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E. S. Bam - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: Big78CJ on 02-14-2008

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.
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Photo of SanDNigel
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark golden honey. Creamy off-white head
S- Sour hoppiness. A very exciting smell. Just a ton of depth in the smell range
T- Slight sour with a nice crisp clean hoppiness. What a great beer
M- Great. Enough bubble but not overwhelming. Really clean
O- A really great beer that I look forward to enjoying again.

Photo of russpowell
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Biergarten in Jenks, OK. Bottled on 04/12/12

Pours caramel with 3+ fingers of rocky cream colored head. Head conitinues to surge from the bottle neck. Insane lacing & head retention, clouds up a bit as the bottle drains

S: Sourness & appleskins that fade as this warms

T: Follows the nose, much sourness & tartness up front. There's a touch of grapefruit as this wams, pears & crab apples with some tamped down cinnamon notes, but mostly sour & tart. Finishes fruitty tart & sour

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation

Suoer drinkability, this is one my favorites from JP

Photo of rfgetz
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazed burnt orangy/amber color with soft dense slightly off-white head. Scent is quite sweet, light fruity tartness, very earthy with grassy and piney notes, all backed by a solid barnyard funkyness. One of the bolder flavored farmhouse ales - full clea, lightly sweet malt profile, solid earthy hop profile, light fruityness - im getting notes of everything from orange to cherry. The funk on this is much bolder then others in the style and gives good charachter to the beer. Medium bodied, dry finnish. Overall a bold and well executed farmhouse ale.

Photo of tigg924
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: cloudy, dark tan in color, 1 inch head, high carbonation

Smell: pepper, hay, and lemon

Taste: pepper, funk, hay, some small hops, and lemon

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light bodied, dry, sweet start with a more bitter sour finish

Drinkability: I really enjoyed the flavors in this one and could have several glasses. Not as hoppy as I expected and very well blended. I would look for this again.

Photo of PerHops
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Lots and lots of carbonation! Have to pour about 6 ounces (at the most) at a time. Poured into a large snifter. I would say 50/50 body to head for the first 90 seconds, or so. Head eventually settles down to about an inch of whispy foam.

S- Lemons, barnyard funk and some minerals.

T- Bone dry. A little bit of a metalic, copper flavor. Some earthy tobacco and spice notes. Nice big bitter finish. Did not expect that one.

M- Exceptional. This is how I want a sip to feel like after a long day at the "office".

O- Less sour than I was hoping. In the same breath, as good as I could have hoped it would be. This is a quality beer and very unique, at that.

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 288/289.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is brett, leather and some light citrus. The flavor is very leathery, I guess from the brettanomyces. I also get some citrus as well as dark fruits with low to medium hop bitterness. As the beer warms I get more caramel and toffee malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of b3shine
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml. to tulip. Looks good; dark and hoppy for a sour. Bouquet is good, with both the hops and sour present. Taste is it's best attribute. You get both the hoppiness and the flavor of a sour, which I admit, is a combination I'm both unfamiliar with and impressed by. Overall, a good beer that I'll be having again.

Photo of rapidsequence
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. $12 from Bruisin Ales.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a somewhat hazy dark orange color. The head and lacing are second to none. The thickest, creamiest, rockiest head with furry lacing all over my La Chouffe tulip.

Smell: Its got a nice tartness and barnyard funkiness with wet hay and stable aromas. Lemon and grass. Spicy yeast phenolics aren't like cloves, but almost like bandaid without seeming off. A little sweet apple and pear and a whiff of underlying pale malt.

Taste: Hops come through much more in the flavor. Grassy, spicy, and bitter. Much less funk in the flavor, but it goes well with the hops, as does the tart lemon flavor. Nice crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: The beer is highly carbonated, but still soft rather than sharp. I love the dryness from high attentuation and how the carbonation and bitterness accentuate it.

Overall: This is close to being really great. I love the idea of a hoppy saison, but this one has too much bitterness, and not enough good hops flavor. The bitterness covers up the funk and tart. Good, and different, but needs a tweak.

E. S. Bam from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.