Bam Noire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Bam NoireBam Noire

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by FightingEntropy on 09-01-2007

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Ratings: 875 |  Reviews: 352
Photo of keanlacrosse
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of korguy123
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep, dark, murky brown with a purple/red hue. Finger width egg shell head with decent lacing.

S- Lemon and grass earthiness. Strong notes of cherries and grape juice. Hints of brown sugar.

T- Lemon, grass and cherries with a watery grape juice. Not as sweet as the nose.

M- Watery and tart. Light carbonation.

O- Very good, much more complex than Bam Biere. Wonderful treat.

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Photo of bishocr
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Fitzmke
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of siddhartha
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CoreyCramer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JimmyTango
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

A: pours a deep brown with a finger of fluffy not quite white head
S: smells fruity with hints of lemon, some spice, a bit of dark malt as well, and sort of yeasty. Smells good to me
T: Starts off a bit bready with a small bit of funk, a twinge of sourness mingles with some fruity esters, a touch of roasted flavor from the malt towards the end finished with a slightly sour and delightfully roasty finish
M: prickly carb but kind of thin. For a farmhouse it's fine
O: very enjoyable. Fairly new bottle but I needed to clear out room in the fridge, sour flavors were nice but not heavy handed.

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Photo of MeisterSmudge
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of willseph
2.87/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Part of a mini-tasting with some friends, enjoyed about halfway through the night. Bottled in October 2010, drank January 2012.

A - Poured a dark, cloudy, medium brown color with a half-finger of head. Left a bit of lacing all the way through the beer.

S - Lots of wet wood and funk, but also sour cherries. Reminded me of most any Flanders beer.

T - This was pretty underwhelming to me. The predominant taste was of soda water, meaning there wasn't much of a taste. There was some sourness and lemon, but nothing really noteworthy.

M - Very, very fizzy. Almost too fizzy, which might have influenced how it tasted like soda water.

O - I normally really dig JP beers, but this is near the bottom of my list. I wouldn't say it was a bad beer, just not what I normally expect or enjoy.

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Photo of 01001111
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A deep rusty brown, similar to a dark, cloudy, black tea.

S: Vinegar and berries.

T: There's an wave of the tartness, astringency, and fruits which is subsequently gives way to hints of the malts and then a dominating hop bitterness. As the bitterness subsides there's a lingering flavor of black cherries or pomegranate juice.

M: A bit thin and quite fizzy.

O: There's a lot going on in this beer and it seems reasonably well balanced. One of the better American craft farmhouse ales.

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Photo of EagleRare
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tlazaroff
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It has this unexpected sour fruity note to it. I wasn't sure if this was a sour beer or not, though I suppose it is one being Jolly Pumpkin. I get a big hit of cherries, and thats all I can smell.

The beer pours out a dark brown which gradients nicely to light brown in the light. It's topped by a nice frothy, cloud-like slightly-off-white head which leaves beautiful lacing.

Bam Noire has a distinct sort of carpet taste. It's defiantly a saison, but it's been soured a tad. There is no fruit picked up on the flavor, but rather the sourness. It's not strong, but it's present enough to detect it.

Bam Noire is thin on the palate, highly carbonated, and leaves a slight puckering sensation on the tongue.

Drinkability is quite high with this one given the mouthfeel and ABV. I like the drinkability a lot.

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Photo of klipper
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of IlPostino
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of eristicrat
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of vfgccp
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Deep burgundy ice tea. Thick off-white head with solid lace and retention.

S – Tart and crisp with a touch of malt that you normally wouldn’t get in a saison. Honey-like sweetness.

T – Opens crisp and tart with a bright carbonation. The profile shows great restraint and balance. Lemon center. Malt shows through on the backend with a light dryness.

M – Medium frame with a great, well balanced carbonation.

O – A fantastic saison with a unique malt character.

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