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Bam Bière | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Bam BièreBam Bière

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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!

Added by nomad on 02-04-2006

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Ratings: 1,416 |  Reviews: 653
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of nickhiller
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 671 brewed almost exactly one year ago (11-11-10)

A: cloudy straw, literally the thickest, tallest head I've ever seen, it filled an entire wine tulip, leaving behind thick soapy lace clinging to the sides.

S: nice fresh farmhouse funk and intense peaches, lemon zest, apples.

T: brief splash of sourness, then it settles into soft peachy tones and bitter finish

M: light-bodied, watery, very dry finish.

O: kind of a strange beer, the nose suggests a much stronger sour but it's actually a little watery and the flavors are quite subdued.

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Photo of rudzud
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Lion's Pride.

A - Poured into a tulip a clear gold with a one finger head that fades to leave a nice blanket with minimal side lacing.

S - Very light barnyard funk on the nose with some light citrus as well.

T - Similar to the mouthfeel with a nice funk. Its a fair balance between malts and floral hops, and citrus/funk.

M - Its light and crisp, smooth carbonation with a crisp dry finish.

O - Overall I was somewhat dissappointed by this Jolly Pumpkin offering. Its nice and lightly funky/sour but not as assertive as some other Jolly Pumpkins.

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw color with a frothy head.

Nice aroma for a sour. Smells like sour funk. Some serious floral notes. I love those dry-hopped bouquets.

Taste is very tart balanced with spicy malts and floral hops. Decent beer for a sour. My favorite of the Jolly Pumpkin beers that I have tried.

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4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a large snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a hazed golden peach color with a 1” head that recedes slowly leaving large patches of foam clinging to the sides of the glass. The head persists well and sipping creates some leggy lacing that clings to the sides of the glass. For most of the beer the surface is covered by a layer of foam and there are leggy patterns of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aromas include some earthy yeast and peppery spiciness that blends nicely with a variety of lightly floral and fruity aromas such as lemon and orange peel along with green orchard fruits that are almost concealed.

Taste: The flavors include a lightly bittered earthiness permeated with traces of spicy white pepper, lemony citrus with touches of sweet malt. A nice complexity that is predominantly dry, fruity, lightly funky, and musty all at once.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium with lots of smooth carbonation. The finish is medium length with a nice dry finish that invites further sipping.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I’ve enjoyed this one a good bit. The beer drinks easily and each sip invites the next. My overall impression is of a well made saison that I intend to revisit. It isn’t Saison Dupont and that is one of its strengths. It is recognizable as a saision but it is also its own beer with a unique interpretation of the style.

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4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 779 Bottled 4-22-2011.
This carefully stored bottle was chilled for a hour then poured into a standard pint glass, The initial pour has an ever so slight haze in a bright yellow body with a rocky head that slowly falls to a cap of bubbles, chunks of head and lacing stick to the glass as the level drops, I can see some yeast sediment swirling from the remainder in the bottle, so I expect the next pour to be cloudy.
Aroma is surprising, I kid you not, this smells like a bunch of roses . I had my non beer geek wife smell it too, and she agreed. Don't know what to say, it smells like roses, maybe it's just the combination of earthiness and flower from the hops, but never the less it's enticing and appealing, as it warms there is a slight spicy note too.
Taste is superb, Lemon zest, wet hay, nice bitter aftertaste hardly any funk with a tight but lively carbonation, entirely refreshing.
What a nice beer, I could drink this all day.

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle in Dvuel glass on Oct 19, 2011.

Appearance: 3.5
Clear honey yellow body with 1/2 inch white head. Moderate lacing.

Smell: 4.5
Great sour aroma dominates with classic mild-moderate barnyard/cat-pee, musty sour funk. Obviously, somewhat strange to those unfamiliar with the style, but overall a nice aroma typical for a sour beer. Also, get more typical notes of saison, with lemon and peppery notes.

Taste: 3.5
Initially, a sour, dry fruitiness that transitions into a more classic saision flavor. Midway. get dry lemon and slight pepper notes. Not the more complex flavor profile, aside from the sour aspect.

Mouthfeel: 3.5
Mild to moderate carbonation with only mild puckering from the sourness. Finishes on the drier end. A touch on the thinner side.

Overall: 4
A nice beginner sour, and quite accessible. But the overall flavor profile is quite mild, and comparing in to other saisons I've had in the past, it's a smig on the bland side.
Still, an interesting and enjoyable beer though.
Try if you like.

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Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,416 ratings
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