Bam Noire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by sweetbrew82:
2.53/5 rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
22 oz. into a tulip/ Batch 403
P: Deep plum with a light tan head of frothy foam that shows a decent amount of firmness and density. Shows good retention before it settles to a thick sheet of bubbles on the surface while leaving some nice lace behind.
A: Smells like rotten fruits, with notes of green apples, lemons, and sour cherries being the strongest of the bunch. Some toasted malt is there, too, along with some Bretty funk, vanilla, brown sugar, and a little bit of cocoa powder. It smells like nothing I have ever come across before, that's for sure!
T: The first thing I notice upon the first sip is the grape skin-like astringency that is plaguing this brew on the backhalf of the mouthful. The second thing I notice is that they must have pulled the reins back on the Bretty funk, because it's nowhere near as funky as others have mentioned when I compare my notes to theirs. What is there is a band aid-like medicinal flavor along with a slight barnyard funkiness and a fruity presence (similar to the nose) that tastes like it was pureed in a blender and battered in cocoa powder. The toasted grains bring some caramel with them, but they don't even make their presence felt until the finish, which only contributes to the fact that the body seems to overload the malt foundation. This is just not coinciding with me and my palate at any point along the journey. I was expecting much, much more from this beer, damn it!
M: Bam Noire is a medium-light bodied beer with a very airy, almost watery feel that is way too thin to provide any depth of character, whatsoever. Furthermore, the very soft carbonation never even takes a jab at the tongue and leaves me with an impression of a still, boring beer that just does nothing for me.
Notes: Well, I could tell from the nose that this beer wasn't going to provide enough funk to satisfy me, but the lack of Brett on my palate was ridiculous. Add to that the bitter astringency, the lack of interesting flavors, the absence of good carbonation, and the thin, watery feel, and you've got yourself a beer that utterly fails to impress me. I'm quite disappointed with this offering from Jolly Pumpkin.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2009 11:23:30 | More by sweetbrew82
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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.