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Review by rhoadsrage on 07/10/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2012
Bottled 7-19-11
Drank 5.20.12
Batch # 843
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a clear golden yellow body with a swirling fizz that supports a snow white head that is big and bubble. The second glass pours a murky golden yellow.

S- The white cheese rind brett has that classic grapefruit brett in the finish with a champaigne vinegar note and a slightly yeasty note with a coriander hint.

T- The tart champaigne vinegar tartness blends with a brett finish of dry cheese rind and a nice grapefruit and citrus finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a gentle astringency with a tight little fizz that compliments the flavors in the finish of the beer.

O- This beer has great wild ale flavors that are well balanced but keep expanding in layers as the beer opens. There is a bright depth to it with some nice tartness but the tight fizz keeps cleaning the tongue and makes this very sessionable.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 12/08/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 8 16 4 7 2009
750ml

Batch 399/400

Another thank you goes out to d0b for sharing this JP brew, thanks Dave! Weizen Bam shows off a handsome bright lemon yellow body with a solid haziness that prevents me from having any chance to see through the body. The one finger clean white head is fizzy and looks like it will crackle away quickly but actually becomes creamy with strong staying power and good stick. Chunky lacing gets left behind down the glass.

The nose starts off with a heavy handed does of wheaty twang before some bright lemon tartness washes in. A touch of sterile gauze and a slight cardboard quality come through all the wheat. There's a goodly amount of minerals in the nose but they're all very soft and well integrated with a good deal of musty wildflower funkiness.

The flavor profile snaps alive with bright lemon tartness before all that wheaty goodness comes through and lays down the everlasting foundation. Golden fruit tartness rolls through mid-palate with green apples and gritty pear being most noticeable. The musty wildflowers make a comeback with some floral funkiness on the back end before the snappy lemon pops back in on the swallow. I love me some JP bugs.

The body is light, a little lighter than I would have liked to see actually. Carbonation is spritzy and adds a frothy snap on the swallow. When the carbonation dies after sitting in the glass the body feels a little light but I am just nitpicking. There's a nice lemon tartness with a dry finish.

Dave summed it up best by mentioning this as being a lawnmower type of beer. If would be far too easy to kill a couple bottles of this on the deck on a warm summer afternoon. The refreshing qualities are off the charts.

Weizen Bam is another delicious concoction from the fellas at Jolly Pumpkin. There's a nice amount of funk in this beer and I'd love to see what a year or two would do with the critters. Thanks again for the sample, Dave!

Reviewed: 8/27/09

Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by SAP on 08/30/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 14 4 7 2008
Batch 315/316; Sampled August 2008
A soft pour produces a two-and-a-half finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is deeply hazed and has straw color as it sits on my desk, when held up to the light, despite being so light in color, it is opaque in my 25cl tulip glass. Lots of grain-like aromatics are noticeable; grassy, crushed grain and bright wheat notes are noticeable. There is a light tartness to this brew as well as a musty, earthy funk. Some slight clove and the wheat aromas are all that weakly links this with a traditional German Hefeweizen. None-the-less the aroma is quite nice smelling. Other aromas of lemon zest, crushed saltine crackers and some slight phenolics of the none clove variety are also noticed. Interestingly enough, the wheat and grain character is perhaps the biggest contributor to the aroma.

Quite light feeling with a zesty carbonation that causes the beer to dance across the tongue. The flavor is much more what I was hoping; it is in fact a nice mix of traditional German Hefeweizen flavors and the signature JP barrel funk. Flavors of clove up front yield to a tart lemon zest character, but then switches to a mix of banana (this is very soft) and clove flavors as well as some light, spicy oak notes and a tart, wheat driven finish. The barrel funk is definitely young here as it is not overly noticeable; a touch of roundness seems to belie some tannic oak notes, a light tartness and a boost to the spiciness of this beer are what is most noticeable. My second pour has me noticing a touch of green apple fruitiness and, along with the light oak character, is somewhat reminiscent at times of an oaky chardonnay.

Like each of the Bam beers, this is eminently light and quaffable; it is very dry and quite close to water in its heft. This lightness works quite well here as it keeps the beer refreshing and there is lots of complex character to keep one interested in exploring the nuances of this brew. The aroma is a bit of a miss for a beer that is touted as a mix of a Hefeweizen and the JP barrel aged character, as the traditional Hefeweizen notes are much muted and even lacking. This is for the most part made up for in the flavor, but I wouldn't mind a touch more of an assertive Hefeweizen character here either.

Served In: Tulip

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