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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8878) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2009 Amazing looking rocky tan head on a murky brown and red body. Inviting, pungent nose of funky spiced nuts and bread, along with some sour apple and honey, and some cedar and oak barrel. Sourness is a bit lower than expected from the nose - lightly prickly on the tongue, somewhat acitic, but also very smooth, especially on the back, with some mellow, soft chestnut/acorn/walnut flavors, along with some banana bread and spiced cider. A very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 Any first impressions?
-A creamy head settles over the muddy dusk.
-Orangey citrus fruit and accompanying herbal spices, comforted by a nutty sweetness, lie on classy wooden flooring.
-Chestnuts obviously provide most of the beer’s sweetness, emboldened by an otherwise meditative spicy flavoring.
-The carbonation is ample but delicate, exactly how these Belgian ales should be carbonated.

What if you dig deeper?
-The fruity, nutty sweetness isn’t overdone, agreeing with the subtle, intelligent tartness.
-The wooden dryness softly drops the curtain.
-All in all, this is a quite humble spectrum of flavors.
-Another Jolly Pumpkin success, an understated but serene and well-brewed creation.

Bottles; no date.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (8739) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ Rasmus’s. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, oak, caramel, grapes, light brett, whitewine, spice. Flavor is malt, yeast, brettnotes, dry whitewine, oak, grapes, spice, pepper. Thin body, lively carbonation, dry bretty finish. 260913

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8700) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8458) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
75 cl bottle @ RIP Camp. Blend 2.
Pours hazy brown color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, spices, some yeast, barnyard notes and faint malts. Flavor of spices, yeast, sour berries and some dark fruits. Sour fruity and somewhat berryish palate. Nice.
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - 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."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours orange, nose is toffee, sour, taste is sweet, tart, spicy, fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8280) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
This copper ale poured with a decent off-white head and a sour aroma. The flavor, too, is mildly sour over an interesting malt base. There are some nice spices to enhance the recipe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2009
Batch #336. Love or hate JP beers. I was intrigued by the chestnut deScription, thinking this would be a bombastic style so often found in the Italian beers. No! Once again JP floods the aroma with the sour brett aroma, leaving almost no nose to be enjoyed. You take load of brett + slight chestnut and that sums up the aroma. It’s rather disappointing that JP keep doing this to all of their beers. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma as mentioned earlier is just filed with brett, and has very faint notes of the chestnut and spices. Taste was rather fruity, with lingering notes of cherry, light tartness with very light chestnut. Just too much of brett, way too much of it, please let me enjoy the beer!


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