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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 43
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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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a capped 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderately gentle hand. Batch 304,306. Bottled on 02/12/14.

A: Cloudy orange with a pink tint. 3 fingers of rocky off-white head. Good retention. Gushed a bit with opening. Nice lacing.

S: Lightly musty, lightly tart Belgian yeast. Hints of rose petals and other florals. Lemon. Interesting strawberry notes.

T: Tart and lightly fruity up front with development of a faint pale maltiness and mild hop bitterness. Berry sweetness flashes before a fairly dry finish. A floral, slightly sour bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Alcohol is minimal.

M: Moderate to high carbonation, but not overly prickly. Actually rather smooth feeling. Light to moderate body. Good vehicle for the flavors noted above.

O: Another solid offering from Jolly Pumpkin. Enough embellishment to create some interesting depth, but even-handed enough not to overwhelm the underlying base beer. The berry notes, in particular, are quite nice.


Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 23:51:21 | More by fourstringer
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-06-2014 02:49:06 | More by Drknight
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2%

05-31-2014 16:02:12 | More by Shawnspl
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a rocky white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright, tart fruits and some floral hops.

Tastes of the floral notes with supporting fruits and malt. Floral notes lead off with a bit of what I assume are rose and hibiscus. Tart fruits come through next with cherries, lemon, and cranberries taking over. An earthy bitterness comes next adding depth before a touch of hay and funk make an appearance. Fills out some more with bread notes before a fairly dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a delightful saison with plenty of fruit character, but price and availability knock it down a peg.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 02:43:56 | More by ocelot2500
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-27-2014 06:58:29 | More by Jamison85
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-25-2014 03:01:31 | More by captainbearcat
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New York

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer has lots of tart qualities on the nose.

The flavor follows of funk and tart of almost pickle juice or cider. There's lots of malt with a light cherry flavor. A very drinkable beer with a heavy handed amount of barnyard Brett funk.

The funk and tart qualities are well done for the saison style (or newer attempt at the style that I prefer).

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 23:38:51 | More by dar482
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3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky amber with a mountainous beige head that leaves a ton of lace as it slowly recedes.

S: Aromas of white pepper, hibiscus, rose hips, caramel, cedar, cypress, red tea, minerals, oak, must, and wild yeast fill the nose.

T: Notes of cider vinegar, cedar, oak, chalk, red tea, caramel, white pepper, sage, lemon, rose hips, hibiscus, must, and lactic wild yeast funk flit across the palate. The finish is oddly short and muddled with an overpowering jumble of floral, mineral, and wild yeast notes.

M: Very, very slight in body with overpowering carbonation. The thin, watery body really undercuts the complexity of the flavors, leading me to believe that something may have been off about this batch and/or bottle.

O: I kind of adore where Jolly Pumpkin was trying to go with this particular batch. The problem is that the brewer apparently just was not able to pull it together this time out. Still, I have graded leniently because I feel that had this beer been sampled under better conditions and turned out as the brewer had obviously intended, it would have been an absolute knockout. I'll sample next year's edition when it comes out and see how things have changed in order to get a better understanding of this beer's qualities and potential.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 02:32:58 | More by mrfrancis
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4/5  rDev -2%

05-24-2014 02:18:14 | More by msquared36
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2014 02:06:59 | More by cb8282
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-23-2014 13:38:34 | More by BuckTuckian
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-22-2014 22:09:17 | More by neckbracesub
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4/5  rDev -2%

05-21-2014 00:32:15 | More by dipso123
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-19-2014 23:31:47 | More by tdmccarthy
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4/5  rDev -2%

05-18-2014 20:52:30 | More by zrbeer1579
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4/5  rDev -2%

05-18-2014 13:43:18 | More by PA-Michigander
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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This pours a ruddy amber in the glass.

The aroma is directly, distinctly sour with a sharp funk.

Tastes sour in the most wonderful of ways too. Sharply sour, with that now-cliché ‘barnyard funk’ coming across, followed with a great finish. An intriguing beer. One I’d be happy to revisit!

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2014 23:59:05 | More by elNopalero
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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-15-2014 00:51:55 | More by bouncepass
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-14-2014 01:54:32 | More by tommyguz
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-14-2014 00:38:34 | More by Axnjxn
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New York

4/5  rDev -2%

05-13-2014 16:49:12 | More by Hirshi
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, pink-hued amber with an enormous pastel pink head. Aroma subdued, but tangy. Taste is wonderfully tangy with a rosy hint at the end. A bit too effervescent on the tongue for me to get much more, probably should have let it sit longer but it was too good.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 14:24:09 | More by QueerBeer
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

05-12-2014 02:38:15 | More by cobyj
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

05-11-2014 19:47:30 | More by MonkeyBread
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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