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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Gushed would almost be an understatment! Even after pouring over 12 oz. out of the bottle this continued to foam over. Aromas are of funk, apple cider, cinnamon and caramelvery Fall and reminds me of apple doughnuts from the apple orchards in the Fall. In the mouth it is tart and sour with the funkiness from the nose running throghout. Recently I have had some overly funked Jolly Pumpkin’s but this one was quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
small brownish/orange body with a huge 4 inch white head.(infected?)the aroma is brett,dusty red apples,cologne,cinnamon,and caramel.flavor is light brett,lemons,caramel malts,and pumpkin.seems like the aroma is a bit more complex than the flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle shared by notalush. Orange-amber pour with a fairly sticky white head. Aroma is loaded with rich earthy brett, cologne, perfume and a fresh leathery funkiness. Very light citrus with light lemon and orange over a rich earthy woody character. Soflty tart along with a light caramelly back note. Very perfumey and complex. Classic Jolly Pumpkin. Very tasty and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Super hazy golden beer with a fizzy head - typical JP funk in the aroma, with some cool minty and herbal qualities - a lot of earthy funk up front, followed by a moderate acidity - a bit of nuttiness and vegetal character - probably the funkiest JP beer I’ve yet had - the acidity cuts it a bit, and gives it a more lambic-like character - there is some odd vegetable-like flavors far in the back that make it less enjoyable, but this is still another interesting JP offering.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (6050) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2008
This bottled brew from Indianapolis, IN poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was mildly funky with lambic malt notes. The mouth feel was strongly tingly and bubbly from start to finish. Very lambic like. The flavor contained notes of lambic like musty slightly sour tart mild hop malt notes. It gave me gas. Overly carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
Bouteille verte de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Prives Biropholie. Le contenu a completement explos lors de louverture de la bouteille ne laissant que la moiti du contenu. Arme: Odeur dpice avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambre voile avec une moyenne densit de bulle. Prsence dun large col mousseux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dpices avec une pointe dagrumes et de gomme. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got fruit. (Rating #1759)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (5078) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle and labeled Bottling 3, 2007. Medium sized off-white frothy and fizzy head that mostly diminished, hazy, one ring of lacing, visible carbonation, and a golden hue. The aroma was sweet, sour, tart, spicy, malt, some caramel, acidic, lambic like and brett. The flavor was sweet, acidic, fruity, spicy, sour, some malt and light caramel. Spritzy mouthfeel and medium bodied. I had a hard getting this beer rated as I was turned off by the aroma and the flavor as well as I just couldnt get into the taste of this beer for some reason. This is definitely a beer I could not drink an entire bottle by myself. Next!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Thanks to Drew for this one. (Batch 244, 245) Hazy golden color with a frothy tall white head. Aroma is tart fruit at first, along with some bretty funk, then also a touch of sweet spices in the background and some yeast and honey. Tart and bitter flavor up front, like a lemon rind, followed by some sweet malts and a nice touch of spices. A bit of bretty funk is present all the way through. The finish shows a bit of nuttiness, or wood. Very nice, very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2008

6/05/2008: Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire) pours a mostly clear, light copper color with a HUGE, dense and rocky light beige head. There is a substantial amount of carbonation that sustains the perpetual thick head that creates puffy lacing on the glass. The aroma and flavor contain the tell-tale Jolly Pumpkin funk and spice. Some spiced (cinnamon) apple cider notes are also apparent in the aroma. The flavor is lightly malty, fruity (like apple sauce and white grapes), spicy (nutmeg, clove?). It also has the wonderful, subtle but not so subtle combination of sour, tart, and acidity. These subside a bit as the beer warms and combines to form a warm, lightly chocolately and nutty-like flavor. I also pick up some faint ginger notes toward the finish as well as a really, really light nuttiness if I hold the beer in my mouth for a bit. This beer has a medium body, yet it feels light and airy on the palate, and even soft and mellow. Overall, this is another good Jolly Pumpkin brew, but it seems to be missing the complexity - no, thats not the right word - maybe uniqueness is what Im looking for - to really differentiate it from many of the other Jolly Pumpkin offerings...

1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz bottle (6.1% Alc/Vol) from Rivers Bend Wine and Spirits in Maineville, Ohio ($8.99+tax). Rating #217 for this beer...

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2008
OK, its official, Im not a fan of Jolly Pumpkin beers. The last one was classified as a Sour Ale, and I didnt like it. This one is classified as a Belgian, and it tasted again like a Sour Ale. 750ml bottle, poured a nice clear amber with a foamy off-white head. Very nice looking beer. Aroma was of tart, sour apple. Taste was tart, sour, and biting. Poured this one down the drain.


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