Yamma Jamma | Indeed Brewing Company

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84
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Sweet Yamma Jamma

Added by feloniousmonk on 11-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

interesting brew here from indeed, one of the more forward thinking minnesota breweries in my experience. this is done with yams instead of pumpkins, and has a totally different vibe than the usual fall offering. its got a way different spice profile for one, and is not sweet in the least, sorting of turning convention on its head. i thought for a moment this may have been poured from a nitro tap, as the head was creamy white. and the body was clear, with no visible carbonation there at all. it feels like that too, smooth and rich, but would really a tickle of carbonation and some thinness for a second before a righteously dry finish. uncommon to say the least. i have to imagine a lot of the flavor of the yams has been fermented out, or that they just arent that flavorful, its pretty mild on that front. the spices used dont seem to be the usual, although maybe i get a touch of cinnamon in here, its not all full of clove and allspice, and does not taste like a slice of pie. nice grain flavor too, although a little more structure wouldnt hurt it. its caramely without being sweet, and has a fresh baked warming element to it. enjoyable and highly quaffable brew from the indeed crew.

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Photo of nmann08
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A quick bubble show produces a clear copper-colored liquid; the head is decent enough and leaves a strand or two

Smell: Sweet potatoes topped by marshmallows and a hint of pie spice

Taste: Indefinite vegetal flavors up front with a bit of spicing in the rear; not much to say here

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was expecting a bit more from Indeed but this fell short; the aroma was decent but the flavor lacked definition

Thanks, DaftPatrick, for the opportunity

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Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Town Hall Brewery.

A -Poured a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of Thanksgiving spices - nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. It had a sweetness that resembled pumpkin.

T - Good blend of spices and pumpkin like flavors. Light caramel taste.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a tasty brew. My first Indeed brew. Very good!

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 1/13/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of sweet potato, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, gingerbread, toasted biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and yam/spice notes with solid strength. Taste of sweet potato, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, gingerbread, toasted biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of sweet potato, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, gingerbread, toasted biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance, complexity, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and yam/spice flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness and carbonation. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good spiced amber ale style. All around good balance, complexity, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and yam/spice flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, sample from brewery.

Minimal lacing, hazed amber. Mild spicing with some yamma and toasted malt in the nose and on the palate. Very light hopping, hint of alcohol. A decent sip, nothing really jumps out. Good balance from the spicing.

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sweet Yamma Jamma, Indeed Brewing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"We chefed up something special for fall with Sweet Yamma Jamma, a spiced sweet potato ale. Brewed with pulverized sweet potatoes, candied yams, and a special blend of spices, Yamma Jamma is full of flavors and aroma that pair well with fall colors and crisp nights. 5% ABV, 10 IBU, Style: Sweet Potato Ale.

Lightly hazed, copper-y, amber coloring, under a full, flush, stable head of off-white head.

Aroma: sweet and vegetal, little hops, much malt. Some spices, but which exactly, I'm not sure. Maybe cinnamon, allspice, a touch of clove? The fruit is biggest, though.

Taste: Mmmm, yeah. If I didn't know what this was, I'd guess it was a pumpkin ale, because the flavors are so similar. Large, plump, lush flavor of the gourd, whether yam or what have you, it's big and in it deep.

I know what people may be thinking: Oh, my God, a Sweet Potato Ale, that's got to be weird, right? I've never heard of that, it's unfamiliar, I'm scared, oooo….Ooooo!
Yeah, that's how they talk, that's how they are…

But, this…this is nice. Here's a way to celebrate the season without being a conformist. I like that. I was skeptical, as well, about a sweet potato ale, but the drinking quits all doubts. Yum. Sweet, but not too much, good balance (I think this will be a common thread with Indeed…with some exceptions…), and utter deliciousness. Mmmm, tasty. I could drink it and drink it.

But, not 9% alcohol, that may be where they went wrong, he asks, facetiously.

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Photo of ShanePB
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of tempest
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at 3 Squares in Maple Grove. I think this is going to be a once-yearly beer for me. I always enjoy it, but one's enough. It's easiest described as a alcoholic yam soda. It resembles beer, but it's also sort of fizzy yam juice. It's a mild, sweet starchy flavor and I'm impressed Indeed let's the yam speak for itself. But it's a bit odd, with only subtle barley behind the tuber. Give it a shot with an open mind. It's good, but a yam can only offer so much for a beer.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of pat61
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl. It pours hazy deep amber under a ½ foam cap. Spicy aromas and flavors with sweet potato. The taste and aroma of the sweet potato is not dramatically different from pumpkin. The spices are a little different and not as cloying as some of the pumpkin spices used in beer. On the sweet side with very minimal bitterness.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BDeibs
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of rspauldi
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ZAP
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A nice fall seasonal...great aroma of your classic punpkin, yam, spices, etc...smells the part for sure...the taste is a little less intense and the body overall is thin and watery which takes away slightly from the experience...

This is a good beer but falls short of greatness....glad I got a sixer but that is good for this year...I'll revisit next year for sure..

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Yamma Jamma from Indeed Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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