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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Bière De Mars - Grand ReserveBière De Mars - Grand Reserve

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BA SCORE
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world-class

187 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 281
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2006)
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Reviews by granger10:
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granger10

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received this beer from de man BigDaddyWil. Thanks Matt.

Pours a quite murky beige crimson color. Medium tannish head reduces to skim layer atop the liquid. Moderate retention. Looks really yeasty even though I poured very carefully.

Strong sour aroma comes first. Touch of cherry and oak seem to be there with cherry most prevalent. Slight balsamic vinegar sweet, if that's possible, in there as well. Not real citric or burning acidity like I thought it might be.

Upon sipping the JP character yeast comes out right away. Strong yeasty base controls the beer. That's good. Moderate malt backing, which is much higher than the other brett dominated JP beers. Fruity, a touch earthy but not the most rustic flavors. A bit more refined. Lots of brett and touches of bourbon characters towards the finish. Acidity stays moderate. Vanilla sweetness which lingers in the front really strikes in the back. It really balances the brett nicely.

Perfect mouthfeel with the unique flavors and oddities that all tie together in the end. I could drink this all night. The complexity might be too much for me though after a few. Who knows. This stuff was amazing. The best JP offering I've had so far. Big thanks Matt!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2006 21:31:15 | More by granger10
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Dark rusty orange with a dense and persistent beige head. Great retention.

Smells like sour green apples. A little funky with oak. Brown sugar.

A solid balance of sweet and sour. Slightly acidic. Green apples and sour cherries. Apple cider. Brown sugar.

Mouthfeel is medium body, moderate carbonation. Slightly puckering.

I love the sweet/sour play, like a sour patch kid. Both came strong without being overwhelming.

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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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