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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa Pailhead for this beer. Poured a hazy amber with a large overflowing off-white head. Rich aroma of sweet bread, cinnamon, a bit of sour funkiness. Flavor is quit dry and consisting of flavors some cinnamon, wintergreen, peppermint, a bit of nuttiness, though finding it is a strain. Iím not finding the flavor to be as complex as the nose, as the dryness of this beer really seems to be overshadowing the flavor layers. Well-crafted, but Iím just not getting enough complexity to move this to the next level for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Hazy orange pour from bottle at Jupiter sour Sunday. Aroma is sour apricots. Taste is sour yet nutty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1152) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2013
750mL shared by CanIHave4Beers! Batch 908 bottled on 11/4/11. Oh Ron, you dog you. Chestnuts?! Ok, clear nuts. Hazelnuts, or, probably chestnuts but I donít really know wtf a chestnut is like. Moderately sour. Earthy, with some cheese funk late in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Batch 244, 245. Pours a very hazy, ornagey color with an average, creamy fluffy, off-white head; lacing is nice and somewhat tight while the head is moderately lasting. Nose is similar to other JP brews a nice tartness to it; notes of apples, lemon peel, caramel, biscuity yeast, light baking spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), and a nutty presence (maybe the chestnuts.) Flavor is much of the same with apples and lemon peel being quite forward with also caramel, chestnut, and spicy notes including nutmeg and light pepper. Palate is lively, medium, a bit watery, and drying. Finishes drying with oak notes, lingering lemon peel, and a bit of bitter grass. Not one of my favorite JP brews; a little boring on the palate, not overly complex, lacking a substantial backbone, and somewhat of a short flavor progression. Still quite drinkable, just not incredibly memorable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
750mL bottle, Batch 899/900, bottled 10.7.2011, consumed in celebration of the acceptance of my first scientific paper. Antibodies rule. Pours hazy and orange, lively, with plenty of golden highlights, and topped with a 2-finger foamy off-white head. The aromas are tart cherry and sweet cherry juice, oak, and woody notes. Also present are spices, apple and cinnamon, sugar, and bark/earth. The flavor is initially sour cherry and apple juice, and light cinnamon and sugar; this trends into flower petals, cherry, sugar, and moderate tartness/mild bitterness. Slight nutty notes are present in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation and body, very dry,and very quenching. Really tasty. [1077]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Thanks to Ron Jeffries for giving this bottle to me upon his most recent visit.

Rating #880
It truly pours a chestnut hued body and a most handsome rocky khaki colored head. From the first quaff, I found an amazing blend of wild yeasts and busty caramel and toffee malts. The wild yeasts are most predominant on my palate; coming across in a particularly vinous manner. Iím noting a wildly tannic and mildly acidic blending of young cabernet grapes and a more mature fruity zinfandel. Rather oaky and peppery upfront and vaguely fruity in the middle, a combination of green and red apple cider. The brett and untamied lacto flavors remind me of a soft Maytag blue folded up into some fresh crusty skinned pumpernickel bread. The wild yeasts are the life of the beer for me; Iím having a hard time seeing past them. I dutiabley find the plethora of nutty malts, some cracked wheat, and sourdough breads. The palate is tremendous, a perfectly balanced weight. There is a yeasty tartness of cumquat and dough lingering with oak chips and Melba-toast in the finish. This is a wonderful beer for all occasionsÖ a bottled triumph of liquid and art. - A new all time favorite!

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2013
750ml pours a clear gold with a large white foam. Funk aroma. Tart and spicy taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 22, 2007
An attractive pour on this one. A clear, rich light brown color with some orange and copper highlights. The head was creamy and off-white on the pour with good retention as it slowly collapsed into rocky peaks. Decent lacing. The aroma was the expected bretty funk at the onset, but as it opened up it showed great depth. Beyond the sour funk there was soft caramel malt and nuttiness (chestnut). A bit of old wood came through too. The flavor was expectedly funky, but some hops and softer caramel came out too. Crisp apple with a super dry finish. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1111) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 750 mL bottle. somewhat tart aroma floats above a sponge-cake-like head, and some fruit and spice shine through as well. no chestnut in the aroma, but there is definitely a nutty/woody flavor hidden behind the cinnamon and clove and yeast flavors which dominate. only 6.1%? itís nice and sticky and warming - easily my favorite jolly pumpkin beer so far. cheers to this new brewery!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Nice thin head coats this slightly hazy amber colored ale. Aroma is yeast and spice. Taste is strong fruit with a sweet finish. Mild carbonation and a light mouthfeel make the beer smooth. Some tartness distracts but you get kinda used to it.


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