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Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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88
very good

1,218 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 50
Gots: 95 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: nomad on 02-04-2006

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Ratings: 1,218 | Reviews: 617
Photo of Buttermilk
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful clarity and good head retention. I can immediately recognize that Jolly Pumpkin house aroma (and flavor) which is very pleasant. I can detect hay, citrus and light oak notes in the aroma. Flavors are able to pop thanks to the spritzy carbonation. Lemon and light citrus play well with the bright funk notes, which are subtle. The tartness and the tannins from the oak coat your mouth in a wonderful way and the dryness keeps you coming back for more. This is a very nice and refreshing beer.

Photo of Jho3325
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacQ32
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Colby8938
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy golden color with a very thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are superb. Not many comparable to it. Farmhouse, farmhouse, farmhouse aroma. Slightly peppery. Maybe some lemon. Nice farmhouse, spicy bite to the taste. The Belgian yeasts are strong and slightly spicy. Kind of a lemony, tart, astringent aftertaste. Very good beer. My first try with Jolly Pumpkin. Will definitely try some of their other offerings.

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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Gold color beer with a mild haze. A modest finger of white foam poured and quickly dissipated leaving behind a ring of tiny bubbles around the edge and a cloud in the center.

S: Bright lemony tart, white grape aroma with a refreshing lactic bite. Funky hay and damp wood with a wheat and soft bread like malt character in the background - very similar to Cantillon lambics.

T: Green apple tartness with lemon zest and musty basement funkiness. Nice balance of tart and funk flavors with clean pilsner malt in the middle. A moderate spicey hop character in the finish that gives a freshness to the beer.

M: Moderate to high carbonation with prickly tiny bubbles. Crisp dry finish with a light to mild body. the tartness leaves a mild drying sensation on the tongue and cheeks.

O: A very underrated beer. The funk character reminded me so much of Cantillon but the tartness was lower - being a farmhouse style i didn’t expect that but a welcomed surprise.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this beer but it was way over carbonated and produced an ever growing tall white head.
Good to the taste with yeast and malts and funk and some light lemons.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antoneloc
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trippnwo
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Resuin
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. This is from batch 224, bottled 11/05/13.

Appearance: Pours a translucent amber and leaves several fingers of puffy white head, that linger for quite a while before slowly fading to some white layers atop the beer. (4.5)

Smell: Green apple skins, slight musty funk, white grapes, a bit of citrus zest, bready malts. This smells like the inside of those old wooden apple orchard stores that sell their fresh produce - really lovely. A smeller for sure. (4.75)

Taste: Bready, biscuity malts, some green apple, a bit of lemon zest and some light floral hops. Quite light and balanced. Refreshing. (4.25)

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium, slightly dry body that works well with the style. Highly drinkable and nice and light. (4.25)

Overall: This one took me by surprise - really a lovely beer. Absolutely delicious aroma, with apples and appleskins taking center stage. As for the drinking, nice and light and tasty. I'll be picking more of this up to see if it's as good when fresh. (4.25)

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4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juicebox
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ken_P
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greg4579
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldsailor
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnSnowNW
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.