Weizen Bam Bière | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Weizen Bam BièreWeizen Bam Bière
BA SCORE
4.04/5
523 Ratings
Weizen Bam BièreWeizen Bam Bière
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
Ranking:
#3,143
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
523
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
53
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 523 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
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 +11.1%
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 +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is wheaty and moderately barnyard, with bubblegum, horse blanket, and must complementing earthy notes and a hint of sourness.

Flavor is far more tart, with an appley note upfront. The finish is earthy and fairly bitter.

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Photo of JFear
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours cloudy straw gold under a 1” clingy white to cream colored foam collar.
S: Wild, yeasty aromas, over ripe fruit, citrus, traces of banana and clove, spice.
T: Starts with an earthy tartness with wild fruit and damp barnyard.
F: Tart and dry yet soft in the mouth, effervescent and highly carbonated.
O: This is an unusual and creative beer that straddles the Farmhouse Ale – Weizen styles.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigTravor
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are non-existent. Citrusy farmhouse yeast aroma. May have some hints of wheat. Wheat up front with a nice farmhouse funk at the end. Medium bodied. Citrus aftertaste. Good beer. Enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of dar482
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The aroma hits of lemon zest, wet hay funk, stone fruit.

The flavor follows with white peach, apricot, tart of lemons, a wheat backbone, some funk and a touch of white wine character, with a very dry finish.

A refreshing light brew with a great balance of fruit, funk, wheat, and tart.

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Photo of Nick_Z
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gatorlove
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grimey68
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip. A hazy pineapple-like yellow-orange color with a finger of very creamy bright white foam on top. Initially a much larger volume of head that deconstructs into a more resilient cap.

Aroma is tart, fruity, reasonably lactic. Recalls green apples, white grapes, lemon rind and juice, melon ... As advertized, there is a co-occurring hefeweizen element, yielding a very pleasing sour banana gummy candy effect. Some appealing brettanomyces funk. Subtle bready malts.

Palate is more sour than expected. I am appreciating the low ABV, as this is a solo endeavor. Decent brett that recalls dry burlap sack and a little barnyard, sour fruit as indicated on the nose, dried banana chips, faint clove and nutmeg, pineapple chunks, unripe apricots, pear skins, white pepper, kiwi ... This juxtaposition of styles is working just fine, although the weizen characters can get a little buried in the mix. Its worth the search.

Very light body but the carbonation is not overdone. Smooth, near-creamy mouthfeel. Finish stays firmly anchored in the citric and fruity realms, lemon juice and fermented grass lingering for some time.

I don't know ... Perhaps I've overstating the case but this brew clicks with me. It is light but packs some sour pungency, has enough complexity to keep one interested but does not overwhelm, and just overall makes a nice session option if one wishes to bear the price tag. Win.

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Photo of hylinski
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSJr
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danny1217
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weizen Bam Bière from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 523 ratings
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