Bam Noire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.33/5 rDev -11.9%
A: Pours a murky brown color. A massive beige head forms that sticks around forever. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Funky, earthy slightly fruity, some wood aromas. Pretty much just that unmistakeable JP yeast. Which in and of itself is something I really enjoy.
T: Follows the nose. Funky, earthy, fruity. There is a bit more acidic sourness than in the nose. Besides the color, this could be packaged as generic JP beer X.
M/D: A medium and dry body. A bit under carbonated and thin though. Very easy to drink. The bomber will be gone in no time.
This seems like the basic, base Jolly Pumpkin. The completely unique JP yeast is very apparent. Just not among their elite IMO.
06-06-2012 01:46:32 | More by champ103
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
found this little gem on sale today at Total Wine.
I see a more brown than black body with a thin white head. I like it.
I love the way every single Jolly Pumpkin beer smells. Strong oaky smell with a bit of Brett funk. Hint of Belgian candy sweetness.Very slight hint of roasted malts muddled in there somewhere Smells much more sweet than other funky saisons.
Now this is a unique JP beer. Very light and flaky. Sourness really isnt pronounced as is with their other offerings. a bit more shallow than the other JP offerings. I get more of the malt here. Light body reminds me of GI Matilda. I can feel the strong roast of the malt, yet it does nothing to the body at all. Its like watered down, oddly. The oak barrel is dry, yet refreshing.
I like it in terms of drinkability (which is awesome), but in terms of overall flavor its a bit underwhelming. I think Ill have the rest of the bottle.
3 words to sum it up - oaky, roasty, light.
05-31-2012 21:27:51 | More by VncentLIFE
4.33/5 rDev +14.6%
this is definitely not rated high enough on here. a perfect example of a dark saison, bordering on a sour. beautiful pour, light translucent brown with a lasting tan head. smells like brett, lots of funk, perfect nose for a saison. flavor really features the brett, the darker malts used, and some really interesting yeast. almost a wild ale. maybe it is a wild ale actually. seems like it. i like the dark malts in this beer, not a common style as far as i know. feel is good, a little thin on the body and on the alcohol content too, it could have been like a 7.2% beer pretty easily, and for the price maybe it should have been. still, its light and drinkable despite its complexity, the carbonation is good, and the aftertaste is delicious. overall this might not be as good as the la roja, but its a realy good beer. jolly pumpkin is moving up my list.
05-31-2012 20:47:54 | More by StonedTrippin
3.83/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
05-28-2012 22:56:05 | More by daledeee
3.64/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
05-24-2012 02:20:05 | More by BMMillsy
2.78/5 rDev -26.5%
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.
05-05-2012 02:49:18 | More by Auracom
Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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