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Bière De Mars - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

486 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 102
Gots: 69 | FT: 12
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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Photo of Jonada
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle with no freshness date, poured into a wine glass

Appearance: Pours a rusty dark brown orange color with less than a finger of head that dissipates to a thin off white collar. Body is super hazy and barely translucent.

Smell: Sour apple, vinegar, oak, funk, slight brown bread character, sour cherry, leather. Interesting.

Taste: Not as sour/acidic as the aroma led me to believe, but there is a light sourness upfront, followed a mashup of fruity, funky characteristics without any one sticking out individually. There are also notes of oak, hay, brown bread and almost a fall foliage type character. Lots

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Carbonation on the low side of medium. Finishes oaky and dry.

Overall: Very unique beer and also very good. Lots of flavor and complexity. One of Jolly Pumpkin's better offerings.

Jonada, Sunday at 04:09 AM
Photo of EuphonicHops
4/5  rDev -3.8%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of mchegash
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%

Appearance - 4/5
An extremely clear amber-orange. Almost no head. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the top at a moderate pace. Overall, it has a classic beer look, and looks like an inviting drink.

Smell - 4.5/5
Sweet smells of cherry, oranges, licorice. It's hard to describe, but the smells are very nice.

Taste - 3.87/5
Extremely sweet, tastes of oranges, cherries, bubblegum, caramel, other sweet flavors. A bit of tartness funk. There is a small alcohol presence as well as a bit of malty taste. The aftertaste in the mouth is quite nice. Overall, the taste is good, and seems fairly unique. However it might be a little too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
The beer is light to medium in body. More crisp than creamy. The carbonation is between light and medium.

Overall - 3.8/5
Overall, this is a tasty and unique beer. It might be a little sweet in my opinion. The main strength of this beer is it's unique flavor. I am glad I tried this beer, but I don't know if I would get it again, at least for a while.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Justdoit1234, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Boston_Steve, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jemarent, Nov 01, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

sd123, Nov 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

wethorseblanket, Oct 31, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev 0%

wpg1989, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
4.2/5  rDev +1%

AlexFields, Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SaisonRichBiere, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jtrigonis, Oct 27, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

Bp123, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of macrosmatic
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Firestone Walker tulip glass.

A: Hazy dark bronze, with a finger's worth of white head that fades fairly quickly. A few stray bubbles up the side is all the visible carbonation.

S: Funky and tart with mild acetic qualities and some dry oak tannins. Some tart fruit (lemons and cherries, mostly) as well.

T: Tart cherries, acetic and lightly funky, provide nice counterpoint to the rich malt sweetness. Oak tannins present in the back providing dryness but not prominent oak flavor. Tartness and oak dryness meet together in the hang.

M: Medium body, good carbonation sensation. The ABV is very well-hidden.

O: I might be still a little fuzzy on what this style should be, but this beer is really tasty. Tart and funky without being overwhelming on either front. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

macrosmatic, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

IPeteA91, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%

Big bottle from Tipples. Batch 281/283, bottle 2/20/14. Poured 10/20/14. Pours beautifully clear amber color with a super creamy two finger off white head. Aroma is mostly bready malts with some light grass and a bit of toffee sweetness, and just a hint of barnyard funk. Flavor is on the sweeter side, lots of fruits--apples, cherry, pears--some very sweet caramel malts, a hint of spices, and some funky yeast character. Lightly sour with some lightly dry oak character. Medium plus bodied, and could use a bit more carbonation to lighten things up. Overall, a nice beer for the fall, but wondering if I should have popped it when it was fresher, as it comes in a bit on the sweet side without much hay/hop/funky yeast notes that I was hoping for here.

BMMillsy, Oct 21, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

allenson21, Oct 19, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

AnitaBrewski, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orangesol, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Afroman, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Srkolodn, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jtladner, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

abex44, Oct 12, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

jrenihan, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/18/14. Batch 264/266.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, wood, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, apple cider, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a solid sour and funky fruit aspect all around that reminds me of apple cider.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 10, 2014
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Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.