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Bam Noire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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659 Ratings
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Ratings: 659
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-30-2012 16:32:37 | More by Zaphog
Photo of daledeee


3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought I had tried this one, but no.

A 750 ml bottle poured very dark brown with very large off white head.

Nose is really appealing at first but becomes less intense. Very funky with hints of dark fruit and black licorice.

Taste is quite hoppy, in a Belgian way. Once again, there are dark notes such as prunes or raisin. Very carbonated and a dry finish. This is a distinctive beer. As usual, Jolly Pumpkin makes good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 22:56:05 | More by daledeee
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-25-2012 03:16:37 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of BMMillsy


3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Forgot to rate this when I had it. Bottle at the brewpub in A2. Pours a dark brown with white head. Aroma of breadth malts with lots of yeast, candy sugar, dark fruits. and ever so slight hints of chocolate. Flavor follows with dark fruits and lots of yeast. Plenty of carbonation and pretty easy drinking. Was expecting something a little more flavorful but overall a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 02:20:05 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of ninner00


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-09-2012 19:19:33 | More by ninner00
Photo of Auracom


2.78/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Poor Phil's. 10 oz. poured into a tulip on April 29th, 2012.

A - Deep violet-mahogany coloring. Soapy, clingy, one-finger white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Smells like a soft sour brown ale. Light sour cherries, granny apple skins, raspberry vinegar. Quite simple.

T - Unfortunately it's pretty laid back here too. Carbonation, vinous, herbal sourness, and a light bready malt note in the aftertaste.

M - Light body, high carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - This is certainly sessionable, but it's just not got enough of a flavor profile. It's somewhat unique and more acidic than I'd expect for a Saison.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2012 02:49:18 | More by Auracom
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-30-2012 15:50:04 | More by SalMineo
Photo of yamar68


3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 to brandy snifter:

Murky mid brown body with a couple finger of off-white, nearly pinkish head - great lacing, nice looking beer.

The nose is quite floral. Raspberries, white wine, yeast, bits of spicy clove.

The taste is entirely unique - barnyard funk, some cereal, slightly sour afterburn. Much more reserved than the nose would suggest. Nice and dry.

Overall, this is a nice, fresh, easy drinking dinner beer. Can't say I'll buy again though.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 00:33:26 | More by yamar68
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-22-2012 18:37:20 | More by theminutemen
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a rich brown-ruddy red colored liquid with a thin, film-like light-tan head. The aroma, a spritzy, citric scent, has a fleeting hop character and a slight yeasty funk. Lemon, backed with a slight sugar scent, and a wood barrel smell are also notable. The taste is refreshingly tart, with a subdued sweetness and malt underbelly. Wine-line in the finish, which is crisp and a bit effervescent...drier than expected, given the foretaste. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 01:55:22 | More by Suds
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2012 21:39:07 | More by jjcote
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-21-2012 16:15:32 | More by jongullotti
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-18-2012 02:27:17 | More by Yabev15
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-17-2012 16:28:42 | More by GTB
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-16-2012 17:32:53 | More by deapokid
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-16-2012 13:10:28 | More by Lob
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

04-14-2012 00:39:16 | More by rderedin
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2/5  rDev -47.1%

04-13-2012 21:25:09 | More by funkel81
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-13-2012 05:51:39 | More by bluckbeyes
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-10-2012 21:20:36 | More by Calculat0r
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-06-2012 14:48:30 | More by oldp0rt
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-03-2012 23:32:13 | More by imperialking
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-31-2012 19:12:21 | More by Khazadum
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-31-2012 04:46:35 | More by volta
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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Holy foam over. Lost a few ounces. Dark chestnut brown. Haze with some floaties settled to the bottom. Very plentiful carbonation is “only” noticeable in the way plentiful foam. Huge, very light tan mountain of foam. Settles to a thick cap that retains very well & leaves a nice bit of lace – especially at the top of the glass.

S: Lots & lots of forward dark fruit – cherry, tart raspberries, plums, & even a hint of dates. Sour & tart note with some background minerally sweetness. Ghost hint of vanilla? Is there oak in this? Touch of yeasty esters. A very intriguing nose with just fair strength.

T: Fruit (& flavor overall) is mostly restricted to very tart cherries – almost choke cherries. Strong dose of sour to go along with the tartness. Anything else is just a hint. Some unripe raspberries and unripe plum. Faint minerally sweetness. Touch of roasty and toasty malts. Earthy yeast. Ghost bit of herbal. Very robust & intense in a narrow way.

M: Light body. Firm, active, and expansive carbonation. Very nearly fizzy. Very attenuated with big pucker. Lots of sour / tart drying. Astringent a bit in the finish. Understandable given the age, but this is very bone dry and drying. Might as well put some alum in your mouth. Exceedingly drying & bitingly cleansing.

D: I’m sure it had more going on when fresh, but now it is fairly one-dimensional. Sort of a light & thin & tart Flanders. Not that it is bad, it is very interesting with lots of flavor in a sharp profile. But it is a bit too much to enjoy drinking by itself. If you have a bottle of this that is this old then try it with some dinner. By itself the carbonation & dryness take even the low abv right to your head. (plus the intense tart/sour flavor). Jeez, maybe its best use is to share it with friends as an aperitif or digestif with a good meal. It would be good for that.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 00:46:25 | More by SickGnar
Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.