Baudelaire IO | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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4.07/5
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Baudelaire IOBaudelaire IO
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NoLiberty on 10-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,971
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
690
pDev:
9.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This might have been the first Jolly Pumpkin beer I ever had. I think it was James who picked up a bottle at Craft and we popped it right there. Poured with a slight pink hue to the normal yellow colored beer, plenty of influence and haze provided by the rose hips/petals. Interesting. Slight off white head 1/2". Aroma wasn't of much, largely mute in that regard.

The taste is like huffing on a rose bush in the early morning when dew is still on the leaves and petals. The saison base isn't really dry nor does it have any tartness. There was more breadiness than brettiness I thought. At the end of the day, I thought paying almost $20 for this was something I wouldn't ever want to do. I mean, all day ipa or snpa, I could get a 15 pack of each for the same price.

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Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper with a reddish tinge, cloudy, lots of carbonation and 2 fingers of beige, pink tinged head.

Smells of roses, hibiscus, funky cellar, oaken dankness, a sour note and macaroni.

Tastes follows the nose and its slightly sour, mostly dry as opposed to fruity.

Medium, dry, slightly tannic body, with lots of carbonation.

Got this in Saginaw, MI, drinking in Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 19th, 2018. Decent, slightly sour, decadently snobbish brew.

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From memory:

Pours a raspberry juice red with a small tight head. Retention isn't great but there is some lacing.

Smell is spicy and funky with the rosehips coming across nicely.

Taste brings the rosehips forward, then tart funk.

Feel is light with active carbonation. The finish is pleasantly dry and it fades nicely.

Overall, a nice beer, not sure I would have it again, but I really liked the finish on this one.

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Photo of robotnewyork
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wild and woodsy with hibiscus. Sarah had at home in bottle and at hopcat

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ Bangers in Austin, TX.

B / GOOD

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Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a semi-dark auburn red sort of color topped with a sheet of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace to leave some running/sliding lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of herbal to bready and a dampened spice-like (white pepper, somewhat) and then a subtle funk slides in underneath for a further balancing sort of complexity.
The flavor leaned into a blend of herbal, bready, white pepper to funky sort of quality up front with some lemon rind starting to come out decently. Mild aftertaste of the herbal/bready/funky and lemon rind-like character.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, as it seemed to sit just a touch under. A light carbonation spoke of this beer with good intentions, but having a sly stickiness, acceptable and not cloying.
Overall, pretty nice saison, well worth my time and money.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a pint glass to a deep red topped by a dense and rocky three finger light pink head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of smells a little chalky and tart with some floral notes and a little funk. Smells like an interesting beer
T: Taste is slightly tart and herbal with some notes of rosewater and hibiscus with some funk and a little chalkyness to it. the tartness is very light and slightly lemony. Swallow is more tartness and floral notes with some lingering funk and chalkyness
M: This beer is on the lighter side of the spectrum and it is dangerously close to watery. The carbonation on the beer is very effervescent and slightly prickly. The beer has a drying finish as well.
O: Overall this is a very nice beer with some excellent flavors and complexity. It drinks well and it is very refreshing. Definitely one to grab if you are a fan of Jolly Pumpkin.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Law89
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark red leaning purple with a soft white, slightly pink, blanket.

Smell and aroma take on aspects of nicely tart cherry, raspberry, grape, oak, and a little sting of sourness with black pepper. Nearly acetic yet complex funk.

Frothy, soft, and semi-dry.

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Photo of AJmon13
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goblue3509
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsucks
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moodyxc9
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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