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Weizen Bam Bière - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

425 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 35
Gots: 32 | 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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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?

biboergosum, Jun 20, 2014
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Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.