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RATINGS: 589   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Hazy dark orange body with a lot of bubbles. Bitter sweett aroma of oranges grapefruit and hints of coriander. Flavor as indicated by the aroma, rather hoppy lemon grapefruit peach acidic with a bit of coriander. Low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7359) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at the A2 location. Pours a hazy earthy orange with a creamy light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has traditional JP funk with chestnut and a hint of sweet grains and sourness. Flavor begins with sour fruits that combine surprisingly nicely with the chesnut and sweet grains. Real nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at Paul’s place for Kan’s visit. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Nice little funk note, malt, spice, plums. Medium bodied, light funkiness. Finishes with a light bit of spice, and some faint sweetness. Really nice carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7238) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bomber. Hazy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Lemon and sour fruit nose with Brett. Smooth and crisp palate. Lots going on here. Love this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2 year old bottle at GTMW. Poured almost clear medium caramel with a tall, well-retained cap of off-white head. Soft nutty sweetness pairs well with spicy yeast and some Brett on the first impression on the nose.. definitely getting more sour and complex as it ages.. bit of lemon peel comes through right in the end.. warm and inviting. Flavor was skewed toward the sour side, which I am perfectly OK with!.. sweet caramel and chestnuts at the core with lemon and vinegar notes emanating outward.. left a toasty chestnut and sour lemon finish. Medium-bodied with pervasive and well-executed sour notes around. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Sampled at the Milwaukee YEHa!05 courtesy of Silphium: Pours a transparent copper orange color with a thin lightly-lacing white head. Rich, complex Belgian yeasty and oaky, earthy aroma has a touch of floral character. Body starts lightly sweet, balanced with a touch of toasty caramel and oaky tartness toward a slightly thinner, smooth finish. Very authentic and well-brewed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Kook Fest tasting.
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Good sour fruity stuff and typical Jolly Pumpkin. Not a great deal happening but the lemony acidity is just right and the barrel and nutty notes are really good. Very clean and drinks some way below its strength.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Batch 336. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Tart, light malt, light fruity (apple and light dark fruit) aroma with light spice. Tart, light berry flavor with spice. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Tart, light berry, spice, malt, and light caramel lingers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Batch 894. Bottled 9-29-11. Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a resilient eggshell white head. Aroma of herbs, coriander, juniper berries, nuts, and sweet and toasted malts. Flavor of juniper berries, herbs, lemongrass, lemon juice, amber malts, wood, and spices. Medium body with a tart, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Another winner from Dexter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (7036) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to DoubleEE! 2011 bottle. Hazy orange pour with thin to no head, aroma brought nice notes of vinegar, but not in a very acetic way, nice dark fruits, slight caramel, molasses notes, hints of earth, lots of spice notes come through but they have tamed with the bottle age, nice bretty funk in there with a touch of grass, basement, and slight tropical fruit that works somehow. Taste is a mix of slightly sweet caramel, toffee, going into slight vanilla, mixing into tart lemon, hints of a tart berry, touch of earth, going into some slight nutmeg, cinnamon, nice funky dust, basement, earthy and grassy funk, with slight bretty peach and pineapple that work with the red fruits of berry in there. This is drinking fantastic right now.


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