Bière De Mars - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Today is the day after the Ides of March and the day before St. Patrick's, and it's week 'til my birthday. What a perfect evening to pop this one open. Thanks to demcorhip for procuring this beer for me. Poured into a tulip glass.
Pours very tamely compared to other JP beers I've had, which is welcome. Carbonation is medium-low, 1/2 inch of head recedes to some patchy lace fairly quickly. Colour is somewhere in the orange-red-brown area, slight chill haze. Very clean aroma with a crisp, tart, Granny Smith apple character, some funky brett, sharp cheese, peppery hops. Grassy, earthy, hay-like aroma as well with hints of oak.
The taste is acidic up front, tart and sharp and full of funk and cheesiness. Melds nicely into a balancing apple sweetness. There's lots of woody, oaky notes as well with a hint of vanilla, very pleasant. Spicy hop notes, peppery and herbal, meld into a surprising bitterness in the finish, and a hint of mellow malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a mellow carbonation that's just about right. A little sticky but not super dry. This a nice sipper for a chilly spring evening, and one I'd like to have again in the future.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2008 02:50:06 | More by trevorwideman
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4.16/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle poured into a Russian River stemmed glass
Blend 1, Bittled 2.27.2013
A: A beautiful clear copper color with a slight white film of a head with no lacing or head retention. No cloudiness and many rising bubbles from the base of the glass.
S: Huge dark fruit nose with a delicious lactic sourness character on the nose. Oak mixed with Brett funk makes for an extremely complex and delicious smelling brew. Aroma is also almost wine or grape like. Wow, can't wait to try this baby.
T: great balance of tartness and fruit character along with a medium carbonation that makes for a very interesting beer. A very nice Brett character that works perfectly with the oak character. The two flavors of Brett and oak work graceously in this beer, amazing.
M: The beer is a little thin and medium to high carbonation makes a decent attempt at trying to add some body but still thin. However, this is a very interesting and delusions brew. The light tartness helps tremendously in adding mouthfeel.
O: I waited long to try this brew since it was too rich for my blood,but finally pulled the trigger when some spare cash came along and all I can say is it was worth every penny.
It's a very complex brew with a gentle friendly tartness with great fruit/dark frui character. It's a very drinkable beer but I would never dare to chug as it is des served to be sipped and savored. Great brew and reminds me why Ron Jefferies is the Man!
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 05:23:35 | More by MarioM
Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.