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Weizen Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 31
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ruddy golden, with yeast driven esters of banana, spicy clove, and nutmeg all wrapped up with a generous dose of rapscallion delight.

(Beer added by: drxandy on 07-30-2008)
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 315/316
750ml $9.99

I bought this bottle not only to enjoy but also to use the yeast dregs to add to a sour belgian blonde that I am brewing.

A-Super pale hazy cider appearance with airy white layer of foam. The head is loosely packed with large carbonation bubbles which are somewhat spectacular.

S-The smell is loaded with sour lemongrass and oak tannin. Big shots of green apple and fresh pear. I am not picking up much from the hefe yeast as the lactic and pedio cultures take over.

T-The taste is acidic and sour up front, but floral and dry in the finish. Wet oak and with lemon juice flavors. Quite familiar to a dry cider, yet maintains a high level of refreshment

M-The highly attenuated body comes across a bit thin, yet the flavors within are amazing. Very high carbonation, yet seems to have a sense of creaminess to the mouth.

D-Ok, I admit that I love this brewery with a passion and love that they hit the oak heavy, but this one is up there on the drinkability factor. The combination of low alcohol, huge flavors, and sour factor makes this phenomenal. Why couldn't this be about $5.99 six pack?

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 02:13:32 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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4/5  rDev -1%

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. What the hell is 'a generous dose of good-natured rapscallion delight'?

This beer pours a hazy, bright medium golden straw hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves little beyond a few instances of looming iceberg lace around the glass as thing slowly sink away.

It smells of funky orchard fruit - apple, pear, a bit of apricot - grainy wheat malt, earthy yeast, a further touch of weak banana chip and lemon zest fruitiness, faint white pepper, a sure, why not, clove spiciness - ok, a tart/sour hefeweizen, I get it so far. The taste is a re-up on the light pear and apple fleshiness - more zingy than sweet - moderately funky yeast, cresting wheat grain, white wine grape must, almost ghostly banana notes, equally sedate spice - the pepper walking all over the purported clove - and a certain flinty minerality.

The bubbles are fairly active, but mostly in a pleasant fizzy and frothy sense, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit too tight and thin to be considered particularly smooth. It finishes quite dry, the funk, yeast, grain, and lingering fruitiness all coming across as spent and done.

A science project, with at best, middling results (I wouldn't want to make the tri-fold board display for this). JP brings the funk, yo, fo sho, but in the process pretty much decimates the underlying hefeweizen subtleties - the soft, fruity banana gets the shiv early on, and even the wheat seems wan by comparison to any decent example of the base style. An attempt, I can see, to meld disparate brewing methods - they ain't all gonna work out, huh?

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 03:38:34 | More by biboergosum
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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District of Columbia

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Jonada

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle. Blend 9. Bottled 8-16-2012. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden yellow color with less than a finger of a white head that dissipates to a thin collar. Body is slightly hazy with moderate amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Surprisingly strong barnyard funk, green apple, clove, wheat. Almost smells like a gueuze.

Taste: Wheat, green apple, hints of banana, and a mild clove spiciness in the finish. Some bretty funk, even a slight cheesiness, is present as well, though not as strong as in the aroma. Sourness is relatively low.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp. Medium/high levels of lively carbonation. Finishes dry. Really refreshing

Overall: Really interesting beer. Surprisingly funky and gueuze-like, but overall more mild. Not mind blowing, but a nice refreshing highly drinkable option.

Serving type: bottle

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logicalparadox

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/6/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2-3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, straw, wheat, cracker, bread, light funk, and yeast/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon zest, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, straw, grass, herbal, floral, light funk, and yeast/grassy earthiness. Good amount of crisp earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, straw, grass, herbal, floral, wheat, cracker, light funk, and yeast/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate malt flavors; with a very nice and crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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New York

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Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.