Sweet Yamma Jamma - Indeed Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
3.4/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
11-02-2013 02:58:23 | More by zeledonia
3.2/5 rDev -14.7%
Sweet Yamma Jamma Indeed Brewing Co
Poured from a 12 oz can into a Cigar City snifter. Served chilled... Thanks for the can Kim.
A) Deep orange color. Not much head at all, and what was there quickly settled to a thin collar. No lacing.
S) The sweet potato on the nose is rather faint when chilled, so enjoy the nose on this after it warms a bit. A fair amount of one of my favorite Thanksgiving sides is detected, with light spice. A crumbling of brown sugar for sure.
T) The sweet potato is not as prevalent in the flavor, but still noted. A bit of brown bread. A little grass/vegetable. The spices come into play on the backend. Decent, but a little bland.
M) A bit on the thin side, as well as a little flat. A semi-dry finish, which was slightly hard cider-esque.
O) Having never drank a sweet potato ale, I'm not sure if this just set the bar high or low. I think there is room for improvement. I guess in the end the bar has been just kind of set at okay... It was worth a try...
10-25-2013 22:24:36 | More by RoamingGnome
3.43/5 rDev -8.5%
Appearance: Brown-amber, small head.
Smell: Vegetal, spice, earthy.
Taste: Starts like a malty brown ale, then the cinnamon spice shows up. The sweet potatoes do show up, but more like a complementary flavor than the leading flavor.
Overall: Tried a can to support this local brewery even though I'm not a pumpkin/fall spice/yam beer guy. It's all right, neither the spices or the sweet potatoes hit too hard. I expected a little more sweet potato flavor since it's in the name of the beer.
10-20-2013 16:10:00 | More by Mdog
3.74/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Hazy copper brown with a huge white head. Good retention.
S: Initially weak aroma picks up as the beer warms. Nutmeg and nutty/caramel malts, maybe faint hops. Somewhat herbal – something here reminds me of some of the small batch root beers I’ve had in the past.
T: Flavor matches the aroma. Soft maltiness, spices – nutmeg and?? As it warms, some brown sugar and nice nutty malt show. Light earthy bitterness on the finish. Very mild and restrained, overall.
M: Light bodied with soft, fine carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
Had this on tap and from bottle last year and was enthused to hear about the 6 packs this year. However this batch seems to have less intensity of flavor (though it did improve quite a bit near room temp). Not sure if adding more malt would obscure the intended sweet potato/yam flavors, but would like to see a bit more body in this one. Still, it's a something I'll grab in the future when I'm in the mood for a light and fairly unique fall seasonal.
10-19-2013 19:09:56 | More by GeezLynn
3.55/5 rDev -5.3%
Canned on 9/11/13.
Appearance: Hazy dark caramel color with a thin frothy head.
Aroma: Definitely sweet potato in there. Not getting much for spices. Very similar to an amber ale.
Taste: Sweet Yamma Jamma starts with a very light caramel malt flavor which allows those 10 IBUs to make the fullest impact possible. About halfway through a great candied yam flavor comes through accompanied by spices reminiscent of Dr. Pepper. It all sounds like an odd mix but works out quite nicely. The finish is nonchalant and the aftertaste is light hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with average carbonation and drinkability.
Final Thoughts: Good use of an unusual ingredient by Indeed. I will continue to try new releases of theirs since none have disappointed me yet. Would I drink it again? Sure.
10-17-2013 02:41:01 | More by JamesMN
4.11/5 rDev +9.6%
12oz can, canned 20 days prior
look is a dark copper/ruby with a small ring of lace, great unfiltered look. no big chunks, just a fine dusting throughout. the aroma is delicious sweet potato at first (and im not even a fan of them), but fades into heavy spice and not much else. taste is crisp and bready at first, a yammy middle, with a thick pumpkin-pie-spice finish... a chalkiness seems to linger on the tongue.
09-29-2013 08:15:55 | More by jimmah120
Sweet Yamma Jamma from Indeed Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.