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Bière De Mars - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

409 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 98
Gots: 62 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2005)
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JLeege

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled March 8th, 2011 – Poured into a tulip

Appearance- Pours a rich mahogany color with a finger and a half of off white head. Fades to a small collar. (The inital pour is beautiful, the second "yeast" pour looks like swamp water)

Smell- Caramel and a bit doughy, dark fruits; a touch of citrus and oak, all with the signature JP funk, which I adore. Smells very nice, though overall not as aromatic as most of their beers (usually the aroma fills up the whole room upon opening).

Taste-Slight tart cherry, plum and red grape at the onset; fairly vinous. Caramel notes pick up and a hint of toasted malts. Nice oak, slight vanilla, and leather towards the finish. A nice brett-y dryness at the end, still a young bottle, but I expect this to dry out even more over a few years. The ultimate linger is dry toasted oak with some grape/raison.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and medium/low carbonation, could use a touch more carbonation if I want to get really picky. Ever so slightly tart and quite dry.

Overall- Great beer. I will probably try to snag another bottle or 2, or 5, because I feel this beer will age gracefully and become even more dynamic. Jolly Pumpkin is quickly becoming one of my top 3 breweries.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 00:38:34 | More by JLeege
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From a 750 ml bottle to a wine glass.

A-A normal pour produces just less than a finger of white head. The retention is short and the beer leaves no lacing on the glass. The brew is dark honey in color and sort-of murky, dirty-water in appearance.

S-The aroma is musty and subtle with suggestions of wine vinegar, white grape, and green apple tartness. The malt aromas are caramel with a slight spice and dough flavor that reminds me of fruit cake. I'm not sure I'm into it.

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Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.