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Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,185 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 45
Gots: 91 | 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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Batch 548/549 Bottled 5-6-10

After opening, watching a foam snake creep out the top of the bottle. Looks nice enough. Golden straw with a 2 inch head of cloud-white fluff. Smells like Jolly Pumpkin - some lemon, some grass and a lot of funk. Quite sour at the start, it pinches the tongue with a yeasty lemon fist. Pretty watery in the beginning, expecting more heft. Expecting more funk, but not getting it. Tastes like a denser San Pellegrino with half a lemon floating in it. The more I taste it, there are some interesting notes on the back end - some clove, a touch of earthiness. Not a bad beer, by any means, but not what I expected.

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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.