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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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
pleasant sour earthy aroma. very smooth and sour. nice bitter balancing finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle: I could not stop the head after opening. When I finally poured, it was amber with a huge, huge head. Aroma and taste of a spiced beer. Very good, but unusual Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Gusher alert! As soon as I opened it a foam river shot it of top. I poured maybe an ounce into a pint glass that quickly over flowed. After about 10 minutes the foam finally subsided from the pint glass but it still took awhile to pour a full pint. Now to the rating. Poured dark red with huge white head. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Good cinnamon flavor to start with some fruit hints. Finished with some spice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
750ml bottle, Oct. 2008 batch. Having had this beer several times, I can say it needs at least three months after itís released to really come into its own. It was released way too young IMO. Moving on, it pours a really beautiful glowing, reddish honey with a pillowy beige head. Awesome. Gorgeous, vintage Jolly Pumpkin nose - softly-integrated brett, sour tropical fruits, and of course oak. The flavor is vinous, subtle, and refreshing. There is not that burst of flavor you might expect though. This could be a phenomenal beer if the flavors were more pronounced. I still really like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Glowing hazy pink peach. Cherry sour scents. Crisp sour start that turns to a slowly fading spiced finish. Flavors to guide you from summer to winter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Oak and wild yeast aroma. Murky orange with small white head. Sour spicy taste. Another solid one from jolly pumpkin.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Pours a glowing yellow with a root beer style white head. Has nice lacing. Has hints of chesnuts, other earth tones, spices, and bitter apples. Finishes with a tart taste on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Smells wild with flowers and tropical fruits and spices. Tastes a mild sour and medium sweetness. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Texture is creamy. Very easy to drink, and has quite a number of interesting flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle pours an off white with a lively head. Very light and well carbonated. Spicy as in peppery more than anything else. Decent but not complex nor real drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Poured from 750ml bottle into my wee 4oz sampler mug at World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Appearance: Poured as smoothly as possibly, eliminating any head that may have come up otherwise. A red, cinnamon color. Very attractive. Smell: Hey, speaking of cinnamon ... a spicy cinnamon sort of nose. Sort of fruity. Taste: My first of the style, and... interesting. Cinnamon, fruit, sour, tart, sweet... itís all over the place and should be a mess, but it isnít. Iíve not had a beer like this before, and Iím glad to finally have gotten the chance to try some Jolly Pumpkin. Itís a good beer that Iíd buy in 12oz bottles, but I wouldnít ever see myself buying a 750ml.


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