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RATINGS: 553   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 750mL bottle, batch 335, rated July 18, 2010. Pours a hazy amber with some off-white head. Aroma has cherries, chocolate, toffee, some raisins and some sour funk. Flavor has lots of orange peel, oak, gentle sour funk, caramel malt and sweet cherries. Finish is mildly bitter citrus peel with a bit of sweet fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnsofistaCat (231) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
As expected this was a foam monster. Pouring this thing was challenging to the point of ridicules. Huge rocky head that refused to dissipate. Even when I put the bottle down, with it still ¾ full, odd bubbles were foaming out of the bottle reminiscent of frog eggs and making a mess on my coffee table. The beer itself was beautiful looking-the color reminding me of the river in the U.P. called Smith’s Creek: Amber but almost glowing. This one was a bit bitterer then I thought. It had the usual apple tasting brett but something seemed a little out of wack. Green apple, hops, and oaky. The backend taste of chestnuts actually had a slight unlikable plastic trait to it. I didn’t dig this Jolly Pumpkin as much as I do others. However, its entirely possible I just wasn’t in the mood for it and will try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (221) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Sour aroma, sour taste, but not as tart as I was expecting. Yeasty, but also sour taste. okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Dry and tart. Oak aged. Maybe some Brett? Reminds me of Roddenbach with some added apricot, chestnut and nutmeg. Thin body. The flavor is nice, but a little on the weak side. Not my favorite Jolly, but still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
falco242 (217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Little bit of a farmhouse smell with notes of the oak and wild yeast. Hazy golden pour with some lace. Fantastic blend of fruit with a subtle spice and the sourness is not overwhelming but makes the beer brilliant. Great palate and overall awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
bottle. this didn’t gush as much as i’m used to from jolly pumpkin. it pours a hazy honey color with a sizable off-white head that sticks around a bit and leaves some decent lacing. nose dominated by a sweet amber malt, with a big fruit profile and lots of funk. spicy pears and melons and lemons abound, mixing with a grassy floral hop. nice laid back malty taste with some spice, and more lemon and melon, but this time with a bit of strawberry or some other sweet red fruit. the hops come out a lot more in the taste. big notes of grassy, piney, and floral hops give it an almost pale ale type ending. incredibly dry finish, with a lightly tart sweetness and a great hop bitterness. medium-bodied, highly carbonated, and oh-so-quenching. eminently drinkable. this stuff is satisfying my thirst more than gatorade did earlier in the day. and there’s not another beer that’s anything like it. this is why i like jolly pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - NOV 28, 2007
750 bottle. nice hazy golden amber, minimal white head. slightly sour nose and taste with nutty tones. short after taste. good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Shared a bottle of this with BeerBaron617. It poured a nice hazy orange/amber/chestnut color with a thick off white foamy head. Doesn’t have the super sour aroma that many Jolly Pumpkin beers have. It tasted sour, but not quite as sour as some we have had. The spices in the flavor are quite subtle, and it wasn’t very remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2010
ottima sour ale! colore ambrato carico schiuma persistente... naso brettato e speziato intenso... note mielate e sapore citrico... molto buona

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2007
750ml bottle. Hazy golden amber with a huge white head. Sour/tart aroma of brett. Some spiciness as well. A big tart, funky, brett taste. Very dry finish. Extremely drinkable. Big fan of this.

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