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Bam Noire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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3.78/5
Very Good
878 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:
#17,599
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
878
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
99
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 878 |  Reviews: 353
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

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
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 -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of g00ey
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colts9016
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thepenguin
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours dark brown, with a very nice sized creamy off-white head. Lively effervescence with constant streams of small bubbles coming up from the sides of the glass. Superb head retention – the large creamy head hardly recedes at all, even as you drink the beer down – and pretty out of control lacing.

S: Lots of funk and wheat. Sweaty, yeasty brett notes meld with some highly-kilned dark malt.

T: Moderate tartness, a good deal of barnyardy funk notes, and a lot of wheat character. Mostly dry with some lactic sourness, but with a bit of chocolately roasty notes emerging in the finish and battling it with a very dry tannic quality.

F: Just under medium bodied with abundant carbonation consisting of very tight-knit bubbles, giving the beer a light yet creamy mouthfeel. Very drying tannic feel towards the finish.

Thoughts: A dark sour done well — a highly drinkable wheat-forward and rustic farmhouse beer, with restrained sourness and the dark malt appearing more as an afterthought rather than the main attraction. Very solid beer that I would happily buy again, I’m not sure why it’s not more highly rated.

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

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

Photo of amstokesdb9
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Toomanybarrels
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 475 bottled 11/05/2014

Look: brown to dark red with off white head.

Smell: funky with tannins. Hints at stone fruit. Underlying malty saison essence

Taste: delicious. Complex with out being overpowering. I could drink this all night. Hints of oak. Perfectly smooth.

Mouthfeel: thinner than you would expect for the amount of flavor you get. Every bit a saison.

Overall: late summer in a glass. Slow roast some pork and have a case of this on hand to marinate you and share splashes with the meat.

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Photo of BdM
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eire
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BLZR
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Loudog1411
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivehadthatbrew
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Look (3.75): Brown, slightly hazy with a red ring around the outside edge. It's got an eggshell colored head that lingers around and likes to stick to the edges. Not a ton of carbonation though.

Smell (3.5): Funky, sour and darkly malty. It's got some tart cherry aromas to it.

Taste (3.5): A little to heavy on the fruit dark cherry tartness. I was hoping for a little more of a barnyard caramel or cedar taste to it.

Mouthfeel (3.25): Extremely tart, but it seems a little too tart. It loses a lot of carbonation after a short time as well.

Overall (4): I still need to work on finding out what type of sours I enjoy.

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Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 878 ratings
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