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Weizen Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

378 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 378
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 32
Gots: 27 | 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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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, batch 829, bottled 6-29-11. Initial pour is a clear, bright gold with tons of atreomg bubbles. White, airy head rises to the top and even over the sides of the glass. With all the carbonation, the head lasts forever. When it gases a bit, there are some serious patches of lace. The secondary pour adds some cloudiness to the party.

Tart citrus notes up front. Some earthy aroma, and a bit of Brett funk. Slight peppery and hay notes.

Tart and dry up front, but not puckering. Earthy notes, with a funky feel. A bit of lemon zest. Pretty dry all around. A hint of banana gives a weizen feel. Oak is very slight, and lends to the drying character overall.

Lighter body, with great carbonation. Carbonation gives a nice feel without being overbearing. Very refreshing, with some great character.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 00:22:24 | More by Bierguy5
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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 things 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

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Viperman1316

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Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.