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RATINGS: 561   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 thanks to the beermate. Cinamon and nutmeg, allspice, cardomom, corriander in the aroma, spicy and sweet with some earthy sourness remeniecent of a Fantome. Pours amber/brown with a huge white head, the bottle foamed over with the cap was popped off. Sweet upfront, malty with some caramel flavor, dry and spicy, then finishes sour and dry. Excellent beer, complex but still enjpyable and refreshing. The more it warms the more fruit comes out, some apple skin and sweet citrus. I love Jolly Pumpkin!!!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbfat (8) - USA - APR 10, 2008 does not count
Iím cold, hungry, and jobless (for the summer, Iím in school, not a hobo), but all is well because I have a bottle of Fuego del Otono. I donít know what the spices are supposed to be but I donít much care because the great funky, tart, fruity apple/pear flavor of this is delicious. The only odd thing was that on one whiff Iíd get a scent like a skunked European pils and on the next Iíd get the funky scent everyone expects. Otherwise, a balls-out hard-nosed ass beater.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
2007 bottle. Nice golden-orange color with a pleasant, oaky aroma that features some pleasant sourness, spices, and citrus. Flavor has a nice citrus bite with a bit of bretty sourness that is well balanced with gentle spices, oak, and assorted fruits. Nice mouthfeel. This is a classic example of why JP rules!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2012
750ml bottle - $13.79 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Batch 899/900, Bottled 10-7-2011.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, clover honey-hued body with a foamy, slowly receding, barely off-white head (though, the latter pours turned out quite clouded). Glass glaze of lace on the descent.

Smell: Simple sugar cookies, faintly sweetish, heavily marked by musty yeasty notes, tart-scented hard cider, citrus, very faint oak sprigs, additional fruity hints, soiled, unwashed herbs.

Taste: Sweetish sugar cookie hints with some slight caramel nuttiness. Big gulp of farmhouse cider with hints of strawberry and one drop of that bright red sauce that comes with the sweet-n-sour chicken. Oak character with a childlike gentleness about it. Itís got a tartness and some barnyard funkiness going on, but itís very balanced within and amongst the other elements of this beer. Splash of salty, phenolic lemon juice. Tiny pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Ramping up of acidity on the dry, earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: As always, itís another weird, wild ride from Jolly Pumpkin. Itís quite tasty and very refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Very hazy dark rust orange thatís murky ith a slightly offwhite head. Very squashy and actual pumpkin that moves into a alight earthy sourness for the aroma. Ripe sour yams, white grapes, slight funk JP style, leveled and just beyond my words. Lighter to medium body wih subtle carbonation. Pretty

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
falco242 (236) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale copper with a large, white head of foam. Great retention and lacing. Aroma is peppery and bretty with some ginger and tropical fruit and spices coming through nicely. Taste is sweet initially, but moves to a dry tartness, very reminiscent of an aged Orval. This beer is pretty damn good. I could see me getting a few bottles of this just to see how they do over time. Really good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshmcg000 (312) - Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is lots of yeast. The yeast profile give lots of fruity sweetness with plenty of funk. Nice medium body malt profile. Extremely good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (586) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Brad brought this! Thanks a million! This beer pours to a deeply hazy copper body with an off-white head. The aroma is cedary and spicy. Caramel and white grapes. Very distinct and unique. Smells devine! The flavor is tangy and peppery. Gingerbread? Cedared pears. Delicious. I love Jolly Pumpkin.


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