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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

542 Ratings
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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 40
Gots: 79 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

2dogbrew, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

AlexChillton, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

DRBiser, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kaelingirl, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Malibu Sundownder Tasting Room in Westlake Village, CA.

Pours a murky red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruit, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and floral flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice light fruit and floral presence in the aroma and flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

rjcoy06, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

WillCarrera, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Zachtheporter, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

bkonk10, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

afrokaze, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

amishbooze, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

greid, Jul 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

freewill35, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Phillyz, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Beerenauslese, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Nutwood, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

MgoJohnStamos, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Rhettroactive, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

domnalbrecc, Jul 21, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a fruity pomegranate red, with lots and lots of white foam. The head retains in clumps pretty well, leaving lots of lacing.

S: Grain, light sweet fruit, funk, and yeast. The overall blend is very nice.

T: Sweet saison yeast and grain, tart fruit, a little vinous. The finish is has very nice complexity, tart and dry and sweet and deep.

M: Medium body, medium to high carbonation.

Overall, very very nice. Everything comes together very well, and the individual elements are nice if you try to focus them individually.

seand, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

doremite, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

marct, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

hoppymcgee, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

MMBrew, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

RyanTheLion13, Jul 14, 2013
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.