Bam Di Castagna | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Bam Di CastagnaBam Di Castagna
BA SCORE
3.87/5
41 Ratings
Bam Di CastagnaBam Di Castagna
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JollyPumpkinIain on 10-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,386
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
41
pDev:
8.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours bright orange color with decent white head not much lacing.

Aroma - Wet straw some funk, vinegar and lemon and some light spices.

Taste - Decent amount of wheat and light straw, earthy and rich pretty funky. There is a light oak flavor as well.

Feel - Medium bodied, well carbonated slightly dry finish.

Overall - A pretty well done saison, easy drinking and nice flavors.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a pale orange topped with a dense two finger white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with decent lacing
S: Smells of light sourness, a little funky barnyard and some horseblanket
T: Taste is light tartness and some fruitiness with some barnyard and a little horseblanket. hints of chestnuts as well along with some light oak notes. The beer starts to show some spicy notes as it warms. Swallow is more tartness with a little acetone and some lingering lemony notes. Hints of grassy funk as well.
M: This beer is light on the palate but not watery with some nice effervescent carbonation. The beer also has a dry finish which is to be expected.
O: Overall this is a nice beer with some good flavors and complexity. It represents the style well too. Enjoyable and approachable.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(9/7/2016 born-on date)

L: murky yellow-gold topped by thick 1-inch head of offwhite/beige foam; even a careful pour renders that big head; loads of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, and it's hard to keep it all out of the glass; not much sticking or lacing but beer maintains a full skin and thick fluffy collar of foam; only a little sticking and lacing; clears up only enough for you to see the column of bubbles rising up the middle of the glass

S: vinous and tart, sour grapes, dry white wine, lemon peel, slight bit of fingernail polish/remover but with a lot of sweetness mixed in with the more sour notes, the mix being like tart cherries or apricots, kumquats; so sweet at times that the chestnuts almost come through as toffee or chocolate ... "almost" being way too strong a word, for it's more the hint of an impression than anything else; as it warms, sour grapes becomes the main note

T: first sip is farmhouse dirt ... super earthy and almost bitter and it tastes more like they used the husks of the chestnuts rather than the chestnuts; then as it warms and the palate adjusts, the actual chestnut flavor peeks through a big chunk of farmhouse tartness, lemon, lemon peel and still quite earthy with loads and loads of yeast; the aftertaste slowly begins to sweeten and take on a good oak-wood finish; the barn must and wet hay funky flavors sneak up on you, building and building in the background until suddenly they're front and center

F: if I could score this a 6, I would ... classic farmhouse feel of light, near watery, liquid that's completely filled out by the carbonation; a full-blooded Belgian

O: a true "sour" fan's sour, the bottle label classifies this as about a 4 on a sour-scale of 1-11, but the 10 months of conditioning in the bottle as pushed this sucker well into the 8 or 9 range; add in the mega-yeast earthiness and it's not for the weak of heart; if a little more of that sweetness in the nose found its way into the flavor, it would rate much higher with me, but considering the time the yeast has had to chew up the sugar, it's still very tasty in the rustic farmhouse vein; good enough that I'll look for this one this coming fall and see if I can find a fresher version

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Photo of Lukass
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours amber with a medium head. The smell is strongly suggestive of a sweet beer: dark fruit, funk, some boiled cauliflower, and some vinous notes. Intense bitterness reminiscent of quinine or espresso. Tart background. Light body.

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Photo of dukeufo
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paresis
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious Saison that is playing a sour note

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Photo of bubseymour
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer was just overwhelmingly dry and bretty, and void of most all other flavors. Not really done very well IMO.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2pux
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of videofrog
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12.7 oz. bottle dated 09/07/2016

Pours cloudy opaque orange with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like tart funky chestnuts, peach, apricot, orange citrus, lemon, bready malt, oak, peppery spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like tart funky chestnuts, peach, apricot, orange citrus, sour lemon rind, bready malts, oak, peppery spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice oak aged sour farmhouse saison brewed with chestnuts.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of babaracas
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Going into this with no preconception of what chestnuts would do to a JP table strength saison. Pour is a hazy solid orange with barely-forming fizzy white head, a few dots trail down the glass. Left some of the slurry in the bottle, though a fair amount has made it in as it was pouring clear to start. Smell: mildly grainy, diluted peach-mango juice, herbal and vanilla notes. Taste: apricot, vaguely tropical fruit juice (again, dillute), white grape, mildly tart grape skin, underlying herbal flavors with a note of toasted grain. Dries out almost mid-sip. More straightforward and a bit less of the usual JP funk, but flavorful and refreshing.

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Photo of DrBier
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dweedlebug
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bam Di Castagna from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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