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Weizen Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 34
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of goochpunch
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a cloudy, milky, almost peach colored body with a thin white head. The house funkiness and acidic quality overshadows most of the weizen yeast character. I can pick up some spiciness. Flavor: cracker wheat, light citrus, touch of clove, light vanilla, acid, breadiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. This is an excellent beer. Reminds me of an infected Hitachino Nest weizen that I fell in love with some years back.

goochpunch, Monday at 02:50 AM
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2/5  rDev -50.6%

JMcAlpine4, Sunday at 02:01 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Scapino, Sunday at 01:25 AM
Photo of Wayne17
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Wayne17, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

MisterHooks, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/20/14. Batch 348/350.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is sour with wheat, grain, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is a solid sour, but I am not getting any of the banana, clove, or nutmeg qualities mentioned on the label.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Dcoff09socr, Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

GRG1313, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

A: Yellow and hazy. Light bubbles.

S: Tart lemons and orange peel.

T: Floral and piney (not in the IPA kind of way per se), lemon juice, orange, some yeast, bright grape flavor like a wine.

M: Light and bubbly. Very nice.

O: Awesome beer! On tap I had this one, but in the store I know it can be quite pricey...

titty_mcbitty, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

millelacsmark, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Nayr, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BKotch, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of kellyej
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

I had this beer for the first time at the Publick House in Boston earlier this year and loved it. I really wish Jolly Pumpkin was easier to get in Virginia!
A: Yellow, golden color; fairly clear; weak head
S: Notes of banana, pineapple, green apple
M: Good carbonation, light body, clean
T: This is a strongly sour beer with crisp citrus and spicy notes. There were also notes of pineapple and green apple. Something about the beer put me in the mind of champagne.

Would love to trade for this beer!

kellyej, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

beeragent, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Tiernan, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Rborre321, Sep 07, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%

Dweedlebug, Sep 06, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%

Gagnonsux, Sep 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ChaseTheAce, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of MarioM
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

750 ml poured into a JP goblet.

A: Very pale straw color with a bright white head that doesn't linger around much.

S: Lightly tart, hay, earthy hops. Nice spicy yeast character with good lemony notes. Smells refreshing.

T: Gentle tartness. Very citrus and a delicious Brett character with a nice malt breadiness. Brett character is almost like a very lightly tart geuze, very lambic like brett character. Yum!

M: Nice and dry with a great lingering Brett character that molds well with the slight malt character.

O: An amazing summer day drinking farmhouse brew. The brett character is present and add so much body to the beer. Amazing, give it a try if you can get a hold of it.

MarioM, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

BobbyDigitali, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

MacStinson, Aug 28, 2014
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Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.