Bière De Mars | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Bière De MarsBière De Mars
BA SCORE
4.15/5
695 Ratings
Bière De MarsBière De Mars
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,630
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
695
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
121
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 695 |  Reviews: 225
Photo of atomeyes
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No need to go into details. This beer is absolutely incredible. I wish i could drink a bottle every day. it would be my elixir.

Amazing tartness, relatively complex. One of the better sours I've had.

the only thing that sucked? i had it in the fridge for 30 min. not long enough. i forgot that JP beers are gushers. hot damn.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of dragonWhale
5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of cobyj
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of MarkyColorado
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of xav33
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars
750 ml bottle
Released 04/07, idealized 05/07.
Moderate pour in a beer mug (it's all I had :(

Poured a clear brown with a huge frothy to rocky fully lasting head with excellent lacing.

Smelt of strong sour brett and citrus, and moderate leather, oak, toasted malt, bourbon, spices.

Taste was upfront strong sour brett, orange lemon zest, moderate oak and toasted malt followed by a strong horseblanket sourness and bourbon oakiness on a long finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, lively carbonated, watery on a dry finish, lightly to moderately puckering.

Overall, this one kind of took me by surprise. I didn't really know what to expect, but the sourness is not over the top and the oak balance is way above par. There isn't anything to hate in this one.

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Photo of J-Rye
4.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a straight tulip glass (half snifter/half wine glass) from the 750mL bottle at Torst in Brooklyn, NY. This is the best beer I have ever had, hands down: It is incredibly balanced between the malts, the oak, and the funk, each of which there is plenty, but instead of overpowering waves of each crossing the palate, they complement each other in this incredible brew. Of course, the flavor became more complex as it warmed. My mouth is watering just writing this. Fennel soaked olives were an interesting, but not, in my opinion, flavor complimenting food pairing, though the food and the beer remained great individual experiences. Jolly Pumpkin is not easy to find in my area, and this particular brew is even harder to find, and so it was well worth the $35 for the bottle.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cjgator3
4.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml bottle
Batch 346/348

A- Capped 750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a light tan head.

S- The aroma is sour with dark cherries and oak. There is also some caramel and toasted malt as well in the aroma. As always, I am a huge fan of the unique aromas with all the Jolly Pumpkin beers!

T- The taste like the aroma starts out with sour with some oak flavors as well as some toasted malt and caramel thrown in there too. What an impressive beer this is so far, I'm really enjoying it!

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- I find this beer to be pretty damn drinkable. This beer simply blew me away! I love Jolly Pumpkin, this one may be the best beer that I've tried from them so far. Highly Recommended!

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Photo of justmandel
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of myteam24
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of badgustav
4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this at Public House in the Venetian, Las Vegas. It was beer #5 in a social setting, so didn't get the attention it deserves. Some quick notes:
Hazy to cloudy with a rocky head that dissipated but maintained some lace.
Aroma was hard to capture in the smoky environment, but pleasant and light
Bready flavor with an amazing tartness. Notes of fruit.
Finished dry and pleasant, very little hop bitterness.

I want to try this beer again in a better tasting environment.

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Photo of dannypayne8
4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tikidude13
4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This I by far my favorite Jolly Pumpkin brew. Everything about it is so well rounded, no flavor is overpowering yet everything is well portrayed and pronounced. Sour level is moderate to high with a balanced mouth feel. Strong cider flavors from yeast.

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Photo of paulthebeerguru
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: snifter. pours a straight opaque mahogany. nice medium khaki colored head. great retention and lacing.

S: tons of coconut, lemon zest, big sour nose. some blood oranges. some tropical fruit, papaya, mango.

T: nice tropical fruit flavors, hints of papaya, coconut, and a dash of mango. big time sours in this. absolutely delicious. great malt, but the barrel aging in outstanding.

M: higher carbonation level, bu fits the beer. great palate all over this one. very unique mouthfeel. velvety.

D: I could probably drink anything from JP for the rest of my life, amazing palate characteristics form from their barrels. try to get this one....it is phenomenal.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of ambiguousfigures
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 695 ratings
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