Bam Noire

Thanks go out to nlmartin as part of Secret Santa ’07. Delighted to get this, as I would probably not be buying this myself.
12oz bottle.
OK, I’ve been critical of Jolly Pumpkin in the past because of the constant Brett profile of ALL of their beers – I KNOW this is their “thing”, but it has got very annoying to pick up something labelled as a stout or a Belgian, only to find the funk TOTALLY taking the beer out of style. This is a Saison, so I am HAPPY to have the funk/sourness. IMO there’s no point in call something a Belgian Dark and then soaking it in funk.
Anyway, back to this brew. Amber pour that threatens clarity but doesn’t quite get there. Decent head and some lace. Looks nice.
Aroma is EXACTLY as one would expect (acidic funk), and threatens the nose as soon as the cap is removed. It’s strong.
Decent Saison, but the mouthfeel is a little thin for my liking, and the acididty in general is bigger than than in should be. Lacks the more subtle, musty notes for me. I prefer a more subtle, rounder Saison rather than this acid threat.
Lacks subtlety for me, but at least this is a beer that SHOULD have funk and acidity!

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01/21/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.8
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