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Bière De Mars - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

471 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 103
Gots: 69 | FT: 13
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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2005)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had to pick up one of these in Ohio since for sme reason this is the only regular Jolly Pumpkin that Indiana doesn't get.

Biere de Mars pours a lighter bodied dark amber in color with a one finger, very soapy off white head. The nose is sharp and vinous. I get a good amount of lactic acidity and a red grape, tannic side as well. The flavors too, very sharp and crisp. I get a lot of sour red grape character in both a lactic and acetic manner. It also has a slight, juicy, fruity sweetness to it as well. This is definitely one of the more sour Jolly Pumpkins and definitely one of the most acidic. Because of this it isn't quite as approachable as some of their other, highly rated beers but it is a nice beer and a decent sour. Really, I would call this a darker version of Petrus if I had to relate it to anything.

aasher, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

sourgrass, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Jakers90, Aug 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

jaidenjb, Aug 24, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Blend 1 3-1-11

They should have called this one a Bam too. Because the whole thing is just, bam, oak all up in your mouth. Which is okay, but there is no grace or style to it. It's somewhat one dimensional and I'd have to say too strong. Decent, but lacks finesse.

RblWthACoz, Aug 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

JustinMatthew, Aug 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

cosmonick, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

FISHMAN63, Jul 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Calculat0r, Jul 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

pohldogg356, Jul 14, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my bro for sharing this bottle...

Poured a hazy sunset orange with bright white fizzy head.

The aroma produced was quite nice. Lactic tartness, lemon peel, granny smith apple all encapsulated with se barnyard funk.

The taste is jaw clinchingly tart as the beer warms up. Musty, funky, fresh lemon zest and juicy granny smith apple. The oak becomes more apparent as it gets closer to room temp. Fantastic all around.

Medium bodied with an appropriate amount of carbonation. It really catches me in the bak corners of my mouth when I let it cost my tongue. Very drying finish.

Overall this was a very good beer. I thoroughly enjoyed the funkiness and the sharp finish that this beer brought. Jolly Pumpkin keeps on impressing me.

dcloeren, Jul 11, 2012
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Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.