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

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Ratings:
678
Reviews:
212
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.36/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kcq101
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a nearly opaque pink/red with orange tint. Thick pillow of dense pink splashed khaki head sticks for a long time; thick lace down the glass. Yowza. Smell: floral as you'd expect and sweet with some perfumey coriander-ish spice, notes of pepper and orange citrus. Also some mild flanders red action...raspberry-ish, herbal/oaky note. Taste: floral and spicy upfront, tart raspberry note, ripe peach, herbal, lactic/citric/cheesy finish. Superb. 2/2015 bottling ("Blend 1").

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Photo of barleybadger64
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Obviously well made beer but not what I expected. Very close to champagne feel, flavor and aroma which I applaud. Very dry finish. I think I expected a little more sweetness and ale-ish flavor. I would recommend people try and judge for themselves but this one wasn't for me.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schmitter
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EConnOG
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TrulySlide
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 'The Pour House', Exton, PA in a snifter glass.

L: Pours a reddish brown, murky/opaque with a creamy and aggressive head that was slow to fall and left some great lacing on the glass.

S: Fruity (grapefruit especially) and flowery with a yeasty/bready undertone. Complex.

T: Tart, almost like a cross between a sour and a saison... strong grapefruit notes with a yeasty fullness from the saison style and a floral backdrop. You can pick up subtle notes of oak from the aging process. Smooth at the finish.

F: This one puckered my lips up at first... strong carbonation and there was a small party going on in my mouth. Aggressive.

O: If a sour and a saison got together this is the kind of love-child offspring that they would produce, and the oak aging gives it an added level of complexity. Sour grapefruit at first, giving way to some complex saison yeasty goodness... this is a very drinkable and sessionable beer. Highly refreshing, and I'd absolutely get it again.

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Photo of ARoman
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a "balloon" snifter. The aroma is floral and bright with secondary yeast notes and a light pepper presence with a heated honey and mild burnt sugar note appearing late. The beer's hue is a murky, opaque mustard brown topped by a creamy white head that retains a thin, dense ring and leaves a sparse lace. The taste is a balance between a medium sweet and medium sour with a medium light bitter. The beer is syrupy with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium full body. The flavor profile is toast and citrus jam with some stone fruit. It finishes with a dry floral character and a crispness that leaves an aftertaste that's lightly grassy and astringent, but doesn't leave any strong flavor characters

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Photo of jaymo18
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HookemHoos
3.44/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 AMarkle6524
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boredalready
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budinetz
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 2/6/15 stamped on the label. Pours a deep ruby red with a slightly pinkish hue colored head that dissipates very slowly. Great head retention and beautiful lingerie like lacing around the glass as I continue to sip.

Smells initially of sweet hibiscus with a very subtle tartness moves into a bit barnyard/hay and then finishes with floral rose. I had to sniff my sleeve to reset my nose and then smell again real deep. It's so very subtle at the end when you pull the glass away that you get the rose fragrance. Pretty amazing!

Tastes tart initially with full on hibiscus, but then mellows out over time after you swallow. You lick your lips and pick up the floral flavors and some of the spice and then breathe in and out to pick up some of the hibiscus again. Not a typical saison but quite interesting.

Very prickly on the tongue as saisons typically are. Nice puckery feeling from the tartness. Smooth finish seconds after swallowing. Very drinkable and at 6.5% it's not overpowering at all.

Overall an awesome brew from Jolly pumpkin. It has the traditional characteristics of a saison but taken to a whole new level with the hibiscus and rose hips/petals. I would absolutely get this again next year.

Cheers!

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of target88
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Good with an offbeat taste

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

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