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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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90
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473 Ratings
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 58
Gots: 48 | 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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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-15-2012 20:37:45 | More by HumanParaquat
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cfh64

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-01-2012 01:34:39 | More by cfh64
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2012 02:56:03 | More by GeoffreyM
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-05-2012 15:49:04 | More by Davepoolesque
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beerenjoyer1

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Beer poured cloudy with a copper color with good cascading and a white foam that lasts.

S One can smell the slight sweet and sour in the beer.

T A very nice slight sourness throughout the taste with distinct taste of spice.

M A nice clean finish with a good tantalizing mouthfeel.

O An overall good beer with a great balanced sourness with slight sweet after tones.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 19:00:45 | More by beerenjoyer1
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roblund

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-28-2012 16:29:21 | More by roblund
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed blind, thanks to abraxel...

A: Pours a cloudy apricot/gold. There is very little head that fades quickly. I get a thin pur white layer of froth along the edges of the glass.

S: This is another great smelling sour beer. I'm picking up sour fruit, salt, and sweet fruit. There is a bit of apricot, some apple, slight raisin, and some mild spice.

T: The beer is sweet to start with a bit of spice right up front, and the taste follows the nose. I get slight apricot, apple skin, raisin, and cinnamon. This is a weird mix of stuff, but I'm really enjoying it.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet to start, has a clean finish, but it's not exactly an easy drinker. It goes down smooth, but it's sour in all the right places.

O: I like this beer. I don't know if I could drink this all the time, but it's good.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 15:43:43 | More by trxxpaxxs
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium clear amber with nice splashy lace from a loose head. Ring of retention.

Nice notes here. Some light pie spice, with yeast and funk. I swear I get vanilla somewhere.

Tart up front, then some spice (both pie and...coriander?). I get a little sweet marzapan as well, but it is funny, as this dries out and you get a little lemon juice and bitter. Really unique and complex.

Medium bodied, good carbonation.

Nice beer. Unique spice and changes in flavor. The sour might put some people off, but I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 23:40:35 | More by OtherShoe2
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MystikCelt

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-24-2012 05:46:46 | More by MystikCelt
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-17-2012 02:04:35 | More by t0rin0
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siddhartha

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-12-2012 09:03:03 | More by siddhartha
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-11-2012 02:18:20 | More by SocalKicks
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Beerenauslese

California

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 909, bottled 11-15-11.

Poured into a tulip. Body is hazy pale amber. Decent thick, foamy white head, dissipates quickly to a ring of fine bubbles, leaving minor lacing on the glass.

Smells of lemons and orange, with caramel malt, and mild clove/cinnamon spice, old wood, and a little brett and funk.

This tastes delightful, lemon sourness, tart brown/baked apple (that's probably the chestnuts), subtle clove and cinnamon spiciness, a bit of brett and funk, a little umami, grassy hops, all layered on top of a caramel malt and nutty foundation. Has a mild, spicy bitter moderately dry finish. The spice tends to build up but is never too much. Nicely done.

Body is light and the carbonation is too with a lightly fizzy mouthfeel.

This is a delightful biére de garde, tasty and refreshing with a huge amount of flavor and low ABV at 6.1%. Mahalo indeed. It is a bit of autumn sunshine. It is best to leave the sediment in the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 02:23:21 | More by Beerenauslese
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 894
Bottled on 9-29-2011
Appearance- pours a hazed golden straw with little pure white head, still has great lacing.

Smell- the Jolly Pumpkin sour yeast upfront a touch of spice nutmeg, Cinnamon.

Taste- funky sour, earthy, tart apples, soured cherries, touch of oak, nutmeg hidden in the finish, deep and complex.

Mouth- Tart dry clean finish, very drinkable, a touch of residual funky sweetness.

Overall- another solid Jolly Pumpkin brew I always look forward to see what we get next here in OK and even though it might be old (not sure when batches go out for retail) its always good to see something seasonal thats a touch different.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 02:16:10 | More by isaiahcutright
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-06-2012 16:16:49 | More by oldp0rt
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-05-2012 04:21:29 | More by duff247
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kylehay2004

Florida

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

Single finger head on a hazy amber and orange body. Lots of fruits, nuts, spice and molasses in the aroma. Flavor follows that of a mild sour or wild ale with some dark fruits. Spices include nutmeg and cinnamon. Medium body, a little chewy with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable. Nice degree of sourness with nice interaction between spice and fruits.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 22:50:43 | More by kylehay2004
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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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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-28-2012 20:22:51 | More by Beeradelphia
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 09:08:12 | More by Rifugium
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allouez86

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 23:30:51 | More by allouez86
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-22-2012 14:17:30 | More by kjyost
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-11-2012 17:32:57 | More by JAHMUR
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-09-2012 11:32:50 | More by Pdrufo
Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.