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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