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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours amber with a patchy white head, fizzy, and some spotty lacing. Aroma is sour fruit (citrus, cherry, raspberry), water logged wood, malt (meal), yeast (dough) and an alcohol nose. Medium bitterness, tart sweetness, low acidity, malty wood flavor, hint of vinegar and tart cherries. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottled. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Refreshing with notes of fruit, barnyard, citrus and nuts. Some sour notes and slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Pours a deep hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is malts, apples, and figs. Flavor is malty, apples, figs, and some roastyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2008
750ml bottle. What a gusher. I think Ron owes me some of my money back. Pours orange working on brown. Thick off white head with brown spec and good lace. Light barrel nose and lightly nutty. Tart dry oaky flavor. Not much funk. Nutty and peppery. Medium body. High carbonation. Dry finish. Not the typical JP.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2008
bottle (batch 249245)...poured a transparent and active orange brown with a sustaining fluffy slighty off white head.....aroma of soft sour and tart citrus fruit yet maintaining some sense of a sweeter malt profile.....flavors of your typical jp sour tartness, lightly spiced (can’t put my finger on it), and finishes on a softer maltier note. a bit on the thin side.....not my favorite jp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Thanks to Erin for bringing this back from Atlanta. Pours a nice caramel color with a biege head and plenty of yeasty floaties. Smell is lightly spiced cinnamon and nutmeg almost. Taste is dry and spiced again with an unusual biscuity bubbly malt. Interesting but not particularly fantastic. Hard to describe but, warm dry spices dominate and the drinkability is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle from CaptainCougar. Tons of excitement upon bottle opening, a total gusher, loud pop, foam geiser, three relatively sober guys couldn’t solve the problem as it spilled over the tv tray onto the floor everywhere (thanks to the Little Green machine for the cleanup, they’re awesome!). Full semi-cloudy hazy orange appearance. The aroma was spices (cardamum and white pepper came to mind, but I don’t actually know what the heck they are half the time, lol), bret, yeast, nuttiness, floral hops (lavendar?). The flavor was all of the aroma, lots going on in here, white grapes, but perfumey floralness and too intense of spicing as it warmed were the faults in this one. Aftertaste included a nice touch of sawdust, but not enough to clean up the spicing and overly floral notes. Mouthfeel was lively, but that probably was not a great thing given the flavors I wanted less envigorated. A fun brew, the base beer quite nice, but other than that just a nice spice beer, most of which don’t work for me. Thanks, Tom!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
750ml Bottle: Aroma of spices, fruit, lots of Brett yeast, apples, pears, nutmeg, and a slight tartness. Poured copper/amber in color with a small to medium-sized, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Small particles throughout and some large particles as well. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of Brett yeast, funk, wood, nuts, spices, light grape, nutmeg, cinnamon, chestnut, vanilla, malts, and slight vegetables. Medium body. Smooth, tingly, then chalky texture. Lively carbonation. Funky, acidic, yeasty dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2009
Wow POP it went upon opening it. Pour was cloudy orange color. Aroma was lots of different spices going on there, yeast light fruits mostly grapes I guess. Flavor was much the same, was a little thin on the flavor side, old lady floral came out in the flavor not good taste. Not bad not good.

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