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Bière De Mars - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 102
Gots: 68 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2005)
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Aorem76, Jul 22, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 750 ml bottle to a wine glass.

A-A normal pour produces just less than a finger of white head. The retention is short and the beer leaves no lacing on the glass. The brew is dark honey in color and sort-of murky, dirty-water in appearance.

S-The aroma is musty and subtle with suggestions of wine vinegar, white grape, and green apple tartness. The malt aromas are caramel with a slight spice and dough flavor that reminds me of fruit cake. I'm not sure I'm into it.

T-The taste, like the smell, is a bit jumbled. I taste malt flavors like toffee, prune, and a musty wet wheat flavor. I also taste pear and apple fruit, and the aforementioned white grape. The fruitcake spice is still there too, lurking in the background with some white vinegar tartness. It is complex, but not in a good way.

M-The feel is medium in body with a smooth carbonation that stays active on my palate.

O-I had a hard time getting into this beer. There is just so much going on that I am not sure it all fits together. Between the tartness (that is typical of Jolly Pumpkin), the strange malt flavors, and the lighter flavors of apple and pear, it feels and tastes a bit odd to me. Oh well, I can see the appeal, but this beer is not for me.

spoony, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jmich24, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Fabiand, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

DrBier, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

ambiguousfigures, Jul 20, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

amvrana, Jul 19, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It is great being able to buy Jolly Pumpkin in Texas now. I can't believe I have not reviewed this one yet...

A: Pours a clear, but rusted red color. A dense, two finger white head gently rises, and recedes in a minute. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Acidic cherries and apples are the first ting I get. Almost cider like. Just a bit of sweetness here with vanilla and oak. White grapes linger. A delicate nose that is really enjoyable.
T: Toasted malts up front. Tart and acidic cherries and apple cider. A bit vinegary as well. Some sweetness like vanilla and caramel, but that quickly fades in a second. Oak barrels, with a lingering dry tart white grape flavor that pulls the cheeks in. Everything is very delicate, and nothing wants to take over.
M/D: A medium body and effervescent with lively carbonation. This finishes dry, with a great puckering that I love. Like everything they do, immensely drinkable. A bomber goes down to easily.

I have always loved the delicate balance Jolly Pumpkin has. Nothing is over the top or intense. Just really well balanced and well done.

champ103, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Starts with a cloudy brown body and a creamy, frothy white head. There's lots of residual yeast visible. Lots of energetic carbonation. 4

Smells of brown malt, sourness, and some barnyard funk. There's a bit of nuttiness and earthiness. 4

Tart, earthy and fruity with some unripened cherry flavor. I get undertones of brown malt. 4

This brew is surprisingly creamy and smooth, tart, with a slight acidity. 4.25

This is an interesting and tasty beer.

ONovoMexicano, Jul 07, 2014
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Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.