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:
677
Reviews:
211
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
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107
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3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's
Date: Bottled 2/21/2012
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Baudelaire IO is a very pleasant, generally subtle saison from Jolly Pumpkin, featuring notable Brettanomyces and berry-like fruit ester combinations. While I enjoyed the beer, I don't think it's one that I would pay the $16 for again.

Pours a towering head of very dense foam, made up of small, off-white (with a very light pink tint) bubbles. Retention is excellent, and the head leaves many horizontal bands of lacing with its decline. The head never fully dissipates, descending to a 1cm cap atop the body at all times. Body is a dark burn red and brown, nearly opaque, and with visible carbonation from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is of fairly heavy Brettanomyces, with hints of rose-like bathwater and subtle fruity esters from the hibiscus.

Tasting opens with hibiscus (somewhat berry-like fruit esters), sweetness, and a hint of Brettanomyces composting hay meets burnt plastic. Mid-palate showcases more Brettanomyces influence, alongside slightly raspberry-like tartness from hibiscus and rose hips. Back of palate continues the Brettanomyces, but also has a substantial bitterness that I assume is from hops. Overall flavor is a mix of sweetness, mild Brettanomyces, hibiscus flavorings, and subdued bitterness/tartness/astringency.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body with high carbonation that creates an acceptably non-painful fizzy mouthfeel. Closes quite dry, nearly astringent.

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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ML bottle
Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip glass
Bottled 02-22-2012

This beer pours copper in color with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with several inches of lively, beige head that leaves some decent lacing.

The first thing I notice is a tart smell. I get some ripe red berries, and hibiscus. I even get a little funk and mildew.

The taste starts out with ripe red fruit. Then I get a floral flavor followed by some dank basement flavors and a dry finish.

Medium mouthfeel and effervescent.

The smell is amazing. The taste is good. Jolly Pumpkin rarely disappoints. This is a delicious brew.

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

Gusher! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured red-orange with an explosive off-whitehead that subsided to a one finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, funk, fruit, spice and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, funk, subtle tart, fruit, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really liked the twist that JP took on this one with the nice funky note going on with a kiss of tart. This really kept it interesting and your palate guessing what was going on throughout the bottle. I need to drink more saisons from JP if this is how they do them. An absolute must try for any avid beer lover out there.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'There are women who inspire you with the desire to conquer them and to take your pleasure of them; but this one fills you only with the desire to die slowly beneath her gaze."

from "The Desire to Paint"

Pours red with burnt orange hues. Froth is sheet-like with tiny bubbles. Funk, pepper, perfumy florals, vanilla cake and a back splash of hops to the nose. Somewhat grainy up front and dry. A mixture of light and dark fruits interplay fluidly with some spice, pepper, hibiscus and a slight barnyardy essence. Aftertaste is a little bitter with some phenols involved. Grows slightly tart after a while. Light to medium bodied and goes down easy. The added ingredients (rose petals/hibiscus) work quite well in this interesting take on one of my favorite styles. Add in the top-notch artwork as tribute to one of my most revered poets, and I could die slowly beneath the gaze of this brew all day long.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sour apples, pear, and cherries. It is bold, and unafraid to show it's colors as a sour beer. I don't get any traditional saison aromas coming off of this beer, but it doesn't matter, my mind is puckering just smelling this.

Mostly clear with just a slight touch of haze. It's a deep red color with a slightly pink head. Sheets of lacing coat the glass as the liquid depletes from the vessel.

The first thing I noticed is how highly carbonated this is.. it almost immediately foams up when it touches my tongue. Body is medium and brings on flavors of pear, apple, and other light, crisp summer fruits. It is far less sour on the palate than on the olfactory senses, but that doesn't make it less enjoyable.

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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.07 out of 5 based on 677 ratings.
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