Bam Noire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
876 Ratings
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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): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,997
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
876
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
97
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 876 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark red with a two finger off white head. Nice amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is green apple, tart cherries, oak and some light farmhouse funkiness.

T - The taste is follows the aroma. Tart cherries, green apple skin, lemon, and funky brett with a strong oaky finish.

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

O - This is a nice dark farmhouse ale. The flavor are light and easily drinkable. This would make a nice introductory sour.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance has a dark brown body with red tinges at the edges, one finger white foamy head that dies a bit leaving some concave lacing, super foamy all around as I had to hold the bottle over the sink so not to waste any of it as it tried to spill over.
The smell had a tart funkiness up front with an earthy/musty woody yet sour cherry.
The taste is extremely tart/sour/ and funky with the same earthy/musty/woodiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a quaint sipping quality about it due to the sour harshness coming about. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, I had to have this a couple times in life to get a good feel for it. First time, I absolutely hated this beer. But the fourth time I had this, I do have to admit, though the price is steep, it is quite good all around.

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Photo of rypkr
2.87/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Drain. Pour.

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Photo of Peaches13
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark red color. The head was white, less than a finger, and did dissipate quickly.
The nose is quite interesitng. It's got a slight sweetness. Slight funkiness. Floral aroma. Very pleasing.
The taste is tart. It's like a tart cherry, but there's more going on. There's a slight sweetness also to it, but the tart is very up front.
The feel from the tartness is quite strong. The beer doesn't feel too watery, otherwise.
Overall interesting, but not something I'd go out of my way for.

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Photo of Bascule-Brewer
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch 475 Bottled 11/05/2014

Aroma of funky brett with some lactic acid, fruity cherry and grape.Malt aroma mainly light bread and biscuit.

Amber color with off white head. Head somewhat fades quickly and some light lacing.

Nice balanced tartness. Not overly sour. Clean and complex lactic acid. Flavor of light bread with funky brett and medium cherry and grape. Quite dry. With medium high carbonation.

Overall a pretty good beer. Would prefer a little higher gravity and mouth feel. Prefer some other JP beers over this one.

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Photo of martinbrady
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours almost a dark plum color with thin off white head that quickly dissipates not much lacing at all.

Aroma - Lots of plum and grape, little bit of hay and farmhouse funk. Little bit of yeast and tartness.

Taste - The first thing I noticed is that the tartness in the aroma was no where near as strong in the taste. Still dark fruit little funk, wheat.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated nice bite with a hint of dryness on the finish.

Overall - A very solid farmhouse, the funk and tartness are not very strong in the flavor.

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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MIbeer27
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.42/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Budlum
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 876 ratings
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