Baudelaire IO | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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4.07/5
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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

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Added by NoLiberty on 10-27-2009

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#2,898
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214
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688
pDev:
9.58%
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz bottle split and poured into a snifter. Bottled 02-10-2012. Gusher.

A: Pours a hazy amber ruby with a giant puffy white head. Quite dense. Lots of visible carbonation. Head dissipates in the course of a few minutes leaving some nice lacing.

S: The rose really comes through on this brew and the wild yeast has kicked it up a few notches.

T: This is an enjoyable beer, really get the floral rose taste with the saison blend and a fairly intense sour taste. Adds a farmhouse dimension. Very different and quite tasty. I like the rose and brett compliment.

M: Lots of carbonation as shown with the appearance. Crisp finish that is pretty refreshing. Reminds me of a champagne on the tongue. So easy drinking.

Overall has the classic Jolly Pumpkin taste with their yeast strains but also a great rose petal addition. Very tasty and quite drinkable.

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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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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 688 ratings