Baudelaire IO | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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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
Ratings:
678
Reviews:
212
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
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49
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110
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Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of AlexFields
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a complex reddish orangish brownish color with a substantial off white head made of large bubbles, a steady stream of bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. Yep, she's a purty one!

Smells more sour than I was expecting--very tart, lots of brett too. I get pear and banana and apple and grape, some flowers, something faintly peppery, and a pretty healthy amount of funk. Not hard to believe this is a Jolly Pumpkin beer.

Taste opens with lots of tart grape, fades into some funky flowers and pepper, finishes with more fruit (pear/apple). Fairly sour up front but finishes a little more sweet. Spicy brett really comes out in the aftertaste. Only sweet for a second, pretty dry overall (more dry than acidic). Quite complex, and damn tasty.

Mouthfeel is great, tons of carb, you can feel it bubbling on the tongue. Very drinkable, refreshing even.

I like this!

8.5/10

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Blend 7/8 bottled 2-4-11

Not too many spot on saisons this side of the ocean. At least to this degree. This one has some nice funk and interesting rose and floral characters. Nice to drink, but you'll need to appreciate beers like Fantome to really dig on this one.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.15/5  rDev +2%

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

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of drabmuh
3.58/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by hophead84 at barrel blast

A: poured a reddish brown in color with amber brown highlights that had a thin bubbly head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: very intresting fruity nose that consisted of the signature jolly pumpkin bretty funky tart character along side cherries, spice, strawberries, hibiscus, and oaky notes.

T: the hibiacus was a little bit more apparent on the palate with lots of bretty funky character strawberry, oaky, spice accents and a touch of cherries as well.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of prickly carbonation which had a bretty funky, fruity, oaky, and tart finish.

D: very tasty brew that is now one of my favorite JP brewa faux show that drank really good.

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Photo of liamt07
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chris (of the Rhino), bottle labelled as "Blend 4 - January 25, 2011." Into a tulip.

Pours slightly lighter than chestnut brown, murky with some pinkish and peachy hues in there. A huge creamy offwhite head is procured; leaves behind great retention and lace. Nose is lightly floral (is this the hibiscus/rose?), wheat, light funkiness and hints to some sourness. Taste continues these floral notes, with some wheat and gentle tartness. Some definite funky qualities to be found as well. High carbonation that serves to quench, fruity, floral and tart all around. Pleasant and ideal for a summer's afternoon.

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Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tommy5
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of dar482
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
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).

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Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a beautiful looking beer. The pour starts pink and as the glass fills and the volume increases the hue shifts towards a dark topaz with some pink highlights. Fairly good clarity and a nice creamy head that sticks around. Nice burnished glow to this beer, like polished cherry wood. The aroma is nice as well, if a little light. There is a base of that trademark light sourness and then very floral notes of rose and citrus. I like the addition of hibiscus and the underlying acidity here- it very much plays nicely with the rose and reigns it in so it doesn't taste like an old lady's perfume smells. In fact the taste is a very nice balance between light tartness, floral notes, some herbalness, and a light muskiness. I could use a hit of spice or pepper here to really make it pop, but as is its a brew that is approachable but subtly complex. Very nice, I enjoyed this- always nice to see a new brew from Jolly Pumpkin, and this one plays to their strengths.

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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.07 out of 5 based on 678 ratings.
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