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Weizen Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

377 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 31
Gots: 26 | 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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Avagadro

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Weizen Bam is slightly hazy, and displays exceptional lacing through its straw colored body.

S: Heavy hints of lemon, granny smith, and barnyard funk. I am happy with how strong the bouquet is. You don't have search for it.

T: Bone dry and sublimely sour. All of the flavors suggested in the nose are present, along with a touch of black pepper, lemongrass, and wet hay.

M: Crisp, clean, light bodied, and delightfully effervescent.

D: Another great brew from the best sour beer brewer in America. This is everything I had hoped it would be, displaying amazing character through its tartness. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 19:08:56 | More by Avagadro
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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 things slowly sink away.

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Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.