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Bambic - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
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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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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-04-2013 05:07:33 | More by Holland
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

06-27-2013 11:27:56 | More by tom10101
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-17-2013 12:20:38 | More by hiphopj5
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-26-2013 16:58:25 | More by drummermattie02
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-19-2013 00:57:42 | More by Photekut
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shoyoroll

California

4/5  rDev -1%

05-16-2013 04:40:35 | More by shoyoroll
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev -1%

05-05-2013 10:22:32 | More by Gobzilla
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Michigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

04-17-2013 15:35:54 | More by Michigan
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

03-31-2013 16:54:54 | More by spycow
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-26-2013 00:25:50 | More by CasanovaCummins
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-15-2013 03:46:09 | More by phingdong
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle

A - Dark golden hazy beer with a small white head

S - Tart, white vinegar, lactic acid and oak. Really tart in the nose that makes you almost want to back off while smelling it

T - Tart vinegar with lactic acid but not as tart as it smells. Slightly metallic, lemon peel and a small amount of funk to it

MF - Light carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel overall.

O - Decent Lambic but not as good as the Belgians. Soft sourness to it but not much funk to it. I think this would be better if it was as tart as it smelled

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:18:26 | More by jeonseh
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david131

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-15-2013 05:00:19 | More by david131
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-10-2013 03:04:26 | More by DangerDawg
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with minimal head and virtually no lacing. Not the most appetizing in appearance, but is not out of the realm for a Wild to look like this. The nose start with lactic acid, a bit of funk that I can't quite describe beyond using the word "funk", and some dank woody qualities. The taste is puckering up front with a big wave of acidity in the form of white grapes, tannins. This is followed by a gentle sweetness that makes for a nice refreshing balance. The carbonation is rather high with a medium body. This is a nice flavorful sour with plenty of character for the taste buds to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 06:19:20 | More by homebrew311
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-27-2013 14:38:01 | More by WeisGuy
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-20-2013 13:49:01 | More by AleWatcher
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2013 18:52:24 | More by BlissJunkie
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pawpaw

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

12-31-2012 01:58:08 | More by denimdemon
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Honus1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-17-2012 04:16:32 | More by Honus1
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle, generously included by radio2525 in the Barrel Aged BIF. It was taken out of the fridge a bit early, and then poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Bambic pours a mostly hazy goldenrod, with minimal visibility through the glass. Maybe a finger of white foam crowns the beer, but it fades relatively quickly and quietly. The nose is almost gueuze-like, with wet hay centric funk and bright lemon acidity coming together and battling for aromatic supremacy. The flavor manages to add a bit of depth. That same wet hay brett character leads things off, before being interrupted by a somewhat sharp citric tartness. The finish has plenty of mellow oak, supported by a subtle flash of black pepper. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, with a well dried out body. The carbonation falls just short of being lively enough to be truly great though. I've enjoyed most of the beers I've had by Jolly Pumpkin, but Bambic has to be one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 03:54:12 | More by axeman9182
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damngoode

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-14-2012 03:28:00 | More by damngoode
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-17-2012 02:02:43 | More by t0rin0
Bambic from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.