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Bam Noire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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3.78/5
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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:
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Added by FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,655
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 Auracom
2.82/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Poor Phil's. 10 oz. poured into a tulip on April 29th, 2012.

A - Deep violet-mahogany coloring. Soapy, clingy, one-finger white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Smells like a soft sour brown ale. Light sour cherries, granny apple skins, raspberry vinegar. Quite simple.

T - Unfortunately it's pretty laid back here too. Carbonation, vinous, herbal sourness, and a light bready malt note in the aftertaste.

M - Light body, high carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - This is certainly sessionable, but it's just not got enough of a flavor profile. It's somewhat unique and more acidic than I'd expect for a Saison.

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Photo of SalMineo
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of yamar68
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 to brandy snifter:

Murky mid brown body with a couple finger of off-white, nearly pinkish head - great lacing, nice looking beer.

The nose is quite floral. Raspberries, white wine, yeast, bits of spicy clove.

The taste is entirely unique - barnyard funk, some cereal, slightly sour afterburn. Much more reserved than the nose would suggest. Nice and dry.

Overall, this is a nice, fresh, easy drinking dinner beer. Can't say I'll buy again though.

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Photo of theminutemen
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Suds
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a rich brown-ruddy red colored liquid with a thin, film-like light-tan head. The aroma, a spritzy, citric scent, has a fleeting hop character and a slight yeasty funk. Lemon, backed with a slight sugar scent, and a wood barrel smell are also notable. The taste is refreshingly tart, with a subdued sweetness and malt underbelly. Wine-line in the finish, which is crisp and a bit effervescent...drier than expected, given the foretaste. Not bad at all.

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Photo of jjcote
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jongullotti
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Yabev15
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of GTB
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Lob
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of rderedin
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of funkel81
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Calculat0r
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Khazadum
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of volta
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SickGnar
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Holy foam over. Lost a few ounces. Dark chestnut brown. Haze with some floaties settled to the bottom. Very plentiful carbonation is “only” noticeable in the way plentiful foam. Huge, very light tan mountain of foam. Settles to a thick cap that retains very well & leaves a nice bit of lace – especially at the top of the glass.

S: Lots & lots of forward dark fruit – cherry, tart raspberries, plums, & even a hint of dates. Sour & tart note with some background minerally sweetness. Ghost hint of vanilla? Is there oak in this? Touch of yeasty esters. A very intriguing nose with just fair strength.

T: Fruit (& flavor overall) is mostly restricted to very tart cherries – almost choke cherries. Strong dose of sour to go along with the tartness. Anything else is just a hint. Some unripe raspberries and unripe plum. Faint minerally sweetness. Touch of roasty and toasty malts. Earthy yeast. Ghost bit of herbal. Very robust & intense in a narrow way.

M: Light body. Firm, active, and expansive carbonation. Very nearly fizzy. Very attenuated with big pucker. Lots of sour / tart drying. Astringent a bit in the finish. Understandable given the age, but this is very bone dry and drying. Might as well put some alum in your mouth. Exceedingly drying & bitingly cleansing.

D: I’m sure it had more going on when fresh, but now it is fairly one-dimensional. Sort of a light & thin & tart Flanders. Not that it is bad, it is very interesting with lots of flavor in a sharp profile. But it is a bit too much to enjoy drinking by itself. If you have a bottle of this that is this old then try it with some dinner. By itself the carbonation & dryness take even the low abv right to your head. (plus the intense tart/sour flavor). Jeez, maybe its best use is to share it with friends as an aperitif or digestif with a good meal. It would be good for that.

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Photo of MBACoach
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on draft. Mild head that dissipated quickly. Very light brown in color.

Very nice funky aroma with some hidden oak. Definitely pick up the wild yeast.

Great flavor for what it is - a session farmhouse.

Very light on the palate. For sure the lightest sour I've had.

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Photo of LornaLee
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of claspada
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small off-white head.

Aromas begin with some oak, mild sourness, a bit of roast and a light bit of funk.

The taste pulls back quite a bit and shows oak and funk more than anything else. The light roast that I got in the aromas are not apparent here.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks really solid for such a low ABV beer so high marks for that.

Overall a great treat to find on draft anywhere, regardless of the season. Quite sessionable for the ABV and quite falvorful as well. Nothing revolutionary here, just a really solid dark saison.

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Photo of ScottyC54
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of laymansbeerfan
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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