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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle from my parents trip to Minnesota a year ago. Sweet! Pours a dark golden with a huge white head. Nose is pungent with nutmeg, brett, chestnuts, cinnamon. Flavor is more sour and oaky, with notes of chestnut and cinnamon. This is a really wonderful, summer, winter...enjoy anytime type of beer. Thanks again, Ron. You Rock!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 24, 2007
bottle-thanks to vyvvy for sharing this tasty treat from the great cold northlands that are Michigan. pours cloudy orange with a smooth off-white head. nose is minty, floral and citric with some cinnamon and spices. here is where my ratings get kind of hard to read, but i have here flavors of musty oakyness with sharp carbonation with distict fruity character. lots of oakey notes on the finish. cool and tasty brew once again from JP!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottled. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Refreshing with notes of fruit, barnyard, citrus and nuts. Some sour notes and slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Clean, crisp, dry, Belgian-style amber ale w/ a hint of oak and mild sour notes. Nice, drinkable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle from Styles aka Secret Santa. I just spilled this all over my face.

When I was first drinking this it was rather harsh, the nuttiness from the chestnut at the forefront with a really choppy bite. As it warmed, it totally mellowed out, and I can say for sure now that this is the perfect thanksgiving beer. Fuck that pumpkin shit. JPs got it all worked out.

Pours with the kind of head that makes me love beer anew. Seriously, this gives Houbblon Chouffe a run for its money. Bridges, arches, caverns, scaffolding and cell phone towers, this head’s got it all. Aroma is really nutty and spicy, with pumpernickel, pineapple, stuffing, and floral european hops. Oaky flavor, broad chestnut and bagel flavors lend way to a fantastically buttery finish that is not at all offputting. Lots of notes of different spices and herbs. Deliciously drinkable and smooth. Another kickass brew from Ron. Thanks, Chris!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
Light hazy amber colour with a beige head. Malty, light tart and fruity aroma with a sweet note. Malty, sweet flavor with a wellbalanced fruity note. Light dry and yeasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Rerate, 750mL bottle, batch 244,245, again courtesy of artusory. Much more tartness, better composed: bready, tart citrus, and some nuttiness. This sour version is much improved. 8.5.8.4.15=4.0 750mL bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a hazy, orangish-red appearance; huge, textured white head with great retention and lacing. Yeast and marshmallow in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of yeasty and bready notes; pleasant belgian profile with coriander, cardamom, and hints of butterscotch and white pepper; well-balanced and layered mouthfeel. I just wish it was a bit sour... Medium, yeasty and spicy finish. 7.5.8.4.14=3.8

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Bottled. Beer no. 6 @ American Blind III. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Yeast sweetness and banana in the nose. Has a light sourness in the background. Flavour as well has some grapy sourness as well. Is quite fresh and fruity. Light spice. Medium bodied. Dry. Grapy and fruity end. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a huge off white ehad. Aroma of fruits, wood, vanilla and hops. Fruity flavour of hops, vanilla and wood. Woody and hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Big thanks to Hopscotch for sending this magnificent beer my way. Pours deep amber brown with a small off-white head with a good amount of retention. The aroma has lots of Belgium funk with smooth maltiness that offsets the funk well. There is also a strong spiciness. Medium / full body with a good amount of sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with sour yeastiness and good amount of funk - there is also some smoothness from the malt and nuttiness. The finish is spicy and sharp spice with some chestnuts showing through to mellow things out. Another BIG thumbs up from Jolly Pumpkin, one of the most consistently wonderful breweries in the states.


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