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RATINGS: 650   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Sample at Barley Island tasting Jan 20, 2007 - Bought at brewery Dec 2006 - Aroma is sour, nuts and berries with a caramel yeasty finish. Pours clear brown with a small head and no lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is thin and tart. Different and tasty, but not as good as I was expecting.

Added one to flavor and one to overall. Upon a revisit it has a nice gentle spice and good yeasty back that makes all JP brews so tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3552) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
High carbonation, great funky aroma. The flavor and aroma are much the same as the other Jolly Pumpkins. Good beer, low malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2007
A ruddy, brown color with orange highlights and a thick, lasting, rocky, tan head. Aroma is mostly actectobacteria like a flemish red ale with some warm caramel and brady notes. Flavor has definite cooking spices dominating the profile that I did not get in the aroma. The acetic nose takes a backseat in the flavor but balances the beer nicely and there seems to be an earthy hop presence that shows itself on the palate each time you swallow. A few points off for simplicity and lack of unity between the flavor and aroma but I do like the CO2 level on this beer as it is not overdone like many of their offerings. He is definitely locking down on some solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2677) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Thanks to mcbackus for this one. Cloudy dark orange pour with a huge head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is spices, yeast and oak barrel, hint of fruit and caramel. Well balanced and delicate, light tartness with a dry finish, medium body. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3895) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9,4 ouces, purchased on February 18 2007, savoured on March 3 2007; eye: voluminous off-white head, oak color with caramel reflections, clear, light effervescence, some lacing; nose: nice woody oak, chestnut, alcohol, quite fruity, grapefruit, light caramelized malt, some yeast; mouth: unusual palette of flavours, chestnut, woody, caramel, oak, an unknown but quite present flavour, woody finale is lighlty dry with a hint of bitterness, lightly astringent, lightly sour, a bit thinner than I would have like, creamy teture, lightly bitter, medium body, not much carbonation; overall: good FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, achet le 18 fvrier 2007, savoure le 3 mars 2007; oeil : mousse blanc cass volumineuse, chne avec des reflets caramel, claire, lgre effervescence; nez : beau bois de chne, marron, alcool, trs fruite, pamplemousse, lger malt caramlis, un peu de levure; bouche : palette de gots inhabituelle, marrons, boise, caramel, chne, un got inconnu qui est assez prsent, finale boise lgrement sche avec une petite pointe damertume, lgre astringence, lgrement surette, un peu plus mince que jaurais aim, texture crmeuse, lgrement amre, corps moyen, peu carbonate; en rsum : bonne

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3312) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
Hazy amber hue, with a big frothy beige head, leaving laces, yeasty, fruity nose, with wild yeast brettanomyces note, red pepper spiciness, green apple sourness, faint wet oakiness, with a citrusy, spicy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, tart, flowery hop character, with a mild brettanomyces sharpness, toasted malt note, peppery spiciness, acidic grapefruit fruitiness, leading towards a malty, tart, floral leafiness and bitterness finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a huge off white ehad. Aroma of fruits, wood, vanilla and hops. Fruity flavour of hops, vanilla and wood. Woody and hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
Aroma:Citrus,wood,floral... Appearance:Hazy amber,bif head.. Flavor:citrus,spicy,floral.... Jolly pumpkin is great,but all the beer taste the same think....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa Pailhead for this beer. Poured a hazy amber with a large overflowing off-white head. Rich aroma of sweet bread, cinnamon, a bit of sour funkiness. Flavor is quit dry and consisting of flavors some cinnamon, wintergreen, peppermint, a bit of nuttiness, though finding it is a strain. Im not finding the flavor to be as complex as the nose, as the dryness of this beer really seems to be overshadowing the flavor layers. Well-crafted, but Im just not getting enough complexity to move this to the next level for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Gusher alert! As soon as I opened it a foam river shot it of top. I poured maybe an ounce into a pint glass that quickly over flowed. After about 10 minutes the foam finally subsided from the pint glass but it still took awhile to pour a full pint. Now to the rating. Poured dark red with huge white head. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Good cinnamon flavor to start with some fruit hints. Finished with some spice.


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