Weizen Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a bottle for ~$12. Bottled 6-3-10, batch 561. Split into an Allagash chalice. Review #100.
A- Cork pulls out and it's a gusher! Pours a pale hazy straw hue from bottle. Lots of big bubbly head. Sits the semi-murky pale straw in glass. Lots of crisp carb present, mellows after a few minutes.
S- Mellow tart lemon, dusty hay, slight musk and light spice. The aroma is pleasant. It is pretty mellow and inviting. Simple.
T- Zesty and tart bright citrus, hay and light spice. Almost like a light lemonade. The acidic note is there but not overwhelming. Tart, not sour.
M- Crisp and carbonated on palate. Medium- light body. Could be a bit fuller feel. A tad watery. Lingers lightly.
O- Very easy and refreshing to drink. Paired well with simple cheeses. A really nice farmhouse wheat. Wish this was much cheaper.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2011 03:07:21 | More by busterthecat
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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
06-20-2014 03:38:34 | More by biboergosum
Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.