Weizen Bam Bière | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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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): 4.50%

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
519
Reviews:
196
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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38
Gots:
53
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4
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Photo of amalburg
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Astathedog
2.58/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Crappy beer, I'm sorry. Flat as a pancake, virtually uncarbonated. Unpleasantly sour with no sophistication in flavor. Sorry guys but making a flat, lemon sour beer does not make this a "farmhouse" style, nor is the wheat aspect present at all. Disappointing.

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Photo of Cath
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amishbooze
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
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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Photo of mcrawford
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(BLEND 1: bottled 5/5/15)

L: very clear yellow to yellow-gold, only the slightest hint of orange; small soapy head, a week 1/5-inch or so that dissipates quickly;

S: lemons ... very tart, kumquats ... some musty barn farmhouse ale smells behind the sour; sour grapes, super dry white wine; has some very understated but still amazing sweetness to it, almost floral, maybe a sour grapefruit; some spice ... black pepper, a little clove, basil

T: sour grain up front but with a fantastic sweetening finish of orange, peach, candied orange, banana ... wow, a load of fruit flavor on that back end; some earthy barn/woody notes underneath the big sour force up front; the sweet aftertaste really helps balance the sourness; nothing here screams "wheat" but some of the subtle sweet notes are very tasty, and I'm assuming the wheat is helping push those

F: very nice, good carbonation despite a flat-looking pour and little activity in the glass; solid weight for a 4.5% ABV brew

O: this seems like the kind of beer that generates sour fans -- it's very tart up front, full of mouth-puckering lemon and sour grapes, but the fruity sweet flavors on the back end are amazing, and in the middle the beer has a good amount of musty barn farmhouse flavor for a well-rounded quaff.

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Photo of Chuck13
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Emoney1975
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopmarc
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingslotty
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. No date. Appearance: pale yellow and mostly clear, with thick bubbled white foam cap. Aroma: Lacto sour aroma dominates. German weizen yeast is barely noticeable. Was expecting more. Taste: A light sour apple flavor is prominent, with the lactic acidity front and center. Again, no noticeable banana esters or clove phenols I’d expect from something with weizen yeast. Mouthfeel: Light body and a crisp carbonation. Finish: tart acidity from the lacto lingers on the tongue well after the swallow. A faint hint of light maltiness as well. Overall: I was intrigued by the combination of German weizen yeast and sour cultures to try this beer. The thought of those wonderful weizen esters and aromas with some acidity seemed like a great combo....but I honestly get none of it. The lacto dominates in the absence of any semblance of weizen yeast character. The beer is still very crisp, tart, and drinkable, but I feel like I’m drinking a slightly subdued Berliner Weisse

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Photo of Del0711
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

There are enough in depth descriptions located here, I will just say that my guests and I really liked this beer when we recently tasted it for the first time.

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Photo of BIN29
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 519 ratings.
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