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Bam Noire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

746 Ratings
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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 23
Gots: 64 | 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:
Beer added by: FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MarcatGSB
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 25.4 oz. bottle into Brasserie d'Achouffe tulip. Batch number 1079, bottled 04-23-2012.

A: This guy was a definite gusher...in fact I had to grab an extra glass to dump it into because it just would not stop. It poured a very murky brown color, with a huge white frothy head. The head was almost 4 times the size of the pour, and slowly sank back into the beer. Honestly, after the head drops, it looks pretty amazing. Awesome lacing all over the glass, with big glops of white foam sporadic. Pretty cool.

N: The nose is obviously dominated by that JP yeast. Some bread, little bit of citrus like spice...lots of funk. No sour tartness to be found, and also a bit of malt coming thru.

T: The taste has a good amount of tartness to it, but I couldn't call it sour really. Has some really nice barnyard notes to it. A bit of tart cherry and maybe some apple cider vinegar. Has a nice maltyness to it.

M: Nice, sweet followed by a dry cherry sensation.

D and O: It's a very interesting beer. It separates itself from the Bam Biere by the rich malty body. It's a really nice beer, dominated by the JP yeast strain. It's a solid brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tectactoe
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky copper, dark brown hybrid color with an extremely fluffy beige head; cloud-like and lasting nearly all the way down the glass, the head is one of the most unique ones I've seen. I love the way this beer looks and I love the way the head seems to pillow up forever.

Slightly fruity nose with a touch of funk, cork, and barnyard hay; berries, apples, grapes, and peaches seem to fill out the fruit bill. Can't quite put my finger on whether or not this beer is going to lean more towards the funk side or more towards the tart side. Warming up lets the funk get a bit stronger, but the fruits never recess too much.

The taste hits tart and sour at first, which mellows out rather quickly from sour to sweet in the form of light berries and drenched peaches. The barnyard funk hits halfway through and lasts until the end, also leaving the largest impression in the aftertaste. Murky, funky, corky; think of hay, wet wood, and funky, old cheese.

On paper, the flavor profile sounds gross, but works for this type of brew. However, it's a little too dominant here. The sweetness and sour element of the beer just isn't strong enough to balance the heavy funk; I'm sure some funk-lovers out there will enjoy the crass funkiness of this brew, but I would like to see a bit more tart/sour balance. Thin-medium body with a heavy dose of carbonation.

A little lacking in the flavor department from the sweet and sour sides, making the funk stand out a little more than it needs to. Not a bad beer, but this likely won't be a revisit for me, mainly because JP makes so many other delicious beers.

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3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark copper with some clinging carbonation in a fisheye pint. The head reaches four inches of off-white foam that ranges from meringue to sea foam and leaves a thick patchwork of lace.

A light barnyard funkiness accompanies pinesap while light mustiness and some apples are also discernible.

Opens very sweet and in quickly followed by a one-two punch of bitterness and tartness. The finish reprises the bitter/tart duo for a long while. Overall this is quite acidic with notes of lime and pineapple throughout.

A light, effervescent body with needle pricks of alcohol that is surprisingly present in this watery-textured beer.

This is a very different take on the style. It is refreshing and better suited for a warm summer day than a cold wet autumn day.

Batch 1089, bottled 07.Mar.2012

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Neorebel
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is similar to a 'bock' beer, in my opinion, a translucent auburn hue. The aroma was interesting, reminding me of pot pourri, and apple cinnamon pie. For the flavor, I found it to be pleasantly sour and tart, like apple cider vinegar, and with plenty of that farmhouse funky yeast taste. It was very fizzy, light-bodied, and crisp, almost enough to make me pucker in the end. The only slight criticism I had was that I noticed a slight vegetal/herbal hint intermingled deep within the other flavors that I was not so sure about. I definitely want to have another though, and would highly recommend this to those that like sours.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Phelps
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a tulips at World of Beer tulip. This here's a dark saison made with the usual JP yeast.

Deep copper, mostly opaque. A two-finger head of light tan leaves thick spatters of lace.

In the nose, I get a touch of sweet balsamic mixed with dark fruit. A hint of toast, some lemon, some caramel, some raisin.

Very different flavor. Tart notes are a whisper, a memory. Just a touch, with a little pepper and cracker. Very dry throughout. Could use more oomph at the finish.

High carbonation. Pinching. Light, fizzy, soft. Whipped as it moves.

Needs more strength. Weak.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Number45forever
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heard some intriguing things about this beer, was looking forward to it. Poured from bottle dated 1/23/12...so this bottle is about 10 months old.

Appearance: amber, very clear, light passes through without issue. Appears to be a filtered beer..surprising in a saison? But, a good looking beer. Almost like a hoppy amber IPA in appearance.

Smell: Tart, some slight funk and slight dark fruits. Not getting any kind of pepper or spices. Nice.

Taste: Much more funk than the smell. Some tartness, some cherry taste which I wasn't expecting in the style. Tons of funk, almost missing more sourness to balance it out. If you like the hay/horse blanket, taste - this is your beer!

Mouthfeel: Nice. Prickly carbonation, but I could have used a touch more carbonation.

Overall. Solid. Not bad at all. A good, funky saison. Will I get through the whole 22oz? Shouldn't be an issue. Not sure I'll be chasing this one down in the future though.

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy brownish red in color. It poured with a half finger high beige head that has excellent retention properties.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of oak and sourness in the nose along with hints of cherries. The cherries become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: the taste is a little sour nd tart and has light notes of cherries and dark fruits.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: this is a very interesting beer that is very easy to drink and quite flavorful for being lighter in body.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.