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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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!

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3.9
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
There is no mistaking jolly pumpkins beers! Cloudy deep orange/brown with a medium just off white head. Classic tart musty basement aroma and flavor. This one adds in a nice nutmeg and slight dark fruit flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Sweet and sout aroma. Cloudy light brown color with a thin white head. Leaves a very tart flavor on the tongue but still ends very smooth. Maybe a little nuttiness, but i have no idea what chestnuts taste like.

3.7
Macegan75 (846) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle at CAH. Pours a golden light brown with minimal head. Nose is cocao and spices, with slight malty notes. First skp is brett, oak, brown malt. Nice mouth feel in the finish.

3.4
salvaticas (831) - - JAN 24, 2014
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor. Nice subtle spice on the nose. Pours a brownish red with a lot of head. Very complex flavors but honestly just not for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
BeerGolem (829) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours hazy amber with not much head and some lacing. Aroma is overwhelmingly brett (typical Jolly Pumpkin) with slight notes of fruits. Nice sourness, but the taste lacks of balance. Bitter aftertaste. Good carbonation. Full bodied. Robe ambrée. Léger collet, un peu de lacing. Puissant arôme de "brett" (typique des Jolly Pumpkin) avec quelques notes fruités. Goût sûre agréable, mais manque d’équilibre. Arrière-goût amer. Ronde en bouche, bonne carbonatation

3.6
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
(2 years old) aroma similar to a viognier or albarino. green apple and melon predominates. sour grape, plum and apple in the taste. finish is a bit smokey with lots of sour cherry. tasty and refreshing.

3.9
ffaoe (802) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Slight sour/funk aroma. Amber/peach in color and clear with no head. Light sourness, finishes with faint hop and funk

3.6
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Split this one with the wife. 750ml served into an over sized wine glass. Batch 894 Bottled on 9-29-2011 A - Pours an orange amber with a small white head. S - Spiced apples, fermented fruit, earthy damp wood, cinnamon sticks, allspice, fragrant herbs. T - Tartness upfront with a spicy backdrop of cinnamon and allspice. Some lemon tea and other tart fruits almost tastes like a fruity herbal tea. Nutty caramel malts carry a sweetness that doesn’t dry out until the very end. M - Medium body, medium lively carbonation, dry finish. This really does remind me of fall. Light funk with good tartness. Not sure I could pick out the chestnuts. Delicate flavors and an inviting nose make this a joy to drink. Serving type: bottle 08-08-2012

2.7
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Thanks to JohnC for sharing. Mostly just tart malty flavors, was not able to detect any benefit from barrel aging likely due to sourness that overpowered the whole experience.

4.6
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
So well integrated, and so well balanced. The wood character, the tartness, the funky notes, the fruit character and everything else just combines to form a really nice drinking, complex brew. Once again JP has created a masterful brew!


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