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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8803) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
This copper ale poured with a decent off-white head and a sour aroma. The flavor, too, is mildly sour over an interesting malt base. There are some nice spices to enhance the recipe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6636) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottling #3, 2007. Hazy light amber with a fleeting head. Good barnyard, cheesy, dry hay, lemon, toasted oak aroma, lots to take in here. Lightly carbonated, smooth on the palate. Flavor is mildly sweet caramel at first, then turns dry with grassy dusty malts. Finishes with a dry, yeasty wheat bread sourness. Wow, this brewery never ceases to amaze me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pretty cool nose showing good funky fruit characteristics and a nice brett backing. The color was dark orange. Flavors were dry, fruity, and bretty with a lot of orange flavors all around. The bitterness was there was tame. Smells a lot better than it tastes though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle I got in a trade 1+ years ago, sampled at RBSG ’08. Pours with an orange gold body topped by a medium thick head with lots of lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet slightly sour with a little spice and a light oakiness. Medium bodied, dry and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2322) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle at RBSG grand tasting. Thanks to whoever brought this. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small cream head. The aroma is lightly funky with spicy almonds and a hint of vanilla. The flavor was nutty and sour with walnuts and nutmeg. The mouthfeel was full and silky smooth. The finish was medium in duration and a bit sour. Overall: a most original ale. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Thanks to Erin for bringing this back from Atlanta. Pours a nice caramel color with a biege head and plenty of yeasty floaties. Smell is lightly spiced cinnamon and nutmeg almost. Taste is dry and spiced again with an unusual biscuity bubbly malt. Interesting but not particularly fantastic. Hard to describe but, warm dry spices dominate and the drinkability is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1644) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2008
(Batch 244,245) The aroma starts with the standard tart funk of almost all of Jolly Pumpkin’s beers. Underneath that, there are hints of nuts, and a touch of chocolate. Pours a clear amber, with a huge rocky white head. The taste is a peppery, nutty ale, crisp on the palate with a slight bit of tartness to it. Very tasty, and works quite well even in summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
750, corked and baled, thanks, BVC! Pours hazy gold with a lacy white head. Funky, brett-laden nose. Light body and medium carbonation. A dash of fruit in the flavor. Dry and sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
750, corked and baled, bottling 3, 2007. Thanks, BVC! Crystal clear light amber with bright gold highlights. Thin fizzy white head. Tart molasses and vinegar nose, almost like bbq sauce. Lightl, slightly watery, somewhat fizzy carb. Soft, clean, and tart. Mild, medium-long tart finish. The appeal of this beer is difficult to explain, but it is powerful once you get a hold of one to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Gushed would almost be an understatment! Even after pouring over 12 oz. out of the bottle this continued to foam over. Aromas are of funk, apple cider, cinnamon and caramel…very Fall and reminds me of apple doughnuts from the apple orchards in the Fall. In the mouth it is tart and sour with the funkiness from the nose running throghout. Recently I have had some overly funked Jolly Pumpkin’s but this one was quite good.

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