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RATINGS: 653   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Batch 901, Bottled October 19, 2011.
Appearance: The body is a hazy light amber with a tall white head that dissipates rather quickly to a dense white coating with a tall ring.
Aroma: Slight Autumn spices of cinnamon and clove with a light fruity tartness I cant put my finger on, cherries? Hints of red wine vinegar too. This smells great.
Taste: Mildly tart with a small hint of vinegar, but it quickly picks up on a dry nutty and cinnamon/nutmeg finish that abruptly stops. Sort of a potpourri finish.
Palate: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: I wonder if this has gotten more tart with age or lost it, I also wonder if the body was more beefy fresh. This drinks nicely now, though I wish Id saved it for a nice Autumn night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Blend 2, bottled 10-04-2012. Bottle from Tipples. Pours a clear orange bronze color with fluffy white head and lots of effervescent bubbles coming up from the bottom. Aroma of pleasant spice, apples, pears, oak, brett. Gentle sour funk with light but not intruding background spice, apples, dry sharp oak finish. Light and easy drinking with lots of soft carbonation. Classic JP brew here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1788) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Clear golden brown pour with a half inch white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is tart, wood, light nuts and caramel. Taste is lactic, wood, earth, light spice and caramel. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1786) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2015
clear dark gold pour some white foam. Aroma funky oak, dust granny smiths markers. Light carb. Buttery lacto. Chestnut aftertaste, obscured by oak and sour, concrete dust. some burnt plastic on the end. bitter type finish. A complex, balanced beer that lets one too many flavors in the door.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1779) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Opaque hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of apricot and peach, flavor of caramel and bubblegum. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty good, but not my favorite JP beer...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1775) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2008
(Batch 244,245) The aroma starts with the standard tart funk of almost all of Jolly Pumpkin’s beers. Underneath that, there are hints of nuts, and a touch of chocolate. Pours a clear amber, with a huge rocky white head. The taste is a peppery, nutty ale, crisp on the palate with a slight bit of tartness to it. Very tasty, and works quite well even in summer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1772) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 2006. Firey mahogany-red pour, thick and resistant, retaining a thick layer of forthy crown throughout. A perfectly pungent sour green apple aroma precedes layers of pecan and toffee-caramel malts. Becomes somewhat dry, vegetal and grassy eventually. The chestnut tones are brilliantly subtle, dusted with cinnamon and buried in the richly textured malts. Oak breaths aged anthems of smoke into a fresh, tart-tasting body. Finish is tangy with sharp cloves and dill spice. Thick but lively in the mouth, dynamic and resonant, its myriad of voices humming in intricate counterpoint. An approachable sophisticate, mysterious but inviting to every sense. Thanks John! 8/4/9/5/17 4.3

2007. Cascading white gush on a firey orange murky body. Thick apple tart and fritter sweetness in the aroma; warm cinnamon spiciness and earthy nuttiness. Spices seem quite green sometimes; a cool, sweet wisp of tarragon. Pickled ginger and citrus acids predominate a tart, juicy sweetness. Flavor is a mite thin, showing a lot of grapefruit and mandarin tartness that seems to flutter a bit weakly on a brittle body of malt. More prominent is this soft sweetness of oak and recurrent, dry-sweet greenish spiciness. Pickled ginger rings out still and lends some funk to a soft sourness of white wine and overripe pear. Full of delicacy and complexity, but notably less dense, less warming and less autumnal than last year. Full sparkly palate, somewhat brisk and quite acidic. Finishes on a soothing sweetness of vanilla and lemon meringue, musty and short. Less memorable, if not necessarily worse. Thanks Mike! 8/4/7/4/15 3.8

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Bottle provided by His_Greatness. Damn and Hot Damn, one of the JPs that I have been waiting to try for some time now. The beer is a moderately hazed deep amber concoction which upon pouring froms a solid and fairly dense light tan head that just wont go away. Dense, foamy lacing is left behind. Soft funk aroma, nothing too assertive that just whacks you in the face but a subtle barny presence that introduces itself and slides away into the crowd. Perhaps a touch of the chestnuts, hard to say never having had a chestnut beer before. Medium bodied, a bit sprightly on the palate and moderately drying. Flavors are crisp, some modest spice presence, touches of lemon and orange zest. Overall, a wonderful creation, I hope this becomes a staple in Rons portfolio!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (1764) - Rīga, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2013
Quite malty with huge fruitiness, bit acidic. Some caramel.. Awesome brew.. perfect for my autumn mood. Woody and kinda spicy.. Liked a lot

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Light brown with a few particulates, small head. Bold aroma, spicy and sour, pumpkin. Taste is sour and bitter up front. Light spiciness. Mild yeastiness. Finish is exceptionally clean. Body was a little too watery for me.


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