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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
870
Reviews:
352
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
98
For Trade:
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
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 -23.9%
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 +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
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 -7.2%
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 +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.96/5  rDev +5%
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 +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MIbeer27
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.42/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Bf_89
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How do these beers sit on shelves at beer stores? Deep red with nice pinkish white head and good retention. Incredibly funky, sour cherry, spicy honey, and citrus notes in the aroma. Equal if not more complex flavor. Slight tarness, lots o barnyard funk in a beautiful way, clove, toffee, yeast, sour cherry. vVery full feel. Awesome interpretation of a dark farmhouse ale

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Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of g00ey
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colts9016
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A two finger head with good retention. The head off white creamy and foamy with some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is reddish copper with some orange brown hues. The clarity of the beer is fairly clear.

N: a nice tart lactic acid note with cherries, honey, caramel, phenolic clove, spicy note, floral, citrus, yeasty, and some earthy note.

T: Phenolic cloves, a subtle spicy hop note, citrus, yeasty caramel, toffee, tart lactic acid, floral, yeast and some earthy
note.

M: Carbonated. medium light body, some acidity, and a dry finish.

O: Actually this the first saison that i have enjoyed. Often the other ones I have tried so far are super spicy like a belgium or heavier in the body. A nice balance in the beer. I did enjoy very much.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryantForestry
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.77 out of 5 based on 870 ratings.
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