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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

530 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 41
Gots: 81 | 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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Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Drknight, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev -2%

Shawnspl, May 31, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
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.

ocelot2500, May 29, 2014
Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Jamison85, May 27, 2014
Photo of captainbearcat
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

captainbearcat, May 25, 2014
Photo of dar482
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).

dar482, May 25, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
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.

mrfrancis, May 24, 2014
Photo of msquared36
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Honey yellow with dense marshmallow head. Fresh scents of strawberry and hibiscus. Starts off with a floral funk and finishes with a green apple tartness. Tingly carbonation with a lingering dryness. Great balance between the subtleness of the flower flavors and the puckering sour fruit. The result is a refreshing beer.

msquared36, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

cb8282, May 24, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BuckTuckian, May 23, 2014
Photo of neckbracesub
3/5  rDev -26.5%

neckbracesub, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

dipso123, May 21, 2014
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

tdmccarthy, May 20, 2014
Photo of zrbeer1579
4/5  rDev -2%

zrbeer1579, May 18, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
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!

elNopalero, May 18, 2014
Photo of MarioM
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.

MarioM, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bouncepass, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tommyguz, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Axnjxn, May 14, 2014
Photo of Hirshi
4/5  rDev -2%

Hirshi, May 13, 2014
Photo of QueerBeer
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.

QueerBeer, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

cobyj, May 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

MonkeyBread, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Oakhtar, May 09, 2014
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.