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Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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88
very good

1,220 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,220
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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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%

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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.