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Bam Bière | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This delicious farmhouse ale is named for our Jack Russell, who struck by a car, bounced back in fine tenacious Jack Russell fashion, and is brewed for those of us who knocked down, have picked up, dusted off and carried on undaunted. Golden, naturally cloudy, bottle conditioned and dry hopped for a perfectly refreshing balance of spicy malts, hops and yeast. Please enjoy our beers in good health, And look both ways when crossing the street!


Added by nomad on 02-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,808
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
1,419
pDev:
11.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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58
Gots:
157
Trade:
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Photo of jwarsenal9
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefbender
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Griphon
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wjbent
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a single into a tulip, pours a semi-hazy dull gold with a 1/2 finger pill white tight head that subsides to a thin crown. Nose is quite nice, with a few different very good things going on: some nice wet hay, a little sweet orchard fruit (juicy apple, golden pears), some minor brett notes that are just a little funky. The taste isn't quite as layered, but it is still good, and it comes to a nice coherent point at the finish, with some slight hoppy bite and some yeasty sweetness. It isn't really tart, but there is some faint crabapple and lime at the end. Actually, that's a lot of flavor considering the very low abv. The feel is a little wet for me, but it is still lively on the tongue, with moderate to high carbonation. Far from their best, but still a solid saison.

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Photo of metacog42
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brob245
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was basically a light to semi - hazy orange to bronze color. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a light lacing here and there and all over the place. The smell had a decent light grassy lemon allowing a light pepper to invade lightly to even bring in a light lime as well. As it warmed even further, there was a light sour apple. The taste was mainly sweet with a light lime/lemon and then the sour apple. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The aftertaste was slightly sour but yields a gentle lemon/lime to sour apple finish. Overall, interesting saison I say.

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Photo of jcb7472
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light lemon, slight funk, with a mild tartness.

A: Bright light orange color, hazy, with a super dense white head that has outstanding retention, lots of lacing in the glass.

T: Complex balance of fruitness, caramel malts, mild floral hops and light spice, with a moderately light lingering sourness and dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Very drinkable tart saison with a great balance of fruitiness, malt sweetness and mild sourness.

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Photo of rypkr
1.5/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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Photo of yoshie
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Delightfully crisp, tart and clean. Pours a cloudy golden hue out of the bottle with a tightly capped white head. Aroma of lemon, apple, pear and peppery hops. Slight citrus bite followed by peppery (almost rye-ish) malt, lemon, green apple, pear and earthiness. A real easy drinker. Dry body with a traditional farmhouse feel that ends with a crisp snap - perfect carbonation take it to the finish line. Would love to have this available in MA year-round for an easy change-of-pace. Great beer.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a two finger foamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is lemon zest and barnyard funk.

T - The taste is lemon, lime, peach, cracker, light barnyard funk and white pepper.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a super drinkable farmhouse ale. The flavors are a nice mix of citrus and barnyard funk. Perfect for a warm day.

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Photo of denver10
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westyrun
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,419 ratings
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