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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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188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 279
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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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from auroracrisis, thanks for the trade Ben! Batch #472/473, 11.2oz, bottled on March 22, 2011. Split with my girlfriend and poured into snifters:

A - Pours a deep, dark brown with ruby tints throughout. Semi thick foam ring around the edges with sworls of foam in the middle. Numerous bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. Light lacing.

S - Green apples, grape skins, pears, touch of peaches, oak and a bit of funk. Little bit of citrus notes like lemon and orange peel. Not as funky as I expected but what can I say, this is my first Biere de Garde.

T - Really smooth and nice funk tartness. Grapes, pears, peaches and a bit of lemon zest. Oak and a tartness usually coming from cranberries comes through nicely. Oak and mixed berries also follow, while green apples round out the flavors. Really well done.

M - Smooth and velvety. There is a touch of drying toward the end, but I think that comes from the tartness. The tartness also grips the jaw. I think this is the best part of the brew.

O - I'm really happy with the one. Great smell, flavor and fantastic mouthfeel. I've had a couple offerings from Jolly Pumpkin and this is by far the best one yet. I'd really like more to age...or just drink right away. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 05:54:01 | More by joshuaseresse
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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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