Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.83/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
My wife picked me up a big bottle of this brew not because she's heard of Jolly Pumpkin's reputation or because she knows that I like a good saison on a hot day... she bought it for me because it has a puppy on the label. Good pick none the less!
A - Cloudy bronze with several small chunky-monkeys floating around in there after I poured the last glass. The prodigious head is white, crisp, and airy. Lots of crusty lace is left on the glass.
S - Funk o rama! This has a nice crisp tang on the nose that almost reminds me of Dijon mustard. This makes me think immediately of brettanomyces and dirty socks, but not dirty socks in a bad way.
T - Super-funky tang, mustard seeds, sourdough bread, and hay. Nice and tasty, but distinct enough to be really interesting.
M - Light in body and big on flavor, this one is highly carbonated and "fluffy" feeling in the mouth. Finishes relatively clean for such a funky brew, but I do get reminders of that brett flavor minutes later seemingly out of the blue.
D - A good summer sippin' brew. A little to stanky and funky for a session brew, but I like that sourness for just a one-beer-only occasion. A very well made Saison that ain't quite up to par with the gold standard (Saison Du Pont), but still a very very well made brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2010 16:10:41 | More by pmcadamis
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