E. S. Bam - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by bkilpatr:
3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass. 03/10/09. Batch 280/281.
Pours a cloudy orangish-brown color with a huge 4+ finger soft beige head. The head left tons of sticky lace as is dropped to a thin layer, with excellent retention. The aroma is peppery with lemon, floral hop, and some funk.
The taste starts with a nice sour and rubbery funkiness, zesty lemon, orange peel, grapes, and white pepper. That is followed by an herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Very fruity and earthy. This is labeled a "hoppy farmhouse ale", but the hop bitterness doesn't mend well with the rest of the beer.
Feel is medium-bodied and a bit thin with plenty of carbonation. The finish is nice and dry. Drinkability is decent. Finishing the bottle is not a problem, but I wouldn't want any extra.
Overall, decent but not great. The hops add an odd bitterness for the style. Not bad, but if you're looking for a true saison, look elsewhere.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2009 03:58:54 | More by bkilpatr
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4.5/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This pours a hazy golden brown tea color.
There’s a lightly tart aroma with notes of dark cherries on it.
I get some more dark cherries as I sip, with a light sourdough funk rounding it out. There’s a tart finish and a light body. Tasty and delicate.
Serving type: on-tap
05-18-2014 00:01:17 | More by elNopalero
4.41/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
01-18-2014 05:16:08 | More by StonedTrippin
E. S. Bam from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.