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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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90
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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 57
Gots: 48 | FT: 7
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ypsifly on 12-28-2005)
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mozim

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-26-2011 14:03:31 | More by mozim
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-05-2011 16:09:53 | More by DrDoitchbig
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jjfancybeers

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-28-2011 15:06:40 | More by jjfancybeers
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MysticX

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-15-2011 03:01:47 | More by MysticX
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khumbard

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-14-2011 17:28:03 | More by khumbard
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Bearski-Beerski


5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch: 899/900
Bottled: 10/7/2011
Consumed: 08/17/2011--08/18/2011
Appearance: Cloudy blonde in looks with darker orange hues peeking through in the center. Deep carbonation as always.
Smell: (Heavenly) citrus fruit notes; paired with oak, chestnut, and other sly spiced scents.
Taste: Gentle tart (almost apricot) citrus up front. Playing into a sour bite that holds hands with a (comforting) chestnut and spice concoction that gently whispers its taste to your tongue. Concludes with oak and finishes slightly dry.
Mouthfeel: Gentle, light-bodied, and with a charming tickle.
Overall: Between this, Weizen Bam, Luciernaga, Oro De Calabaza, Maracaibo Especial, and Madrugada Obscura. I think my favorite so far is Fuego Del Otono. Beautiful bottle, beer, and people; (when I catch my reflection). Stay attractive...My friends!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 02:10:11 | More by Bearski-Beerski
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sennin

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-28-2012 16:10:58 | More by sennin
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-26-2011 14:53:45 | More by Rochefort10nh
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice hiss from the 250ml bottle, surprised this isn't a caged&corked bottle actually.
Pours a very hazy amber, with an offwhite stiff foam.

Aroma is phenomenal. Reminds me of fall on this rather cool August evening. A nice vinegary sourness and some tart cider apple. Crisp tart fruit wraps up the aroma. So complex and unique.

Taste is rich malty sweet hiding behind a bright upfront wall of tartness and brett barnyard. Finish is very smooth and my mouth salivates immediately after each sip. A slight tropical note in there too, with some honeycomb sweetness in the finish. It's nice and dry, with a light spicing of corriander, clove, and allspice/pumpkin.

I can see where the chestnuts might be present, but can't pick them out in the taste or aroma, its just too complex a beer. Maybe i'm just looking for a nut brown type of nuttiness and just missing the chestnut subtly. This is meant to be a compliment not a complaint.
It's got vigorous carbonation present. Not sure what foods i'd pair it with, but it's strong enough to hold up to anything. I love it as a sipper and at this low of an abv, this 250ml will be gone in no time at all!!! Love it.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 02:43:51 | More by SurlyDuff
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mjohn27603

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours light yellow in color just a hint of brown above straw color. Forms massive head that takes over the glass. Smell of sourness and cider. I've just recently tried La Folie and Supplication and it reminds me of those. Sip also reveals a sourness but with a rounded edge. This is a great beer. It is less sour than New Belgium La Folie. It is made right next door. How incredible! This is the best Jolly Pumpkin offering I have had by far yet. This one is not to be missed. Just a hint of nutmeg. Very soft in mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2006 01:59:13 | More by mjohn27603
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MadScientist

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It's like they captured the beginning of a sunset in a glass with is a glowing, hazy medium amber. The persistant, rocky white head settles to a half a finger and leaves thick lacing on the glass.

S: Brett wet horse blanket with moderate esters of orange and lemon peel with a bit of spiciness are the first things I smell. There is an obvious moderate sourness with a subtle, coriander like tart aroma. There almost seems to a be a bit of that pils malt aroma.

T: The flavors is dominated by fruit, sour and spicy. There is a moderately sharp sourness with an grapefruit and orange flavor. The spice is dominated by fermentation driven pepper but there are some other flavors going on giving a faint complexity to that aspect. There doesn't seem to be that much bitterness with the sour doing all the work making the balance sour and tart. The finish is very dry with linger light fruit flavors.

M: light bodied with moderately-high carbonation. There isn't any warmth nor creaminess.

O: This is a bright, fruity beer with a touch of spice. The balance is great, being dominated by a refreshing sourness but yet so easy to drink. I'm sure the get the chestnuts in this beer but I wouldn't suggest changing anything about this beer as it is just fantastic.
Batch 902 Bottled 10-21-2011

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 01:55:02 | More by MadScientist
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Rosquin

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-24-2013 15:48:05 | More by Rosquin
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beerhast

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

08-23-2013 03:37:54 | More by beerhast
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PtypeNtype

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-02-2012 07:45:37 | More by PtypeNtype
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Copernicus

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

02-18-2014 17:48:55 | More by Copernicus
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pretty well carbonated, it pours with a frothy three-finger thick tan head, that starts to leave a lacing pattern as it slowly, and falls back in a cratered rocky fashion. The beer is a hazy reddish-tinged amber color. The aroma is intoxicating, it is immediate as soon as I start pouring this beer; it is a mix of tart notes and fruit up front. As I go in for a deeper draught of the aroma I get a signature of Brett that is a bit horseblanket, and quite funky (especially if you linger over the aroma. The tartness is still here underneath the Brett character; notes of tamarind and tart plum are quite evident. The aroma is quite complex, and quite nice I could smell these beers for quite some time. Comparable to a Lambic in many ways but there is that balancing sweet note, which contributes to the fruitiness, and is not typically found in a bone dry Lambic. After a bit of time I start to pick up a fruity concentrated note that reminds me of sweet strawberries and kiwis; Interesting.

The beer has some body to it, and an astringent woody/ tannic note that definitely make one think of the barrels that this was fermented in (or perhaps some of it is from the chestnuts). It only has a light sweetness to it, but it is enough to play up fruity notes of apples and plums. The beer is spicy with a nice carbonation note in combination with some spicy oak notes and sharp acidity. It is notable that the acidity is almost subtle here, I am not saying that it is not here, because it is definitely tart, but it is so well integrated with the rest of the flavors. The spices that were used are also quite subtle, in fact I can't even pick any of them out, which in my mind is about perfect, I like the integrated character that spices add, but don't like them to be individually noticeable. The Brettanomyces is here in the flavor, but not nearly as noticeable as it was in the aroma. This really works for this beer, because the Brett does not dominate the flavor profile; it contributes an underlying funkiness that sort of wraps around and accentuates the other characteristics found in this beer. As time goes on this beer picks up a wonderful creaminess to it, which really brings the mouthfeel to another level.

My final word on this beer is that it is 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 Ron has created a masterful brew, so far he is firing on all cylinders and I still have 5 more of these to go.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 04:46:28 | More by Gueuzedude
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bs870621345

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-10-2012 01:27:18 | More by bs870621345
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-26-2013 00:29:47 | More by rm9679
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-22-2013 02:45:56 | More by captainbearcat
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-05-2014 20:17:04 | More by stevergca
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy light amber color with a sturdy head that leaves a lovely pattern of lace all over the glass

Smell: Well, of course there is the horseblanket, but beneath that I can pick up apples, chestnuts, lemon and, am I crazy, but I am smelling some marshmallows, too

Taste: For a second, there is a biscuity taste, but the sour element kicks in and dominates through mid-palate, with lemon and green apple aspects; after the swallow, the chestnut flavors make a subtle impact; I'm not sure what spices were used, maybe some coriander

Mouthfeel: Medium body with buoyant carbonation

Drinkability: Extraordinarily complex; my favorite Jolly Pumpkin yet

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 02:08:04 | More by brentk56
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light brown with a great, but not runaway, head. Great lacing follows as well. The beer is a little hazy. The smell is interesting. Spice, a light nuttiness, a whiff of light sourness, and a touch of sweetness on the finish. The sour is lemony, the nuttiness hazlenut or chestnut, and the spice is cinammon, clove, and a slight bitterness. The taste is marvelous- the sourness of the style comes through nicely, but its not overpowering and is balanced nicely by a slightly sweet and subtle nuttiness from the chestnuts, all underpinned by a nice dry malt background that lends some chocolate notes. The chestnuts really work here. Their nuttiness is very restrained which I like a lot, and they have their own sweetness and earthiness that is just beautiful. The mouthfeel is lighter than one might expect given the color and ingredients, but true to a Biere de Garde. Very refreshing and unlike any other beer I've had. Quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2007 18:22:19 | More by Georgiabeer
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Beervis

Ontario (Canada)

4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby red with a beautiful tan head that laces the glass and stays atop the brew for the duration.

Smell is tart, musty, fruity, and extremely appetizing.

Taste is extraordinarily complex. Sour fruity notes up front, followed by spice and mild balancing hoppiness. Mouthfeel is medium, but absolutely fills the mouth with tons of flavors.

This beer is extremely refreshing and drinkable. I just couldn't get enough, but unfortuately I only have one bottle. Totally amazing, I am thoroughly impressed. Seek this one out!!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2006 00:58:29 | More by Beervis
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xgrigorix

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brown 750 ml bottle, no dates.

Deep amber in colour. Off white head holds nicely. Swift lines of thin carbonation.

Subdued notes of spice. Earthy - fresh cut grass. Very pleasant & inviting with a heavy dose of nobel hops showing impressively in the nose.

Just a quite hit of sweet caramel shows up front. Acidity rushes in next, bringing plenty of spices along with it. Well rounded fruitiness, especially apple. A bone dry finish closes it out. Medium bodied, robust carbonation. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 03:13:24 | More by xgrigorix
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schusterbauer

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i'm constantly amazed by jolly pumpkin. every beer is a wonderful and anachronistic sensory experience. this one is no different.

apricot and cider colored beer with a big soap suds head and plenty of yeast chunks floating carelessly throughout. this is the color of turning leaves -- it seems the beer is aptly named. at first the smell was one-dimensional, the only detectable element being jolly pumpkin's signature funky yeast. further inspection reveals the scent of crushed red apple peels. reminds me of the smell in the cider mill.
this beer blurs the line between beer and cider brilliantly. upon first sip, as with the smell, funky yeast is foremost. after a few sips, ripe michigan apples build in the palate, along with notes of caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a host of other subtle nuances. tastes like autumn. this is very impressive. light and crisp in the mouth, and drinkable by the gallon.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2007 14:16:45 | More by schusterbauer
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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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