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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 56
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ypsifly on 12-28-2005

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4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
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

Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Rifugium
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: bottle at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Batch "899/900"

I felt like something "special" this particular session, and while I'm sure I could've found this bottle elsewhere for a slightly cheaper price, I wasn't too concerned with that, because at the time, this one really hit the spot.

Decanted into a tulip glass, a a honey-peach color that started slightly hazy and increased in haze factor as I got deeper into the bottle; moderate off-white head that retained decently. Typical sour/tart aroma expected from JP, woody, notes of light spice and mulled cider. A touch of biscuity malts and caramel in the taste are quickly overcome by a sweeping but not jarring sourness, lemon juice and apple pie, notes of indistinct spice; the label listed chestnuts as an ingredient, but I'm not sure I picked up any of that in the taste...if it was there, it was "low in the mix" so to speak. Medium body, prickly carbonation. As my wife doesn't care much for sour beers, I was easily able to conquer this whole bottle by myself. Exactly what I wanted. Cheers!

Photo of allouez86
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recently purchased this bottle that was brewed in November 2011 so it potentially has been sitting on the shelf for 9-10 months. Poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Was a slight gusher when I opened it. Didn't lose much but did have to run to the sink for safety. Powers a gorgeous orange straw color. Has a good head for an average pour.

Smell was slight citrus, very faint hint of spice, and had the sour funk smell that comes with nearly all Jolly Pumpkin brews.

Taste was similar to the nose. The tartness is at the forefront. It's no flanders sour but definitely has a tart bite. The citrus notes are faint but the fall flavors are coming through more. Caramel is the flavor that I'm getting.

Medium mouthfeel, just what I'd expect from the style. Carbonation is definitely apparent.

Overall this was another solid brew from Jolly Pumpkin. Would be very curious to try a fresh bottle but I would still recommend to anyone willing to pay the price for a bottle.

Photo of kjyost
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of sourgrass
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of 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!

Photo of AdamBear
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 907
Bottled 11-02-2011

A-dark cloudy amber with a thin off white colored head

S-tickles the nose with funky scent of spicy lemon lime. 

T-comes in with a fairly sour taste of dark cherries and lemon lime. The foreground isn't too complex at all. The after-taste is matching with a hint of spice to it. The tanginess lasts.

M-medium to high carbonation with a dry finish

O-well this is just delectable. There's something about it, I could drink this all night long! It's not too complex or bold but wow it has one of those mild flavor that make it nice for the long run!

Photo of BrewerB
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Healthy Spirits for including this in their May 2012 2012 Beer of the Month selections! This is batch 909 with a bottle date of 11-15-2011.

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange topped by a tight, thin white foam. Delightful mix of aromas include cooked cinnamon apples, sweet dough, and hints of tart citrus fruit. Flavor is a meld of doughy malt but a sour component is also quite prevalent in the middle. Finishes with a nod towards sweet baked cookies and a touch of caramel. A bit funky too - barnyard and wet dog. Medium light in body, moderate to moderate high level of carbonation. Jolly Pumpkin is one brewery I've not sampled many beers from but I like what they've put together here.

Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Hopswagger
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 894
Bottled 9/29/2011

P:  Pours an amber apricot body with zesty bubbles and a finger of thin bubbly head that fades quick to a thin white swirl. 

S:  Fruity esters, vinegar/cellar yeast aroma, Orbit bubblemint gum, 

T/M:  Light feel with zesty carbonation, slightly tongue numbing.  Pungent sour yeast, cinnamon  apples, toasted malts, white grapes, touches of salty caramel, notes of nuts and wood. Lemon bitterness in the dry finish.  Warming without a big alcohol punch. 

O:  As a fan of Jolly Pumpkin this was yet another treat. The fall theme really carries out throw the earthy and spicy flavors. Sour yet smooth and refined. The light feel  and the warming sensation is well executed.  Nice example of the style. 

Photo of StaveHooks
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Split this one with the wife.
750ml served into an over sized wine glass.
Batch 894
Bottled on 9-29-2011

A - Pours an orange amber with a small white head.

S - Spiced apples, fermented fruit, earthy damp wood, cinnamon sticks, allspice, fragrant herbs.

T - Tartness upfront with a spicy backdrop of cinnamon and allspice. Some lemon tea and other tart fruits almost tastes like a fruity herbal tea. Nutty caramel malts carry a sweetness that doesn't dry out until the very end.

M - Medium body, medium lively carbonation, dry finish.

This really does remind me of fall. Light funk with good tartness. Not sure I could pick out the chestnuts. Delicate flavors and an inviting nose make this a joy to drink.

Photo of mrfrancis
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, hazy gold with a creamy, clinging white head.

S: Gentle aromas of must, oak, caramel, roasted nuts, spices, and wild yeast are present on the nose.

T: Notes of minerals, lemon peel, caramel, toast, gentle spices (cinnamon & nutmeg perhaps), roasted chestnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, must, oak, cider vinegar, and lactic yeast funk. The finish is oddly smooth and delicate with a combination of roasted nut, spice, and wild yeast flavors.

M: Medium-to-full in body, chalky, and very dry, Carbonation is fairly heavy and intense. Alcohol presence is nonexistent. Very drinkable for a beer of this strength.

O: Really nicely done. Biere de garde is one of my favorite styles and Jolly Pumpkin has done it justice with this concoction. Seek this brew out if you are new to sours or if you have found Jolly Pumpkin's other work to be too much for you.

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

batch 902, bottled 10/21/11

A - Pours golden orange, slightly hazy, with one finger of bright white head. Head has decent retention, but leaves very little lacing.

S - Aroma mixes earthiness, nuttiness, and some citrus. Faint spices and apple. A bit of tartness to the aroma.

T - Tart, but not intensely so, with a combination of earthy and citrus flavors and some apple cider. Pretty nice combination overall. Finish becomes more earthy, with a noticeable chestnut taste.

M - Medium mouthfeel with an earthy dry finish.

O - Solid beer from Jolly Pumpkin, but not up with my favorites. Still, I would have this again.

Photo of baybum
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.