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Sweet Yamma Jamma - Indeed Brewing Company

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 11-16-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

zestar, Jul 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

nmann08, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Town Hall Brewery.

A -Poured a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of Thanksgiving spices - nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. It had a sweetness that resembled pumpkin.

T - Good blend of spices and pumpkin like flavors. Light caramel taste.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a tasty brew. My first Indeed brew. Very good!

zeff80, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sweet Yamma Jamma, Indeed Brewing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"We chefed up something special for fall with Sweet Yamma Jamma, a spiced sweet potato ale. Brewed with pulverized sweet potatoes, candied yams, and a special blend of spices, Yamma Jamma is full of flavors and aroma that pair well with fall colors and crisp nights. 5% ABV, 10 IBU, Style: Sweet Potato Ale.

Lightly hazed, copper-y, amber coloring, under a full, flush, stable head of off-white head.

Aroma: sweet and vegetal, little hops, much malt. Some spices, but which exactly, I'm not sure. Maybe cinnamon, allspice, a touch of clove? The fruit is biggest, though.

Taste: Mmmm, yeah. If I didn't know what this was, I'd guess it was a pumpkin ale, because the flavors are so similar. Large, plump, lush flavor of the gourd, whether yam or what have you, it's big and in it deep.

I know what people may be thinking: Oh, my God, a Sweet Potato Ale, that's got to be weird, right? I've never heard of that, it's unfamiliar, I'm scared, oooo….Ooooo!
Yeah, that's how they talk, that's how they are…

But, this…this is nice. Here's a way to celebrate the season without being a conformist. I like that. I was skeptical, as well, about a sweet potato ale, but the drinking quits all doubts. Yum. Sweet, but not too much, good balance (I think this will be a common thread with Indeed…with some exceptions…), and utter deliciousness. Mmmm, tasty. I could drink it and drink it.

But, not 9% alcohol, that may be where they went wrong, he asks, facetiously.

feloniousmonk, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at 3 Squares in Maple Grove. I think this is going to be a once-yearly beer for me. I always enjoy it, but one's enough. It's easiest described as a alcoholic yam soda. It resembles beer, but it's also sort of fizzy yam juice. It's a mild, sweet starchy flavor and I'm impressed Indeed let's the yam speak for itself. But it's a bit odd, with only subtle barley behind the tuber. Give it a shot with an open mind. It's good, but a yam can only offer so much for a beer.

tempest, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mothman, Sep 25, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

ShanePB, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of ZAP
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A nice fall seasonal...great aroma of your classic punpkin, yam, spices, etc...smells the part for sure...the taste is a little less intense and the body overall is thin and watery which takes away slightly from the experience...

This is a good beer but falls short of greatness....glad I got a sixer but that is good for this year...I'll revisit next year for sure..

ZAP, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +7.8%

KarlHungus, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of morimech
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Full disclosure. I hate pumpkin beers. This is not a pumpkin beer since this contains sweet potatoes and candied yams. The spices remain the same. Since this is from an impressive local brewery, I had to try it. And I am happy to report, it is not disgusting.

Pours a brilliant copper color with one finger of head that quickly settles to a thin cap. A little lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is full of spice, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. I think I perceive some sweet potato as well.

Actually has some beer qualities in the flavor. Not as sweet as pumpkin and the spice is not too much. A delicate balance the brewer played here with giving a good wallop of spices, without going too far.

Mouthfeel is where I think this beer really separate itself from pumpkin beers. It does not have that disgusting chalky, mealy texture those exhibit. This actually feels like a beer I want to drink. Carbonation is a little on the low side but I do not mind.

Glad I gave this beer a shot. I won't be buying another six pack this year, but I will next year when it makes its return.

morimech, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jera1350, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

akang, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MacQ32, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Herky21, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall Summit pint glass. Canned on 09/03/13.

Appearance: Pours a deep caramel amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet, earthy, and spicy aroma with lots of sweet potato and yam hints along with some fall spices. Upfront presence of the sweet potato and candied yams. Big hints of fall spices including cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pepper, ginger, and slight clove. Sweet malt presence with hints of caramel, biscuit, and yeast. Also some sweet hints of brown sugar and vanilla. Subtle hint of earthy hops. A pretty interesting and nice aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose, an earthy, sweet, and spicy fall taste with lots of sweet potato, yam, and a mix of fall spices. Big notes of the sweet potato and candied yams upfront. Solid mixture of fall spices with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, pepper, and some clove. Some notes of creamy vanilla and brown sugar. Sweet malt presence with notes of caramel, yeast, and biscuit. Slight undertone of earthy hops. Sweet and spicy but very well balanced. Pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and pretty smooth. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A pretty interesting and solid tasting brew. Good earthy taste of the sweet potato and yams with a good spice mix. Well balanced and smooth.

MattyG85, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

gatornation, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

richkrull, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bigbeers84, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

CTJman, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Reddish-orange with nice off-white head.

Smell: Fruity, sweet and nutty. Definitely spices added, such as cinnamon, but can't tell exactly what beyond that. Hints of vanilla.

Taste: Tastes like a pumpkin beer, with that sweet nuttiness. Lots of spices on the finish - noticing cinnamon, clove and allspice. Dry and spicy, but not at all bitter.

Feel: Relatively light body with moderate carbonation. Despite the sweet core, there is a lingering firm and dry finish.

Overall: This is essentially a low abv Pumpkin Ale, which is usually a pretty unexciting style. However, Indeed does a commendable job of elevating this beer. Great, easy drinking fall beer.

bsp77, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

josephwa, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted 25 September 2013. From the can to my tulip.

Pours 95% clear, an enigmatic color, chestnut brown from some angles, a little reddish with light behind it, but different every way I look at it. Two fingers of off-white head. Good retention and excellent lacing.

Smell is full of yams and spices. Never had sweet potato pie, but this is what I imagine it would smell like. The sweetness is subdued, which is good, as yams could be sweet enough to overpower. The yams are clean, rich, and orange - nice. Spice-wise, I get a whole lot of nutmeg, with little complements around the edges that remind me of cloves and allspice.

Taste kinda falls flat. Not terrible, but just bland and mildly bitter. From just the taste, I don't know if I'd even guess this had yams in it. And the spices just barely poke their heads up when the taste is almost faded out. Not much here.

Feel is watery and dull, reminiscent of the taste. Medium-low carbonation (not enough), what's there is sorta fuzzy. Fades out rather quickly.

I wish I'd stopped at the smell. Nothing bad about it, and parts of it are quite good. But mostly, it's a pass.

zeledonia, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Localdrinklax, Dec 10, 2013
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Sweet Yamma Jamma from Indeed Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.