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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
The fourth in our Bam Farmhouse series, and perhaps our most adventurous; a traditional farmhouse style hefeweizen. Weizen Bam seamlessly blends traditional German style hefeweizen yeast with our own local wild and sour cultures, for a melange of the most flavorful sort. Ruddy golden, with yeast driven esters of banana, spicy clove, and nutmeg all wrapped up with a generous dose of good-natured rapscallion delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 22, 2009
cask at beer engine. pours an orange pink with a frothy white head. aroma of strawberries, tart cherries, bread, wheat. very smooth and creamy. tight!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2009
V bright cloudy yellow. Strong lemon / apple cider aroma.Almost cider texture with strong lemon notes. Light wheat notes in the finish but overwhelmingly dominated by lemon / zest almost cordial - like. I gte the funk and fun behind this, but not my cupf tea

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 2, 2009
750ml bottle. pours a cloudy white with a small filmy head. aroma of apple sauce, must, lemon, a bit of sour, funk. flavors a similar. the hefe actually blends nicely with the jolly pumpkin wild yeasts. crisp, dry, light, refreshing. this is good stuff. probably my favorite bam series beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (2618) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at the Pony. Very very pale golden, like a hazy Bud Light, with small head. Mild tangy funk tart banana aroma. Very light tangy wheat funky water. Nice hint of flavor, but it seemed to have only a hint. Way too light and watery (and it was my first beer of the day).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle from the Sam’s in Downers Grove, Illinois: I had to wait a long while to drink this beer, since its head-to-body ratio was ten-to-one with even a careful pouring. Once one could see any body under the foamy white head, it was a very pale milky yellow and looked more like a Witbier. The aroma was fresh sliced bananas with a lemony funkiness to it and had no hefeweizen spiciness. The flavor was very lemony with some soured wheat malt and, again, no hefeweizen spiciness or even banana taste. Had I not known that this was from a brewer that had to throw "wild" yeast in Absolutely Everything, I probably would’ve drain poured it as an infected hefeweizen. It’s an interesting, if not wholly satisfying, drink that probably should be listed under another category, ’cause "German Hefeweizen" it ain’t.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2009
750ml - Aroma tells me "this is a Jolly Pumpkin beer" which always gets me excited. Funky sour with spicy yeast, banana and clove. Flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. It still has the spicy yeast, banana and clove. Missing the funk. Palate is creamy with a crisp tart finish. Another winner from JP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Golden color with a small head. Aroma is sour, citrus and a hint of spice and yeast. Flavor if bright and citrus a little sour and pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Cask. Pours a golden body with a light white head. Sweet fruity wheat notes with a light sour lemongrass and hints of banana bubblegum spices. Thin and session able. Good call.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2009
On cask at Rattle N’ Hum NYC. very cloudy straw/yellow gold body, no head. Aroma is brett, sour wheat malt, and bubblegum. Flavor is tart and sour yet smooth and slick mouthfeel. Low carbonation (cask) and a bit of funk, much like a wheaty saison/sour and then a slightly bitter finish like grapefruit juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 Tap @ Rattle ’N’ Hum. Golden pour. Has a subtle sour aroma with mostly wheat. Flavor only has slight sour tinge, along with the farmhouse flavor.

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