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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours blackish-purple with thick white head... very attractive. Pungent, spicy aroma of berries, cloves, sour apple, citrus, yeast, assorted dark fruit. Flavor is a letdown, however. Some sourness, some oak, some musty yeast, and some out-of-place lactose-water blandness. Didnt have real high expectations for this one, and it got my hopes up with its great aroma and wonderful appearance. Alas, the flavor extremely meek.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3049) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2008
750 ml Bottle courtesy myself. Wanted to share it, but had no takers. Their loss. Pours blackish red with a thick yeasty white head. Yeasty, sour, fruit aroma. Apple sour, citrus, yeast, malt taste with a nice medium body. Very tasty and the low abv made it easy to drink the whole bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2008
750ml bottle thanks to tytoanderso. Pours a hazy amber with a creamy off-white head that laces down in patches. Sour nose. Strong notes of oak, yeast, apples, barnyard, and cheese. I could sniff this for a while. Sweet and tart flavors start with an earthy, woody, leathery note. Rotten apples and browning fruit follow, but it all disappears to quick to leave a watery earthy note that lingers on the back of my tongue. Overall the flavors come off as a little watery and Im wondering why JP beers seem to be a little less flavorful lately. I hope these yeasts havent been overused because I love this strain of brett and Ill always be happy to take another version of Bam.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle, courtesy Tony at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Minimal white head, but good spotty lacing. Aroma is a tart, roasted flavor. Very interesting. Has a malty texture. Flavor is fairly tart, with a spicy body. Barnyard feel, cider. Roasted finish. Quite drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle from nolankowal. Thick mixed bubble head that lingers on and on. Dark amber liquid. Some interesting aroma, that i want to say is either brett, corriander, or just from the yeast at high temperatures. Easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Dark reddish brown pour with a a frothy, 1 finger, off-white head. Aroma is orange, apple, cinnamon, caramel, wet wood. Flavor is pepper, mixed fruit, tart sour apple. The finish is dry, thin and watery with a lingering damp wood note. Medium thin body with lots of carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
750 ml bottle from Pizza Ports bottle shop. For some weird reason, the aroma of this brew smells like canned tuna or a tuna salad and thats not very appetizing to start it off with. The appearance is a tea brown with a creamy layer of film gently sitting on top. In the flavor a weak and light presence of yeast is detected with watered down taste of malt. Aftertaste is empty and strange and overall I was unsatisfied with my experience with this ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Pour from a 750ml bottle - Blend of batches 262 & 263. Darker brown with a reddish tint and a slightly foamy off-white head. Aroma has that great Bam sour/funk/earth/yeast going on with some light oak. Flavor has some nice woodiness to go with the standard yeasty/acidic/sour Bam Bier taste. Oak is subtle but makes this beer smooth and tasty. Nice mouthfeel. Maybe a notch below the regular Bam, but still a masterpiece. How this much goodness can be packed into a sub 5% ABV beer is beyond me. Brilliant!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Deep red brown with lots of off-white head billowing forth. Aroma: hints of fruit mixed with some freshly cut wood but overall really understated. Flavor: Juuuust a bit of cherry mixed in with a lot more bitterness than tartness. ..really good beer but I was hoping for a bit more sweetness mixed with the tart. Much more bitter/burnt tasting than I was expecting. Lots of points though for doing something different with beer and showing that experimentation does work. Me gusta.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful deep reddish color with a slighly off-white head that dissipated quickly leaving a lot of lace behind. Tha aroma is full of fruit(red fruits - cherry?), malt, sour funk, and a little spice. The flavor follows suit with the aroma. It is an interesting combination of things, the spicy funky saison thing mixed with the malty fruit Belgian Ale style. Its like someone mixed 2/3 Saison and 1/3 Dubbel. Now for the not so great part. It seems a little too fizzy to me, which always seems to make a beer seem thinner of body than it is. Overall, however, a pretty good beer.


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