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E. S. Bam - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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E. S. BamE. S. Bam

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434 Ratings
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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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Photo of mdillon86


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-14-2012 02:45:10 | More by mdillon86
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 23:08:04 | More by korguy123
Photo of webmanspidey


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 00:42:17 | More by webmanspidey
Photo of ScottyC54

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-17-2012 16:48:58 | More by ScottyC54
Photo of mantissa


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-16-2012 02:58:51 | More by mantissa
Photo of Calculat0r


4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-02-2012 21:07:03 | More by Calculat0r
Photo of onewetpaw


4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 00:16:21 | More by onewetpaw
Photo of bishocr


4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

02-21-2012 03:26:48 | More by bishocr
Photo of mweso2000


3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-18-2012 00:01:35 | More by mweso2000
Photo of uvm2003


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-17-2012 02:06:56 | More by uvm2003
Photo of Tyrawlings


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-11-2012 23:29:51 | More by Tyrawlings
Photo of ygtbsm94


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-11-2012 10:59:25 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of draheim


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 05:54:26 | More by draheim
Photo of SIEVS


1/5  rDev -73.6%

02-08-2012 08:10:16 | More by SIEVS
Photo of ianjsullivan


4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 01:06:04 | More by ianjsullivan
Photo of strykn42

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-25-2012 04:25:41 | More by strykn42
Photo of willbrown


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-22-2012 14:27:28 | More by willbrown
Photo of dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-22-2012 09:32:54 | More by dprophet
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-19-2012 21:56:40 | More by brnavarra
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-15-2012 23:54:06 | More by Corkpuller
Photo of EagleRare


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-13-2012 04:06:34 | More by EagleRare
Photo of N8DAGR8


4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-09-2012 14:32:48 | More by N8DAGR8
Photo of PourPastaSour

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-07-2012 23:52:39 | More by PourPastaSour
Photo of DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-06-2012 14:32:11 | More by DSlim71
Photo of drummermattie02


4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-02-2012 21:14:02 | More by drummermattie02
E. S. Bam from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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