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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
vtafro (7445) - 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.

3.5
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Chalky dry and sour tart.  Lemon juice flavor.  Soft lemon aroma.  Note much wheat notes,  hidden tart. 

3.8
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2009
hazy golden appearance with large white head, interesting combination of weizen and belgian esters to the nose. very high carbonation. a reasonable hop bitterness, followed by belgian fruitiness followed by some grainy wheat malt and some mild banana/cloves flavor, the finish is not as dry as many jolly pumpkin brews, but is rather dry. good beer from a unique brewery

3.9
phaleslu (10098) - 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
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 didn’t 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 we’ve 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 It’s 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, that’s a different story. Typical Jolly Pumpkin all the way. Highly carbonated, sour, clove, and it has a creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
5000 (6862) - 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
HonkeyBra (4044) - 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 it’s too easy to drink. If this came in six packs, it would be my go to beer. A sour Hefe? hell yes.

3.7
crackedmachine (481) - 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
madvike (3250) - 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. It’s smooth and medium bodied, and pretty easy drinking. I couldn’t 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
PilsnerPeter (3045) - 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.


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