Bam Boom is an Amber IPA that uses the brewery’s “Koelship” method of brewing.
I’m supposing that this is a play on the term Koelschip the method of spreading wort over a wide area in order to allow wild yeast to better interact while the liquid cools.
Whatever the reason, and whatever the methodology, this makes for a beer that has some of the characteristics of a NEIPA, but feels more subtle, its earthy peach and apricot flavours sitting right beside soft melon flesh and just the prickle of lemon zest.
The malting is round and chewy, with lots of biscuits and toffee, honey and lightly overdone pancakes creating a body that hints at a Rye Beer, while the aroma is thick with stone fruits and caramel.
Saint Mars continue to do their own thing as they did when they were Pretty Things, and long may they continue, as their own thing continues to be something rather special.