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Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,115 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 39
Gots: 79 | 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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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another US craft brewery hits Alberta and there was much rejoicing (at least if you like light and sour Belgian ales). Bottle poured into a weizen glass. A pale cloudy yellow color with a towering fluffy white head composed of fairly large bubbles, the whole effect is very "lemon meringue" pie. Aroma is tart and citric with a subtle undercurrent of sweetness and lemony spice: Sour green fruit, wine gums, faint saddle leather or horse blanket, ginger, maybe a whiff of wildflowers. Palate features huge Granny Smith apple and unripe berry notes, more grains of paradise/ginger spice, white bread, lemon and lime rind, a more assertive bretty funk than the nose suggests but still clearly not a true "wild ale", faint tropical fruit musk ... Everything does meld together a bit to form an overarching sour funk impression that I am rather enjoying. Light bodied and fizzy, makes the mouth tingle. Finishes dry, with a decent dose of spicy funk and light floral hops. Rather good, reminds one of a dialed-down Orval or Rayon Vert type Belgian pale with some brett character but still rather fruity and not at the same level of dryness.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 03:37:30 | More by CalgaryFMC
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DustinSWB

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.3%

05-28-2014 21:14:14 | More by DustinSWB
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-28-2014 07:18:56 | More by PappyVans
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-24-2014 16:50:48 | More by beerman999999
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-20-2014 00:05:40 | More by pathman
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Danny1217

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-19-2014 01:00:09 | More by Danny1217
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BA_Berto

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-14-2014 01:46:22 | More by BA_Berto
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-12-2014 20:30:52 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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cobyj

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-12-2014 02:36:38 | More by cobyj
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amalburg

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-03-2014 17:11:47 | More by amalburg
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FLima

Brazil

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Whitey yellow color with a huge mushroom aired head with eternal retention. Some floating particles.
Nice funky aroma, notes of lemon, horse mantle and a mild on yeast.
Mouth brings an elegant tart flavor of lemons, green pears, biscuit malt, green apples and nectarines. Hints of Brett and dry aftertaste.
Light body that almost vanishes on an explosion of carbonation. Slightly acid sensation.
Very good brew. A tart Farmhouse ale that is not too biased to yeast and it is not really sweet. Utterly refreshing and not aggressive, I could easily drink it a whole afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 17:19:24 | More by FLima
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Batch 160. Bottled 08/14/13.

A: Cloudy golden yellow body with a towering 3 fingers of rocky, white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Yeast and funk. Lactic acid. Hay. Lemon. Soil and earth. Nice.

T: Tart and musty up front. A balancing hop bitterness develops. Finishes very dry. Lingering sour and earth on the finish. No significant alcohol. A twinge of sweetness somewhere in the middle.

M: Moderate to high carbonation with light, spritzy body. Nice saison character.

O: My first Jolly Pumpkin. Legit, I'd say. Saison by way of gueze. Dig it. I'll seek out more.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 01:26:58 | More by fourstringer
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-29-2014 15:50:01 | More by atrocity
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-27-2014 04:51:50 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-23-2014 21:47:08 | More by afsdan
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-22-2014 00:04:45 | More by jroberts8811
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-20-2014 14:46:49 | More by udubdawg
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wakeuptothesun

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-18-2014 05:43:42 | More by wakeuptothesun
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-15-2014 04:59:54 | More by BigJim5021
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-15-2014 02:50:29 | More by threedaggers
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-10-2014 22:18:44 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-08-2014 18:24:06 | More by polopaul20
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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-06-2014 23:42:46 | More by mattreitz49
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-05-2014 20:29:19 | More by Hendrick24
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-03-2014 02:58:58 | More by jaymo18
Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.