Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by RoamingGnome:
3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
First of all, thanks to Kay for being so kind, and giving me this bottle to enjoy. Poured from a 750 ml bottle into my Cheers drinking mug.
A) Golden with a slight haze. A really nice 2 finger head was generated by the pour. It had a nice rocky look to it. Good retention and lacing. Looks good....
S) Yeasty, funky with spices. A bit of black pepper. There was an odor that reminded me of old cut grass that has been sitting in a yard bag inside of the garage.
T) The flavor was not as funky as the nose. It was actually fairly tame, and easy drinking. It had the yeast and spice aspects of the nose, not quite as peppery. The hops makes an appearance, and this leads to a grassy, slightly bitter finish.
M) Pretty light, and highly carbonated. Crisp and refreshing, with a slightly dry finish. The mouthfeel works out pretty well.
O) Farmhouse Ales are admittedly not my favorite style, and yet I keep drinking them. Guess I'm waiting for some sort of ahha moment. This brew seems like a solid option to me, and while I'm not likely to seek it out again, if you like farmhouse ales, I think you'll probably enjoy it.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2012 03:56:43 | More by RoamingGnome
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4.15/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The aroma from this beer was a citrus with a peppery spiciness with notes of tropical fruits. The beer had a white foamy head and was slightly cloudy and straw in color. You could still easily see through the beer but it was a little hazy. The beers flavor was just a little malt sweetness that turned to a citrus and clove flavor, and finished with a subtle spiciness. The beer was pretty clean and balanced no overwhelming flavors. The mouth-feel was very dry and bubbly. When we opened our bottle it slowly started to foam over a little.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 19:19:55 | More by i4ourgot
4.09/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
people always forget how amazing jolly pumpkin beers are, and this flagship funky saison is the standard by which others must be measured against. hazy blonde in color, with a colossal white airy head that not only never settles, but never even stops rising, very impressive. pale wheat malt as its base, the nose radiates complex yeast funk, some brett and some belgian strain working together. some pear or apricot fruit waft too, followed by a light hop bitterness, and the flavor is just like the smell. yeast driven with subtle malt, but not light in body, its fluffy and bigger, but drinks easy with its effervescent carbonation and low alcohol. bam is textbook saison, simply made but elegant and layered with nuanced flavors in perfect proportion that are not so easily recreated it must be, or others would be this good. one of the best in the business. perfect mix of yeast characters that constantly evolve. living beer at its finest.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 19:15:00 | More by StonedTrippin
3.84/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando, and thanks to Mandy behind the bar for picking this one up! Served in a tulip glass.
A: Nearly clear gold with some chill haze, and a big white fluffy head. Fairly low visible carbonation.
S: Grassy, funky, with Belgian fruity yeast esters, a touch black peppery, and some fresh barnyard.
T: Fresh grass, lemon citrus and maybe some tart cherries from the yeast esters over a light biscuit malt. Mild funk, a bit of pepper, and a dry and lightly tart finish.
M: Light bubbly body. Low alcohol presence.
M: Kind of a weird saison, but still a tasty beer. A touch of graininess to the malt base that I think detracts a bit from the beer. But still pretty good.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2014 23:40:33 | More by macrosmatic
Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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