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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Autumn Fire
Ale brewed with chestnut and spices
To catch a bit of soft radiance in each special bottle, we wait for fall colors to begin their bright and fleeting glow before brewing this wonderful ale under their autumn fire. Gentle amber malts lead smooth caramel notes, gently lapping against a shore of distant forgotten spice. A beer to contemplate and enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1101) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Naka, Batch 244/245. Pours orange with yellow hues, white foamy head with good lacing. Notes of apple, pear, citric sour, lots of funk and a caramel not at the end. Sweet taste up front of malt caramel with apple and pear sweetness, then citrusy sour notes with mild funk. N nice sweetness returns at the end, cutting through the sour. Tasty brew. Dry and chalky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7228) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Bottle. Pours an orange body with barely any head. Tart aroma, some tart in the flavor - macadamia nuts. Extremely sessionable. Batch 336. RERATE:: Draft at Pony HK with Linh. What a treat. Pours a deep murky brownish orange body with thin soapy white lacing. Aroma is super nice - great lemon funk character and white wine barrel. Mouthfeel is thin with the flavors coming through much more muted. The sourness is toned down many notched in comparison to what the nose advertises. Still, a strangely sessionable sour amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
From bottle courtesy of Naka. Batch 244,245. Awesome funky aroma. Bretty with oak and farmhouse funk. Pears, lactic acid and nice fruity tart quality. Little bit of grassy hops, too. Golden amber clear with light huge, topped with white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts tart, fruity with tons of Brett. Big and lactic all through but softens up quite well at the finish with sweet pears and bit of pilsner malt. Dry bitter after - light chalky. Nice and a little weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6048) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Nose of of oak barel tartness, funk, some nutty toasty notes in the background as well. Light sweetness from the malts. Pours bright orange gold with a thin head. The flavor is very funky with a pleasant tartness that lingers throughout. Nutty flavors as well as caramel malt sweetness makes it way in there as well. Light tart fruity aspects as well. Lingering funky funkness in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (729) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a deep yellow almost orange with a thick foamy head. Massive carbonation as is typical of JP. Nose is very nutty, nutmeg, apple, yeast and hazelnut. Taste is slightly sour up front with a complex nutty middle and a snappy hoppy finish. Lingering sourness and caramel notes. Awesome as usual with JP.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1933) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Color is a hazy orange gold with very active carbonation and a tight, thick white head. Aroma is like a spicy apple cider. Taste is crisp and sour. Starting with light/medium body it goes down crisp with a clean feel. Finish comes on with a sour cider taste and a gentle caramel nutty flavor. After taste is a dry oak bitterness with a faint plastic taste in the back. Overall its ok, I’m just not a big fan of sours. This one has nice smooth flavors so for me its better then others I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2009
(750ml bottle, Batch 336) Medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing, atop clear light brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett, lemon/orange, some tobacco, light oak, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, lemon/orange, some Brett, tobacco, light cherry, cinnamon/anise/medicinal. Light-medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2009
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy amber with a very small, but lasting head. Tart, sulphury cherry aroma like in the rest of these brews. Sulphur is clearly present also in the flavor, with dried fruit, cloves, apricot, vinegar, and brettanomyces. Medium-bodied with low to medium carbonation. A pleasant nightcap with vinous sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, some sourness and malt. Flavor of yeast, spices and sourness with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
750ml bottle, Oct. 2008 batch. Having had this beer several times, I can say it needs at least three months after it’s released to really come into its own. It was released way too young IMO. Moving on, it pours a really beautiful glowing, reddish honey with a pillowy beige head. Awesome. Gorgeous, vintage Jolly Pumpkin nose - softly-integrated brett, sour tropical fruits, and of course oak. The flavor is vinous, subtle, and refreshing. There is not that burst of flavor you might expect though. This could be a phenomenal beer if the flavors were more pronounced. I still really like it.

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