Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Fuego Del Otono, Autumn FireFuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire
BA SCORE
4.04/5
716 Ratings
Fuego Del Otono, Autumn FireFuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ypsifly on 12-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,049
Reviews:
244
Ratings:
716
pDev:
10.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
96
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 716 |  Reviews: 244
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.48/5  rDev +10.9%

Surprising gem, bought it because it was marked down from $16 to $8 and I knew nothing about the beer. Enjoyed it very much, excellent and interesting beer.

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the first Beire de Garde's that actually moved me. Had some barnyard funk going on in the smell and taste,but finishes dry instead of tart or sour. Recommend this one. Would definitely revisit as well.

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of KFBR392
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottled 10-9-2012 with no foam over as others have reported.

Appearance: Pours with three fingers of crisp bubbly head which slowly subsided but was present throughout drinking. Burnt orange color that is clean and transparent. Sticky rings of lacing left behind at each level. Active carbonation is on the lower sides, especially for a JP beer.

Smell: Oak and dark malts really pull the drinker in. Some brett type funkiness sets in on the body with an under current of warming chestnuts adding a unique touch. Spite fruit notes also have some ginger accents as well. The spices run throughout but really get noticed on the back end, leaving a touch behind for the drinker to keep in mind.

Taste: Crisp medium bodied malts and some lively oak really shine on the front. Earthy spices begin to grow on the body with toasted chestnuts adding an extra level of pop. Rye bread adds some body. Sprite fruits and some mint and ginger linger on the back end and surprisingly fit in perfectly.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is on the lower side for a JP beer but still very noticeable. Awesomely drinkable considering all the moving parts of this brew.

Overall: Not as complex and oak funk driven as other JP beers I've had but that takes nothing away from this warming fall brew. Love the chestnut additions, really add a unique touch. Extremely well executed scheme which is unsurprisingly considering the things this brewery is doing.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.12/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a wine glass, 2011 vintage.

Appearance: Pours a murky copper color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade. Naturally, retention isn't very good, but a thin collar remains for a long while. Minimal lacing is left behind. (3)

Smell: Wow, the aroma is nicely tart. I'm picking up a good amount of green apple and lactic acid, and maybe a touch of vinegar as well. The best part is how delicately it comes across - it's balanced just well enough by the caramel malts and fall spicing, without any of the latter trampling over it. Excellent aroma. (4)

Taste: The flavor profile is very well balanced. It starts off with a restrained tartness - it seems like it will attack at around 70% strength, but then it relents at the last nano-second. Afterwards, toffee-laden malts round out the finish, while cinnamon, mint, ginger, and nutmeg enter the aftertaste. Hints of sherry-like oxidation exist, betraying its age. It doesn't go balls out with the brett - rather, everything here seems so subtle and balanced. (4)

Mouthfeel: Despite the softness of the carbonation, it's very dry on the back end. This goes down the palate with almost no friction or effort. A gentle yeastiness gives it some body, too. (4)

Overall: I really enjoy this. Not because of how explosive or in-your-face it is, but because it's so delicate and refined. It's just sour enough, yet also has enough of a fall presence to make it very satisfying in this. This beer is the reason why I take sophistication and craftsmanship instead of ridiculous, over-the-top "complexity" any day of the week. (4)

3.95/5: This one encapsulates autumn far better than your typical pumpkin ale does

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of babaracas
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013. Pours a hazy copper with huge cream colored head, fades slowly with tight rings of lace down the glass. Smell: caramel, nutty, nutmeg, maybe cinnamon and ginger as well, overripe peach, herbal oaky note. Taste: tart peach, zinfandel-ish, grape skin, mild toasted and nutty notes, herbal / oaky finish. This is very nice, more JP excellence.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.88/5  rDev -4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

A: opaque burnt orange. Not a lot of head.

S: wow.. definitely the peppers come in here. I get faint cherries as well.

T: wow also... not as strong on the peppers as the aroma holds. Tart cherries, orange skins, pineapples, funk, grains, and some yeast. Awesome flavors.

M: I'd say light to medium. It has a nice smooth carb and a somewhat buttery feel.

O: so glad I got this (on tap). Awesome brew with awesome flavors.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Fuego Del Otono, Autumn Fire from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 716 ratings
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