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RATINGS: 697   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle from the Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club - 750mL with a crown. Dirty brown pour. Small fizzy tan head. Nose is sour and funky. Tart fruits, wet wood, damp basement and funky yeast notes. Taste is sour but reserved. Softer sour fruit notes, more woody flavors, some light earthiness, dusty yeast/cobwebs and dry malts. Body is thinner with moderate carbonation. Ends with more sour fruit, wild, funky yeast, cobwebs, wet wood and light maltiness. Nice but I’m not sure this is a saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2007
poured into tulip. pours a clear brown with mild head. sour wild yeast aroma. crisp mouthfeel of carbonation. sour wild yeast presence thruought with a good mild finish. full bodied tart finish.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2007
750ml Bottle, MJ Rare Beer Club: Yet another JP beer that I just don’t see the fascination with. Pours murky brown with a solid tan head. The nose is subtle, with notes of vinegar and caramel and light plummy malt. The body is thin and watery from start to finish. I can appreciate delicate beers, but this just tastes like acidic water to me. Some roasted coffee, wet firewood and apple esthers if you really dig. Finishes mildly sour. Just blah.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Hazy dark reddish-brown pour with two fingers of tan head that settles into fizzy pools. The aroma is funky yeasty sour with notes of sweet fruits and caramel — plum and raisin. There are hints of coffee. The flavor is sour and tart with some sweetness. Moderately acidic. Watery texture, but refreshing. The finish leaves a nice tart aftertaste. The difference between this and Jolly Pumpkin’s bam biere is that the heavy brit astringency of the bam bier is missing which is why I like this much better. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Nose more like Cantillon, acidic, sour. Interesting roastiness darts in and out on the palate. Beautiful play between the sweetness of the earthy roastiness and the sour and acidic finish. Woody and faint cherry and cocoa flavors. I’ve been amazed by the JP beers so far, this one really stands out, my favorite so far.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Muchos gracias para mi amigo footy. Pours dark brown w/ amber highlights. Offers only a modest sized froth and settles to a full, silky canopy and a sticky, fluffy ring. Aromas of tart chocolates whaft from the bowl. Medium nectar weight w/ ample, pillowy soft effers. Bam has the texture of an Egyptian cotton, 1000 strand weaved, down comforter. Nice! This brew is layered w/ multiple levels of complexity. I first taste the mildy sour/tart offerings on the side of my tongue then, as if a race has started, my middle palate is swamped w/ a mild malt backbone of cocoa, spices, coffee, oakwood, green nectarines, and minerals. The finish is bittered w/ peach pit and keeps it very interesting. A lingering tartness desolves slowly and I’m ready for another sip.Overall: this is avery interesting brew. Although light and refreshingly brisk it has a good weighted flavor offering. I thought for a moment this was going Flemish Sour on me. I am surprised it’s a Saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4635) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle: The aroma is roasty with some light funky sourness and faint chocolate. It pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a minimal off-white head that quickly fades to a faint ring. The flavor starts moderately roasty with some very faint chocate with some light sourness in the middle. The finish is a light grassy bitterness and oak followed by a roasty aftertaste that lingers on the palate for a little while. Light body with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle @ Rudolf’s ’Sourfest’. Bottle. Very dark chestnut brown body with a small tan head (3+). Yeasty ligtly funky aroma. Notes of toasty malt, lightly sour fruit notes. (6+) Similar flavour, light sour fruits and lightly roasty malt in the initial first sips, but it fades as the glass goes on. Bit of toasty malt. Average to light palate serves it well I suppose, but comes off as watery at times. Ok. 6+/3/7/3/14

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5669) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Michael Jackson Beer of the month Selection enjoyed @ Rudolf’s SourTasting with Rudolf, Jerc, IPFreely & Frylock. First dark saison I’ve encountered. Not as sour as I’ve come to expect from JP. Light to medium brown with light body & mild carbonation. Some sweet maltiness, some funk. Little disappointed expected some more depth

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: September 08, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark ruby red, fine beige head, specks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and caramel aroma with a strong oaky character and a musty cobweb essence
Flavor: rich dry caramel and chocolate malt flavor, well balanced with strong oak and cobwebs, light fruity tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4


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