bwstud (2) - Park City, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A brilliant offering from Jolly Pumpkin.
Bam Noire pours a thick, opaque auburn with bright copper around the edges. A one and a half finger head rose readily to the top of a pint glass. Fine bubbles. 6-7 minutes into drinking there is still a thin layer of fizz.
The aroma of this beer is lovely. Lots going on. Nose warrants repeated examinations. Currant, golden raisin and bing cherry lead the charge. Keep smelling and you’ll get dark sorghum and a faint, sour/metallic note. A pop of miso reminds me of a soy-sherry reduction.
Flavors develop nicely around the tongue. Tart cherry and a sour profile are the stars riding a light malt background. That sour start fades into a full expression of old ranch living: worked leather and yellow straw. Long, subtle, dark fruit finish. Important to note that the sourness is not overwhelming or abrasive. Quite mild, in fact.
In terms of mouthfeel this beer can be summed up in a word: rich. Medium body and sublime, silky carbonation. Bam Noire’s sour astringency reminds you your drinking something on the wild side. An extremely pleasing experience.
At the end of the day this stand-out from Jolly Pumpkin is a hell of a lot of fun. A chewy and rewarding bottle for those familiar to the world of sour beer but also an excellent potential introduction for the uninitiated. Recommended drinking.
mateuszk (860) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber/brown with a large tan head. Aroma is light sourm spicy, floral. In taste dry and tart, brett, spicy flavours. Nice sour saison, no "black" flavours present. Really nice beer.
lobs_ols (391) - LATVIA - JUL 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semitransparent crimson, very strong white head. Funky sourness and hay on the nose. Sour, with light bitter notes, some very light roastiness, and lingering funky dry notes. Wunderbar.
BeerRenter76 (292) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 3/2/15. Cloudy dark copper pour with a frothy two-finger slightly off-white head that left some decent lacing behind. Sour, sweet and spicy aromas. Flavor is somewhat sweet upfront with a slightly sour edge, flavors of mildly sour fruit, yeast, caramel malt, light clove and earth. Highly carbonated with light to medium body. Overall it was pretty good.. not great.. but good enough.
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very deep brown with a big throthy head. In the mouth, it is a bit thin with a surprising tartness.
bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker murky brown pour with a bit of white head. Earthy aroma with intense sour, berries and red wine. Soft carbonation, mouthfeel a bit frothy, finishes a bit carbon-y and dry. Berry in the forefront with some bitter tart that’s earthy, pear too.
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours clear light brown with an off white head; aroma is roasted malt, some caramel, a little bit of spice, and a hint of fruit; taste is roasted malt, some fruit, and a hint of oak and vanilla; finish dry with a hint of spice; good Saison
Vighals (1983) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun tåkete med høyt kremete beige skum. Lukter sure bær, svisker, vanilje og trevirke. Syrlig noe sur smak. Vanilje i smak også. Mye kullsyre. Kort.
Jamesthebrit (353) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 Coming off of regular bam beer.
Aroma is Brett heavy. Funky. Lemongrass. State fair hay. Cherry. Oak.
A most gentle pour gives a solid off white head. Looking at the pour it looks thin. Light brown. In the glass thin darker brown.
Taste is pretty similar to regular bam. Funky. Tart. Yeasty. Like a burbon oak note . Lemon is quite present.
Palate is dry dry dry. Medium light body with explosive carbonation. The palate is smooth hops wise but leaves a big sour note.
Not a bad beer here. It seems a little more mellow that regular bam. Worth checking out. The price point is rough tho.
Sebilinz (1064) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown body with tan head. Aroma is fruity sour with herbs and spices. Very nice aroma for that ABV. Taste is not so intense fruity with some brett and sourness. Mouth feel is thin. Aftertaste is sour fruiy. Very nice one for this low ABV.
ogivlado (6361) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 750ml. -at Svijet Piva Zagreb. Muddy brown coloured, medium to big sized beige head, acidic fruity nose. Moderate sweet malty, slight acidic and spicy fruity, subdued brett and touch of wood with slight acidic fruity finish. Really good for (almost) one-dimensional beer. Success for sure.