Bière De Mars | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
693
Reviews:
225
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.7%
 
 
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375mL bottle, blend 01, dated 2/16/16, poured into a tulip
A: Hazy brown with the thinnest of heads
S: Sour, strawberries, malt, a touch of brown sugar
T: Strawberries, sour grapes, and a light malt backbone
M: Tart, light, refreshing
O: Not the most complex beer flavor-wise but the sourness is what makes it- both in stringing it all together and giving it its tart/refreshing qualities. Nice beer for a warm summer evening

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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle into a tulip

A: A copper-apricot colored brew. An easy pour yields almost no head nor lacing. A tiny ring of bubbles lingers around the top of the liquid.

S: Tart, funky bouquet. Oaky, vintage- JP. Subtle suggestions of strawberries and grapes.

T/M: Sweet, slightly sour flavors. An easy oaky undertone contrasts berry fruitiness. A little earth and funk join in. None of the flavor-aspects overtake - singular on the palate, drinkable. A light, festive mouthfeel ushers in a short finish, with lingering tart fruity notes.

If there was a blind tastes test on what type of beer this is, around 1 out of 1000 would peg this as a Biere de Garde, and that 1 would later admit they've never had a Biere de Garde. But given a Jolly Pumpkin offering, it would be more surprising if they actually colored inside the lines. As usual, this is tasty brew in and of itself.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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Aroma is cherries/raspberries, mild funk and a hint of vinegar. The flavor is berries, fruit, malts, earthy, light citrus/orange and a tart/slightly sweet finish.

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Bière De Mars from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.14 out of 5 based on 693 ratings.
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