Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ypsifly on 12-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
714
Reviews:
241
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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68
Gots:
96
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A: hazy orange straw color with good head, mild lacing
S: nice sour, citrus yeast smell
T: starts out like a nice sour beer, with tart lemon/grapefruit front. Unfortunately, to me, the mellowing that I believe barrel aging imparts kills this flavor without adding anything. The oak and bourbon is noticeable, but the combination just doesn't seem to work.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Blend 2, bottled 10-04-2012. Bottle from Tipples. Pours a clear orange bronze color with fluffy white head and lots of effervescent bubbles coming up from the bottom. Aroma of pleasant spice, apples, pears, oak, brett. Gentle sour funk with light but not intruding background spice, apples, dry sharp oak finish. Light and easy drinking with lots of soft carbonation. Classic JP brew here.

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750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/9/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart apple, lemon, pear, clove, pepper, coriander, caramel, bread, nuttiness, allspice, hay, grass, oak, light leather, funk, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of spice and yeast ester notes with moderate malt presence; and good strength. Taste of big tart apple, lemon, pear, clove, pepper, coriander, caramel, bread, nuttiness, allspice, herbal, hay, grass, oak, funk, light leather, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart light fruits, clove, pepper, coriander, caramel, bread, nuttiness, allspice, oak, hay, grass, herbal, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of spice, malt, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, lightly prickly, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wild biere de garde style. All around great balance and complexity of spice, yeast ester, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.07 out of 5 based on 714 ratings.
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