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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

500 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 56
Gots: 53 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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Bottle. 2011.
A: orange. Mostly clear. Thin white head.
S: small spice notes. Sour.
T: mellow maltiness. Medium sourness. Light spiciness.
M: high carbonation. Medium body. Dry.
O: good sour. Dry and mellow. Would buy again.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Jolly Pumpkin's Fuego Del Otono last month for $13.99 at The Lager Mill. I know this is a fall seasonal, but I'm in the mood for a sour tonight and since I've never reviewed this beer I thought today would be a good day to try it, so lets see how it goes. 2013 Vintage, so It's almost a year old. Poured from a brown 750ml bottle into a Jolly Pumpkin snifter.

A- The label looks good, it's got that signature style that a lot of their labels have and the fall like colors on it make it fit in well with the season, I think it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice slightly hazy amber color that took on more of ruby amber color when held to the light with a little over two fingers worth of fluffy light tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This was a pretty good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with that signature funky jolly pumpkin yeast being the first to show up and it imparts a nice funky barnyard and horse blanket aroma with some wet straw also coming through along with a slight leather like aroma and it's followed by the oak which imparts a nice woody and oak like aroma. Up next comes a slightly higher amount of medium tartness followed by a light spicy aroma with no single spice seeming to stick out the most. This beer had a good aroma, the oak and yeast showed up nicely with a good amount of tartness and some spices.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma, but it's more complex and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts the exact same aspects that it did in the aroma, but they are just slightly lighter and they are followed by the oak which imparts a nice woody and oak like flavor that showed up just enough. Up next comes a medium amount of tartness followed by a nice fruity flavor with some dark fruit and cherry like flavors coming through and it's followed by a light spicy flavor with no single spice seeming to stick out the most and there's also a slight caramel malt flavor. On the finish the tartness just lingers for a little bit with a fruity and cherry like aftertaste. This was a pretty good tasting beer and I thought it had some nice balance and complexity to it.

M- Smooth, pretty crisp, medium tart, not too acidic, medium bodied with a lower amount of high carbonation. This beer had a good mouthfeel that worked well with it..

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a good example of the style and a good example of a Jolly Pumpkin beer with the yeast and oak showing up nicely along with some nice supporting flavors. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, pretty crisp, medium tart, not too acidic, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think half the bottle is the right amount for me, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a problem drinking a whole bottle and I think it would make for a nice beer to enjoy on a warmer fall date. What I like the most about this beer was the balance and complexity that showed up n the flavor, it took me a few sip to get all the different flavors that were showing up and they blended well together. What I liked the least about this beer was pretty much nothing, but I do wish the chestnut was noticeable. I would buy this beer again when it's released in the fall and I recommend it to anyone who likes Biere De Gardes or Jolly Pumpkin beers, it's a little pricey, but it's worth a try. All in all I was happy with this beer, I've had it a few times before and my score did not change at all, it's always been a solid 4 in my book and I always look forward to it in the fall. This isn't my favorite Jolly Pumpkin beer, or Biere De Garde, but it's still a good beer nonetheless and I enjoyed drinking it. Good job guys, keep up the hard work.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of floral notes, sweet malt, yeast, hops, alcohol, spices, hint of nut, grass, and slight tea notes. Fits the style of a Biere de Garde. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, hops, yeast, alcohol, spices, hint of roasted malt, grass, floral notes, hint of citrus, and slight fruit. Overall, the complexity in aroma and body is staggering; good blend, aroma, and body.

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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.