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Sweet Yamma Jamma - Indeed Brewing Company

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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%

capuchinpilates, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bigbeers84, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the second year of this unusual yam beer from Indeed. I really wanted to try it last year, but missed it before it was gone. I was happy to find a can at The Four Firkins this year, and might have to try to find more! Made with pulverized sweet potato and candied yams, as well as a mysterious spice mixture (per the website.)

Aroma: Sweet malt dominant, but has some earthy/musty notes. Cinnamon and ginger, but subtle.

Appearance: Deep copper color. Large off-white head that is very persistent. Small bubbles. Very clear beer.

Flavor: Very sweet initially with strong vanilla notes. I get some cinnamon at the tail end. I can actually taste the sweet potato or yams! Ends off-dry but no astringency. I get some caramelized melanoidin flavors. Body is medium, with a pleasant creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: Very well balanced. This beer reminds me of the marshmallow topped candied sweet potato casserole of my youth--in a glass! I think this is one of the more characterful beers I've tried in the quest to drink all these pumpkin/yam beers.

Jackofallbrews, Nov 15, 2013
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
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Beerlover, Nov 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

OUJayhawk1799, Nov 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

BradleyR, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MJSawyer, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Skelton, Nov 03, 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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5/5  rDev +34.8%

kiddwhiz, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

NodakEric, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

CCutch, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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...

RoamingGnome, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

heytomcat, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Mdog
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Mdog, Oct 20, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

GeezLynn, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

atomicskier1889, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Rasmon, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

JamesMN, Oct 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Sudsanonymous, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

AnalogErik, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

tuckerlikesbeer, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

BeardedAllen, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

joh02034, Oct 12, 2013
Sweet Yamma Jamma from Indeed Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.