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Bambic - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 131
Gots: 50 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

1560 bottles [330 ml]
180 bottles [750 ml]

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 01-25-2011)
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Photo of emerge077


4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks Dave for busting out this 750, it's been on the radar for awhile!
Review from written notes.

Into a small tulip glass it pours a peachy opaque orange, a wispy skim across the surface after it settles down relatively quickly to other JP beers. Spotty lace all around the glass.

Acidic, tart fruits, lychee, passion fruit, grapefruit. Lactic tartness alternating with a slight natural fruit sweetness later on as it warms.

Pink grapefruit, peach, lychee... the fruity tropical citrus flavors dominate. Intensely fruity, tart, and dry. Tannic oak dries out the finish, cidery with a slight stickiness on the lips. Effervescent and lush with juicy fruit flavors. I could easily drink this all day and would never tire of it. Super fruit forward, not intensely sour, and very quenching. What's not to like?

Note to Jolly Pumpkin: Please put this into regular distribution! TIA

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 01:48:35 | More by emerge077
Photo of Brez07


4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed in the Blind Beer BIF #5. 330ml bottle poured into a Ommegang glass

A: Light lemon color which some orange and pink highlights. Not cloudy, but slightly hazy. There was initially a small amount of frothy white head which settles into a ring. Swirling leaves some brief spotted lacing (4)

S: Oh, this is a funky one. Some barnyard, lemon rind. Maybe leather too. Finishes off with some wood notes (4)

T: Starts off with a decent amount of funk and sourness. Lemon rind is the prominent flavor. Starts to remind me of unsweetened lemonade and then the flavor sort of... drops off. Very weird. Definitely lacking some depth. Some subtle woody vanilla notes (4)

M: Medium bodied. Brief tartness, dry finish. Could probably use a little more carbonation but nothing to really complain about (4)

D: Other then the the flavor disappearing act, I found this beer very enjoyable. Finish the bottle rather quickly even with taking notes. Would drink again (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 00:55:29 | More by Brez07
Photo of ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

batch 2 bambic from the birthday BIF. Thanks!

A- Pale orange/yellow with a lively head. Bottle was a slow gusher but I got it into the glass with time to spare.

S- Lemony with a strong dirty sock aroma. Not my favorite.

T- Lots of funk- earthy and bitter. No dirty socks, thankfully. Lemon is mild compared to the nose- lots of oak as well. Mild green apple. Sharp bite to the acidity.

M- High carbonation helps take the edge off some of the stronger flavors. It does the beer well. Nice on the tongue.

O- Impressed. Did not know what to expect going in, but I liked it. Went over well with some sour n00bs I shared it with, as well. Seems like this is one of those beers where the overall score doesn't reflect my enjoyment of this beer, so I'm bumping the overall to round it out.


Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 17:35:51 | More by ShogoKawada
Photo of alleykatking


4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330ml bottle. Many thanks to Eric (gratefulbeerhead) for the bottle.

A- Pours a hazed golden yellow color. Two finger white head shows great retention. Tons of web style lacing all over the glass when I drink this one down.

S- Barnyard funk really stands out in this one a lot in the inital aroma. Cider vinegar with hints of oak come through next with a hint of lemon as well. More funk and something else almost peach like in the ending along with a nice linger of alcohol. The funk really gives this beer a interesting appeal that makes my mouth water.

T- Banryard funk right upfront with a light vinegar flavor to it. The oak to me makes a nice presence right after this and I feel should be right there. A nice tart lemon flavor comes in next which packs a nice light sourness to it. Peaches once again show themselves in the ending but ever so lightly to me. Another cider like funk rides the ending along with a crisp warming alcohol.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is fantastic for this beer beyond the first pour I think. Lots of funk and oak notes left on the palate. Aftertaste is hints of sourness and alcohol along with a boatload of cider vinegar funk. Flavors were well balanced for the style. No off flavors were present although it would be hard to tell anyways. Heavy alcohol drying on the palate which I expected from this beer.

O- I freakin loved this beer. I thought the funk on this was perfect not making it hard to drink. The ABV was drying and went well with the oak that seemed to bring this beer together quite well. I am looking for a couple more bottles of this beer as it is going to be good with a year or two on it!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 04:10:12 | More by alleykatking
Photo of sholland119


4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #900.

Blind BIF #5, Beer #1. Thanks to abraxel for the chance to try this one.

A-Pours a hazy peach with virtually no carbonation. Just a pool of white head at the edge of the glass.

S-Nicely sour on the nose. A nice helping of farmhouse, barnyard funk with just a bit of sweetness detectable underneath it all. I'm liking it a lot already.

T-Crisp bite right away. Tangy funkiness. A healthy amount of peppery brettiness gives this a great kick. Puckery, and I love it.

M-Light to medium bodied, exceedingly dry. My tongue has shrunk to a fraction of its usual size. Fizzy, fine carbonation is a bit overdone here, but the only flaw I can find in this beer.

O-A really excellent beer. I will be savoring every drop.


Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 01:20:49 | More by sholland119
Photo of projectflam86


2.23/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle "blend 2" bottled 3-15-2011

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a thick white foam that settles to a thin ring. Decent lacing left behind.

S- Very funky aroma with a medicinal/herbal smell. Maybe a touch of tart lemon.

T- Woah, this one has some strange qualities. Rubbing alcohol, bandaids and fresh onions. If I really strain I can faintly recognize some lemon, oak, and peach flavors but a very astringent plastic flavor dominates everything.

M- Light bodied with decent carbonation.

O- I did not enjoy this beer. Did I drink it much too young?

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 00:55:10 | More by projectflam86
Photo of gnemesis


4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8oz sample was poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter (not ideal) on 04/25/2011. Blend 1 12/01/2010.
Pours a golden hay color topped with a creamy, white head. Good retention and decent lace. My nose immediately picks up the sour notes- sour citrus with a touch of sweetness in there somewhere. The sour tastiness pierces the sides of the tongue on contact. Bitter apple notes show up late. Medium body and spritzy carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. I'm new to sours but this is a good beer. JP rarely disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 19:54:28 | More by gnemesis
Photo of sitarist


4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold color with an orange hue. Not much of a white head that falls quickly to a ring, and island that leaves very few spots of lacing. It smells sour, funky, and dirty! Lemons, limes, grapefruit, overripe grapes, "horse blanket", wet hay. Very citric and funky, I taste lime, lemon, grapes, balsamic vinegar, and an earthy herbal quality. Lots of funky goodness in this one. Light to medium body with a prickly carbonation, and a citric bite; its all balanced ever so nicely. A wonderful funky, sour treat! Big aroma, big flavor it never becomes too much.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 03:20:22 | More by sitarist
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South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ryan011235 for this 330 ml bottle, poured into an oversized snifter. Slightly hazy orange with a short-lived fizzy white head that's soon a wispy island surrounded by a collar of foam, and soon after than near gone altogether. Small patches of wet lace are teased now and then, but mostly drip back in.

Funky and oaky aromas drift in and out of cider vinegar, lemon, and the tiniest hint of sweet fruitiness, perhaps peaches.

A 1-2 punch of funk and sour. A touch of sweetness would perhaps bring an extra element of complexity, but it's pretty tasty stuff. Interesting mouthfeel; the carbonation seems to fluff up the funk and lemon midswallow. It's briefly quite a mouthful before finishing very dry. Lingering cider vinegar and funk in the finish.

Overall impression: I prefer my wild ales without the brett, but this one's not bad at all. Kind of quaffable and challenging at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 00:05:13 | More by PDXHops
Photo of GrandCruDrew


4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle 4/10/11

A- great carbonation and good head retention. Solid lacing. A beautiful cloudy, hazy dark golden color.

S- Wonderful unripe tropical fruits. Some sourness and funk, but not overwhelming.

T- Great sour peach, and tropical fruits & lime oil. Some def barnyard funk, but not to acidic. Really well balanced.

M- Very nice on the tongue. The balance of refeshing tartness and sour makes it easy on the mouthfeel. I really love how easy it is on the acidity.

Overall- Very well balnced and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 03:13:42 | More by GrandCruDrew
Photo of 7ways


3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this is so much better than Lambicus.
A - Hey, look, it's carbonated! Hooray! Pretty well too, there's a nice frothy white head. Pale hazy orange.

S - Sour orange and lemon, beach, kind of woody. And the musty wet produce basement, can't forget that. Quite phenolic/medicinal/plastic after a vigorous swirl. Not very pungent.

T - There is a lot going on here. The phenolic aspects ride all the way through without distracting. Lactic lemon bomb and grape and apple skins, followed by dry, dirty brett.

M - Very coating, tannic, juicy, and a little painful. Love it.

Overall, tastes more like a real Belgian sour than any other JP, and is now one of my favorites from them.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 03:00:40 | More by 7ways
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District of Columbia

2.6/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: peach-gold pour; big head with some decent lacing.

Smell: Off-funk, bits of plastic and diapers mixed in. I've never been a fan of Jolly Pumpkin's bugs. Lots of lemon sourness and brett. Not a high-grade product

Taste: Tastes a bit off, weird funk of diapers and plastics, not the high-quality cantillon or drie fonteinen funk. Some lemons, pepper and oak behind it. Flavors are not very integrated.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is too aggressive

Overall: Not impressed with this one; I dumped my glass after a few sips and moved on.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 02:30:53 | More by craytonic
Photo of beerwolf77


3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge to one of my regulars erikkoppin for tossing this in a recent box. Split and poured into tulips. I read this one had gusher issues. Unfortunately I forgot that as I cracked it. Holy shit! In the blink of an eye the beer came rushing out out of the bottle. Luckily we were ready with our tulips. So we didn't lose much.

A: Cloudy golden orange. Huge three finger plus of bright white head. Soapy lace left behind.

S: Nice tart nose. Juicy lemon, lactic, green apple skins, touch of vinegar. The funk comes in as it sits. Wet hay, musty basement band aids.

T: The sourness seems focused on the back of my tongue. I don't get much in the flavors except a solid woodiness and some sweet and sour pull.

M: Light super carbonated body.

O: This one was decent but nothing real memorable.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 02:03:31 | More by beerwolf77
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4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Blend 1, Bottled 12-01-10 on the back. Thanks to bay01 for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden orange color that produced a beautiful white fluffy head with superb retention behind it. Lots of lacing once it finally started to dissipate.

(S)- A bone dry earthy funk with hints at an acidic lemon, grapefruit, and white grape fruit background.

(T)- Similar to the smell in some ways. A superb sour and acidic bite up front mixed with a brett-heavy earthy funk and super tart lemon and grapefruit notes. Finishes bone dry too with more acidity.

(M)- A nice crisp carbonation level with a great balance of flavors: sour, fruits, and funk. Lots of clay-like earth with the brett aspect really drives this home with the heavy acidity.

(D)- One of Jolly Pumpkins best beers I have had to date in my opinion. A great wild ale with everything you could and should expect from the style. A great sour kick and brett-funk driven beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 23:54:54 | More by sweemzander
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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz stubby bottle split and poured into a Duvel tulip. "Blend 1" Bottled 12-01-10.

Generositywolf77 strikes again!

A - GUSHER! All the sediment was stirred up resulting in a cloudy golden brew topped, briefly, by a white head. Nice lace adorns the glass.

S - Awesome barnyard nose of horse-blanket and wild yeast. Lambic aroma with lactic sourness and complimentary Brett additions too. Tart acid sourness is inviting and mouthwatering as low fruit hints linger in the back and give it some depth.

T - A weird second-hand cigarette smoke thing hit me for a millisecond on my first sip. Odd. Sweet pale malts fall to the back with a sharp Brett and lactic acid combination funk to the flavor. Barnyard city!

M - Crisp and brisk carbonation is refreshing with a smooth light-medium body and a gorgeous tart sour acidity to the finish.

D - Great drinkability for a wild that could go down like a potent, funky session ale. Very nice brew!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 02:31:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of drink1121


4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a wine glass

A- Hazy, pale straw with a creamy white head all the way down with sticky lacing

S- Funky. Sweet malt with melon, light strawberry, sour apple and lemon. Buttery, vanilla oak in the background.

T- Sweet but not overly sweet. Tart apples and citrus. The taste isn't nearly as complex as the smell. It kind of dies out a bit.

M- great creaminess and good consistency

D- I could drink this alll night. This is one beer that I would prefer a bomber of

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 04:59:12 | More by drink1121
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New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into my New Belgium globe. Received in the birthday BIF from MbpBugeye; thanks Seth! This one looks pretty cool and was brewed for the Winking Lizard's 25th Anniversary. Bottled on 12/01/10, consumed on 03/06/11. Was a tiny bit of a gusher when I popped the cap, but I had a glass ready so didn't lose any beer.

a - Pours a hazy orange yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for two to three minutes with an inch hanging around for the whole drink. Leaves some nice lacing on the glass as well.

s - Smells of funky, tart fruits, tart lemon, oak, grassy notes, vinegar/acedic notes, and that barnyard funk that JP beers have. Smells really funky and tart; smells amazing.

t - Tastes of tart lemons, barnyard funk, oak, spice, yeast, and some lactic notes. Nice and enjoyable, but a major step down from the noser. It was still tart, but not nearly as tart as it smelled.

m - Medium body and high carbonation.

d - Overall I thought this was a very good beer from Jolly Pompkin. I think the highlight of the beer was the smell. It was very tart and sour, which I loved. While the taste was very good, it was nowhere near as sour/tart as the smell. Would like to have this one again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 01:14:20 | More by mdfb79
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, a huge thanks to both sirotan and GuruDel for hooking me up with a couple bottles of this amazing beer from JP. Thanks again and cheers!

Second of all, I just do not understand why the Chicago crowd (I'm from Chicago...) absolutely ripped this a new one. I understand everyone is entitled to their own opinions but something doesn't add up here...oh well, not my problem.

Split with my brother-in-law in memory of my grandfather. We miss and love you!

Appearance - Pours into a Ladyface Tulip with a hazy golden straw color. About a finger of fizzy white head is achieved with a careful pour (read this may be a gusher - no such case here - perfect amount of carbonation). The head dissipates slowly and leaves nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - Damn is that a potent aroma. More funk than I can remember in most JP beers, lactic sourness, slight wood (not so much rotting as others have mentioned), barnyard, wet hay, and some nice strawberry and banana aromas along with Belgian spice/yeast.

Taste - Thankfully similar to the nose. Acidic and nice tartness up front. More tart than any JP beers I can think of off the top of my head (that I've tried). More so lemon and green apple peel tart flavors emerge as the beer warms, the typical and even more so than average barnyard funk midway through, and finishes dry and spicy with a hint of vanilla and oak.

Mouthfeel - Lighter bodied, decent carbonation, finishes a hint dry.

Drinkability - Immensely so. One of my favorite JP beers. I find it different than the "normal" line up of JP beers which makes it so intriguing to me...because it IS out of the ordinary of their typical beer. Absolutely can't wait to have this again and am SO thankful to my fellow BA's for hooking me up with this beer. Downright tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:35:41 | More by SpdKilz
Photo of largadeer


4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Matt. 64 oz growler.

Appearance: Hazy amber with no head, very little visible carbonation.

Smell: Quite a bit of funk on this. Fruity acetic notes, lactic sourness, rotting wood and soil. Strawberry and sour peach fruitiness.

Taste & mouthfeel: Mildly sour, but quite funky. Juicy acetic strawberry notes, lighter lactic sourness. Great backbone of oak and funk. Little white wine vinegar, a touch of acetone. Almost no carbonation. Finishes tannic, almost spicy. Pretty nice stuff, highly quaffable.

Serving type: growler

03-03-2011 01:01:30 | More by largadeer
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New York

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Mike!
Blend 1, Bottled 12/1/10

A: Cloudy in appearance, golden yellow in color, white head lasts the drink.

S: Funk followed slight horse blanket comes through first followed by banana, spice, vanilla and, oak.

T: Creamy malt sweetness, mixed fruit, followed by a nice sour, lemon zesty tartness, the drink finish with vanilla.

M,D: Very refreshing in the mouth, it cleanses the palate. Please make more of this it is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 04:24:54 | More by fastpass17
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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Review from notes, I was inspired to finally post this up after the recent thread concerning the beer. A decent number of people are hating on this beer for some reason, time to get up a good review of it.

Purchased at the Crosswoods Winking Lizard. Batch 1, bottled on 12/01/10.

Served in a traditional squat JP 330ml bottle. Love the label.

Pours a hazy copper orange rind color, with a small grayish head. The gray color certainly lends to the feeling that is is an old blend of oak aged lambic. I like it. The head slowly recedes to a powdering floating at the top. Not much lace.

Smells immediately of gueuze upon opening the bottle (before I even began pouring). Lots of dry hay and attic dust in there, with some fruitier Belgian yeast peppering the aroma here and there.

The taste is acidic, with a tart funkiness (I wouldn't say outright sour, though this is only 30% lambic). There's some mild sweetness. I got some apple skins and dank, but not quite wet, oak.

Fairly light bodied, higher carbonation for the style.

This was really drinkable, one of the best offerings at Winking Lizard this year so far (bottle or tap imo). I'd be buying this constantly if it weren't for the $10 price tag.

Finally, I think it is important to note the style, it's a wild ale, not a lambic. Just because there's lambic in it, some people seem to be expecting a sour bomb. If you consider the beer on its own merits, it's a very successful blend of two great beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 20:19:27 | More by Spider889
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of ChrisPro in Blind BIF #4. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a bright golden color. Single-finger white head with some spotty lacing. Nose is quite acidic with a bit of funk. Good way to end this BIF. Nice funkiness and a touch of light lactic presence. Some tart lemons in there as well. Also a faint hint of dry wheat. The flavor is quite nice with a bit of lemon juice and remind plus some very mild funk alongside of a good lactic presence. The feel is pretty light with low carbonation and some pretty good acidity. No real funk there. Drinkability is quite good as well. Really nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 02:04:11 | More by Thorpe429
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4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had out of Duvel style bottle bought from the brewery

A: Straw yellow with about one finger creamy head that sticks around

S: Smells fruity, barnyard, and a little acedic

T: I think this has a great balance of fruity belgiany esters and sourness. The sourness is definitely noticable but is not overpowering. Delicious

M: Good carbonation, not sticky or over or undercarbonated.

D: Very drinkable for a beer blended with lambic, wish I could have gotten more of these.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 23:44:59 | More by Bay01
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Birra del Borgo tulip. Big thanks to Dan for opening this one up, and for hosting the incredible tasting!

A: Cloudy yellow-orange body with a thin, creamy white head. Persistent cap and spotty lace. Ok.

S: Big, intense attack of cleanly acidic funk. Lemon zest, barnyard, and tart apples. Excellent.

T: Starts out with a wave of spicy, intense sourness, but then dies away in light fruity sweetness. Not as complex as the nose promised, as the funk doesn't really join the straight sour fruit. Zero aftertaste, which is weird. Nothing unpleasant at all, and what's there is extremely tasty, just a little lacking.

M: Light, lively body with low carbonation.

D: Very easy to drink - too easy.

Notes: This reminded me a lot of Perseguidor 5 in the lack of coordination between an aroma and flavor. Both beers smell amazing, but then just die on the palate. P5 died a lot harder, though, and I greatly preferred Bambic. Maybe Lambicus Dexterius doesn't fade away on the finish - maybe.


Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 23:31:01 | More by woosterbill
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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Blend 1 - Bottled 12-01-10

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, mystical and sickly orange. Less than half a finger of head presents itself and then dissipates into an acidic foam. Fairly average lacing here. This looks like some kind of potion.

Smell - Definitely the most sour Jolly Pumpkin I've smelled. The tart smell overpowers the hints of light malts. A very lemon-like smell with granny-smith apple present as well. Very funky smelling.

Taste - The most acidic tasting beer I've ever tasted. This tastes like it has ten freshly squeezed lemons in it. Very tart and bitter. The aftertaste gives me that slight chest burn I get from drinking straight lemon juice. It is very refreshing, however. And there are multiple layers of taste that are slighly difficult to unmask. A slight yeast undertone with light malts. As in the smell, reminds me of some sort of magic elixir.

Drinkability - Mouthfeel - Very carbonated and sour. A nice bitter mouthfeel thats acidity becomes almost unbearable as I hold it in my mouth. A very addictive beer that quenches my thirst.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 03:15:33 | More by Jesse13713
Bambic from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.