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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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 thanks to the beermate. Cinamon and nutmeg, allspice, cardomom, corriander in the aroma, spicy and sweet with some earthy sourness remeniecent of a Fantome. Pours amber/brown with a huge white head, the bottle foamed over with the cap was popped off. Sweet upfront, malty with some caramel flavor, dry and spicy, then finishes sour and dry. Excellent beer, complex but still enjpyable and refreshing. The more it warms the more fruit comes out, some apple skin and sweet citrus. I love Jolly Pumpkin!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3320) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2007
25.4 oz bottle. Started foaming as soon as the cap was cracked. Had to suck suds a while to get it to settle down as it kept bubbling up the bottle neck even after a glass was poured. Foggy pink brown with a rocky tan head that leaves chunky striations. Candied violets, sweet funk, barnyard and some hay. Lightly sour with a dusty peach pit and nectarine skin tartness. Mild bitter nutmeg finish. Soft, puffy carb; reminds me of meringue cookies.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Has the definite presence of malts and spices, I can feel the heat the spices on the back of my throat. The head pour outs and just stays there. however the mild sour taste of the beer sorta ruins this for me. not really for me.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4212) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
The aroma has some nuts but mostly sourness, yeast, and spice. The appearance is hazy amber with a huge foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is typical for the style. You can tell it’s a quality beer but it just doesn’t taste that great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Glowing amber. Large, frothy, off white head. Nose of sour, funky yeast, toasted nuts, spices, and bready malt. The brett is really kickin in this one after almost a year. Same flavors as above with the sourness dominating, some earth and oak in there as well. Medium body, well carbonated. Tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 18, 2007
This Belgian Ale pours a medium amber color from a 750ml bottle. Large to huge sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Hops are floral. Lively carbonation. Nice balance. It starts kind of fruity and sweet and finishes a touch tart. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Pours a deep hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is malts, apples, and figs. Flavor is malty, apples, figs, and some roastyness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Enjoyed at NoogFest III. 750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange with a big frothy head that never stops coming. Fairly light aroma with sweet hints of fruit and spicy yeast. Apple (?). The flavor is probably the best I’ve had from a Jolly Pumpkin. Light spice and lemon fruit with that signature Jolly Pumpkin yeasty funky business. Nothing over powering like many of their others IMO. Saison like actually and enjoyable in flavor. Way too carbonated for me though (as is usual for their beers). However, overall I liked this one. It was refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2007
An amber appearance with a large foaming head. Which seems to be standard for JP. The aroma was filled with strong citrus and some caramel. A bit of grapefruit and lemons showing up with a caramel and nutty backbone. A malty and sour finish. It was good but not one of thier best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3072) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle at the mondiale ’07. aroma is very fruity with apples, and slight banana comming through. Flavour is fruity, with some peppery notes like a saison, and some caramel in the finish. Quite a complex beer, lots going on. Very very nice.


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