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Bière De Mars - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

525 Ratings
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 95
Gots: 76 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2005

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of IPeteA91
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%

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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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Srkolodn
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.15/5  rDev 0%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.61/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Bottled 2/23/14

A: poured into an oversized wine glass to a light brown with a dense two finger head that fades to a small mat that leaves decent lacing
S: smells of funk, spices oak and tartness
T: tastes of oak, light tartness, funky barnyard, light spice, hint of caramel malt. swallow is lactic sourness, more oak, and some lingering funk
M: this beer is somewhat light on the palate with soft carbonation and a drying finish
O: I'm not a huge fan of the style but knowing how Jolly Pumpkin does beers gave me the courage to grab a bottle. I'm glad I did as this one is very good.

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Clear copper red pour with a small white head. Light sour, white grape and woody aroma. Very light body with a sour cherry and mild red apple taste upfront. Also has flavors of orange, white grapes, mild caramel malt, and yeast. Finishes with a strong and wet sour flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.