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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Slightly hazy yellow gold pour with a big rocky white head. The aroma has the same sour apple right upfront that I get from all JP beers. There’s also some various hints of spice, chestnut, coriander, lemon and orange zest, and some pepper. Mouth puckering sourness hits the taste buds first and then fades to grassy, floral hops, soft caramel and biscuit, some ripe fruits, damp oak, citrus, and apple cider vinegar. Dry medium body with lots of carbonation. Im really a little amazed at how delicate the numerous flavors are in this and yet the sourness is still quite strong.

3.8
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle- 3rd bottling-2007: Seems like it may have leaked during shipping- there was a couple of inches of air space in the bottle. It also seemed less carbonated than the average Jolly Pumpkin offering. Pours a cloudy murky orange with a white dense film of head. Bright and zesty aroma- Lemon rind, that musty Jolly Pumpkin yeast, some brett, and peppery citrus spiciness. Light and fluffy, crisp feeling. Zesty and spicy taste with lightly tart citrus and an underlying brett character. Some underlying oak meshes with grapefruit flavors. Again, seemed a bit less carbonated, and seemed to be missing much of the volume in the bottle, which leads me to believe it had leaked during transport. Still very tasty, I just want to revisit this one.

4.3
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!

3.7
Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Hazy dark orange body with a lot of bubbles. Bitter sweett aroma of oranges grapefruit and hints of coriander. Flavor as indicated by the aroma, rather hoppy lemon grapefruit peach acidic with a bit of coriander. Low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

4
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Poursa a dark and straw golden body with a long lasting white head. The nose is impressive complex with citrus-notes and various spices. Like the scient the flavour is also pretty complex but disapoints with no really finish but some bitterness. I taste ginger, tonicwater, aniseeds, grapefruits and cloves. Great mouthfeel due to the complexity. Nice one

4.1
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Backus Backdoor Bash! Pours an orange color. Full of Autumn spices and bitter orange flavors. Some peppery spice in there, too. Another good beer from Jolly Pumpkin.

3.9
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2009 Bottle: Pale orangish-yellow pour with a large, fluffy white head. Very pleasant nose on this...notes of lemon, pepper, oak, some acetic sourness and a bit of a christmas spiciness, though subtle. The distinguishable Jolly Pumpkin body and sourness hits with some very light oak tones and not much in the way of the spices. Good, solid brew.

3.4
Homer321 (5045) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Tasting at Backus’ Backyard Bash. sour apple, very cloudy. mouth full of carbonation. tart with a drying finish. typicaly JP brett. lacks general definition but drinkable.

3.1
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Light funky and fruity nose. Cloudy orange with a big thick bubbly white head. Nice lacing. Nice sourness but not much in the finish. A bit thin. Not on par with the depth and complexity I’ve come to expect from JP.

3.3
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.


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