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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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (665) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
750 ml bottle at Logans Alley. Wonderful amount of pleasant sourness with a nice hint of cinnamon and chestnuts. Delicious anytime of the year.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
My first experience with a JP Artisian or Farmhouse style Ale. Took a little gettiní used to, but as the glass and bottle was consumed this brew became increasingly more enjoyable. Poured a slightly hazy pumpkin orange color. Created a thick and hefty, whipped cream-like head with superb retention. Lots of foam continued to emerge from the bottle after the initial pour into my chalice, so be prepared to keep your glass full! Thick sheets of lacing coated the glass as it drained. I found the initial aromas to be VERY funky at first. Like walking into a barn filled with dirt, mud, hay and a few horses and their saddle blankets. Other than that some pleasant notes of caramel malts, roasted chestnuts, green apples, lemon peel, fresh cut oak and spices greet the nose. An interesting array of smells to say the least. Loved the mouthfeel. Not overtly thick but full, round and creamy with a lively spritz. Flavors were much like the aroma. Initially I picked up quite a bit of a funky sourness which almost made me wonder if the beer was infected. But as I continued on and the beer warmed luscious flavors of nuts, caramel, various spices, oak, earth and a touch of hoppy bitterness were enjoyed. Finishes with a pleasant tart hoppy/woody bitterness. If youíre a fan of this style I would guess this is a real winner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2009 Bottle: Pale orangish-yellow pour with a large, fluffy white head. Very pleasant nose on this...notes of lemon, pepper, oak, some acetic sourness and a bit of a christmas spiciness, though subtle. The distinguishable Jolly Pumpkin body and sourness hits with some very light oak tones and not much in the way of the spices. Good, solid brew.

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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Poursa a dark and straw golden body with a long lasting white head. The nose is impressive complex with citrus-notes and various spices. Like the scient the flavour is also pretty complex but disapoints with no really finish but some bitterness. I taste ginger, tonicwater, aniseeds, grapefruits and cloves. Great mouthfeel due to the complexity. Nice one

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2011
750ml bottle, courtesy of Ian. Typical Jolly Pumpkin tartness, a little Belgian spice, not horrible.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A: Snifter. Nice clarity of a vibrant burnt orange color, with a huge off-white head with an amazing head retention, which lead to very nice lacing. S: Aromas are sour with some hints of citrus. There are some spices in here as well as a hint of soap. T: a little bitter, but definitely has some fall characteristics. Such as dry leaves, some spices with a faint hint of apples. I really donít get any nut characteristics. M: A little dry, very high carbonation. Light body with a decent palate. D: not my favorite from Jolly Pumpkin, but it is definitely good. I will drink it again. Very drinkable and perhaps a a new Thanksgiving beer for me.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
750 ml bottle, Batch 908, Bottled 11-04-2011 that I brought to Brianís suprise birthday tasting. Pours cloudy dark orange with a huge white head. This one gushed a little bit. Aroma is light funk thatís thatís a bit less than typical Jolly Pumpkin. Taste is lightly funky, spicy with an overall nuttiness and huge notes of Brett and oak.wood. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Thanks to Drew for this one. (Batch 244, 245) Hazy golden color with a frothy tall white head. Aroma is tart fruit at first, along with some bretty funk, then also a touch of sweet spices in the background and some yeast and honey. Tart and bitter flavor up front, like a lemon rind, followed by some sweet malts and a nice touch of spices. A bit of bretty funk is present all the way through. The finish shows a bit of nuttiness, or wood. Very nice, very pleasant.


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