furly (2) - belleville, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2008 does not count
the farmhouse ale is great.so much flavor and not heavy at all.this is a great beginers beer.i live 20 minutes from dexter,michigan where jolly pumkin is located.its store is open on friday only 12-6pm worth the trip stock up.there is no bar though. MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Wonderful sour aroma. Almost lambic-like aroma. Cloudy yellow-orange color with good head that never completely goes away. Light and refreshing flavor. If I close my eyes when I drink this I can imagine myself sitting outside in the fresh air at some Belgian cafe. Some nice soft malt flavors mingle with the mildly sour flavors. I love the aftertaste of this beer. It is sweet and sour at the same time. As I savor the aftertaste it makes me want to take another drink to get the full flavor again. Iím loving this beer. Sometimes a 750ml bottle is too big for one person, but this is one time Iím glad its in this size. Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Smells sour and wonderful. Pours a cloudy, golden color with a huge creamy head. Taste is dry and subtle. Notes of apple. nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Hazy yellow-orange. Quickly dissipating white head. Musty sour apple/cherry nose with friendly herbaciousness. Lots of carbonation with medium body. Yep, itís a Jolly Pumpkin beer! Apples, funk, grass, lemon...all in perfect proportions. Clean finish, with pleasant lasting funk. Excellent. Hanoi (947) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Nose is funky and a little sour. Strawberry sherbet, floral, slightly herbal, straw, yeast, barnyard, hint of lemon, wet grass, apple, emerging horse blanket - magnificent.
Taste is green apple, straw, lemon, yeast leading to spice and cloves. Warm funk notes, wheat, white grape, lime, oak, leaf, slight chardonnay, lead to an exceptionally dry finish.
Mouthfeel is thick.
This is unexpectedly one of the nicest beers I have ever drunk. Itís got exceptional depth for the strength, but is, because itís so dry, very very drinkable. Itís the perfect beer for the table on a warm summers day, beautiful.
sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Jolly Pumpkin Bam BiŤre has a lot of complexity going on. Hazy orange pour with a contrasting white head. Nose is fruity and funky. Taste cycles from fruity, to funky, to tart and then dry on the backend. Very interesting! Bam BiŤre is one refreshing beer. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Bottle: Aroma was loaded with a rotten sour fruit funkiness that lasted for the first few minutes and then all of a sudden, it was gone. Light yeastiness and a hint of orange peel was hidden behind the sour fruit. Pours a transparent golden-orange with a decent white head with fair retention. Real light sourness up front. Light yeastiness in the middle. Finishes with a flowery bitterness and light orange peel. Flavor was not nearly as funky as I expected after the aroma.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
Tried this again under the reccomendation from Styles that maybe we had a too small a sample size, a bad bottle, or bad combination of beers beforehand during a "tasting." Rotten sour fruit dominance is gone from the aroma. A pleasant floral aroma dominates now, with a nice sour orange character (almost like sweet tarts) as well as some orange peel with slight hints of pepper. Donít remember if I got the top of the bottle initially, but this one is rather hazy. Also has great lacing, while the first bottle had virtually none. Flavor seems much more flowery than I initially tasted as well as a more pronounced woodiness. Probably one of the best floral flavors youíll find in a beer. Thereís an underlying sourness that is rather subdued, but lends a lot to the flavor of the beer. Much more enjoyable the second time around. Styles thinks it may have to do with an initial smaller sample size or a bad combination of beers beforehand. Iíd say it was probably a "bad bottle" (which wasnít really bad). Aroma had a lot to do with the improvement of my score, but flavor improved a touch as well. As good as any Saison Iíve had. Right up there with PP SPF 45. Original score was 6-4-8-4-15.
This is easily my go to session beer.
A mostly lasting small frothy white vieil tops up a hazy medium yellow body. Moderate lacing. Few average size particles. No bubbles. Aroma presents malt being moderate hay ..barnyard, funky, and a little nutty. Very complex and pleasant nose. Hops are light leafy ... soften by barrel aging and very well balance overall. Yeast character is moderate barnyard. Also, there are . Initial flavor is medium sour while development is moderate acetic and sour plus some meaty and salty ovetones. Finish is medium . medium body... oily texture... Lively carbonation...
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2006
[Bottled ; dates are unknown]
Lightly hazed golden. Voluminous head. Fantastically complex aroma. iím getting orangey rind-y hops (styrians?) some earthier ones as well. Wild spicy roller coaster of yeast spiciness. Touch of roses as well as a hint of lactic sourness. Medium-light bodied (quite full for its dryness) and as I just stated, dry. Wildly complex. Great full hoppy flavor. THis is a great beer at any strength and a fantastic one at its strength. My only drawback is the hint of lactic acid in the finish, but Iím really nitpicking here, this is fantastic. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2006
12 oz bottle, Burgundy glass. The remarkably endowed head fills up half of my glass--rocky, frothy, tightly packed and stark white itís a pleasure to observe. A hazy golden shade of light amber, the hue is nothing to be scoffed at either. Captivating waves of funk burst forth at first sniff--barnyard/horseblanket, lactic elements, white wine vinegar and a touch of (non sulfurous) eggs. A bright, peppery note marries into a tingling young oak aroma. Perfume, sweet basil, lime zest and pine nuts continue to lighten the experience. A gentle cradle of sourdough bread seems to support everything else. The first sip instantly brings to mind both Orval and Saison Dupont Vieille Provision; terrific in their own rights and stunning when their major aspects combine in harmony like this. Sourdough, olive oil and pepper rolls across the front of the tongue with mild vinegar and citric-sour notes starting shortly thereafter. The finish is very long and dry with vast amounts of brett and bright herbs. The aftertaste leaves the brett firmly implanted on the palate and has a Gewurztraminer-like warmth. The body is quite soft, despite the flourish of carbonation, and maintains a decent weight despite the low abv. The aroma is excellent, just shy of perfect...the flavor lacks a little in comparison, perhaps due to the mid-palate funk having a little too much weight...I could actually stand for this to be even drier than it already is...tough call on whether or not it would hold up for six months of aging to achieve that, and if the funk would be far too domineering by then.