Bam Noire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
an interesting dark reddish/brown (almost black) pour with about 2 inches of frothy off white head leaving behind copious amounts of lacing. smells like a typical saison (pepper, funky, lemon peel, cilantro) with a very unique herbal smell in the finish that i can't figure out! a smoked flavor.. slightly sour, hints of chocolate, spicy black pepper, a bit tart/sour like lemon.. this is a very strange tasting beer.. i can imagine this pairing PERFECTLY with a piece of grilled fish or maybe chicken.
the carbonation is constant, body is very light.. the first few sips felt almost as if i were sipping on flavored air.. threw me off a little bit honestly, you see the dark ale, you taste a saison..you feel a frothy head which feels like it's disapperaing as soon as you touch it.. almost like cotton candy. i'm giving it a high score for its uniqueness.
overall, i think i scored this a bit higher than i should have, but i can justify it by saying this is my first ever dark saison. to me, it was very unique - even though i personally feel like it wasn't one of my favorite beers, i scored it a little higher for that reason. don't get me wrong - it's tasty, and looks/feels great, but i'm not TOO impressed considering the price tag on this one. it's also my first beer from this brewery, and if this is any sign about how the rest of their beers are, i can't really see myself spending close to $20 a 750ml bottle again.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2012 06:43:15 | More by facundoCNB
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3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bam Noire pours a darker amber color with a HUGE foamy lacing head. There is a sweet aroma with HUGE Belgian candy notes. The taste is very sweet, huge Belgian candy flavors, and a creamy yeasty note. The body is a little flat, and a little watery aftertaste. Overall, big sweet flavors, and a very light aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 00:52:56 | More by vette2006c5r
Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.