October 21, 2008

Jolly Pumkin Artisan Ales - ES Bam Hoppy Farmhouse Ale

What: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - ES Bam Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
Style: Saison
Vessel: Tulip Glass
Price: $9.99 (750 ml)
Where: Home
When: October 21, 2008
Rating: 4
Comments: Yet another pick up in Chi-town. I poured this beer a little aggressively and man did it foam up. There is a lot of head to this beer and a lot of lacing on the glass. It's a very aromatic beer - musty, a little funky and yeasty. The flavor seems to start very leathery and then ends with quite a bit of sour apple. It is a little thin tasting. I'm finding that I'm not the biggest fan of Saison style beers. It's a well crafted beer, but not one of my favorites. Having said that, I'd happily try other Jolly Pumpkin beers.
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1 comment:

Generik420 said...

I am a pretty big fan of Jolly Pumpkin but have not had a chance to try this one. It's unfortunate how difficult it can be to find anything by them in the Indy area. Only a few high end beer stores carry the brand and they usually only have one or two varieties. Generally speaking I think almost all of their beers end on a sour note due to aging in various types of wine barrels.