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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2009
Bottled (Pikkulintu, 0,75 ltr). Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Very herbal, hayish, a bit perfumic nose. Sour, grapefruity, some tangerine peel, vanilla. Herbal-spicey cooking, weird beer. Itís like some Fantome saisons.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2009
bottle. thanks tim. exploding foam. lost half the bottle before I could pour. hazy copper pour with big lasting frothy head. house aroma is sweet, nutty and spice. very lively palate. sour., doughy. big spice and hints of chestnut. carbonation dominates an otherwise tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle pours an off white with a lively head. Very light and well carbonated. Spicy as in peppery more than anything else. Decent but not complex nor real drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours semi-hazy gold with a huge off-white head. Malty aroma with some funk and a bit of skunkiness. Tart and funky flavor with some bitter lemon and a semi-thin finish. No trace of spice until it warms up and then very faint. In all honesty, I probably wouldnít have picked it out if the bottle didnít tell.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2585) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2010
750 ml. bottle. Batch 244, 245. Shared with Gabe. Pours a tiny bubbled, lasting white head, with sea foam lacing, over a cloudy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is barnyard, lemon, apple....taste is light, almost sweet apple/ lemon then puckering sour, followed by a slightly bitter barnyard finish....mouth feel is light and carbonation low. This is a pleasant, but not overly complex, Sour Ale. The Brett qualities are quite dominant. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
750 ml bottle, 2008, courtesy of ryan - thanks! Clear amber color, small fizzy white head. Aroma of slightly funky cream soda. Taste has black pepper, swet caramel, slightly bitter finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Lactic, tart aroma. Deep golden in color with a white head. Interesting with spiced notes over a stour...interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2011
Denmark, Ulfborg tasting with J&C. hazy amber/orange color with small head. Sweet malty with lots of fruit notes ad a sour touch. Taste is sweet malty, sour, spicy, some yeast, didnít get any chestnuts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottled. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Refreshing with notes of fruit, barnyard, citrus and nuts. Some sour notes and slightly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnsofistaCat (234) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
As expected this was a foam monster. Pouring this thing was challenging to the point of ridicules. Huge rocky head that refused to dissipate. Even when I put the bottle down, with it still ĺ full, odd bubbles were foaming out of the bottle reminiscent of frog eggs and making a mess on my coffee table. The beer itself was beautiful looking-the color reminding me of the river in the U.P. called Smithís Creek: Amber but almost glowing. This one was a bit bitterer then I thought. It had the usual apple tasting brett but something seemed a little out of wack. Green apple, hops, and oaky. The backend taste of chestnuts actually had a slight unlikable plastic trait to it. I didnít dig this Jolly Pumpkin as much as I do others. However, its entirely possible I just wasnít in the mood for it and will try it again.


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