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E. S. Bam - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 15
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
E.S. Bam - Extra Special Farmhouse Ale
A Bam celebration of excess. More malt, more hops, same vivacious personality.

Seasonal released in April
4.7% Alc./Vol.

(Beer added by: Big78CJ on 02-14-2008)
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Reviews by Lupe:
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Lupe

New York

2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just a beautiful looking beer. Pours a hazy bronzed amber - much darker than expected. Huge fluffy white head caps the liquid and takes a while to recede. This puppy has some serious staying power and leave behind sheets of lace.

Pretty unusual and interesting aroma. Some mustiness, light malt sweetness with caramel, toffee, and golden raisins. Next the hops kick in with a with strong spicy punch. Different, but not surprising considering the crossing of styles.

Hops completely dominate the flavor with only traces of biscuity malt coming through. No sweetness, very light funk, and tons of noble hop spice and bitterness. I could tell this is well crafted, but definitely not my thing. Perhaps if the hops build up instead of smacking you in the mouth. I would also have liked if there was a peppery character like other Saisons. After letting it warm up to see if that would bring out some subtleties, I found that was a mistake - just about undrinkable for me when warm.

Medium bodied, bone dry and overly carbonated. Crisp and a little thin without being light. Was not a fan of the flavors of this beer and could only muster half a glass before dumping.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2008 17:48:41 | More by Lupe
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this is the kind of wild ale i would drink all day every day. the best of the bam incarnations i think, more hoppy, reminds me of mikkeller ak alive, that funky, so darn good. only lightly hazy amber color liquid with more than an inch of pearly white head as light as a feather and lasting for the whole drink. on tap at hops and pie, i love their beer program. aromas of farmhouse funk and citrusy hops, its a reall cool and uncommon combination. flavors of brett in all its glory mingle with the hops, which only add a little bitterness but a ton of oomph to a beer as sessionable as this one. the yeast and funk combo here is pure glory, light and bright, and the mouthfeel is incredibly dry, with some peppery spice and a gorgeous hop bouquet mixing with the brett. complex and supremely drinkable at under 5% abv. i wish i had a mainline of this, i would never get bored. some of the most impressive stuff in a beautiful catalog from jolly pumpkin.

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E. S. Bam from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.