Baudelaire IO
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
Ranked #315
Ranked #7,598
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Apr 15, 2023
Oct 27, 2009
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Rated: 4.4 by Adam773 from Iowa

Apr 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750 ml bottle, blend 3, courtesy of Cardinal Pub 6 Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.8%. Pink colour, large pinkish off-white head. Strong aroma of oxidised cider apples, red wine vinegar, farmhouse kitchen, oak and flowers. Moderately sour flavour with fruity notes (rose hips). Peppery and hoppy dry finish. Quite interesting, but not my favourite beer.
Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by cabsandking from Ohio

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: New label that doesn't match the BeerAdvocate page. Pours reddish orange with a moderate amount of carbonation.

S: Like a sweet wine. The underlying barley+wheat character is there, though.

T: Tart. Palate will adjust to that. A bitter note, the hibiscus gives a cranberry appeal, followed by hop bitterness. I'm not sure what the roses are doing exactly, but the brew overall does taste organic, planty, even flowery. This is a classy beer.

F: A tiny bit of residual sweetness works against the drinkability. Otherwise, it's just dancing my palate.

O: I wanted a saison specifically and while I could have picked from a number of breweries, Jolly Pumpkin has, by far, the largest portfolio. It's definitely a chick beer. I'll have to see if they have anything man flavored.
Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look - amber color big lasting white kind of pink head
Smell - tart but sweet and floral
Taste - a lot like the scent but also has some spice to it, probably that hebiscis and rose but I have no ide what those taste like
Feel - pretty light with a lot less carbonation than expected after seeing the massive head
Overall - ok beer, pretty tart and not really showing me anything new
Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Apr 03, 2019
Rated: 4 by mush from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by samEBC from Belgium

Sep 15, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Jun 19, 2018
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

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.
Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by bluesyasian from Texas

Apr 28, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by XicanoBeerRun from Texas

Apr 07, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Apr 04, 2018
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

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.
Mar 29, 2018
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Rated by robotnewyork from Michigan

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
Mar 14, 2018
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

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.

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Sep 07, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Sep 06, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Aug 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.
Aug 23, 2017
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