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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

507 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-11-2012 00:11:43 | More by bluckbeyes
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'There are women who inspire you with the desire to conquer them and to take your pleasure of them; but this one fills you only with the desire to die slowly beneath her gaze."

from "The Desire to Paint"

Pours red with burnt orange hues. Froth is sheet-like with tiny bubbles. Funk, pepper, perfumy florals, vanilla cake and a back splash of hops to the nose. Somewhat grainy up front and dry. A mixture of light and dark fruits interplay fluidly with some spice, pepper, hibiscus and a slight barnyardy essence. Aftertaste is a little bitter with some phenols involved. Grows slightly tart after a while. Light to medium bodied and goes down easy. The added ingredients (rose petals/hibiscus) work quite well in this interesting take on one of my favorite styles. Add in the top-notch artwork as tribute to one of my most revered poets, and I could die slowly beneath the gaze of this brew all day long.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 23:40:04 | More by stephens101
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

09-16-2012 00:34:00 | More by leinie13
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-10-2012 05:19:06 | More by HumphreyLee
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sour apples, pear, and cherries. It is bold, and unafraid to show it's colors as a sour beer. I don't get any traditional saison aromas coming off of this beer, but it doesn't matter, my mind is puckering just smelling this.

Mostly clear with just a slight touch of haze. It's a deep red color with a slightly pink head. Sheets of lacing coat the glass as the liquid depletes from the vessel.

The first thing I noticed is how highly carbonated this is.. it almost immediately foams up when it touches my tongue. Body is medium and brings on flavors of pear, apple, and other light, crisp summer fruits. It is far less sour on the palate than on the olfactory senses, but that doesn't make it less enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 01:30:34 | More by tlazaroff
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bentonquest

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-08-2012 11:41:20 | More by bentonquest
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pawpaw

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-04-2012 16:03:16 | More by pawpaw
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-03-2012 01:48:17 | More by mrebeka
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mattafett

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-24-2012 00:49:30 | More by mattafett
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Blend 7/8 bottled 2-4-11

Not too many spot on saisons this side of the ocean. At least to this degree. This one has some nice funk and interesting rose and floral characters. Nice to drink, but you'll need to appreciate beers like Fantome to really dig on this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 04:42:24 | More by RblWthACoz
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, OR. Shared with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe in Sydney, Australia.

Pours an immediately odd color: bright rose-like red, with a huge, frothing head of pink bubbles. Lacing forms in chunky patches down the glass. Body is very light, as you'd expect from a wild ale, or anything from Jolly Pumpkin's stable. Really good stuff.

Nose is intense: big, funky oak-barrel acidity with a touch of lactic to it. Everything is mellowed, however, by a bright and fragrant floral note from the rosehips and perhaps the hibiscus. The hibiscus, though, is more an afterthought: a clear, sweeter karkadeh note that sits around while the other character evanesce and dissipate. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Taste is lighter than I expected, and is a little disappointing for it (if you can ever call such a beer disappointing). There's a bright fragrance on the front: more rose and floral notes, but this doesn't translate into much in the flavour proper. Mid-way through we're left with a much lighter, slightly woody and carbonic emptiness, with just a sting of pepper in its tail. Don't get me wrong, this is still a very good brew, but I feel like it's "good" where it could have been "exceptional".

Feel is also light. Again, it's not unexpected, but I feel as though a bit more sharpness, even a slice of true acidity would have helped here.

I loved this beer. This is despite my feeling that I've said some less than complimentary things about it in this review. But like all really good things, I want it to be as good as it can be; and this beer is so close to perfection that I wanted it to get there for real.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 06:46:33 | More by lacqueredmouse
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ezug

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2012 20:30:46 | More by ezug
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klipper

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2012 03:57:18 | More by klipper
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tokyoakazukin

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.5%

08-01-2012 14:02:33 | More by tokyoakazukin
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

07-28-2012 22:05:35 | More by JAHMUR
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Burlyn


4.95/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A beautiful blood orange amber with a thick reddish head. The lacing too is very thick on the glass.

Tart and floral fruity aroma. Rosehips. Hibiscus. Green apple. and a little apricot.

tart pear and apple flavor followed by sweet berries. lemon zest. This is fruity and floral all the way. So refreshing and perfect for summer degrees over 100.

Smooth and clean. Goes down very easily. Its highly carbonated so beaware.

This is by far the best saison/farmhouse ale i have ever had. This means a lot since these are my favorite styles. Pat on the back Jolly Pumpkin for producing such a wonderful brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 01:21:04 | More by Burlyn
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pohldogg356

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-14-2012 04:00:26 | More by pohldogg356
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KriegerNco

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-12-2012 16:36:56 | More by KriegerNco
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

06-30-2012 23:17:58 | More by jbaker67
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ehammond1


4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A surprisingly light pink colored pour, slightly hazy, with slight amber hues as well. Small off-white head that leaves nice stick down the glass.

The aroma is quite lovely, with a huge amount of floral (rose?) aroma, with some dark berries and citrus notes, along with a bit of earth and classic Jolly Pumpkin tartness/funk.

A lovely combination of floral and citrus notes, mild funk, rose petals, earth, and funky yeast character. This is a complex though incredibly drinkable saison.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

I love it!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 04:05:12 | More by ehammond1
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 750 poured into a wine glass. Blend 6, brewed 1-27-2011.

A: Two-fingers of creamy white head sits on top of light, clear, amber, toffee brown.

S: Sour fruit, citrus, hops, banana, crispy sour dough bread.

T: Sour stony orange, lemon, with earthy bread tones and bright zingy citrus on the finish with herbal rose and left over bread crust.

M: Medium, but dry.

O: A very enjoyable beer that uses unusual ingredients well. The ingredients do not take over the beer, but the rose petals and hibiscus are present. The rose parts and hibiscus adds an enjoyable herbal note to the sour, earthy, citrus tone of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 19:44:19 | More by ianjsullivan
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RyanSBrennan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2012 19:20:07 | More by RyanSBrennan
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-25-2012 03:13:05 | More by wagenvolks
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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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Rob315

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

06-16-2012 19:37:35 | More by Rob315
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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