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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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90
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476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 57
Gots: 49 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ypsifly on 12-28-2005)
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Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75.3%

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Washington

2/5  rDev -50.6%

01-25-2013 21:32:33 | More by tastymug
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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

10-09-2012 00:30:48 | More by brendaniel
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Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

04-05-2014 03:30:07 | More by Filabee
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dsa7783

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I don't know why I keep doing it... Despite never truly liking a beer from this eclectic Michigan brewery, I still doled out $10.99 for this 750ML Autumn seasonal bottle from Jolly Pumpkin Artisian Ales...
The aggressive oak-aged flavoring seems to render most of their brews extremely similar... Nothing too special in my opinon about this one despite obvious craftmanship in the making... Noticeable oak aroma, flavor, and finish paired with hints of chestnuts, bread, butter, caramel, and cinnamon... Interesting beer to say the least despite not particularly tickling my fancy...

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 20:49:29 | More by dsa7783
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Patrick999

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Batch 3, 2007

A - Uh-oh....looks like cloudy, unfiltered apple juice. Pours dead flat.

S - Rotting apples and somehow cheesy funk. Not necessarily the most appetizing beer I've ever smelled.

T, F - Yup, flat, and I have no idea why, as this beer isn't that old, and there was no visible problem with the cap; things looked to have been in fine condition. Tastes like alcoholic oaked apple juice, a nice flavor, but inexcusably flat.

D - Not good. I have no idea what happened to this beer. I paid too much for this; quite a disappointment for a beer that is only a year old. It cost way too much to be a drain pour, so I soldiered on.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 13:00:34 | More by Patrick999
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Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-10-2013 21:44:46 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Iowa

3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-29-2013 16:02:28 | More by spoonhawk
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Florida

3/5  rDev -25.9%

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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-27-2014 00:47:00 | More by KAP1356
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out deep orange, clear, with a moderate, frothy white head on top. Smell is estery...oak edged, almost some barnyard like elements. The oak/fruit combo seems common to JP beers...I like it.

Taste starts very sour, and then segues into yet more sour. Oak elements come in strongly, and the fruit esters also come into their own, providing a sweet off to the persistent sour. A lot of spice also is present. Strange sour/bitter closing. Not hoppy, almost like eating spice straight up... This flavour reminded me in several ways of Maracaibo mixed with Bier de Mars.

Mouth is average. It doesn't have a lot of action, but a bit of tingle here and there is enough to keep it even. Drinkability, moderate. It's a pretty easy drinking beer, but the flavour is a little odd and intense, and makes drinkability somewhat of an issue for me.

Fuego is the second Bier de Garde that I've had from Jolly Pumpkin, and while interesting, is another beer by them that I wasn't personally that impressed with. I like the fact that they're experimenting, but the strong, estery, oakey character that their beers all seem to have is not something that I find myself particularly caring for.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2006 22:07:29 | More by CortexBomb
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour a mahogany and bronze color with a tan and white head that dissipates very quickly.
Aroma has some white pepper, caramel malt and very sour, almost tnagy notes with some fall spices in the background.
Flavors of dark fruits are overhwhelmed by a big sour and tart oranege peel note that is followed by a chocolately type of hit. Transition is very odd and doesn't seem to flow well at all.
Mouthfeel is beyond medium-bodied but the overwhelming tartness makes this beer border on the brink of drinkability. The tart sour notes just overpower any subtlety what so ever and render it very one-dimensional.
Drinkability is simply average. A Belgian sour bomb, not my favorite style at all but this is by far the most mundane brew I've had from JP.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2006 21:14:57 | More by CRJMellor
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

03-23-2013 09:30:15 | More by beergorrilla
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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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TheBronze

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

07-15-2012 12:50:35 | More by TheBronze
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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CoolEthan

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

03-10-2014 03:18:09 | More by CoolEthan
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kojevergas

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average. Batch 902 bottled 10-21-2011.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

A: Pours a one finger head - quite thin - of some but slight cream and poor retention - especially for the relatively above average ABV. Colour is a nontransparent orange-copper. Non-opaque.

Sm: Sugary resiny notes, clean malts, oak, hints of spice, orange peel, and maybe yeast. A mild strength aroma.

T: Weak clean malts with orange peel, spice, an oak tone, hints of caramel, brett yeast, and barley. Not horribly complex but the funkiness is pleasant. I could go for more subtlety. Some layering. Delightfully yeasty.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit too thin. Adequately carbonated, supporting the flavours.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Pleasant to drink. I wouldn't get it again; it isn't unique or special. A bit pricey for the quality. Fans of the style will enjoy it.

Low B-

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 03:10:30 | More by kojevergas
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Blend 6. Bottled 10/10/12.

Pours a murky whitish-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, spice, and herbal aromas. Taste is much the same with herbal and medicinal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is much too herbal and medicinal forward for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 17:49:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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shivtim

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on cask at the Brick Store. Always good to see Jolly Pumpkin. Super hazy golden apple cider color, with a very thin head with large bubbles that fades in seconds. Nose is mild apples, malt, citrus hints, and an odd estery ammonia smell. Taste is a punch in the mouth of sour grapefruit. Wild yeast and a barny, boggy spiciness follow, with the hops coming in right at the end. Very interesting. Mouthfeel is decent; it's a bit dry. Drinkability is good but hurt by the sourness.

Serving type: cask

11-21-2007 13:07:39 | More by shivtim
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 625 Bottled 9/28/10 a half month past my birthday...looks brilliant with a nice copper pale malted hue with a bright off white head. Forms a fine even band of lacing that continues with each sip. Nose has hints of cider, coriander, and roasted chestnuts...what a wild ale. Sour ale to the max tastes like a layer of lactic yogurt and tree bark sour and bit all the same. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with higher carbonation not much going on but bone dry finish between the lactic bittrness and tree bark mainly oak ale aging. Drinkability overall is decent but overall it was a bit rough with bark/oak flavor, not much other than that.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 18:25:46 | More by WVbeergeek
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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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