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E. S. Bam - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

439 Ratings
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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 238
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

SaisonRichBiere, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

tfsimpkins, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of mikem0487
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle poured into Tired Hands saison glass. Bottled on 03/06/12

A-This thing poured a crazy huge thick head. Almost a hands width of white dense foam. I know its bottled conditioned like all their beers so this guy was just waiting to be opened. Foam is literally coming out of the top of the bottle as I type this haha. Other than the over carbonation within the bottle the beer looks good. An unfiltered burnt brown/orange body takes place of the huge head after some time. Nice lacing as I drink it.

S-Smell is full of different aromas. Burnt carmelized sugar, hop resin, tangerine/orange rind and a funkyness that gives off the aroma of some brettanomyces. Citrus notes are in the back end mixed in with some black pepper.

T-The taste is not as interesting as the nose. Caramel, bitter orange rind, citrus fruits, bready malts, pepper and some tartness at the finish. Has flavor but not as pronounced as they are in the nose.

M-After the initial pour(s) the carbonation is actually really nice. Medium mouthfeel with dry finish.

O-A good farmhouse saison that lacks in the flavor department. Expected more with the nose offering up alot of unique flavors but definitely do not shine through with the taste. Maybe a fresh one would change all that?

mikem0487, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JDD419, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
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

russpowell, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DeutschesBier, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

outoffocus, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Muhly
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into large rounded beer glass.

A-uhhhh, explosive? A big gush of foam greets you upon opening the bottle. Pours with a mountain of sculptured foam head. The foam kind of makes twisties as it escapes from the bottle. Retention is prolonged. Lacing is solid. Pours a cloudy dark orange/amber.

S-pungent funk, barnyard and pale malts. Definitely some orange wafting in here. Some pepper notes.

T-definite Brett kick here. Taste gives a bit of vegetable earthiness, peppercorn and orange rind.

M-a moderately full mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation making it somewhat effervescent. Finishes with a tiny bit of almost tart sweetness.

O-a funky farmhouse beer. Certainly meets the requirements for wild and crazy ale.

Muhly, Mar 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Number3red, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Not a gusher but be ready for a bit of foam over and than watch as foam slowly rises from the bottle after pour out a glass. The beer is a slightly hazy light copper color. The head is beyond enthusiastic with a light tan, meringue like, stiff foam filling three quarters of the glass.

S: A moderate grapefruit-like tart aroma and barnyard Brett funk with the grapefruit being from from the yeast. There is still a moderately-light citrus hops aroma but being a year old time has diminished their strength. There is also a fair amount of malt aroma being mostly Pils malt with some bready and a touch of caramel.

T: Not as sour as the nose suggest with just a light sour but a decent amount of Brett character. The hops flavor is low and the bitterness is moderate with a slightly pithiness that built as you sip it. There is the fruit and peppery spice of Belgian yeast. There is a moderate pils malt and light caramel malt flavor. The balance is slightly tart and bitter. The after taste is of bitter lemon and lime peels.

M: A medium bodied creamy beer with a moderately-strong level of carbonation.

O: It an off beat beer that defies style but it's enjoyable and worth the purchase. It is a bit too thick and malty to be a Saison and is maybe like a light weight, dry triple. Defiantly a great beer to enjoy with dinner with an acidic, citrusy character that with cut through rich foods just avoid sweet sauces otherwise you'll have that orange juice meets toothpaste effect.

MadScientist, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

alelover, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Rhettroactive, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

nzerbe, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

stealth, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: A bit of a gusher, this beer pours dark golden color, almost amber with four fingers of head, even on a careful pour. Retention and lacing are extremely good.

S: Citrus hops mixes with musty and citrusy brett. A bit of lactic acidity keeps this from being a brett bomb. A bit of fruity sweetness in there, too.

T: Very dry with citrusy and funky brett. Really reminds me of a Belgian Pale Ale with brett. Quite bitter, hoppy farmhouse ale is a good descriptor. A touch of caramel and fruity sweetness helps keep this beer from being too dry.

M: Light bodied and quite carbonated.

O: This is a very nice hoppy Saison with brett. Dry, funky, with a nice hoppiness that mixes well with the brett.

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

stephengraniero, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

WeisGuy, Jan 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

shehateme, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

AleWatcher, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

StaEva, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
E. S. Bam from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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