Bam Bière | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Bam BièreBam Bière

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

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!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 548/549 Bottled 5-6-10

After opening, watching a foam snake creep out the top of the bottle. Looks nice enough. Golden straw with a 2 inch head of cloud-white fluff. Smells like Jolly Pumpkin - some lemon, some grass and a lot of funk. Quite sour at the start, it pinches the tongue with a yeasty lemon fist. Pretty watery in the beginning, expecting more heft. Expecting more funk, but not getting it. Tastes like a denser San Pellegrino with half a lemon floating in it. The more I taste it, there are some interesting notes on the back end - some clove, a touch of earthiness. Not a bad beer, by any means, but not what I expected.

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I'm not sure why, but I recently had a strong urge to revisit some JP offerings I haven't had for a couple of years. Batch 868, from 8-29-2011.

Pours a half hazy orange peel with a two finger, white head that, after settling, leaves a half finger covering on the top of the beer.

The nose is right up my alley for a saison: lots of underripe peaches, some citrus, green apple, white grape/wine, wet oak, and a very soft soapy character. Light tartness.

Lemony on the palate, but most of the fruit notes are swept away by flavors imparted by the yeast and more prominent soapy character. White pepper, wet oak again, and a mild tartness provide contrast. A little flat on the finish.

Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Very easy drinking.

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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,406 ratings.
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