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Weizen Bam Bière | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ruddy golden, with yeast driven esters of banana, spicy clove, and nutmeg all wrapped up with a generous dose of rapscallion delight.

Added by drxandy on 07-30-2008

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Weizen Bam is slightly hazy, and displays exceptional lacing through its straw colored body.

S: Heavy hints of lemon, granny smith, and barnyard funk. I am happy with how strong the bouquet is. You don't have search for it.

T: Bone dry and sublimely sour. All of the flavors suggested in the nose are present, along with a touch of black pepper, lemongrass, and wet hay.

M: Crisp, clean, light bodied, and delightfully effervescent.

D: Another great brew from the best sour beer brewer in America. This is everything I had hoped it would be, displaying amazing character through its tartness. Definitely worth a try.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well I had written up a review for this but Gosox8787 wrote exactly what I wanted to write.

Appearance: Champagne, light, golden, straw. Excellent carbonation that shoves the funk up your nose. Gorgeous white head retires to a nice lacing

Aroma: Funky, brett, barnyard, wet wool, lemon, cherry, tart fruit, grass, herbs.

Taste: Grassy, tart cherry, lemon zest, yeast, funk, funk, fun k, a slight herbal quality. Balanced and complex. Very complex!

Mouthfeel: light, crisp, refreshing, the carbonation dances in the mouth. Yeah, I typed that.

Very sessionable, refreshing, cool, crisp and complex brew. I paid $10 for a bomber of this and I'm certainly happy with the purchase.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is incredible! Never had a sour beer that was this well balanced and modest. Poured at a good temperature with a nice sized, off-white, foamy, head that soon subsided and no lace. Color is a clear yel low with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, grass, malt, sour, floral. Flavor's like nose, fairly dry, bitter is superbly balanced to carbonic tang. Body reflects that balance and in spite of the potential for extreme, there are no high points while carbonation is exactly where it should be. Finish is like flavor, has good length, and is surprisingly drinkable. Outstanding brau!!

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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Split between two standard pint glasses with yeast dregs divided somewhat evenly.

Straw color with a white hue. Thin white head with tiny bubbles.

Funky wheat and lemon aroma. Very, very nice.

First couple of sips - dry and tart with no lacing. Solid, flavorfull mouthfeel.

Exceptional beer. This is one that ranks among my favorites. I wish I picked up more.

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4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This serving was poured from a 750ml bomber into my chimay sifter.

A: This is one sexy looking hefe, poured a light cloudly gold with a nice frothy white head.

S: A nice nose of wheat, lemon, banana, and some good old barnyard funk.

T: This is the best hefe I've ever had. A nice lemony funk flavor begins your taste journey, this is followed by cloves, banana, nutmeg, and delicious sour wheat.

M: Bubbly and well carbonated, this stuff dances on your tongue.

D: To date this is maybe the most drinkable beer I've ever had. Its gentle on the alcohol content, and manages to be complex, flavorful, and incredibly thirst quenching all at the same time. The sour bacterial flavor is absolutely perfect when mixed with the naturally sour taste of a hefeweizen. Hats off to Jolly Pumpkin, I think this is my new favorite brew.

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4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - One finger of white foam and large bubbles on top of a clear, straw yellow body. The foam recedes rapidly and leaves only slight lace.

S - Spicy wheat with moderate acidity, both acetic and lactic, as well as some earthy wild notes. There are also some banana and vanilla notes and perhaps a little bit of earthy hop aroma.

T - Surprisingly light, clean malt at first with light, clean acidity following quickly in its wake. The light malt and wheat combined with the peculiar acid quality is very reminiscent of a berliner weisse. This initially clean impression quickly gives way to a more funky sort of sourness with some vinegar notes and a hint of roquefort cheese. Finishes with moderate acidity from wheat and bugs as well as some vanilla malt notes and a hint of grape and black cherry fruit character. All of this clears off the palate fairly quickly leaving only a bit of wheat and lactic acid lingering in a reprisal of the initial flavors.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is one of the most interesting beers I have had from Jolly Pumpkin (and that is saying a lot considering their typical brews). The weissebier yeast is much less prominent than I expected it to be. While I can definitely detect it in the nose, it is quite subtle in the flavor and the wild character really overshadows it. Nevertheless the weizen base adds a layer of complexity and the high attenuation combined with sourness creates something that would be best described as an unusually complex and drinkable Berliner Weisse. It is a bit more subtle than some of JP's brews, but that may be a good thing becasue it is extremely easy to quaff, and I am really enjoying every sip.

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4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much, much thanks to muskabeatz for this one, a surprise in a trade.

750 into two stemless red wine glasses, splitting with my bf.

Pours a hazy gold, not quite cloudy, but certainly not clear. Heavy visible carbonation. Good one inch head, white, decent retention.

Aroma-wheat and sour citrus, lemon, lime, grapefruit. certainly sour on the nose.

Taste-Sour, tastes like fresh lemon juice, yeast, hops on the back, just enough funk to love, especially hoppy when I lick my lips...rather interesting. Clover. Nice true belgium flavor. Definite wheat-y grain and pleasant lighter spices.

Mouthfeel-thin, refreshing. This could be the one brew that is thirst quenching.

Overall-I could drink a lot of this.

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4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I tried this at Hunger N Thirst served in a goblet

the color is beautiful golden with light haze and thick white head with wavy lace. The smell is great with a mix of stone fruit and wild yeast adding lactic slight citrus and gentle horseblanket quality with scent of wild yeast and mild wheat odor. The feel is great with tangy fruity and slihgt sour juicy body with medium low carbonation and fruity/sour dichotomy withsemi-tangy dry finish.

The taste is great with juicy citrus fruit with lemony and slight grapefruity tropical aspect and mild malt with hint of toast and low notes of vinous grapeskin white grape tannic astringent puckering yet refreshing flavor into the sour finish. Overall this is a wonderful sour with wheat in a barrel aged brew that I was so enchanted with ...great to have on tap with lots of juicy lemony fresh flavor.

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Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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