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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


trayns' rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2009
On Tap. Pous a deep brown amber color with little to no head. The aroma is of malty nuts and caraml, and yeast back bone. The flavoris nice, full, and sweet. There is less body and palate than I expected, but it was an enjoyable tasting, and somewhat coplex flavor.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (806) - CROATIA - MAY 26, 2015
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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (890) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 6, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 17, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
Very nice saison that was a little bit more sour than normal. Low alcohol made it a little sweet as well which was a nice juxtaposition.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
northropfrye (2512) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
This was so thin, flat and watery that I felt maybe the bar was doing something wrong. I really don’t know. Has a slightly tart and fruity flavour, but very subdued. Finishes dry and vinous. But all of this is not very pronounced. Unexpected for a good brewery like Jolly Pumpkin. I’ll have to try this again if I have the chance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12093) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2015
KØLF 190914. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, funk, caramel, spices. Flavour is dry, sourish, hop, malt, yeast, apple, sugar, funk, caramel, spices. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2402) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy mahogany (or very dark amber) with a huge frothy light-beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of bretts, soap, mangos, weird vanilla. Taste is of bretts, fruits, bitterness, soap. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Nothing stellar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1956) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours a medium brown with a high and foamy offwhite/dirty head that leaves moderate lacing. Nose is of brett and roasted malt, not really enticing. Taste is of roasted malt, husky and tartness is really low. Body was medium, carbonation medium-high and I thought it wasn’t too tasty (unlike your usual Jolly Pumpkin). Overall an OK beer but not much more.


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