xmunozsbd (149) - Sabadell, - OCT 18, 2017 bwstud (2) - Park City, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A brilliant offering from Jolly Pumpkin.
Bam Noire pours a thick, opaque auburn with bright copper around the edges. A one and a half finger head rose readily to the top of a pint glass. Fine bubbles. 6-7 minutes into drinking there is still a thin layer of fizz.
The aroma of this beer is lovely. Lots going on. Nose warrants repeated examinations. Currant, golden raisin and bing cherry lead the charge. Keep smelling and you’ll get dark sorghum and a faint, sour/metallic note. A pop of miso reminds me of a soy-sherry reduction.
Flavors develop nicely around the tongue. Tart cherry and a sour profile are the stars riding a light malt background. That sour start fades into a full expression of old ranch living: worked leather and yellow straw. Long, subtle, dark fruit finish. Important to note that the sourness is not overwhelming or abrasive. Quite mild, in fact.
In terms of mouthfeel this beer can be summed up in a word: rich. Medium body and sublime, silky carbonation. Bam Noire’s sour astringency reminds you your drinking something on the wild side. An extremely pleasing experience.
At the end of the day this stand-out from Jolly Pumpkin is a hell of a lot of fun. A chewy and rewarding bottle for those familiar to the world of sour beer but also an excellent potential introduction for the uninitiated. Recommended drinking.
Al club de tast de l'Olut (Sabadell)... Molt bo aroma però que fa esperar més del que realment és! patita (69) - Sabadell, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2017
Shared bottle @OlutSBD club de cata. Pours brown with white head. Aroma of vinager and caramel. Slightly sour. Low carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone silencifobic (88) - Sabadell, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2017
Shared bottle at Olut Sabadell. Hazelnut coloured with white head. Sweet malty and wild yeasts aroma. Sparking and light bodied, a bit salty. VDuquerroux (1865) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2017
Bottle, 375mL. 4.5%. Purchase ("Biere-revolution.com", FR). Home. A sparkling dark brown beer with a medium beige head ; medium retention. Roast, vinegar, wood, red berries notes. Light sweet, light to medium dry fresh sour. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, brown soursweet finish. Overall, enjoyable. Watery, lack of body. ALIBALI (2486) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2017
Zarter LederSofty & am Horizont grüßt der Wilde Flanderer!! A Big KomplexEasyDrinkable ParfumStyle Masterpiece✨👽👌 TableStuff🍄 ...0,75l Bottle from BEERGIUM.COM.
higgsbison (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Sampled at their brewery in Ann Arbor. A decent sour flavor but lacking in character.
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---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone melush (4737) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2017
65cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d'Uixo, Spain
Dark brown colour with a thin white head.
Aroma is yeast, grapes, ripe fruit, vinegar.
Taste is yeast, plums, sweet, tart.
Medium body, moderate carbonation. jinroh (2277) - ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2017
Pours nice brown, some foam left but not very much carbonated. Nice tart and funky nose, some chocolate aroma hints there as well. Relatively subtle berries. Taste is sour at first, coffee, light berries and not sweet dark fruits. I agree that everything feels a bit toned down, so if they could amp moat of the flavour elements, that would be really amazing. Still a great beer though. Bitter finish and quite dry chocolaty linger. TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2017
Nice funky nose with chocolate, oak and cherries, light mouth with modest tartness and finishes with chocolate cake. A bit watery. Has potential but does take it to the next Step. jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Pours a murky black from the bottle with bubbly tan head that dissipates slowly to leave moderate lace. Aroma of musty funk and a nice touch of lactic acidity with a hint of roasty malt behind. Taste is more acidic, less funk, roast still there in the background. Pretty solid.