Weizen Bam Bière | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Weizen Bam BièreWeizen Bam Bière

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blend # 10. Bottled on 08-17-2012. Served in a Duvel tulip glass with Salmen, Asparagus, and Cabbage. My first Jolly Pumpkin beer as well....

A: Pours a golden hazy color with a fizzy finger of head that quickly disappears leaving a thin white cap over the beer.

S: Lots of lemon, nutmeg, some banana, sour, yeasty, earthy.

T: Sour lemon and apple notes with faint banana.

M: Light, thin, lemony

O: Not my favorite style here. Very sour. Almost reminds me of drinking a lemonade. The Weizen yeast with the sourness just doesn't do it for me. I wouldn't mind trying other Jolly Pumpkin beers, but I'll pass on this one if I see it again....

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Classic pale wheat gold with a wispy half finger of snow white head that recedes quickly but still manages to leave behind a bit of lace.

Malted wheat, banana, fresh clove aromas, a bit of soured grain, wet hay... smooth.

It's got a nice tang from front to back that I wouldn't expect. Some mellow citrus and blends nicely with the wheat and cereal flavors. Very easy drinking, thirst-quenching. I can definitely dig this one.

Thanks alelover!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip; blend 9, bottled 8.16.2012

Pours a dull, burnt golden color with a quick fading bone white cap. The bubbly cap rose about a finger before fading to a small ring around the edges.

Sour vinegar notes and barnyard funk, bordering on light struck, leap from the glass. White pepper and banana notes are in the background. Notes of green apple skins and tart white grapes are also present.

Sour apple cider vinegar and yeast esters dominate. Spicy clove throughout with faint banana notes and damp wheat. Some barnyard funk through the middle, mainly manure and horse blanket.

Light bodied with firm carbonation. Smooth feel. A little lingering lemon and hay.

An interesting combination of weizen and sour. The soft hefe flavors complement the barnyard elements nicely. Good sour.

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Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 517 ratings.
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