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RATINGS: 636   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma of oak tannins and apple sourness. Appears orange brown, plenty of lace. Taste is amazing, tannic, sour, and roasty malts. Overall, great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Tap. Scattered lace. Crisp red-brown. Great sour nose. Crisp body of sourness, malt, some spicing. Tanic. Easy drinking and excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (1343) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Maybe the best sour I think I have had. I have come to expect nothing but from jolly pumpkin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Deep hazy amber pour with a large frothy white head with thick sheets of lacing. Funky, musty,oak yeasty aroma, tangy citrus along with hints of spices, flowers and a very light sweetness. Citrus, oak, yeast funkiness and lactic acid. Relatively smooth body and lower carbonation for JP beers. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5348) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 750ml ($13.25) Nov. 4, 2011 bottle: When I first opened this, some of the sediment was stuck around the rim, fortunately, this is a sour, so it poured pretty nice with a relatively long-lasting head. Body is kind of murky orange. Aroma is lactic acid, quite strongly so. There is also a nice pastry-like maltiness that you can get in the aroma. Basically, it smells nice. Taste is relatively sour. There is a light caramel maltiness in there, but it was actually lighter than I expected. You definitely get the autumnal maltiness in the finish a little, as the sourness is more up at the front.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4676) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Pumpkin golden color. White head covers the beverage until you’re ready to drink it which could be 10s of minutes. Super tart, woody, and pucker-inducing. Like brass and gold. The finish is all toffee and nuts. You’re welcome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Labeled as Autumn Fire, and definitely more of a sour/wild ale than a belgian, or any other style. Agressively sour more so than a lot of their beers. Very heavy oak and funk presence in the aroma and flavor, which i loved. Initial head disappates quick to leave a rather flat looking beer, otherwise this beer is the bomb. Musty, light spices and fruit. near puckering sour aftertaste. Love it."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
9/13/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Hazy deep amber with a creamy white head. Yeasty aromas, hints of spice and oak. Tart up front, a bit acidic, caramel notes and the chestnut flavors are prominent. The finish is long and dry. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
650ml bottle. Red super hazed pour. Smell is of toothpaste initially then into mulled cidre. Flavor is wormwoody, some nutty character, mostly spices, anise, fennel, mild funk/tartness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2872) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, blend 2, 10-04-2012. Light hazy orange with a large off white head. High effervescence. Wooden, red berries, barnyard, citrus, light green plant/earthy notes, more spices as it warms up. I notice that I am not good at pinpointing spices. Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation (perhaps a bit towards being fizzy), medium sweet, light bitter and sour. Very light sour finish. Ok soft and pleasant to drink.

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