Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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4.28/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Got a sixer of this while in Dayton this past weekend. Amazing that I find it there and not anywhere in West Michigan.
Fairly cloudy but shining hay yellow color with a huge billowy, airy white head. Head maintains its height for awhile and leaves tons of lacing rings along the glass.
Aroma is very pungent. My friend smelled it across the room about 10 seconds after I opened it. Very strong yeasty smells. Very farmhouse and rustic in nature. Upon further inspection there's some orange juice pulp and citrus lime acidity. A bit of a granny smith/mackintosh apple combo as well. Excellent.
I immediately notice the lack of malt or sweetness in the taste. At first this is disconcerting but the more I drink the more I enjoy the other flavors being showcased and am thankful for the dryness from the start. There's a spicy floral hoppiness apparent the whole way through. Noble hops? Strong yeasty phenols without the breadiness. Lots of pepper througout. Some bitter orange peel and coriander seem to find their way in towards the back. Finish is really dry with more of a spicy floral edge.
Mouthfeel is light and almost airy but with heavier yeast phenolics riding in. Interesting but it works. Carbonation is high which moderates the dryness but maybe a bit more malt backing would help. Not much more but maybe a touch. Very, very rustic. Spices might get a bit too much at times. Doesn't feel the most complex but there seem to be flavors I can't pin down and I don't get bored with this beer.
I would imagine this is how old school Saisons taste. Drinkable and enjoyable with an edge. Try it.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2006 13:30:28 | More by granger10
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