otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bam Biere shines a hazy golden orange with soft touches of white to soften the glare. Puffy clouds hover above her golden depths below while streamers of lace tie them together. Like a comforting summer breeze, her nose wafts past me, carrying with her coriander and spice, pepper, ginger, grapefruit, orange, nectarines, and tangerines. Each aromatic embrace is wrapped in assertive tartness and sour zip. Hopelessly smitten, I dive into her liquid bounty where I am immediately embraced by her soft, effervescent body which is tart with the flavors of young grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines. Adding some pizzazz to the party, ginger, coriander, and pepper add a refreshing zest to each quaff which carries through the finish. Her palate slowly dries mine as more dry sourness pervades each thirst-quenching quaff while more grapefruit and pepper creep in afterwards. Her sour nature compliments her traditional Belgian-style saison character with masterful aplomb. None too quickly, my second glass empties and I am left wistfully pondering our time together. Playfully effervescent with an added punch of spice and citrus, Bam Biere is complimented by a clean palate exuding dry sour pleasures.
Once more Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales wins me over with their exceedingly sour Belgian-style Saison, Bam Biere. Traditional in all the right ways, she is inspiration in each inspiring sour quaff. Now that I have partaken of three easily accessible Jolly Pumpkin ales, I shall have to continue my search for more.
snoworsummer (1052) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy yellow with a foamy frothy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes smooth, like dough, lemony citrus, , light malt, light dry spice, yeast. Low/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dough, hay, nutty, earthy, and hints of sweet flowers.
Markkind (42) - - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 mos old 750ml. Fluffy white head bib bubbles. Hazy gold. Smells like a farmhouse should - barnyard with yeast, citrus fruit on the nose. Highly effervescent (light bodied) which I've been seeing a lot from jolly lately. Super drinkable but that means a bit less flavor than I'd like to see on the palate. Good for sessions. Paired with an earthy Brie cheese.
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radarsock (651) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$4 for the 4oz. pour served at the Grog. Hazy, yellowish, and wheaten, with notes of champagne yeast, biscuits, apple cider vinegar, spelt, hay, and some light funk. A solid sipper.
DrewFace (266) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a light copper color. Light brett, citrusy, funky aroma. Tart, brett, malty, fruity, apple, citrus, crisp flavor.
Ontape (90) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle. Pours light gold with a white head. Pretty powerful brett smell. Taste has the brett funk backed with light spice and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel on the thin side but overall very nice for a 4.5% brew.
sethdude (678) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Probably the world’s greatest session beer. Pours hazy gold with a huge rocky head. Aroma is bandaid, lemon, burlap, dirt, and a slight cheesy funk. Flavor is tart apple skin, lemon, yeasty dough, burlap, a strong bitterness, lingering grass, and plenty of funk. Tremendous. Just tremendous.
HisBoyElroy (312) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. A bit too light. I would like more flavor, more smell, more mouthfeel, more everything.
VinegarStroke (124) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (750ml): Golden. Cloudy with course head but persistent. Subtle malt but dominated by spice, citrus and mostly brett. The brett is far to dominant. Very dry. Slightly bitter but probably due to CO2. Sour , acid edge. Spice citrus palate that is unfortunately dominated by brett on the finish. Mid weight and length.
Too dirty for me.
Iphonephan (2267) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Night of the Living Ales on halloween. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick off white head. Peach aroma. Flavors of peach, white pepper and tart apple. Tart finish.
Lowenbrau (1484) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, shared with Andrés Lúpulo @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Tart, citrus, some fruity aromas. Pours hazy golden with vanishing white head, poor lacing. Medium body, average to high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is citrusy, some grassy, tart. More or less balanced.