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Weizen Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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90
outstanding

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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ngaron

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2014 17:35:35 | More by ngaron
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1%

07-07-2014 12:48:58 | More by KAF
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-03-2014 14:51:29 | More by duceswild
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-02-2014 18:28:53 | More by GClarkage
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Jeffh84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

06-28-2014 16:57:00 | More by Jeffh84
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Brob245

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2014 23:09:34 | More by Brob245
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Itmustbethewater


4/5  rDev -1%

06-26-2014 06:43:53 | More by Itmustbethewater
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

06-25-2014 18:00:28 | More by PopnLoads
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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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Viperman1316

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-12-2014 22:20:07 | More by Viperman1316
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-31-2014 23:14:07 | More by Oakenator
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2014 07:24:54 | More by PappyVans
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rcjennings

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-18-2014 21:30:24 | More by rcjennings
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cobyj

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

05-12-2014 02:40:38 | More by cobyj
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-25-2014 11:52:42 | More by vfgccp
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-23-2014 21:55:31 | More by afsdan
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

04-22-2014 13:28:53 | More by PEIhop
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-17-2014 20:04:30 | More by NateMac13
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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

04-12-2014 03:24:47 | More by Jonada
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logicalparadox

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-06-2014 03:08:45 | More by logicalparadox
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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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:12:37 | More by superspak
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stevec32

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-14-2014 02:31:22 | More by stevec32
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-25-2014 03:10:00 | More by Keiferfillinger
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astronautjones

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

02-13-2014 22:13:47 | More by astronautjones
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VancouverHops

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-10-2014 02:25:29 | More by VancouverHops
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Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.