Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by spoony:
3.53/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From notes on November 13, 2012.
From a 750 ml bottle (dated 2-1-12) into a tulip.
A-This beer poured with a fluffy, two-finger head of shiny, off-white foam. The beer was cloudy and orange-tinted. I could see a few streams of carbonation through the murk.
S-The smell was slightly sour lemon and funky wet hay and grass (just like you would expect from Jolly Pumpkin...). Had a bit of a brett component to it.
T-The taste was pretty mild with some of the same funky, brett-like flavors that showed up in the smell. There is also lemon, light pepper spice, and hay. Flavors are pretty well-integrated, but a bit feeble.
F-Carbonation is noticeable, but not huge. The beer is lighter to medium bodied.
O-I was slightly disappointed with the mild flavor, but then I realized that this brew has half the ABV of many of the other beers I was comparing it against and it clicked why the flavors were less intense. Keeping that thought in mind, I would drink this again on a hot summer day or as a session-type beer. As a stand-alone, however, this brew is a little light on taste for me.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2012 22:04:02 | More by spoony
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pour is hazed golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is hoppy and juicy, clean grain, juicy golden fruits, and a light dustiness. Grains are more in the forefront, clean. Dusty yeast, juicy golden fruits, extremely strong carbonation on a light body. Pear, lemon, nice integration and bright flavors but the carb takes a hint away from the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
03-25-2014 20:05:07 | More by cpetrone84
4.41/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Highly carbonated. Huge 4" head, rocky, frothy. Light golden in color, fairly cloudy. I don't love beers quite this carbonated, but I do love the look of this beer.
S: Spicy, brett funk, hay, a little bit of earthy hops as well. Very nice.
T: Taste very similar to aroma, but with a bit more bitterness, actually some malt sweetness as well. The brett is almost more in the backseat playing with the rest of the beer. It isn't very cheesy or horsey, hay would be the best descriptor. Spicy, but certainly not too spicy. Very nice, well balanced beer. Completely enjoyable.
M: Medium light, the carbonation doesn't bother me all that much. Not super drying, coats the tongue just a bit. This could certainly be classified as refreshing though, although it's fairly complex.
O: I think this is just a wonderfully made beer. It has so many subtle flavors that blend into something complex. It's refreshing yet interesting. Recommend.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 02:16:33 | More by mattbk
Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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