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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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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure why, but I recently had a strong urge to revisit some JP offerings I haven't had for a couple of years. Batch 868, from 8-29-2011.

Pours a half hazy orange peel with a two finger, white head that, after settling, leaves a half finger covering on the top of the beer.

The nose is right up my alley for a saison: lots of underripe peaches, some citrus, green apple, white grape/wine, wet oak, and a very soft soapy character. Light tartness.

Lemony on the palate, but most of the fruit notes are swept away by flavors imparted by the yeast and more prominent soapy character. White pepper, wet oak again, and a mild tartness provide contrast. A little flat on the finish.

Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Very easy drinking.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another big thanks to MrKennedy for this in a recent trade,Batch 784/785 bottled on 27-4-2011.

A-Very hazy pale straw hue which leaves a two finger head and sporadic clingy lacing.

S-Lemon,lavender,blueberries,soap and jasmine.

T-Lavender,lemon,sherbet,orange rind and finished with a herbal dryness.

M-Light bodied and dry.

O-Im glad i have tried this but to be honest i would not revisit cheers.

ADZA, Nov 23, 2011
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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.