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Bam Noire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

657 Ratings
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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 21
Gots: 48 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007)
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Wadsey

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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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Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.