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RATINGS: 594   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!


3.5
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmsulliv (206) - - DEC 27, 2014
Slightly sour brown which turns out to be a little flat and blamd. At the beer belly in Albany

4
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2013
Couleur : ambre clair, reflets oranges. Belle mousse assez fine. Nez : moyennement expressif, sur des notes boisées, épicées, fruitées (pomme, orange, abricot) et un côté aigre qui s’annonce déjà. Bouche : Superbe, légère et fine mais on ne sent pas l’eau, belle ampleur, très désaltérante. Un côté acidulé avec beaucoup de fruits (pomme, orange, citron, abricot), des épices (surtout girofle et gingembre), un côté aigre-doux (à la Rodenbach) et légèrement boisé, un côté gueuze, puis un peu d’amertume en fin de bouche. Par contre, je ne sens pas vraiment de noisettes. Finale : longue, légèrement aigre, acidulée et amère, fraîche et fruitée, assez sèche.

3
   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.

3.9
   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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhiner41 (187) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Sour smell and front note but there is a spice note, nutmeg, clove, and orange that lingers on the palate. Orange-tan hazy color, white head. Plum notes the more you drink, followed by citrus. Nice sour. Fizzy mouth feel, almost sour lemon on the palate. Different after every drink, very interesting.

4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2007
750 mL. Pours a clear orange-golden color with a frothy white head and tiny bubbles rising throughout. Maybe a little wood or something in the aroma, but overwhelmingly sour, with not much else detectable. Flavor is much more mild... a little bit sour (aroma is misleading), with a malty caramel flavor and a little bit of spicyness. Jolly Pumpkin beers generally confuse me, but this one was pretty drinkable.


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