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RATINGS: 613   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Dark amber pour. Watered down pumpkin pie minus the pumpkin bit and leaving just the spicy all-spice and warm subtle cloves. Very enjoyable, not overly sweet due to the spiciness of the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle acquired via trade with JAXSON...thanks again Jeremy!!! After the lineup we tried (Blabaer, Frambozen, Rosso E Marrone), this one had a hard time holding its own. Tasty, though. Murky burnt copper pour produced a 1-finger ivory head that didnít leave much in the way of lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy, funky, and citrusy. Flavor is much more malty, bready, and biscuity than others in the style. A little watery, both in flavor and palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Light and spritzy on the tongue. Very mild sweetness. Horse blanket and barnyard aromas were nice, albeit faint. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Earthy, nutty aftertaste. Decent, but not overly exciting or deeply complex. Regardless, itís pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Batch 335. Copper, orangish color with a thin head. Fruity aroma of apple and a bit of lemon tartness. Dry, grainy flavor. Quite tart. Light fruit. Very, very slight nutty flavor, though I think the label is making me think this more than I actually taste it. A good enough brew, but based on the deScription I was actually expecting to taste spices and chestnuts; in that, a big let down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, spicy, bright nuts, fruity - apricot, grape, coriander, moderate alcohol, wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate nutty bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090811]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2006
Hazy deep orange-amberish beer with a nice creamy slight yellowish-off white head. Aroma is mild and soft malty, it has touches of nuts and almond liquor. Also touches of chesnut skin that gives a untherbuild tart sharpness in this brew. Aroma is sweeter than the taste. The mouthfeel is quit dry, it has a soft malty carracter with a slight spicy touch and sharp accents of sour apple skins (renette apples) and orange zest. In the afthertaste there is a nice earthy touch with hints of humide forrest soil, wild berries and wet wood The more this beer gets warmer, the more wine like the beer gets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - 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 beerís 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 isnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Schroppfy! Pours a murky rusted amber. Tall tanned white head. Nose is slightly nutty, very spicy, and laden with cobwebby yeast. Taste is slightly tart fruits, light nuttiness, spices, Belgian yeast notes and light barnyard notes. Almost a light gingerbready type flavor to this. Body is light-medium and bubbly. Finishes with big spice notes, dusty yeast notes, soft fruit flavors, light nutty notes, and light tartness. Another good JP beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Great appearence with a pillowy foam. Iím not sure I like the subtle wild yeast character. The same character was present in both Biere De Mars and Bam Biere, and Iím still unsure about it. After the mid-palate, some interesting fruit character comes out. The mouthfeel is nice and chewy. I wish it had more barrel character however. More oak please. Pretty good and unique. Donít worry Ernest, Iíve got another bottle to share with you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Thanks to BgBurdman for sharing this at the last Columbus tasting. The aroma is sour and some funky grass smells as well. The pour was a golden brown with a small head. Slightly sour taste with a good bit of yeast and some tangy flavors as well. The mouthfeel was light with ample carbonation.

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