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RATINGS: 656   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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4.3
ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
05 Bottle. Pours is murky tan, amber color, with a huge rocky off white head that lasts forever. Aroma is yeast, malt, nuts, some sourness. Flavor is very tart acidic, yeast, malt, citrus, spice like cinnamon and clove, oak, there’s a lot going on here! Palate is light to medium with huge carbonation and a linger tart finish! Fanatstic!

4
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.

3.4
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle courtesy of the Merrit Island tasting hosted by mcbackus. Poured a golden orange color. Smell was woody and tart. Flavor was sweet sweet malts with a hint of sour apple. I like the sweet and malty ones so this one was okay in my book!

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 (855) - 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.

3.9
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 (827) - 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.

3.6
OKplus (788) - 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.


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