brews .... lite musty/funky elements add to the overall package .. overall, a nice complex saison... I wish I had taken better notes.

Body seems a tad thick for the style, but an effervescent carbonation helps clean it up.

Really glad Eric pulled the Baudelaire beers out in trade... Cool to get the opportunity.

4.5/4.5/4/4/4

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 08:31:53 | More by JohnGalt1
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an MJ tasting glass.

Pours a cloudy, ruddy pinkish orange, with a pinkish head of about two fingers that drops to about one after a few minutes. Lacing evident.

Aromas of flowers, pepper, definite rose aroma. Lemony.

Flavor of roses, peppery, yeasty,lemony. Hints of strawberries and cherries. Finish is short and perfumy, with hints of underripe strawberries and rose.

Mouthfeel is medium, tends toward a drying bitterness.

Very unusual. Highly drinkable. Nothing aggressive or harsh.

Serving type: bottle

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