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RATINGS: 644   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A: Snifter. Nice clarity of a vibrant burnt orange color, with a huge off-white head with an amazing head retention, which lead to very nice lacing. S: Aromas are sour with some hints of citrus. There are some spices in here as well as a hint of soap. T: a little bitter, but definitely has some fall characteristics. Such as dry leaves, some spices with a faint hint of apples. I really dont get any nut characteristics. M: A little dry, very high carbonation. Light body with a decent palate. D: not my favorite from Jolly Pumpkin, but it is definitely good. I will drink it again. Very drinkable and perhaps a a new Thanksgiving beer for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle into Corsendonk tulip; purchased at Greens in Atlanta. Bottle is a gusher (the first Ive ever experienced), just kept foaming over like a Mr. Wizard volcano. The smell of woody brett was all over the place. Smells like warm apples and apricot when you stick your nose in the glass. Very woody in the mouth, not as acidic as I expected from the smell. Dry and cob-webby but also juicy; a nice texture. Medium bodied. Spicy on the end. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (641) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a deep, dark orangey hue with a thick, frothy head that leaves plenty of lacing on the way down. Apricot, lemon zest and funk on the nose. sweet apricot, plum, strawberry up front, followed by a wave of mild sourness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Really great beer. Enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
750 ml bottle, Batch 908, Bottled 11-04-2011 that I brought to Brians suprise birthday tasting. Pours cloudy dark orange with a huge white head. This one gushed a little bit. Aroma is light funk thats thats a bit less than typical Jolly Pumpkin. Taste is lightly funky, spicy with an overall nuttiness and huge notes of Brett and oak.wood. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a beautiful honey amber with a ton of head. Great nose is classic jolly pumpkin. Taste is thin. Has a good deal of lemon, caramel, and some spice. Semi tart but not complex.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Sour aroma, sour taste, but not as tart as I was expecting. Yeasty, but also sour taste. okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
salvaticas (615) - - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Aroma of major funk, like manure but in a good way. Lots of malty, spiciness and some celery mixed in with that bretty funk. Golden brown with a thin white head. Flavor is nutty with a slightly sour cherry fruitiness and some spices. The finish has lots of barnyard goodness. Slightly oily texture with a dry finish. Thanks to Silphium for bringing this all the way from Michigan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Well, my last regular bottled beer. Pours a clear orange color with a nice white head. Aroma is musty, with orange, clove and spice. Taste is lemon acidity, earthy bitterness, nutty, and some spice. This one surprised me. The balance of this beer was perfect for my tastes. Nothing was out of balance, everything playing of each other nicely. Well rounded and enjoyable. Really well done for a hard to do style.


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