iO Saison

Michigan
United States
Jolly Pumpkin iO Saison
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Aged in oak with wild yeasts and bottle conditioned. iO Saison is a unique creation brewed with rose hips, rose petals and hibiscus giving this saison a character and color all it's own.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
IBUs: 
15
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Oak and leathery Brettanomyces aromas are dominant up front with notes of light peppercorn, bready malt, and alcohol supporting. Hidden underneath is a floral bouquet that is somewhat reminiscent of potpourri. It pours with a dense rocky light beige head that sits on a rather murky copper beer. The flavor is rather tart considering expectations from the aroma. Oak and Brettanomyces work well together to help accentuate the dry finish.  Hop flavor and bitterness do not get in the way – there’s already enough going on here. The subtle complexities of the aroma are a bit lost in the flavor with the elements of wild yeast and acidity. This is not a classic saison but an interesting take on the style. This beer is enjoyable to revisit and explore with both the nose and palate due to high levels of complexity.