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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Bière De Mars - Grand ReserveBière De Mars - Grand Reserve

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%


Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2006)
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SaucyA

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: 12 oz. Gold label that states it was aged in oak for 27 months. I purchased it at the brewery on March 21, 2008.

A - Deeep amber, with a slight film of head. Hardly any carbonation. Quite clear, and the speed at which the bubbles reach the surface is as bizarre as everything else about it. They look like they're moving through syrup. Interesting, to say the least.

S - Funk. If there is a beer that embodies funk, it's this. Smell is of brett, lacto, white wine vinegar, yeast, oak, and the usual JP wonderfullness. Seriously, this is a funky-ass beer.

T - Completely and utterly complex. Not necessarily a typical biere de garde, but a true farmhouse bretty wallop. The tartness in this brew is seriously one to behold. Runs the gamut from barnyard, nail-polish remover, lemons, oak, bad wine, sour fruits, yeast, barrel... it's really bizarre, but I just can't stop drinking it. Seriously, I hate it and love it in the same drink. Minutes after I have a sip, I lick my lips and it feels like they've been soaked in lemon juice.

M - Barely carbonated, yet it works. Medium bodied if not a little thick.

D - As insanely tart as it is, it makes me wanna drink more and more. By far the sourest beer I've ran across, yet it has the same effect as a giant hop bomb. You can't help but drink more because you NEED it.

Notes: I almost killed myself and my girlfriend obtaining this beer. Was it worth my life? Not really, but it's still a great beer.

Ron's wife said it was the sourest beer they've ever produced and I think I'm inclined to agree with them. If you like your sour tastebuds tickled, this has your name written all over it... I'm definitely glad I have a few more of these.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 20:17:26 | More by SaucyA
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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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