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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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One of Bam's brown eyes is, in fact, black. When mischief reigns supreme, it positively glows. Dedicated to the dark side; smooth, dark, incredibly delicious as only a Jack Russell with bat wings can be.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3751) - - NOV 4, 2007
murky brown pour with a medium sized creamy beige head. oak, brett, funky aroma with some caramel. flavor has notes of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and brett. hint of grape juice. palate is lightly sour, tart, and dry. could be better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
750mL bottle, courtesy of jjpm74. Thanks, John! Pours a hazy, cherry cola color with fine-bubbled lacing. Nice brett character with a toasty biscuit and brown sugar character underneath; some dry spice. Disappointingly light mouthfeel: slightly watery, with a very light tartness; biscuity notes and brown sugar and spice; predominantly one-dimensional and muddled. Medium, brown sugar and mildly tart, citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Thanks to footy for this - cloudy, dark reddish brown - aroma of black cherry, cocoa, leather, slight funkiness, but not much - really dry, with slight acidity and touches of cocoa - some woody character to it - not a lot of depth - I expected a lot more sourness and funk from JP - decent, but lacking complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1527) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Poured from a 750. Murky, reddish brown pour. Aroma suggests plenty of brett, carpet, vinegar. Cayenne, a touch of chocolate, and sun-dried tomato. Funky, but by a comparitively reserved presentation. Black malt imposes itself immediately with a flavor of astringent soap that rubs harshly, before fading quickly into warmer pulses of pepper, orange rind, and a heavy-handed brett sourness that dries it out with no lack of intensity. A sparkling tanginess with a melon rind and balsamic character breaches the dense bretty surface. Light to medium and very sprightly in the mouth. The predictable wild pulse of lemon juice arrives faithfully with its animalistic dryness. It retains a refreshing simplicity, though remaining far from simplistic; intricately woven and successful. Thanks for sharing, Ken!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007
Dark brown beer. Malty and fairly sweet with a soft herbal aroma. Earthy and softly nutty. Fairly sweet with some light milk chocolate, toffee and caramel. Light acidic fruitiness. Maybe needs more time in the bottle. Right now, it’s not that well integrated at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Cask pull in a pint glass: semi-transparent dark amber almost chocolate color. Strong smell of straw and malt. Flavor is dry with a tannic smack in the palate. Not as deep or as sour as the regular bam. Head was a wonderful creamy off white that lasted for 75% of the pint. A more subtle and delicate version of the regular bam.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle: Deep burgundy pour with a light tan head. The aroma has fruit skins, mild milk chocoalte undertones, and a hint of mild American hops. The flavor has a drop less character. Has some grainy malt, and a fruity tannin presence. A mild roast is present as well, giving it a subtle chocolate hint. Smooth and rounded.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Dark brown, light brown solid head. Aroma and flavor most recognizable when served at 50-60 degrees F. This beer has a substantial aroma, complex with a great earthy, sour, slightly floral mix. Although the flavor is not as robust as the aroma would lead you to believe, it presents a nice mix of the sour/malt/yeast/ earth flavors to make a great saison. Wonderfully crisp.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4003) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
When I bought this, I was expecting something great since I really enjoyed the Bam Beer. However, I was dissapointed. Darker, pretty looking unfiltered beer. Gunk on the bottom for that unique unfiltered pour. Looks like darker Iced tea. mildy sweet and yeasty aroma. Oooh, the initial flavors are rather spicey and laced with an alky background. Seems higher in alky than what is listed here. does not seem as enjoyable as the other Bam. Has a spicey aftertaste too. Decent carbonation on the palate. Some hay flavors prevail thru the session. Overall a little ajar. Has more personality than this lager lover can appreciate. Not bitter but yet difficult to accept with all those spices. IMHO does not live up to the expectations I have for Jolly Pumpkin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Shared by ogglethorp. Brown body with a small head. The scent is lightly sour with a bit of yeast. The taste is fairly subdued actually, and the mouthfeel was a bit thinner than expected. Tastes of sour, oak, and some coffee as well. Interesting, but not my favorite JP beer.


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