Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle poured into a JP snifter.
A: Slight orange with a fine creamy white heat that slowly dissipated to a thin smooth creamy film with great lacing.
S: Slight tart thing going on but very light, mostly light brett funk. There are some weird spice notes as well but I'm having a hard time describing that that is... interesting. Bottle says chestnuts and spices but hard to know otherwise.
T: Very nice. Light light tartness with a gentle brett character but not much. Spices and maybe the chestnuts, and obviously the spicy yeast, give this beer a lot of character. Flavors are gentle yet satisfying and makes for an extremely refreshing and drinkable brew.
M: Medium carbonation makes this beer very easy drinking and a little watery since its missing that bubblyness. Spices linger in the aftertaste with a slight bitterness to it but mostly yeast and spice.
O: An amazing and refreshing brew by JP. I love the fact that these are refreshing and interesting beers that you can drink all day everyday. If only my wallet would allow that. Regardless, a must try by JP and definitely getting hard to pick a favorite.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 03:05:57 | More by MarioM
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Notes: Blend 1 - Bottled 10/03/12
Pours a deep, hazy copper color with a prominent beige head that settles quickly though. No lacing. Light streams of carbonation can be found.
Beautifully spiced and quite sweet. Nutmeg and cinnamon and perhaps a hint of clove scattered amongst a blanket of brown sugar. Zesty citrus notes sneak in here and there. Absolutely love the nose on this one.
Funky, tart hits right upfront and hangs around for the duration of each sip. It's definitely a slow sipper, but you're rewarded with the perfect level of sweetness and oak character - had to ask myself if I was drinking wine a few times. Prominent nuttiness and a bit granny smith apples. Plenty of spice carries over from the nose as well, just more muted than I was expecting.
If you're not ready for it, your best pucker face might come out of hiding - personally, I love it. Lip-smacking tartness. Medium body with decent carbonation and a semi-sweet finish.
I remember a time, not all that long ago, this style would have rubbed me the wrong way. I'm glad it has grown on me, because this is a fantastic brew I would have missed out on otherwise! Plenty of sourness here to please fans of Warhead and Sweettart candies, but complex enough to earn a nod from the most stubborn beer snob. Well worth your time and money.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 02:40:05 | More by alphagnome
4.16/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
i love jolly pumpkin. we were spoiled to have their stuff on the shelf before the sour/wild ale craze really hit, and now with so many sub standard offerings on the shelves, its nice to revisit jolly pumpkin and taste how its all supposed to be again. delicious stuff this one, done with chestnuts. light brassy color, minimally cloudy, with a short lived fizzy tan head. the nose on this is a true wild ale, bretty and a little sour, with notes of roasted nuts and toffee. like a brittle, without the sweetness. the flavor starts off a little sour and a lot funky, bubbly and tart, but half way through it gives way to an earthy nuttiness that must be from both the malts and the chestnuts. its more like almonds or cashews in terms of flavor, but its pronounced and interesting along with the wild yeasts that creep back in towards the finish in a fizzy whirl of interesting autumnal flavors. i have always appreciated their special releases, cool new takes on seasonal ales, and this one too is excellent. i am going to continue to redrink their lineup, i forgot how much i like all this stuff.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 17:23:38 | More by StonedTrippin
Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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