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RATINGS: 604   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1300) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Clear golden brown pour with a half inch white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is tart, wood, light nuts and caramel. Taste is lactic, wood, earth, light spice and caramel. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1283) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Very unique beer. Pours a cloudy golden color. Smells of apple and cinnamon. Taste is very different, almost like a sour Flemish ale or a cider. Like green apples. Had in the bottle, batch 902. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1281) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Acră normală. Acră și ușor fruity, gust lactic și fructe verzi, amărăciune de s‚mburi.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1265) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a rich amber color with a sour pumpkin smell. Taste is clean, simple and light pumpkinly. A quickly dissolving aftertaste, that leaves a light rose petal flavor on the tongue. Almost a sweet caramel flavor in the aftertaste, that goes away too fast...

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1257) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1254) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Hazy golden with big white head. Smell is fruity, spicy with lemon. Taste is chestnut, spices, fruit and lemon zest. Semi dry with low bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours hazy amber. Nose lactic tartness, berries, spices, mild caramels, and a touch of waxy honey. Flavor is tart lemons, cranberries, cherries, all spice, caramels. Tart and day but the supporting malt character doesnít leave you puckering in te finish and isnít too thin. Pretty nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Backus Backdoor Bash! Pours an orange color. Full of Autumn spices and bitter orange flavors. Some peppery spice in there, too. Another good beer from Jolly Pumpkin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split this with Braden. Pours honey amber, with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of apple, hops, wheat, honey, hay, and hints of caramel. Medium bodied with a sweet, tangy moutfeel and similar finish. Very good Belgian ale from Jolly Pumpkin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
750ml bottle thanks to Styles Medium carbonated, pours with a small amount of fizz to a murky, opaque medium-dark amber with some brown hints. The small head is light beige, with large bubbles giving it a rocky appearance; it does not last long. Mild caramel, tart grape stems, a smell exactly like grape seeds taste, lightly tart fruit, a bit of unripened blueberry, light mint, orange spice(similar to celestial seasonings manderin orange spice tea), allspice, a hint of strawberry/raspberry syrup, a bit of pumpkin pie spice, showing just a bit of horseblanket, mild barnyard, and something thatís almost like sour melon or rotting fruit. Much like the aroma, the taste is quite complex. It begins with with a very mild acidic tart shock, but nowhere near the strength of any lambic. This flows into a lightly tart fruit, and complex spice medley (allspice, melon rind, bitter orange zest, alligator pepper, what I take to be chestnut, and something similar to bog myrtle but it could be the chestnuts - Iíve never had chestnuts in beer before). Some sweet caramel malt shows through in brief flashes towards the middle along with some tannic wood notes. Finishes very bitter, you can actually feel the dry bitterness in your mouth and the back of the throat, with notes of earthy nut, lemon grass & caramel along with something akin to the outside flesh of a walnut(if you ever tried biting one of these you know exactly what Iím talking about). Medium carbonated, medium bodied though feeling pretty light on the palate without much texture. Overall one of the more complex beers Iíve tasted in aroma and taste which certainly makes it fun to try to pick out all the flavors. Ultimately the flavors are mostly confusing and do not blend very well into a coherant beer. In addition, the acidity is very well balanced but the beer is much too bitter (Iím assuming this comes from the chestnuts?), which makes it difficult to drink. This is well worth a try to exercise your palate and I have a feeling this may become great after a few years in the bottle.


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