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RATINGS: 569   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2006
750 from Beer World of Largo. <P> The body is a murkey orange/brown with a large (two and a half fingers thick) off white head that is craggy and lasting. Aroma is sharp, slightly herbal, lightly sour and musty. <P> Fore is soft and smooth with a cuddly kind of acidity. It’s lightly nutty, dry, musty-yeasty and slightly sour. Not nearly as good as I built it up in my head. I guess you run that risk with beers like Ron makes. This is a little too low key overall for my tastes. It’s soft and sippable, but I find myself wanting more flavor concentration and wondering if it really has any spice in it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Orange, with a huge dense rocky head. Nutty, herbal, even slightly medicinal aroma. Flavor is clean, grassy, with some barnyard and musty notes. Some sharp bitterness, and some nutty, savory notes. Nice hints of pine and oak as it warms. Thanks to Silphium for the trade!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2006
Cuvee de autumn fire, a funky jolly pumpkin. Not as vinegary, bold, as the brown ale had earlier in the tasting. Orangey colour. Spicey, hint of roast,drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
05 Bottle. Pours is murky tan, amber color, with a huge rocky off white head that lasts forever. Aroma is yeast, malt, nuts, some sourness. Flavor is very tart acidic, yeast, malt, citrus, spice like cinnamon and clove, oak, there’s a lot going on here! Palate is light to medium with huge carbonation and a linger tart finish! Fanatstic!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6051) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a hazy deep orange with a large rocky off-white head. Very nice funky aroma with sour fruit, spices, yeast and oak. Flavour is also sour and funky with some citrus, spices, oak and yeast -- I didn’t really detect any chestnuts. Medium bodied. Another great Jolly Pumpkin beer!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, and Blankboy, courtesy of Greg. Deep hazy yellow, small foamy white head. Huge yeast, funk aroma, some sourness. Big carbonation in mouthfeel. Nice taste - foamy funky sourness - I sure wish I could say I was tasting chestnuts though! Maybe too similar to the other Jolly’s I’ve had, as this one did nothing to stand out to me. Slight burnt notes at the end, with mild spice. On its own, good beer, just not outstanding like so many other Jolly’s.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2078) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2006
bottle, thanks for sharing jeff. amber body with a fluffy marshmallow cream head. nicely soured flavor with cracker notes and a bit of TANG, yeah TANG, woody, red grape, sweaty jaw tightening goodness. sour & enjoyable and still keeps some depth and complexity. 4 8 7 4 17

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & blankboy - my bottle. Hazy orange-amber, moderate white head. Great aroma - spicy, funky & fruity. Soft mouthfeel. Loving the flavour - sour fruit, woody, roasty & nutty, with some slightly numbing clove notes in the finish. Not getting much chestnut, but it’s still very good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - GregClow’s bottle. Cloudy deep orange, decent foamy off-white head. Acidic funky sour aroma, tart citrus (lemon), oaky, very spicy and yeasty - intriguing. Taste follows the nose, but brings it all together - soft vanilla oak, sour citrus malt, fruit, yeast, very spicy in the finish - balanced and funky, very nice, like a mild barrel-aged gueuze. Thick body, slick, acidic, nicely carbonated, long balanced soft sour finish. I could drink a whole one of these no problem at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours amber with a patchy white head, fizzy, and some spotty lacing. Aroma is sour fruit (citrus, cherry, raspberry), water logged wood, malt (meal), yeast (dough) and an alcohol nose. Medium bitterness, tart sweetness, low acidity, malty wood flavor, hint of vinegar and tart cherries. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry palate.


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