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Bière De Mars - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

394 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 97
Gots: 60 | 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:
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blend 2 - bottled 3-8-2011.

Pours like a Diet Coke, a deep hazy ruby chestnut, almost purple at times, topped by a thin head of foam that dies down to a thin collar circling small islands of foam.

The aroma is pure sour funk with notes of caramel and apple cider vinegar.

The taste is sour caramel cherries. Dry oaky finish with rubber gym balls lingering in the aftertaste. Tart without being sour, but it's enough to keep the caramel and light cocoa notes in check. Somewhat vinous/vinegary.

Light body with light carbonation.

Pretty decent overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 01:51:43 | More by MeisterBurger
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spoony

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

T-The taste, like the smell, is a bit jumbled. I taste malt flavors like toffee, prune, and a musty wet wheat flavor. I also taste pear and apple fruit, and the aforementioned white grape. The fruitcake spice is still there too, lurking in the background with some white vinegar tartness. It is complex, but not in a good way.

M-The feel is medium in body with a smooth carbonation that stays active on my palate.

O-I had a hard time getting into this beer. There is just so much going on that I am not sure it all fits together. Between the tartness (that is typical of Jolly Pumpkin), the strange malt flavors, and the lighter flavors of apple and pear, it feels and tastes a bit odd to me. Oh well, I can see the appeal, but this beer is not for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 01:44:00 | More by spoony
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jmich24

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-21-2014 02:08:14 | More by jmich24
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Fabiand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-21-2014 01:52:54 | More by Fabiand
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-20-2014 19:14:02 | More by DrBier
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-20-2014 06:38:56 | More by ambiguousfigures
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-20-2014 06:23:10 | More by gtermi
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-19-2014 14:53:41 | More by _morandi_
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-19-2014 06:34:43 | More by zestar
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amvrana

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-19-2014 01:50:08 | More by amvrana
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champ103

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It is great being able to buy Jolly Pumpkin in Texas now. I can't believe I have not reviewed this one yet...

A: Pours a clear, but rusted red color. A dense, two finger white head gently rises, and recedes in a minute. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Acidic cherries and apples are the first ting I get. Almost cider like. Just a bit of sweetness here with vanilla and oak. White grapes linger. A delicate nose that is really enjoyable.
T: Toasted malts up front. Tart and acidic cherries and apple cider. A bit vinegary as well. Some sweetness like vanilla and caramel, but that quickly fades in a second. Oak barrels, with a lingering dry tart white grape flavor that pulls the cheeks in. Everything is very delicate, and nothing wants to take over.
M/D: A medium body and effervescent with lively carbonation. This finishes dry, with a great puckering that I love. Like everything they do, immensely drinkable. A bomber goes down to easily.

I have always loved the delicate balance Jolly Pumpkin has. Nothing is over the top or intense. Just really well balanced and well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 00:00:09 | More by champ103
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-16-2014 03:41:35 | More by MarkyColorado
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-12-2014 02:02:34 | More by ToddHolder
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-10-2014 17:36:49 | More by ngaron
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-10-2014 07:01:22 | More by oglmcdgl
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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-07-2014 05:49:39 | More by ONovoMexicano
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-07-2014 03:43:57 | More by KAF
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-06-2014 18:46:43 | More by snansel
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-05-2014 23:49:07 | More by G-Hawk
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amber with a creamy, lingering khaki head.

S: The nose presents delicate aromas of cider vinegar, oak, must, pineapple, carambola, guava, caramel, toffee apples, and spiced pear.

T: Notes of dark bread, nougat, toffee apples, caramel, spiced pear, cider vinegar, must, oak, pineapple, carambola, guava, toasted almonds, sour cherries, and unripened grape fill the mouth. The finish is clipped and dry with sour cherry, must, oak, pineapple, spiced pear, and toffee apple notes.

M: Medium-to-full in body and very dry. Carbonation is spritzy. There is a slight alcohol warmth in the mouth.

O: An awesome sour ale. To this point, this might be one of my favorite offerings from Jolly Pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 18:20:39 | More by mrfrancis
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notchucknorris

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-02-2014 04:22:15 | More by notchucknorris
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Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.