bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Batch 315/316. Pale straw color with a nice big white head. Tart, light wheat aroma. Tart, citrus flavor bordering on sour with wheat and spice. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Dry finish. Tart/sour notes linger with citrus and wheat.
alexsdad06 (3854) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle shared by Tmoney99. Weizen Bam pours a slightly hazy light yellow color with a large mostly lasting white head. The aroma has a nice combination of sour citrus, dry wheat grass, a little yeast character, the usual JP funk, and pale malt. The flavor has toasted wheat, light clove and bananas, lightly sour citrus, brett, and pale malt. Medium mouthfeel with a drier finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odd pour. Pale golden color. Very low in carbonation. Sourish sourdough appley nose. Light body. Ciderish and tart. Finish is pretty light.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Batch 315/316: Clear lemon yellow pour with a growing white head and champagne-like carbonation swirling in the glass. Very light nose that offers a balanced dose of wheat, grass and brett. The body is crisp and refreshing, the prickly carbonation breaking things up nicely. Tart from the start, lighter notes of wheat, hay, banana and vanilla lay beneath. Finishes tart and crisp. I enjoyed this, but feel that the wild bugs make most JP beers too similar. While I liked the Berliner-like tartness, a switch to more hefe yeast and less bugs would be appreciated.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Batch 315/316. Take a hefeweizen and combine it with a berliner weisse with more berliner than heffe and you have the weizen bam. Tart and refreshing with some funkiness thrown in, this is an enjoyable beer. Cloudy, pale yellow body with a frothy, lasting white head. The aroma is yeasty with notes of brett and spice. Hints of wood, mustiness. Below all that are malt notes. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately tart. The finish is tart/sour, but only moderately. Medium body. Lots of carbonation.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JCB and DrHomolka, who each got me a bottle. Hazy straw color with a huge head. Aroma of wheaty lemon and brett. Lightly spicy; yeast, cloves and pepper. I don’t get a lot of banana here, and I think the taste profile works out pretty good that way. Mostly good sour and funky lemon.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a tall frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, dusty, florals, sour citrus, banana, and clove. Flavor of tangy lemon, wheat, banana and some funkiness. Light and nicely refreshing.
pepsican (1397) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmmmm. Hazy yellow pour with a nice sized white head. Aroma is funky wheat, some citrus and grass. Flavor follows through. Quite a bit of yeasty goodness in this as well. Very mildly tart finish.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of PhillyBeer2112. Batch 315/316 noted on the bottle. Pour is hazed white yellow with a two inch pure white head that falls immediately. Really no lacing to speak of. Carbonation bubbles coat the glass. Aroma of sour wheat, yeast and some citric earthiness. Some soft barnyard in there as well. Most certainly a Jolly Pumpkin nose. Taste is tart wheat initially, with a funky orange juice citrus in the middle and finally lingering yeasty sourness to the finish. There is a nice husky wheat flavor to it. Finally, way in the back I get some cloves. Very natural tasting. The palate is thinnish. Quite a bit of carbonation. Overall, interesting as all Jolly Pumpkin beers are, but a bit too thin and one dimensional for me. I didn’t get hardly any of the banana esters and nutmeg noted on the bottle. Thanks for sending this one my way, Dan!
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 via trade with Jimbowood, thanks jimbo. I’ve been looking forward to this. Shared with dalekliz and my girlfriend Cyn. Batch 315/316. Pours cloudy yellow with a 1 finger bright white head. Nose is wheaty and light and nice with some banana notes. Taste is really pretty damn nice. The taste has a really nice feel its a really nice blend of cloves and spices with a bit less banana. Its there but muted. Overall great hefeweizen with a nice bit of funk.