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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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle poured into teku - thanks erikkoppin - 2011 bottle

Softly hazed dark copper pour with some golden hues, little to no head/lacing/retention to speak of.

Tart and acidic in the nose with notes of dark fruit, currants, red grape skin and oak. Slightly leathery and funky with plenty of spicy yeast. Hints of apple and caramel.

Decent sourness right up front, smacking of dark fruits with raisins and currants. Oaky and warm, taking on some chewy red wine characteristics with overripe grape skin. Roasted apples, caramel and funky Belgian yeast underneath. Finishes tart and dry with lingering acidity.

Medium body, milder carbonation, dry and sticky on the palate. This definitely takes the regular Jolly Pumpkin beers to another level, with increased nuances of flavor and higher levels of sourness and acidity.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 01:10:29 | More by xnicknj
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 03:25:16 | More by Vonerichs
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md655321

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-25-2014 01:34:45 | More by md655321
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Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-21-2014 18:11:22 | More by rdooley
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-28-2014 13:19:44 | More by KingFarm
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-22-2014 15:11:15 | More by orangesol
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sblanton83

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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Florida

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, ruddy reddish pour with minimal head. It pours almost still with what ends up being a thin white rim around the glass of a head. Some mild swirls of stray bubbles at the surface of the beer. Strong sour component to the aroma. Wet wood, cherries, citrus, and tart funk. Some mild yogurt and vanilla. Flavor is tart and funky, like sour ales should be. Lot’s of Vanilla, oak, mild smoke. Notes of tart cherries, sweaty funk, blackberries. As well as some dark fruit. Finishes tart with a rush of bourbon. Slick mouthfeel. Wonderful, wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 23:07:25 | More by jbaker67
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Texas

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Texas

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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
96 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.