Bam Noire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,516
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
893
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
100
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 893 |  Reviews: 360
Photo of Bitterbill
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought at Liquor Shed. No dating that I can find.

Opening the bottle, bought on the warm shelf, and it started to gush. Poured it into my glass promptly, the bottle began oozing. No problem.

I see a murky rusty brown colour, off white foam that shrinks slowly, lacing is okay.

I smell some Brett and a mix of vinegar sourness and fruity tartness. Not much Saison character going on here but I still like the smell.

Vinegar sourness, fruity tartness taste. Brett is subdued. There's a mild sweetness and spiciness mid palate that never comes close to taking over.

On the lower end of medium bodied, carbonation is adequate.

Good.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Muddled yet clear brown-red with a creamy but thin tan film.

The aroma is light, exhibiting oak, char, cherry and plum.

Taste is actually light and drinkable, just barely tart for a Jolly Pumpkin sour, with hints of cherry, char, roast, cocoa, seeds, and smoke. Overall semi-bitter.

While the light-medium body is soft, it swallows dry.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A dark, crimson red brew sits beneath a nice-sized head of tan froth.

Faint plum and other slightly ripened dark fruits give way to hints of grain and herb; making for a very calming aroma.

More plum, along with prunes and black cherry, a little straw and very subtle funk, along with a faint candy sweetness in the finish.

Dry and light and airy in body.

So right in so many ways, but just needs a little kick in the pants in the flavor department.

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Photo of Captain69
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

HAS ANFARM HOUSE TASTE - BUT VERY DRY - NOT INTO THESE ARTISIAN ALES

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

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste: complex, tangy, tart bready, dark fruit, berries, sour as it warms. Same with the nose. Deep Mahogany Red hue, slightly unfiltered, tall foamy head, delicate lace. Medium to full body. Thirst quencher. 24 IBUs

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cylinsier
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours cloudy wooden brown. Ring of yellowish white lacing for a head.

Smells of oak barrel, biscuit, cider vinegar, and earthy notes.

Flavor of oak, biscuit, earthy and mineral flavors over hemp, citrus and lemongrass.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Decent darker farmhouse beer. Good flavor and body. Great for the style and worth trying.

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Photo of EMV
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear mahogany brown pour... 3 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast with a thick ring of lacing.

S: Funky saison... grassy/yeasty, light citrus and fruit.. tartness.

T/F: Complex. Funky and musty... barnyard... mildly tart with under-ripened fruits and mild lemon/citrus. Very slight roast character to the grains. Very light... super drinkable. A little heavy on the carbonation but that does give it an almost creamy feel. The finish is more funk and fruit.

O: A delicious mildly tart saison... the 'dark' part is overblown but slightly noticeable. Super easy drinking... light... just an awesome beer.

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Photo of mltobin
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samputnam14
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnverduin
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nstygles
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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