Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Phyl21ca for the opportunity to try this. He's a great trader.
A slightly hazy almost golden straw coloured brew now sits in my Chimay chalice. A gentle pour produced a one finger white head, intially sudsy, but after a couple minutes its still there, but with more of a finely whipped appearance. A fine but lively stream of carbonation rises from the centre of the chalice to support its lovely head. Intricate and fine clumps of lacings cling and never loose their hold from the inside of the chalice.
Sour fruity smells of golden apples and lesser lemony hints nicely compliment the soft bready underlying smells of the pale malt. Theres a slight wheatiness in there as well. Zesty, spicy yet slightly funky yeastiness gives an interesting funky clove aroma. Hops also present with a mildly floral, peppery and grassy contribution.
Tart, bold golden fruitiness with a nice blend of apple, lemon and lemon rind, with a touch of golden raisin hit the palate with the initial flavour rush. This is followed by the underlying. almost muted flavours of the pale malts with their clean white bread flavours and a slight wheatiness. Then the yeasty spicy funked up clove appears and morphs into the peppery lemongrass finish.
Tart and mildly acidic light bodied brew. Nicely balanced flavours of sour fruit, pale malts, slightly funky brett, and mildly floral and bitter hops. Initially tart, then watery, then a very mild mineral kick into the floral and bitter hop finish. Leaves the mouth feeling clean and looking forward to more. A creamy feel comes from the whipped head (yes its still present) as well.
Very drinkable, and is fairly refreshing. This is what i wish 7-Up or Sprite tasted like, and actually might be an approachable craft brew for those who enjoy lemon lime sodas, or dry sparkling white wines. Definitely sessionable, although im trying my best to go slow and savour it. My restraint is aided only by the fact that all I have is one. Recommended, definitely a good, sessionable and refreshing ale, perfect for a hot summers day or night.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2007 00:30:12 | More by demcorhip
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