Bam Noire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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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

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Added by FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,358
Reviews:
357
Ratings:
887
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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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

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