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E. S. Bam - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

434 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-05-2013 17:08:43 | More by DeutschesBier
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-28-2013 00:06:32 | More by outoffocus
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-27-2013 06:41:04 | More by Jamison85
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Muhly

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 01:52:00 | More by Muhly
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-21-2013 18:37:54 | More by Number3red
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MadScientist

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 00:03:45 | More by MadScientist
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-13-2013 23:31:02 | More by chippo33
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alelover

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-13-2013 15:32:23 | More by alelover
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-11-2013 04:47:04 | More by spycow
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

03-07-2013 03:26:37 | More by Rhettroactive
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-05-2013 02:22:57 | More by nzerbe
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stealth

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-23-2013 21:46:17 | More by stealth
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-18-2013 14:18:41 | More by Danielr26
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 02:32:19 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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stephengraniero

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

02-03-2013 00:48:44 | More by stephengraniero
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-27-2013 14:42:01 | More by WeisGuy
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shehateme

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

01-25-2013 16:22:26 | More by shehateme
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-20-2013 13:52:41 | More by AleWatcher
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StaEva

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-16-2013 04:55:50 | More by StaEva
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-14-2013 18:53:40 | More by BlissJunkie
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-06-2013 00:01:10 | More by redleg64
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-02-2013 23:33:44 | More by chocosushi
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-20-2012 21:55:06 | More by MRsojourner
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equincel

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-18-2012 18:11:12 | More by equincel
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with a huge foamy white head.

Cucumber, pear and lemon mist with loads of funky brett. Aquatic is a word that comes to mind at the moment. Steely, totally sharp, very light white citrus. Sourness in there..

Funk is reinforced in taste. Brett comin on strong with mild lemony citrus but subdued acidity. Peppery and wild..very sharp..i dig it. Dry finish complements acidic flavors. cclleeaann.

Light body, buzzy carbonation, and dry aftertaste

Yes.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 04:40:41 | More by TheMultiYeast
E. S. Bam from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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