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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:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 970/973
Bottled 03-08-2012

Very nice, one-finger, white, fluffy head that lasts for some time. No lacing and heavy murkeyness.

Tons of lemon, ginger, spices, barnyard funk, and sour apple. Heaven.

Very smooth tartness. Very well laid out with TONS of flavors going on... Lemon, green apple, earthy, pepper corns stand out. Perfect rush of carbonation, mild dryness and perfectly (light) sweet.

IMO, this is near as good as it gets. Awesome sour from JP, keep em' comin, only now to Colorado. This brew sets the benchmark for all other sours.

chugalug06, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of KG517
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

KG517, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Spartan213
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Spartan213, May 23, 2012
Photo of Romulux
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
Photo of atomeyes
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No need to go into details. This beer is absolutely incredible. I wish i could drink a bottle every day. it would be my elixir.

Amazing tartness, relatively complex. One of the better sours I've had.

the only thing that sucked? i had it in the fridge for 30 min. not long enough. i forgot that JP beers are gushers. hot damn.

atomeyes, May 19, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

FreshHawk, May 16, 2012
Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 750ml brown pop top, high-shouldered Belgian-style bottle with beautiful label. Batch 970/973, bottled 3-8-12.

Appearance: Slightly hazy apple cider with nice dark ivory cap with decent retention.

Smell: Little bit of citrus and a ton of tart apple cider. Pleasant, but I'd like a bit of earthy, toasty malt character as well.

Taste: I like the flavor better. You get a nice kick of acidity up front, a bit puckering, but it doesn't linger on the palate for long, which is really nice. As soon as the sourness fades, you have a nice dark caramel, toasty malt presence. Actually fairly mellow compared to a lot of JP's sour, and I like that. A light mineral note on the finish, as well as a hint of dry malt. This to me seems like a quintessential autumn beer.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium bodied.

Overall: It's $12.00. It's really tasty. Do I love it? Not quite. But I would definitely pick one of these up every year if it was available. Solid B

BedetheVenerable, May 13, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Supergenious, May 12, 2012
Photo of antoines15
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

antoines15, May 01, 2012
Photo of adamant1912
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

adamant1912, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -4.1%

imperialking, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of dmorley21
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

dmorley21, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Khazadum, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of bauermj
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bauermj, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blend 2; bottled 2/24/10; notes from 4/25/11

A - A bit of a foamer on opening. Pours copper with two fingers of head that dissipate quickly and fade to a collar.

S - Nice lemony tartness, along with a subtle earthy funk. I am a bit surprised by the subtlety of the aroma, but what is there is very nice.

T - Wonderful lemon tart pucker on the first taste. Earthy on the finish. Leaves a lingering bitterness composed of both earthiness and lemon zest. Actually quite refreshing. This might be my favorite from Jolly Pumpkin.

M - Light/medium mouthfeel is nice and crisp with pleasant carbonation.

O - Definitely a winner from JP. I would love to try the Grand Reserve.

warnerry, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of klipper
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

klipper, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of NarcoSolo
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

NarcoSolo, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -4.1%

drummermattie02, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of stevefinny
4/5  rDev -4.1%

stevefinny, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Gtg642
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Gtg642, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of dragonWhale
5/5  rDev +19.9%

dragonWhale, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -28.1%

ygtbsm94, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Magery, Nov 20, 2011
Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.