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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Baudelaire IOBaudelaire IO

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BA SCORE
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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 41
Gots: 78 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NoLiberty on 10-27-2009)
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rcjennings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

11-17-2013 16:31:15 | More by rcjennings
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

11-16-2013 04:04:06 | More by Jas45678
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

11-12-2013 18:28:07 | More by Danielr26
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-12-2013 01:04:28 | More by whatname
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

11-11-2013 02:49:45 | More by Dicers
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

11-09-2013 01:56:21 | More by Janeinma
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rand

California

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 750 ml bottle to Mikasa tulip glass

A: The beer appears a light mahogany in color, effervescent and obviously bottle fermented. A gentle pour yields a fluffy, 2-inch head that thickly laces the glass where it touches

S: Dry, grassy notes play against citrus and berry sweetness. A subtle note of farmhouse funk surrounds the bouquet, suggesting notes of tobacco, wood and pepper.

T: Slightly more malt-forward than the nose suggested, the balancing sweet notes are a mix of apple and citrus and berry. Plenty of drying, grassy and herbal tones keep the sweet aspects at bay, adding layers and complexity. Hints of tobacco and oak round the flavors toward the finish, which is short and dry.

M: Medium-bodied, the grassy, funky notes seem to cut down on the brews viscosity and oily aspect.

Another reason why I love this brewery so much. There's so many interesting and experimental things you can do with a Saison, but this puts drinkability front-and-center.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 06:35:07 | More by rand
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

11-04-2013 02:34:41 | More by WynnO
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

11-02-2013 21:11:27 | More by MacQ32
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev -2%

10-29-2013 15:00:52 | More by moonknight31
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-28-2013 04:17:57 | More by gtermi
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SupremePie

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-26-2013 05:11:08 | More by SupremePie
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Rosquin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-21-2013 18:57:51 | More by Rosquin
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-21-2013 16:32:39 | More by jklecko2
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2%

10-21-2013 03:34:20 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

10-21-2013 00:06:30 | More by pmarlowe
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RenoZymurgist

Nevada

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cranberry color with a white head with a pink tint.

Aroma, bready with some mineral notes. JP's signature bretty funk is there. Very nice

The flavor is nice and dry with a clean yeast profile and a slight touch of brett. Light floral notes and a cranberry hint at the finish

High Carbonation and a nice light body

A great beer and one I would recommend, not the best saison I have ever had but nonetheless a great beer

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 03:18:28 | More by RenoZymurgist
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled in June of this year

The beer pours a dull rose gold color with a sticky and fluffy off-white head that impedes further pouring until after a few minutes of settling time. The nose is tangy yeast upfront with fruity sweetness and peppery bitterness that sets in as it warms. High class saison flavors with tangy, floral/fruity sweetness, yeast, grain, and a slightly biting, sour, and bitter finish. This has a light-medium body, ample carbonation, tart funkiness, crazy attenuated sugars, mild bitterness, and extra dry finish. This is definitely a full flavored saison that's reasonably priced & available, and packs in some interesting herbal/floral components to keep things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 00:38:10 | More by ThePorterSorter
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HardyA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-17-2013 02:37:14 | More by HardyA
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dark-brewer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

10-11-2013 18:50:42 | More by dark-brewer
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aapp

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

10-11-2013 13:48:16 | More by aapp
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

10-08-2013 20:51:47 | More by Hopmarc
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

10-08-2013 08:25:44 | More by PaulyB83
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Jolly Pumpkin's Baudelaire IO a couple weeks ago for $13.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been just now starting to get into these Jolly Pumpkin beers, and I wanted to get something different that I normally wouldn't buy and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2013 Release, I think it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 750ml bottle into a snifter.

A- I really like the label on this beer, it's got a nice and artsy look to it that makes it look pretty fancy, it reminds of a fancy wine label. It poured a nice redish brown color that took on some ruby hues when held to the light with two and half fingers worth of fluffy slightly pink head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a very good looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a nice fruity aroma with no single fruit seeming to stick out the most and there's a slightly noticeable hibiscus aroma in the background. Up next comes that signature Jolly Pumpkin yeast that imparts a nice and funky aroma with some oak aromas in the background, This beer had a very nice aroma, I really liked the balance between the fruity and funky aromas.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by that same fruity aspect that I got in the aroma with no single fruit sticking out more than the other and there's a nice and lighter oaky flavor hanging around in the background. Up next comes the Jolly Pumpkin yest that adds just the right amount of funky flavors to this beer with some hibiscus like flavors in the background. On the finish there's hardly any bitterness with some nice lighter tartness taking it's place that has a Brett like flavor to it with a funky and fruity aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting beer, all the flavors worked really well together.

M- Pretty smooth, clean, crisp, fairly tart, medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation that was a little prickly. The mouthfeel was very nice and it worked really well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and a very good example of a funky Farmhouse style Saison, I tend to like my Saison's with a little bit of funk to them so I ended up really liking the balance of the typical Saison with the funky and fruity flavors, it was nicely done. This beer had pretty good drinkability, it was pretty smooth, clean, not filling, and the flavors did a great job at holding my attention, I don't think I would have any problem drinking the whole bottle to myself, no need to share this one. What I liked the most about this beer was pretty much everything, in my opinion this beer didn't have a weak point. What I liked the least about this beer was the price, at $14 it's a little on the expensive side and that would prevent me from buying it as much as I would like, I think $9 or $10 would be the perfect price. I would for sure buy this beer again, if i see another bottle at the beer store I will pick it up to see how it changes over time, but for $14 it's more of a special occasion type of beer for me. I would recommend this to any Jolly Pumpkin fans or anybody who likes a funkier Saison. All in all I really enjoyed this beer and I thought it was pretty impressive. Jolly Pumpkin did a great job with this beer and it's now up there as one of my favorite Jolly Pumpkin beers and it might just be one of the best funkier Saisons that I've had so far. Good job guys this is one great beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 20:39:21 | More by StoutHunter
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hpthebull

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-01-2013 21:34:05 | More by hpthebull
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.