Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by demcorhip:
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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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
Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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