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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a hazy copper/orange color with a frothy two finger head that settles very slowly to a thick cap that sticks around for the entire beer. The lacing thatís left behind is thick, and covers most of the inside of my glass. Smell; there are some definite tart and sour aromas present. Once you get past those a little fruitiness comes out with apples, lemons and hints of oranges. Itís a bit on the funky side with some interesting barnyard aromas, with some cinnamon and other spices mixed in with an oak barrel presence in there as well. Taste; itís definitely on the tart side, but itís in no way overwhelming. Caramel and cinnamon blend well with the apple flavors, with an interesting lemon twist mixed on with them. The barnyard funk and oak barrel flavors round out the beer very nicely. I wasnít sure the flavor would live up to the smell, but it definitely has, with all of the flavors smoothly flowing into the next. Mouthfeel is on the full side with a lively but smooth carbonation. The only real problem I have with this beer, is that I only had one of them.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2006
KSBF 06. Not sure if this was an 05 or an 06 but it was pretty funky so Id guess the 05? Pours a cloudy yeasty bright orange/light amber with a great fluffy head and nice retention and lace. Aroma is slightly sour and lemony with lots of funky brett, horseblanket, mildewy and musty and lots of phenolicy spiciness. Tart sour cherry and farnhouse funk flavor, leathery, spicy, cloves, woody, oaky, some vanilla. More tartenss and sour in the end with pediococcus or sharp brett cherry pie like flavors. A bit astringency along with the tartness- almond-like or cherry pit harshness with a dry finish. THis was really cool and funky. Great stuff.

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. Itís 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. Itís 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 (5256) - 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 (8910) - 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, thereís 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 (6263) - 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 didnít 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 (2950) - 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 Jollyís Iíve 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 Jollyís.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2102) - 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 (2910) - 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 itís still very good stuff.


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