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RATINGS: 589   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!


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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a beautiful honey amber with a ton of head. Great nose is classic jolly pumpkin. Taste is thin. Has a good deal of lemon, caramel, and some spice. Semi tart but not complex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Aroma of major funk, like manure but in a good way. Lots of malty, spiciness and some celery mixed in with that bretty funk. Golden brown with a thin white head. Flavor is nutty with a slightly sour cherry fruitiness and some spices. The finish has lots of barnyard goodness. Slightly oily texture with a dry finish. Thanks to Silphium for bringing this all the way from Michigan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Well, my last regular bottled beer. Pours a clear orange color with a nice white head. Aroma is musty, with orange, clove and spice. Taste is lemon acidity, earthy bitterness, nutty, and some spice. This one surprised me. The balance of this beer was perfect for my tastes. Nothing was out of balance, everything playing of each other nicely. Well rounded and enjoyable. Really well done for a hard to do style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark brownish amber pour with a thick white head. Nose is a bit funky and spicy and sweet. Taste is funky with spices. Oak aging provides nice smoothness in flavor and body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Pours a light gold in color. Plenty of nice rocky head. Nice web lacing on sides of the glass. Smell is funk and some tartiness. Taste is very nice. Lots of nice sour, tartness coming through. Good amount of spice to compliment the tartness. Good, smooth mouthfeel. Another good offering from JP.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
aroma is tart and roasty with some barnyard and caramel -- a very nice combination. it pours a light rusty orange with small white head. flavor is mostly a smooth sourness, maybe some nuttiness in there but not much. really a very nice mild sour ale, finish is bitter and somewhat astringent, but itís nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Gushed would almost be an understatment! Even after pouring over 12 oz. out of the bottle this continued to foam over. Aromas are of funk, apple cider, cinnamon and caramelÖvery Fall and reminds me of apple doughnuts from the apple orchards in the Fall. In the mouth it is tart and sour with the funkiness from the nose running throghout. Recently I have had some overly funked Jolly Pumpkin’s but this one was quite good.


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