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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
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448 Ratings
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%


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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largadeer

California

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, Andrew.

Cloudy and ruddy amber, this is a dark saison. Carbonaton is pretty reigned-in, leaving only a small head.

Tons of brett on the nose, backed by a floral and perfumey note. The funk is leathery and earthy. Lot of yeasty goodness on display.

The palate is musty, dry, leathery. Quite floral, there are notes of rye and whole grain bread, citrus fruit, mild sourness. Finishes dry with a strong lingering earthy brett character. Another very enjoyable JP beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 06:38:56 | More by largadeer
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this beer which has been on my want list.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of citrus, pepper and some yeast - along with some tartness. The flavor is oranges, yeast, pepper, roses and flowers. There is a little bit of tartness, but it is not a sour beer. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

A very nice saison.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 03:38:13 | More by Mora2000
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, garnet-infused, amber color with a thick, one finger head that leaves lacing a plenty all around

Smell: Fresh berry-fruit aroma, with underlying floral and oak aspects; the hint of bretty tartness is very subtle

Taste: Toasty malt serves as a backdrop for the sweet/tart berry flavors, with the floral elements dancing above the fruit; by mid-palate the oaky tartness adds another dimension and, after the swallow, the tart flavors tend to dominate, leaving the floral and fruit elements to remain distinct but, clearly, second fiddle

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderately high carbonation

Drinkability: Sort of a combo fruit beer/lambic/saison, this beer is certainly out there and, I think, well worth seeking out

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 00:36:46 | More by brentk56
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biga7346

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Reviewed from notes)

A - Crimson, light, a very clear beer supports a creamy, sticky and lace-ridden head. Thick, pillowy two-fingers.

S - Big floral complexion, fruit-infused esters, Burgundy wine, bubblegum and oakey lambic way in the back.

M - Slick, oily, crisp, lambic feel.

D - The beer was made with rose hips (a small bud) but the floral sensation doesn't knock you over and more or less like all the wonderful beers in the JP arsenal - this beer is damned refreshing. Savory almost. Fresh strawberries, fruit juice and like all JP beers, the oak-aging sour finish is just wonderful in this very floral and aromatic brew. A wonderful summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 01:31:06 | More by biga7346
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into snifter.

Pours 1/4 finger of fizzy white head. Color is a bronze gold.

Aroma: Big spice flavors with flowers, hibiscus, lemons, and yeast flavors. Not to funky or farmhouse like.

Taste: Big dry spice flavors. Oak, yeast, and some orange peel show here. A floral/herbal flavor to this one. Again, not like a saison completely tastes like.

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, and spiced. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with some grassy hops showing in the aftertaste.

Overall, I wasn't too impressed with this one. Too much spice flavors and not enough farmhouse funk flavors. Didn't want to drink a lot of this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 01:21:03 | More by mothman
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle split and poured into a Bruery tulip. 6.8% ABV, Batch 389.

Thanks to sweemzander for bringing this one to our pre-Milwuakee Brewfest tasting!

A - Dense off-white head forms above the beer but has moderate to low retention. The color is a rosy pink amber with almost perfect clarity. Good lace clings to the glass.

S - Brett yeast funk comes through with a bit of barnyard and horse blanket that melds perfectly with tons of floral, mainly rose, attributes that only get stronger with a vigorous swirl. White pepper with strong strawberry and blackberry notes come through on the swirl. Totally amazing aroma, very unique!

T - Very floral on the tongue with lots of rose pedal and a sharp brett bite to the finish. The funk is there but largely secondary to the floral notes. A bit of toasted amber malts find their way into the finish as well.

M - Very sharply crisp and medium-light-bodied with a high level or carbonation, the floral aspect adds a little chalkiness to the dry finish. Fairly refreshing though!

D - Incredibly unique, it's probably the only beer that is crazy floral that I've ever had. The brett yeast is very nicely implemented with the rose, hibiscus, and malts. A great summer/fall beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 02:23:40 | More by BeerFMAndy
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to sweemzander for busting this one out during our tasting.

Poured into my tulip the beer is amber orange with a light pink tint. About one finger of light pink head recedes leaving just a touch of soapy lace.

The aroma is spectacular. Fresh cut flowers mixed with berries and hint of barnyard funk. Dry dusty wood as well. The actual saison aspect can be picked out with a hint of pepper and citrus mixed in.

The flavor is reminds me a lot of a chardonay. White grapes, lemon and white pepper. A decent amount of tart funk. Wet hay and dry wood are present as well.

Light body with mild carbonation. Super dry finish.

Overall this is like drinking a warm spring day in the garden. I would love to have an entire bottle to myself.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 21:57:20 | More by beerwolf77
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Batch #389.

(A)- Pours a clear yet hazy brown amber color with ruby red highlights. Produced a good white head that dissipated after a little bit. Some lacing left behind. Seriously one of the darkest colored saisons I have seen.

(S)- A floral aroma with a lightly funky hay/brett-like aroma. Very floral actually from the rose petals and hibiscus. A light fruit tart sweetness at the end.

(T)- Backwards a bit from the smell. Some good berry-like tart fruits up front that flow into a light dry hay/bitter funk. Floral.

(M)- A bit of a lower carbonation level than expected from the style. A good balance of lightly tart fruits and dry hay funk. Rather smooth, yet a bit thinner than expected.

(D)- An interesting take on the style. Much more fruit driven than usual, but still kicks it up a notch with the dry hay funk at the end. A unique take on the style that borders on a wild ale, yet is still a solid take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 20:37:05 | More by sweemzander
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing. Pours a coppery/caramel color with a half-inch, loose, off-white head embedded with ringlets. Nose reveals tart cherries and also offers a suggestion of aging in a wine barrel. Taste reveals rose petals, with a slightly medicinal undertone, a little bit of cork and a hint of cinnamon somewhat reminiscent of dull atomic fireballs. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a lively carbonation and a semi-dry finish. There's not much astringency to this beer; however, the salivary glands are lightly stimulated. All and all, a very drinkable beer, but not what I would consider a traditional saison - maybe more of a mild wild.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 23:18:52 | More by Jwale73
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. In the aroma, green apple sweet and pinch of sourness with hints of cinnamon spice. In the taste, green apple sweet and that pinch of tartness, cinnamon spice bite and somewhat flowery. A sour bite with a small to medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry flowery and sourness in the aftertaste. Almost like a cider and /or wine. I loved it. I love you, Jolly Pumpkin!!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 14:05:59 | More by OWSLEY069
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review 200!

A huge thanks to erikkoppin for this great beer. Cheers!

Appearance - Pours a lovely auburn hue into my Bell's Tulip. Thankfully this is not a gusher, having been in my refrigerator for a good three weeks. About two fingers of white, bubbly head is achieved with a cautious pour. This slowly dissipates leaving nice, thin lines of lacing.

Smell - Ahh, the stereotypical Jolly Pumpkin scent. I get an immense rush of sour cherries surrounded by classic barnyard funk. Slight floral aromas are present the more I allow this to warm up, but overall it would appear to be a tart smelling "sour" beer. Can't wait to taste it.

Taste - The initial taste is a burst of tart fruits such as sour/dark cherries, plums, and just a hint of raisins. After the tartness there is a mid-taste barnyard funk reminiscent of damp hay. This then melds with the floral scents and spices from the nose which bring to mind clove, ginger, and a hint of pepper. I really, really like this beer.

Mouthfeel - Relatively light, almost Champaign like with the loads of carbonation that prickle the tongue. Rather enjoyable for the way this beer tastes and is presented.

Drinkability - Immensely. I am sitting here attempting not to quaff this delicious beer I have been waiting quite some time to try. I wish I could get my hands on some more of this but I highly doubt it at this point in time. Recommended. Jolly Pumpkin and their unique style makes me want more and more of their beer all the time. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 01:17:09 | More by SpdKilz
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another rarity from Ditmier's incredible collection... Thanks for sharing Amigo!! Batch #389.

Pours hazy deep orange... lite tan head... I swear it has a pinkish tinge to it... good lacing.

floral nose jumps out of the glass... a little phenolic and even medicinal and perfumy (in a good way) .... smells sour, sorta like tangerine zest... a bit funky too, but could be my imagination.

Not as sour as the aroma would signify... very floral.... herbal... grassy.... ?rosemary? .... some summer fruit makes me think of ripe pears... There seems to be a JP "house" flavor there that reminds me of some of their other more common brews .... lite musty/funky elements add to the overall package .. overall, a nice complex saison... I wish I had taken better notes.

Body seems a tad thick for the style, but an effervescent carbonation helps clean it up.

Really glad Eric pulled the Baudelaire beers out in trade... Cool to get the opportunity.

4.5/4.5/4/4/4

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 08:31:53 | More by JohnGalt1
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beethousand

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bottle into a snifter

Appearance: pours a pinkish copper with a thick, creamy head that sticks around for a while

Smell: yummy, complex nose with floral, perfumy, and spicy aromas accompanied by malt sweetness

Taste: candy, floral, and fruit; dry finish with citric bite

Mouthfeel: soft, refreshing, and pleasant; carbonation sharpens in the final third to close beer out

Drinkability: tart, lively, and refreshing; very drinkable and very enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 02:21:24 | More by beethousand
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brdc

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Many thanks to OHLRangers for his incredible generosity.

Large capped bottle, poured into a tulip.
Very dark golden, red tinted beer, with a foamy off white head that drops down rather quickly.
It had been a while since my last saison, and the aroma reminded me of spring; funky, earthy, herbal, grassy.
Light on the palate, nicely carbonated, but by no means watery, this is one refreshing and easy to drink beer.
Fruity, but not sweet, tart and earthy, with some spices.
Not terribly complex, but one of the easiest saisons to drink I ever found.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 23:59:53 | More by brdc
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to OHLRangers for the chance to split this amazing brew with my dad and brother-in-law.

a: This was a clear coppery color with golden edges. It poured with a large, moderately sticky, fizzy cap.

s: Musty, earthy floral aromas are what I noticed first. There is also a fairly pronounced funky note that comes from what I'm guessing is the bret. Crackers, grain, and tart fruit aromas all emerge as this warms.

t: This is easily one of the best funky saisons I recall trying. Pronounced mustily tart fruit flavors come through in a big way. Lots of cherries, apricots, and a little sour apple. Wet grains and prickly leafy hops add a nice tingle at the finish. I think I also taste a little oaky tobacco. The floral qualities are more subtle here, but they help dry this out even further.

m: Fizzy, champagne like carbonation lends itself perfectly to a beer like this.

d: My dad had some reservations, but Eric and I loved it. I'm really glad I got to try this, the folks at JP should be proud of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 21:10:45 | More by DIM
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle.

Gorgeous, ruby-hued medium copper body with a slight haze. Tall, rocky, maroon-tinted beige head. Great lacing. Wild Dexter nose of tangy cheese, tart cherries, funky sea air, musty raspberries, lemon juice, grapefruit, and hay.

Tart, lemony-metallic taste up front. Herb-infused, grassy-hay malt body settles in. Tart cherries, musty raspberries, and raspberry seeds around the edge. Floral, perfume-y character shows through, especially in the finish. Finish is dry, with some lingering tart fruitiness (grapefruit). Interesting--I'm not super crazy about the floral-perfume notes, but the funky tartness helps cancel them out. Medium-bodied with a very sparkly, carbonated feel.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 19:40:07 | More by alexgash
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david131

California

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A deep, murky orange-pink liquid with a thick and creamy off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing and has excellent retention.

S- Sour fruits, honey, and roses. Very very nice. Really hard to pinpoint all the individual characteristics, but it is very appealing.

T- Hmm... Tastes floral, earthy, and has an olive aspect to it. Not as much depth as I expected. Acidic and sour.

M- Tart, acidic, dry, yet creamy with a nice amount of carbonation.

D- A unique beer, but the rose aspect is pretty subtle. Sounds much more appealing than it actually is. Still, this is enjoyable and is very high quality. Not quite worth the money, but worth splitting with a friend.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 01:01:00 | More by david131
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BMoney575

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 3-12-10
Batch 389

Pours a bright but cloudy red/brown color, with almost a pink tinge. A very sizable head gives way to huge, craggy lacing.

Smell is sour up front, with strong floral aromas. Subtle and yet complex, it's hard to pinpoint the many things going on.

Taste is all sour and slightly bitter, with a dominating green olive flavor. Not as complex as I expected, and a little odd, but still enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is very carbonated and light, which adds to the sourness and tartness, in a good way.

Drinkability is good, although the sourness is enough to make one bottle plenty.

Overall, a good beer that I'm glad I tried, and even more glad that I split the price with somebody.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 00:55:28 | More by BMoney575
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled January 2010
A soft pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a quickly growing head that ends up four-fingers thick to the room plus two fingers of height above the rim of the glass. The head is a soft, pale tan color and it has an awesome, structurally sound staying power. The beer is a murky, red-plum color that shows a fairly hazed, amber tinged, cranberry color when held up to the light. As I pour this a musty, earthy, slightly musky smell is noticed emanating from my glass. A more focused inspection yields much more of this plus a phenolic, not quite plastic, maybe more band-aid like note, but definitely Brettanomyces driven, farmhouse funkiness. Grassy, cracker driven, with just a hint of toasted charter, the malt is just present underneath the up front funkiness. There is also a light fruitiness to this beer that smells of ripe plums, a light melon note, some definite tart green apple character

Lightly tart tasting, and the flavor definitely finishes with a phenolic character that doesn't become overwhelming, but definitely linger on in the finish. Up front, with the tartness, this beer tastes of a tart, fruity plum, but without much real sweetness. This has a nice, lively carbonation to it at first, but I have been a bit preoccupied for a couple minutes and the beer is now merely spritzy. The body is actually quite light, the color would suggest a heavier body, but this is actually only has a very light fullness to it; it is enough to keep this from being any where near watery, but it is still eminently quaffable. The beer has a definite fruitiness to it, at times reminding me of red pears, floral apples, some melon notes that include some green, unripe melon rind notes. I am not sure there is oak here (given this is Jolly Pumpkin I am guessing it does though), but there is a touch of toasted woodiness towards the finish as well as a spiciness that seems characteristic of oak. Much of the spiciness comes from the fermentation character though; clove, spicy phenols, sweet ginger and white pepper, among other just general spicy notes. The fruitiness really starts to come in to its own after the beer starts to breath.

The various components really work together quite harmoniously; this is definitely a well balanced brew. This is my kind of Saison for the Fall; fruity, funky, lightly tart, complex and damn tasty. I can't get enough of this exquisite brew; Jolly Pumpkin has definitely done it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 16:50:05 | More by Gueuzedude
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a becher glass. Beer is red with a haze to it. Thick white head forms made up of large bubbles. Carbonation is moderate and as the head falls away it completely coats the glass with lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is completely brett. Strong yeast aroma with underpinning of lactic and acetic (vinegar) acids. The flavor of the beer is surprisingly not sour. There is an overall musk about this beer and not a lot that's sour about it. After several mouthfulls I'm getting the sour but I feel misled by the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 00:28:45 | More by drabmuh
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emerge077

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with other BA's at the Ann Arbor brewpub. Review from notes.

Reddish orange body, slightly hazy, with a ton of lacing and strong head retention. In true JP style the foam is sturdy and has a whipped meringue texture on it's surface.

Barnyard funk in the nose, rustic notes of musty hay, spices, general earthiness.

Tart, dry, clean feel. It has a light muskiness, some floral spice (maybe the rose hips & hibiscus, I plead ignorance) and clove for sure, with a light honey finish. The tartness is moderate and integrates well. It seemed similar in feel and drinkability to other JP brews I love, like Bam and Calabaza. The spices were a little subdued, seems like it could use more of a fruit component to punch up the savory tartness, but overall I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 00:14:09 | More by emerge077
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this 750ml bottle on 1/25/10.

A - Poured a cloudy, cider-like body with a burnt orange haze and half an inch of creamy off-white head that depleted to nothingness.

S - Tart and fruity nose with plenty of sour Brett character suggesting green apple, grape skins and tannins. A moderate band-aid character also emerges, as well as subtle alcohol notes.

T - Much like the aroma, the sour character persists throughout the flavor, offering a tart fruitiness paired an earthy, funky quality. The band-aid aspect also carries over into the flavor. Finishes with a sour apple zing and more earthy notes.

M - Medium bodied, although overall the mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery. Actually, I find the texture to be slightly chalky. Finishes with moderate sour pucker on the palate, but nothing over-the-top.

D - Pretty good Saison overall with fairly pleasant Brett characteristics. This one wasn't too funky or musty, which helped the overall drinkability of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 14:29:58 | More by ffejherb
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thank you Devin!

The pour is pinkish red with a thin, white head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is very floral, herbal with a touch of lemon. As it warms up, a Bretty-bandaid aroma grows, along with a touch of must. Some sugar is present too.
The palate opens thin and watery with a disappointing lack of flavor. Some floral character is noticeable, hibiscus and rose dominating. Dry and mildly tea-like, there's some mild bandaid character. Drying on the finish, this light bodied beer has a moderate amount of carbonation. Solid stuff.
4/4/3/3.5/3.5

**Edit 23 May 2011**
Blend 5 that I picked up at State Line and split with my dad. This is hugely better than the first batch that I got to try thanks to Devin. Looks the same, though retention and lacing are significantly better. The nose is excellent. Mildly Brett-like with pepper, some clove and a little plastic, but with a wonderful floral component. The rose and hibiscus really shine on the nose, complementing the mild earthiness from the Brett. One the palate, the flavors of the nose are replicated and are in excellent balance. Not really sour, just earthy and funky, with the floral nature being refreshing and wonderful. Drying and mildly tart, leathery and earthy on the finish, this beer is light on the palate, crisply carbonated and refreshing. Wonderfully food-friendly, this is one of the better saisons I've had recently. Only wish it weren't so damn expensive, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 18:07:55 | More by DefenCorps
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weasbri

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Actually poured two glasses of this: once into a regular pint glass, then into a tulip glass. Ruby color shows through. Big saison frothy head (very big in the tulip glass) which dissipates quickly (more slowly in the tulip, again).
Light funkiness in the aroma, a little bit of something sour in there as well, hard for me to get much of anything, even with the tulip glass funneling it up.
Nice sour bite right off the bat, rolling around the top of my mouth. The usual Jolly Pumpkin funk is there as well, but it has to fight the tartness to get through. I honestly expected more earthiness for a Jolly Pumpkin saison, but I do like the balance achieved here. (Some might say there's a conflict, as I mentioned earlier, but I'm gonna go with balance.)
Pretty dry finish, that pucker hangs around a little bit too.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 21:44:16 | More by weasbri
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lamarr04

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip.

beer pours a clear ruby brown with a white/slightly pink 2 inch foamy head.

smells like a flemish sour. tart cherries and yeast with a subtle sweet note. as beer warms, i get a faint herbal characteristic (rose pedals/flower shop).

tastes super attenuated, with very little body a good deal of acidity and a tart finish.

mouthfeel lis light with crisp carbonation. the finish is dry.

overall impression is that this beer is, as described on the label, a delightful little saison. nothing too complex but crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 00:10:23 | More by lamarr04
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.