Bam Noire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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85
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875 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:
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Added by FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
875
Reviews:
352
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
97
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mikem0487
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5/14/2013, batch 71. Poured into goblet.

A-Frothy off white foamy head. Two fingers width. Tremendous lacing with good retention left on the glass. Dark mahogany body with heavy carbonation breakout at nucleation sites.

S-Aroma is saison-esqu for sure with some mustiness thrown in. Very faint the smell. Peppery dark chocolate and roasted notes are subtle.

T-The taste seems to be a little watered down. Wish it had more pronounced flavors. For me not as exciting as the aroma was. Cocoa, hints of coffee bean, roasted malts and a nice subtle tartness round out the flavor profile.

M-On the thinner side for a dark beer. Highly carbonated. Dry finish.

O-A good dark saison. Saisons are one of my favorite styles and this is an good easy drinking representation of the saison with a dark twist. Just wish the taste was more pronounced. To faint/watery for a higher rating but a highly drinkable beer none the less. This could be very good if they just get those flavors to pop out and not be masked.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bmwats
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a teku.

A: Medium-dark brown. Pours a giant, cascading, loose, frothy, brown-white head. Settles very slowly, leaving a craters and peaks, and plenty of dry residue behind as it does. Lots of spider web lacing. Head renews relentlessly with each pour.

S: Frambroise, kreik, and a little yeast.

T: Nice and yeasty, with hints of fermented raspberry and fresh bitter tea leaf. Distinct flavor of wood chips in there, too.

M: Light body, crisp character, lightly bitter finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is excellent. Giant head, and tons of lacing. Nose is fruity and yeasty. Yeast-laden with fermented fruit and bitter tea leaf. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/28/2012. Pours lightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 2 finger foamy and rocky light khaki head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of sour cherry, green apple, pear, grape, clove, hay, pepper, oak, toast, cocoa, light roast, leather, funk, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast, barrel, and roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, green apple, pear, grape, toast, cocoa, light roast, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, light leather, funk, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. A touch of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, toast, cocoa, light roast, clove, pepper, hay, straw, oak, light leather, funk, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and oak flavors with a nice balance of dark/roasted malts; with a good malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dark saison style. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, oak, and dark malt flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of utopiajane
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This pours the color of iced tea tinted with cranberry. Hazy and with plenty of effervescence to hold up a massive meringue like head of off white foam. Head fell off rocky, craggy sticky and just beautifully. Left sticky streaks and patches of lace.

Nose has faint tart fruits. Apple, and grapes and a woody scent that hints at cherry. Roasted malt with a light caramel sweetness. Leather, hay and earth are dominant and there's some spice too. Clove and cinnamon. There's a farmhouse funky scent that also is mellow.

Taste follows the nose. Tart fruit with a woody earthy malt touched by sweetness. Soft bread keeps it flowing and it finises tart and dry. There's a little pepper in the finish with the cinnamon and clove. The roasted malt has not weighed this down at all. It has a sour bite to it in the finish.

At first glance I was tempted to say that this was a bit bland. The apple could have been sweeter and juicier. The woody scent if it was cherry has changed over to leather. The clove and the cinnamon held it up though. The fact that these flavors may have faded translates to an almost vinous aspect in the drink. So I would say it held up really well. Bottled on 11/21/2012 and only 4.3%. Very easy to drink and once it warms the roasted malt really takes hold of the flavor and makes it deep and succulent.

I would buy this again and I am going back for more of their offerings based on this first impression.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark red-tinged brown with huge cream colored head that settles slowly into a nice clump of meringue. Smell: leather, nutmeg, cinnamon, baked apple, cocoa note. Taste: quick hits of caramel and pumpernickel, green apple, lemon. Light body, creamy carb is quick fading, drying and baking spice covered finish. Not the best of the dark farmhouse style, but a tasty easy drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.77 out of 5 based on 875 ratings.
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