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Baudelaire IO | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Baudelaire IOBaudelaire IO
BA SCORE
4.07/5
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682 Ratings
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:
#2,645
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
682
pDev:
9.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
111
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 682 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of Fargrow
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
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!

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Photo of Warren2621
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
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.

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Photo of bnes09
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of OmahaKF
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smell is tart, cherry, some general barnyard funk, and a floral aroma. Taste is Belgian yeast, pepperiness, sour fruit, vegetal notes (kind of like V8), hints of watermelon, red wine, and some light tartness. There's a lot going on in this beer but all of the flavor notes blend together nicely.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greels
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a medium lighter brown body, one finger white head, good retention. Not much lacing. Smells of bready malt, tart lemon, a bit of leather, cereal grain, moderately floral. That's a nice saison, on the sweeter side. Flavour is is bread, cereal, lemon, leather, floral notes, minerals, mild tartness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, substantial with good depth to it. Overall, a very solid farmhouse ale with the archetypical flavours, on the sweeter side closer to DuPont rather than Side Project.

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Photo of Ems
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A pop of cherry flavor. A little too soda poppy to be a great beer.

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Photo of chinchill
2.83/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Large shared bottle.

Too funky (both aroma and flavor) for my taste, and with too much vinegar in the aroma. Lightly tart flavor.

Feel: Lively carbonation.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adamdescott
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of reizorc
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ottoj55
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice glass, looked copper orange/red with pink highlights, frothy white and persistent head on mine that seems to have picked up some hint from the beer and nice lasting lace. The first smell is a nice mix of bready malt, brett funk and tart fruit. I expected more sourness from JP, but was first impressed by the brett character. Wonderful farmhouse ale flavors like fresh hay without the heavy barnyard flavors. This is followed by tart fruits, peach/apricot, berries and the floral flavors of the roses and hibiscus. The roses and hibiscus were never overwhelming. Mouthfeel is dry and clean with a crisp finish. Another great beer from JP, really happy that it wasn't as sour as many of their beers.

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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 682 ratings
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