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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.

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bheilman

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 346/348. Costly at $11 and bought in Detroit suburb. Oh well, I guess they could use the stimulus. Nice color; deep ruby brown. Smell is very astringent like a sour. Taste is pretty good although nothing like I expected by reading the style listed on the bottle and written in beer advocate. The bottle reads "French Style Stock Ale." Sounds fairly unassuming and expected it to taste like a French farmhouse ale. It doesn't. It tastes like a sour but more complex. I think the aging in oak barrels makes this a much more drinkable beer and the taste is unique and complex. The aftertaste follows that theme and although this is a tasty beer and more drinkable than a typical sour (I'm thinking flemish sour, Flanders style with wild yeast) it's a beer to be savored and shared ideally.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 01:37:05 | More by bheilman
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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.

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.

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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.

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