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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Autumn Fire
Ale brewed with chestnut and spices
To catch a bit of soft radiance in each special bottle, we wait for fall colors to begin their bright and fleeting glow before brewing this wonderful ale under their autumn fire. Gentle amber malts lead smooth caramel notes, gently lapping against a shore of distant forgotten spice. A beer to contemplate and enjoy!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Poured a cloudy orange with a white creamy head and a bit of lace residue on the glass. Smells faintly skunky and lightly hoppy. As I have come to expect with Jolly Pumpkin, the taste is interesting; very much different than typical ales. The bottle mentions chestnut and "spices"; further discription on the bottle lists the spices as "distant forgotten spices," which wasnít much help as I couldnít quite place them. Regardless of my ability to recognize the spices, the blend was nicely balanced. Even the after taste was pleasant. The palate was as close to perfection as Iíve ever encountered; perfect level of carbonation and the lingering impression of the taste was both long-lasting, and satisfying. A great ale well worth the purchase. Serving type: bottle

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Pours a clear amber body with a huge beige head that slowly falls into a pitted meringue. Aroma is herbal, spicy, and citrusy lemon. Medium body with a velvety carbonation. Taste is quite saison like with floral hops and dry herbal and citrus notes. Softly sweet malt presence adds depth and richness. Another winner from Jolly Pumpkin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2008
750 ml green bottle poured a lightly hazy amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of oak, fruittiness, leather and spice. Palate was light to medium bodied smooth and lightly tart. Flavors of oak, leather, barnyard, fruittiness and light spice with a smooth lightly tart lingering bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. The liquid was viewed by me as a pure color of gold and had a frothy topping of head. In the nose, I detected a buxom aroma of yeast in the style I find in most saisons from Belgium. As for the flavor, it was a tart and slightly sour bite but also had a chewy profile that made me think beyond what Iím used to with Belgian strong(s). Pretty much the key components of this genetic flavor are apple, grape and unknown spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin, crisp, white head. Smells faintly of spicy red wine and some oak, a hint of citrus maybe. Tastes yeasty at first and then the citrus and red wine flavors really burst in the middle and mellow on the finish. Somewhat thin body, crisp carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Rich golden orange pour with foamy white head that leaves very artistic lacing. Nose is that wonderful sour brett with some nutty notes. Flavor is tart sour, like pear or apple skins, with a drying tannic quality. Good earth and nut flavors too. Just washes beautifully around the mouth and finishes tart, acidic and drying. Another great beer from JP.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5591) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
Bottled. Thx marsiblursi. Deep golden with a large, beige head and yeast particles. Slightly roasted aroma with earth-notes. Stale with light sourness and notes of pepper.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
75cL, batch 244,245. Pours a drop dead gorgeous deep golden orange with dense stark white foam, phenomenal lacing and retention. Aroma is at first a little wild with some sharp acidic notes, then some nice nutty malt notes appear and just a little hint of pear skins in there also. Flavor follow the aromas line of attack, big and bretty from the start with a beautiful slightly nutty malt intermission followed by a some sharp fruit skin bitterness to finish it all off. Easily the most enjoyable and drinkable JP Iíve had and thatís no knock against their lineup, this was a damn fine beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2008
200th Rating of this beer, good work JP. 750ml Bottling 3, 2007, Purchased today @ La Jolla Bev Mo. Zero gush, after driving around with me in my trunk today, zero gush, zero! Pours a really nice orange with a 1 finger tan head. Nose has lots of yummy bretty sourness and it smells pretty damn good. Taste is spiced and sweet and sour and tart and prickly. This is a good beer, not that I expect anything less from Jolly Pumpkin but damn this is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle into Corsendonk tulip; purchased at Greenís in Atlanta. Bottle is a gusher (the first Iíve ever experienced), just kept foaming over like a Mr. Wizard volcano. The smell of woody brett was all over the place. Smells like warm apples and apricot when you stick your nose in the glass. Very woody in the mouth, not as acidic as I expected from the smell. Dry and cob-webby but also juicy; a nice texture. Medium bodied. Spicy on the end. Good beer.


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