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E. S. Bam - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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E. S. BamE. S. Bam

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very good

443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
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:
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Wilmo831, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

budsandsuds8, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Alex5
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Alex5, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of hpthebull
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

hpthebull, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BillRoth, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

rjcoy06, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Agentveba, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 1046/1047, bottled 3-14-12. Had this once loooong ago on-tap, curious to try it again and see how it has held up up after 20 months. Shared with friends.

Gusher bottle! Darkish orange body with plenty of bubbles and some haze. Ridiculous foamy off-white head morphing into all sorts of shapes and sizes, lace everywhere, etc.

Nice scent of brett/light tart fruits, bread, some grass and earthy tones.

Taste follows suit, still some nice hoppage at this point. Good, somewhat tame tart brett presence, apple, citrus fruits, bread, grass, some earthy and farmy tones.

Very carbonated and foamy, maybe a bit detracting but it works decently with these flavors. Other than that, quite easy drinking.

Like many JP saisons, nothing earth-shattering but certainly a pleasant and interesting beer. Good brett and some x-tra hops.

Chico1985, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DaPan, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled 4/16/2012. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a big 3 finger dense and rocky off white head with insane retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of green apple, lemon zest, orange zest, pear, grass, hay, pepper, herbal, brett funk, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and fruity/spicy yeast/brett notes; with good strength. Taste of green apple, pear, lemon zest, orange zest, bread, pepper, clove, grass, hay, herbal, brett funk, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Good amount of tart earthy spiciness/bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, pepper, clove, hay, grass, herbal, brett funk, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hops with fruity/spicy yeast/brett flavors with a fair amount of malt presence; with a moderately dry finish with no cloying flavors. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very crisp and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy saison style. All around good balance and complexity of hops and fruity/spicy yeast and brett flavors; and extremely crisp and smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

bradfordjohnson, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ste5venla, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Whiskeydeez, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ellswrth, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

muletrane, Oct 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

ThrashMaster, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of SanDNigel
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

SanDNigel, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Cubatobaco, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Hanzo, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

markcp, Sep 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

dfhhead25, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ber12, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ncaudle, Aug 31, 2013
E. S. Bam from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.