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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines in Cincinnati. Pours cloudy pale yellow with active carbonation and frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, banana, and spice. Tart, sweet flavor of lemon, banana, spice, yeast, metallic notes. Crisp, refreshing, light mouthfeel. Short, sweet, sour/tart finish. Very nice summer brew, excellent session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2009
I shared a bottle of this with BeerBaron617 on the night before he left for Basic Training. For such occasion, this beer didnít disappoint. This beer pours an almost greenish yellow color. It was very cloudy, and had a big fluffy white head. The aroma is not like any of the Jolly Pumpkin beers weíve had before. Actually, this is one of the first beers that I have gotten a real banana aroma...Usually Belgians are more typical of this aroma, but Itís all here in this beer. It almost seems like Jolly did more with this beer to make it less Jolly, and more "Wheat Beer"...I mean, Jolly typically does their beer in their own signature way, and this beer seems more like what you would typically get from a German Hefeweizen...at least with aroma :) Now taste, thatís a different story. Typical Jolly Pumpkin all the way. Highly carbonated, sour, clove, and it has a creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle: Very pale yellow, thick and cloudy, large white fluffy head, a few rings of lacing.   Tart nose, very musty, slightly floral.   This smells like a cross between a Saison and a Biere de Garde.   Not very German Hefe like.   Even has aspects of a Sour Ale.   Quite a tart beer, a little sweet, minor wood character.   Even though this is nothing like a German Hefe, it is tasty in its own right.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3896) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
750ml, Batch 399/400. Always excited to try a jolly pumpkin brew, regardless of the style. Pours a hazy gold with a soft white bubbly head. Aroma of dust, citrus, a bit of sour funk and spice. Some banana comes out as it opens up. Big citrus, banana ester flavor with tart notes and spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is very light with lots of carbonation, its very easy to drink. My only complaint is that itís too easy to drink. If this came in six packs, it would be my go to beer. A sour Hefe? hell yes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Pours a beautiful cloudy hay-yellow. Fizzy with a plentiful white head. Aroma is mild, slightly lemony with a bit of yeast. Flavor is a nice mix of semi-tart fruitiness, some spicy undertones, and a hint of clove. Light and lively palate. Quite refreshing. A nice summer beer, a favorite for sipping in my backyard.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3147) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2009
On tap @ The Malt House - Another fine beer from JP, though not their best. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Smells funky and sour, with a little wheat and citrus. Taste is wheat with a grapefruit sour and a bitter hop finish. Itís smooth and medium bodied, and pretty easy drinking. I couldnít drink a ton of this because of the sourness, but popping a bottle and sharing with the wife over dinner would be just about right.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle at BCTC 2009: Very cloudy golden with a fading white head. Wheaty yeasty aroma with a touch of lemon and some dry phenolics. Crisp body with a dry lemony flavor- slightly tart with some late minerally yeast notes. Crisp and tart. A nice session.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
BCTC. Pours a murky and milky yellow with a medium white head. Light citrus and spice on the nose. Seems like the perfect beer for sitting on the porch and drinking. Nice crisp lemony finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Slightly pale yellow pour with a frothy white head. The aroma is subtle banana and spice with some hay, lemon, and the classic JP funk, but much more subdued than any of their other beers. Very bright and light citrus with some pepperiness, clove and banana and a little buttery on the finish. The body is somewhat creamy with lots of carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009

Batch 315/316

9/10/2008: Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam has some JP funk that flattens out somewhat over the course of the bottle. The flavir is sour and yeasty with not very much wheatiness. There is a slightly amount of spice and white wine along with a touch of bittnerness in the finish. The beer pours a very pale straw, almost white color and is hazy with a foamy white head forming after the pour. It has a lively palate. overall this must e one of their lightest offerings. I was expeting more. This is more like Bam Biere Light.

750 ml. shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #127 for this beer.


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