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Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,175 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,175
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 43
Gots: 90 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nomad on 02-04-2006)
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Photo of thelagerheads
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listen, I don't believe in this mouthfeel mishmash. In fact my "mouth feels" a bit filthy saying it. But my "tongue feels" that this is a member of the fruit family. Namely the glockenspiel fruit playing Jesus music. It pings in there and bounces from tooth to tooth: boong baaang bong bong. And my belly says it is truly the spice lords stamping their gummy little feet into the loam and making footprints. And there's a tractor behind a barn carrying apples to a spice-barrel and dropping them in and all the monkeys are loose and throwing gobs of the pulp at the back of your throat and your uvula is saying "aaahhh."

thelagerheads, Jun 30, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

raceon4, Wednesday at 09:59 PM
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Gotti311, Monday at 01:18 PM
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Hagbert, Sunday at 05:48 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

a77cj7, Saturday at 07:03 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

simplejj81, Nov 22, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

miguellunarusso, Nov 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

jzlyo, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Techichi, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

oriolesfan4, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

beerded_drunk, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of mchegash
3.95/5  rDev +1%

Date: 8/23/14
Other notes: Bottled 1/28/13 (over 1.5 years ago...didn't know was this old when I purchased a couple days ago).

Appearance - 3.8/5
A very clear golden orange. Fairly strong head retention. Large carbonation bubbles can be seen flowing up the beer. Looks refreshing and inviting. I think I would have liked the appearance if the beer was a little more hazy though. It seems too clear.

Smell - 3.75/5
Classic Jolly Pumpkin tart smell. Smells of tart apples and lemons. Perhaps a bit of the saison spiciness

Taste - 4/5
Classic JP tart taste. Tart and fruity taste. Apples, lemons, other fruit tastes. Perhaps a slight taste of the saison spicy/yeastiness, though it is extremely subtle. I don't mind that, since Saison is not my favorite style anyway, but it seems like it could have improved the beer a little beer, if the spiciness was a little more apparent.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Crisp, medium body. Has a very nice level of carbonation which really fits well with the rest of the beer.

Overall - 4/5
When it comes to Jolly Pumpkin beers, I may be a bit biased, since I love their taste. But this beer was pretty good. Had the JP tartness that I have come to love and expect. Considering this is a Saison, I thought it could have used to be a bit spicier. There is not that much that makes this beer stand out from other JP brews, but it is still great overall.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Nov 10, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -10%

Bobbymp, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Jakep2021, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

redfox405, Nov 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jeremiahoden, Oct 31, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1%

wethorseblanket, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

_morandi_, Oct 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

krome, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jgunther71, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

You get a slight tartness, which is needed with this saison. For me this beer was heavy on the carbonation, and foam. In the smell I got the normal earthy qualities. I got a lemongrass smell, and I got the feel that this would be tart.

Real good profile.

Celtics17, Oct 20, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%

n2pux, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

MaximumYuks, Oct 16, 2014
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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.