Bam Noire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Wadsey:
3.63/5 rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Batch 327/328 of Bam Noire
Served in New Belgium tulip
A: Initially pours clear brown with fluffy, off-white head having enough retention that my patience fails and I power through foam. Some droopy, sloppy lacing. Later pours become hazy.
S: Surprising acetic note peers out of glass. The beer tells me apples, pears and vinegar. The slightest suggestion of musty basement and toasty malts.
T: Acetic note washes over tongue and complicates into lightly tart apples and apple vinegar. More bugs in here than I usually encounter in Jolly Pumpkin's other regularly available offerings, which is good. A touch of bitterness. A coppery note leads into finish of granny smith apple peels.
M: Medium-light body and carbonation. This beer is a little watery. Drying.
O: Bam Noire is a bit more subtle than my descriptions suggest, but then again, it does support a great deal of character, especially when its 4 abv is taken into consideration. Great drinkability. Good price point.
As for style, Bam Noire's label suggests dark farmhouse ale, which doesn't sit right with me. I think it should be situated between biere de garde and West Flanders red.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2011 02:05:14 | More by Wadsey
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