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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: 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:
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 n2185
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a murky brown with three fingers of beige head that fades into a rocky cap with good lacing

S: there are dry, funky barnyard aromas up front followed by sweet citrus and grass notes from the hops. Smells great.

T: again, those funky farmhouse notes strike first. There are some grass flavors along with slight citrus from the hops.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light and drinkable.

O: a good beer overall, though I'd like more hop presence in the flavor. Still, it smells great and is nice and drinkable.

Photo of cwxc818
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of bsp77
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Murky orange with a giant dollop of head and fantastic lacing.

Smell: Very musty and dry, with barnyard funk, tea, toast, pepper, and light citrus.

Taste: Extremely musty, with wet blanket, dirt, wood, burnt toast, tea, pepper and other spiciness. That sounds terrible, but certainly is not. Fairly bitter finish, with a light tartness throughout.

Feel: Light, refreshing body with high carbonation. Bone wrenchingly dry.

Overall: This refuses to be placed in a style, with elements of a Saison, a Bitter, and a Wild Ale. What it is is extremely refreshing and delicious. And it is under 5%? Wow!

Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from batch 1050 bottled on 032012

A- pours a hazy light copper with a khaki 2 finger head and copious amounts of lacing

S- was grassy musty funky floral and hoppy

T- was musty funky slight sour fruit with spice and hops lemon peel and pepper bready malts wet grass

M- dry and spicy hoppy and crisp sourness on the palate

O- fresh dry and crisp easily drinkable slightly sour delicious

Photo of BellsFan
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of yergermeister
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Lob
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of GTB
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of korguy123
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately purchased a year old bottle 3/27/2011
Into tulip

A- Slightly murky dark copper pour. Three finger soapy, sticky, chunky off white head that deflates leaving gobs of lacing everywhere.

S- Sweet malt, bright floral hops, citrus (grapefruit, mandarin oranges and lemon zest) Grape skins, Belgian yeast and a nice earthy presence.

T- Full on Bam Biere assault, the extra hops and malt really stand out making this a chewy and dry monster of a good beer.

M- Light and refreshing, huge carbonation.

O- I really wish this was a fresher version, as good as this beer is I can only imagine it's a millions times better fresh.

Photo of webmanspidey
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass. This is a murky brown color with a nice inch or so of fluffy head. The smell combines some funky sourness, lemonheads, and light grassy hoppiness. The dominant flavor in the taste is bitter citrus and lemon, blended in with a slight funkiness. This is very drinkable with little alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is creamy.

Photo of ScottyC54
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Calculat0r
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of onewetpaw
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my JP tulip glass.

A- Funk predominates. Gentle fruity notes reminding me of belgian yeast esters are present. I don't detect a hop nose.

A- Dark golden slightly hazy. Brilliant large white head.

F- Awesome dry drinkable wild beer. Complex brett character along with a strong sourness. Fruit notes echoing the nose are present.

M- Highly carbonated. Dry and cleansing on the palate. Drinkable without being overly thin.

O- Love this one. The JP house flavor is there in spades. I've brewed a clone that approximates this, but the original remains elusive.

Photo of bishocr
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of mweso2000
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of uvm2003
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of draheim
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle (batch 775 - bottled 4/7/2011) into a saison glass. Cap comes off w/ a vigorous pfft!

Creamy foam peeks out of the mouth of the bottle before I can even start pouring - because I'm writing this instead. Reminds me of Saison-Brett in this regard.

A gentle pour yields a glass about evenly divided - the bottom half slightly hazy amber liquid, the other half a dense creamy off-white head that leaves behind a nice coat of lacing as it slowly recedes. Despite the rich head, not much carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is Belgian yeast, spice, citrusy hops... as it warms more fruity esters, funk and a hint of wet hay become evident.

Taste is mostly a balance between Belgian yeast and ample bitter hops. A little apple/pear and subtle spice, perhaps ginger. As it warms a soapy, slight band-aid taste emerges. Generally lacks complexity on the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but a little flat, perhaps not aided by the lack of carbonation.

Overall an interesting saison, but not in the top tier for the style.

Photo of SIEVS
1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of ianjsullivan
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is written from notes jotted down while drinking.

ST: 750ml (I forgot to write down batch).

A: Cloudy amber brown with lots of sediment. It had a thick white head with huge lacing.

S: Grassy and herbal with grapefruit, sour fruity, and flinty earth.

T: Flinty, herbal, citrus hops, malt backbone, and lots of sour fruit notes.

M: Medium and dry.

O: Beautiful body joins an enjoyable dry grassy sour flavor. It is easy to see why this beer comes out in spring. It has enough body to not be light, but it is very herbal and refreshing.

Photo of strykn42
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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