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Bière De Mars - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
93
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514 Ratings
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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 96
Gots: 74 | FT: 9
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2005

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.