Baudelaire IO
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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From:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #318
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,521
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
477
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 24, 2022
Added:
Oct 27, 2009
Wants:
  53
Gots:
  113
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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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 Louisiana

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
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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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

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.
Jun 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by Keananmichael5 from California

May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.77 by T_Law89 from New Jersey

May 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Apr 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by PatGreer from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

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.
Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by AJmon13 from Ohio

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by cherche from Washington

Jan 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.44 by goblue3509 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by mattsucks from Ohio

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by moodyxc9 from Ohio

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by BallsDeep from Florida

Aug 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by The_Epopt from Texas

Aug 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by Fargrow from Michigan

Jul 18, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. A cloudy pinkish gold color with a large head and great lacing. The smell is a bit vinaigrette-ish. The taste is tart, fruity, and refreshing. A nice summer beer!
Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Jul 02, 2016
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Reviewed by GreatStoutman from Texas

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look is reddish/copper with thin head that dissipates to a ring that leaves a nice lace.

Smell is tart cherries, and that dominates the taste as well. It's not overly sour, and would probably be a good entry point for someone trying sours for the first time.

Feel is pretty full bodied for a saison. Oily feel that had a long finish that turns fairly sweet once the tartness has settled on your palate.

Overall, a tasty beer from JP that is not terribly complex, but enjoyable.
Jun 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by bnes09 from Illinois

Jun 18, 2016
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