Jam Band | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaydoc on 08-18-2017

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#21,018
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.21%
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a lightly purple summery easy drinker, but not at all one of their best beers. for me, the berry complexion is sweet and sort of thin at the same time, more of a generic berry flavored popsicle or gum or something than any real mixed fruits. it would be almost impossible to say blackberry here or boysenberry over there, its not like that, but its hard to argue that it doesnt taste pretty good, sort of nonspecific as it is. the base beer is super light, light in flavor and body, which makes this really easy drinking when its ice cold, and lets the berries do the majority of the flavoring even though they arent super intense or anything. carbonation is high which is also nice and adds to the summery vibe. if i had to pick i would say blueberry is the most forward of the fruits, but its tough to say. a little thin in feel when it warms up, and not really all that beery as they go, but something fun for the warm weather and surprisingly not too sweet to drink several of them. i prefer their kolsch in this context though by a long shot...

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, fruity and unapologetically jammy, Boulevard Brewing Company has us looking forward to warmer weather with a berry-centric ale with the impressions of all things summer.

Jam Band pours with a hazy mauve color, carrying a dense visual weight with a loose, pinkish, spongy froth. Rich fruit aromas strike the nose with the advertised cherry, blueberry and blackberry character with a pep of citrus and red wine. Sweet and pastry-like on the early palate, the taste takes the tongue on a trip from fruit smoothie to cobbler and yes... jam.

Little changes across the middle palate as the sweet fructose and candied malts lock into the tastebuds. The spice of pectins that pull from the fruit adds a tannin rich balance much in the same way that robust dark wines do. Macerated fruit seems concentrated and dense with its puree quality while the a mild acidity applies a tartness on the late palate. A citrusy bitterness plays out late with a peppery hop spice and a mild resinous character.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer seems heavier because of the lingering sweetness that saturates the tastebuds and brings quick fatigue on the palate. A light earthiness of date and fig eventually pull through while the ale finishes winey, peppery and truly jammy in a medium length aftertaste.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 3/8/2018. Pours fairly hazy ruby red/orange/pink/purple color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy/lightly tart/tangy raspberry, blueberry, cherry, fruit skin, melon, citrus zest, red grape/wine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of berries, bready malts, and light fruity yeast/citrus hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy raspberry, blueberry, cherry, fruit skin, melon, citrus zest, red grape/wine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, citrus peel bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy raspberry, blueberry, cherry, fruit skin, melon, citrus zest, red grape/wine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of berries, bready malts, and light fruity yeast/citrus hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly acidic/tangy/tannic, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.9%. Overall this is an excellent fruit beer! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of berries, bready malts, and light fruity yeast/citrus hop flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink, with the mellowly tart/bitter/drying finish. Awesome jammy berry flavors with balanced bready malts. Not overly sweet. A very enjoyable offering and spot on style example. Exceptional levels of fruit presence.

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Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a purplish, red color with a small, pinkish head of foam. It smelled very fruity. I really picked out the raspberry and cherry. Sweet fruity flavor - lots of cherry, some raspberry. Nice tart finish.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent purple with a pinky of pinkish head. Decent head retention & lacing

S: A little cherry, not much else

T: Tart raspberry, dryness, a little blueberry up front. More of the same as this warms, sweetness picks up a bit. Finishes with a little berry sweetess & dryness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation

Drinks alright, but just not one I would buy again

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/2 inch head of an off-pink color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of raspberry, cherry, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight dough, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of a Fruit/Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of raspberry, cherry, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight dough, hint of alcohol, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can
Best By: 06/29/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice dark reddish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger pink head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, kinda yeasty, with some blueberries, raspberries, cherries. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, with a nice touch of blueberries, raspberries, cherries, slight tart/sour. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark ruby red body, two finger light pink head, lots of lacing. fair retention. Smell is sweet maraschino cherry, a bit of lactose, touch of wheat and lemon. A bit of raspberry. Flavour is a bit of lactic acid, lemon, fair bit of berry sweetness and fruit, touch of lemon, wheat, cherry skin. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, a bit of berry sweetness on the backend. Straight forward fruit beer, not too much sweetness or acidity, balanced.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avalon07
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a dark red color and a very thick and cloudy consistency. There was a two inch, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A fair aroma of citrus, different types of berries, and wheat as well.

T: Tasted of a small amount of wheat (mostly in the finish), some light citrus notes (lemon, in particular), some berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries), and a slight earthiness. Not necessarily a bad flavor, but not quite as forceful as it should be. It's kind of a mushy mess, but it has its charms.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Definitely an uneven beer, but like all Boulevard products, it has some good qualities. Worth a look.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy purple colored beer with a tall purple pink colored head. I must emphasis this is purple.

Smells of berry and wheat crackers. Slight sour scent and lesser scent of medicine.

Starts out mildly sour and tasting of sour blackberry. Taste of mineral water and seltzer. Mostly this is a mild fruit beer.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall this is just a mild easy drinking beer. Don't buy expecting a gourmet experience. Just easy drinking fruit beer, really suited to a hot day.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Jam Band from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 77 ratings