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RATINGS: 581   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 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1272) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 750ml Bottle, Batch #244,245, JP has a batch label on the bottle that I have not seen before (I picked up this bottle from the brewery), pours a hazy light amber brown with honey increments, has off-white bubbles that eventually thin and leave lacing, bottom of the bottle was completely covered with a coating of sediment, apple sourness, unripened apples, citrus fruits, faint sweet fragrances, faint spices and some funk earthiness, tart with some real faint caramel, faint lemon grapefruit citrus with a touch of leather(?), I noticed some spice sweetness as it warmed up a bit, the finish starts with grape skins and ends with a medium bitterness with dry sour tartness that lingers thereafter, every sip brought a tingle to my nostrils, letting the ale warm up increased the tingle and I found this ale easily drinkable at room temperature, I could not sense any alcohol in in aroma or taste, a nice gentle drinking ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4169) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bit of malt and caramel with spice. But from whatever I remember, changed when all JPs got funky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3295) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2008
750 ml bottle, shared by tjthresh. Pour is a murky brown - orange with a big, fluffy dirty white head. There is some visible sediment. Aroma of some nuttiness and only a whisper of the signature JP barnyard funkiness. Taste is pretty interesting, roasted nuttiness, some bright acidity and a nice full body. The finish highlights the lingering chestnut. Some traces of the barnyard yeasty funkiness, but certainly the most subdued of any JP I have had.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle; big time gusher here. Poured a orange-brown color with a very big off white head. Small brown pieces in the head. Aroma was very interesting. Orange, apples, nuts, and brett. Flavor wasn’t quite as good as the aroma. Compared to other Jolly Pumkin beers, the amount of bretty yeastiness is on the smaller sie. Some peppery tartness. A little bit watery on the palate. Solid, but not spectacular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. The liquid was viewed by me as a pure color of gold and had a frothy topping of head. In the nose, I detected a buxom aroma of yeast in the style I find in most saisons from Belgium. As for the flavor, it was a tart and slightly sour bite but also had a chewy profile that made me think beyond what I’m used to with Belgian strong(s). Pretty much the key components of this genetic flavor are apple, grape and unknown spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottle to my head. Pours drown amber with white lacing. Light carbonation. Aroma is that classic jolly pumpkin funk, spice, and no etoh. Flavor is sour tongue tingling and dry. Maybe some nuts in the finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
750, corked and baled, thanks, BVC! Pours hazy gold with a lacy white head. Funky, brett-laden nose. Light body and medium carbonation. A dash of fruit in the flavor. Dry and sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gabrielsyme (66) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2008
cloudy dark orange, big white head. definite sourness, lemony. some malt sweetness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1962) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Interesting brew. Spicy, funky nose. Flavor has some nuts, some orange, some funky brett and subtle sourness. Very light, dry finish. Incredibly drinkable, and pretty damn nice.


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