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Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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88
very good

1,113 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 38
Gots: 77 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: nomad on 02-04-2006)
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SPThirtyThree

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3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first actual Jolly Pumpkin purchase. Get excited. I've sampled their beers, and heard great things about them, so I'm looking forward to opening Bam Bière. Batch 506/507. Served a little warm, probably around 55°F.

A: Uncapped, causing a foamy eruption. Was I too warm or did JP overcarbonate? Bam pours straw gold, birthing a generous four-finger head. The cap eventually collapses to a rocky bubble bath, which sticks around and leaves Belgian lace on the glass. There is a slight haze, and the final pours are cloudy from disturbing the yeast cake. Even in the first pour, though, tiny flecks of yeast float in suspension.

S: Subtle is the name of the game. A slight zoo-like Brett funk gives way to a hint of tangy lemon peel. Herb notes waft out of the snifter. Cilantro? Spicy phenols are countered by fruity esters. Finally, the Brettanomyces reasserts itself with spicy, peppery aromas. Overall, nothing stands out. Is this balance or boredom?

T: The flavor is light, and slightly sour with the same tangy lemon from the nose, this time accompanied by honey. The brew is very dry and tart. A small splash of vinegar hits the back of the tongue, and Bam finishes with some bitterness, although it's difficult to determine if that's from hops or from the wild yeast.

M: Bam Bière's mouthfeel is thin, watery, with a slight hop bite. The high carbonation adds a distinct refreshing crispness.

D: Drinkability for this ale is medium.

I'm torn - I suppose because I don't care for this style. This is a decent Saison, being very light and tart, and representative of the style, and it would be a great quencher on a hot day, but there's no excitement within this bottle. The beer is a lightly-soured version of a very plain pale. Not that they would, but Anheuser could brew this and call it Bud Light Farmhouse.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 01:38:02 | More by SPThirtyThree
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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.