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RATINGS: 579   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2013
750mL shared by CanIHave4Beers! Batch 908 bottled on 11/4/11. Oh Ron, you dog you. Chestnuts?! Ok, clear nuts. Hazelnuts, or, probably chestnuts but I don’t really know wtf a chestnut is like. Moderately sour. Earthy, with some cheese funk late in the flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3338) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours an orange color with the usual towering, beautiful, fluffy Jolly Pumpkin style head that leaves great lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nutty, very nutty... chestnut-y with some clean laundry and a rich earthiness and a mild funky woody character.

The flavor is sharply nutty (is that even a thing?) with a light sourness. The beer is very earthy, rich, and mildly roasty. Everything is perfectly balanced, dry, and satisfying. As it warms a little bit of sour cherry becomes a touch more dominant.

Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2326) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a orange golden color with a big rocky foamy head... Aromas are tart stonefruit, rustic wood and a hint of warm spice. The palate is balanced and bright. Ripe fruit, candied orange, nectarine and lots of funky barnyard flavors roll through the mouth and gain complexity with some nice woody barrel notes and soft vanilla oak lingers... really tasty beer and another winner from JP!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal. S - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, chestnuts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, tart green fruit. T - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, pepper, chestnuts, other spices, tart green fruits, hint of sourness. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, estery, and spicy finish. D - Great balanced and complex version of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (743) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2013
Quite malty with huge fruitiness, bit acidic. Some caramel.. Awesome brew.. perfect for my autumn mood. Woody and kinda spicy.. Liked a lot

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Glowing hazy pink peach. Cherry sour scents. Crisp sour start that turns to a slowly fading spiced finish. Flavors to guide you from summer to winter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Enjoyed at the Tosa YeHA 2005, provided by Brad, many thanks!

Displayed a coppery hue with a lasting head and very good lacing. The nose has a yeasty and wheaty character with a noticeable cherry and apricot twang and some of those chestnut aromas are there as well. The flavor starts tart, funky, and fruity with a nice grain background. It developed a woody and earthy undertone before a light spice (Grains of Paradise, clove ?) and bitter finish. The feel is crisp and refreshing with a dry finish. Yet another so yummy brew by Ron, gotta get more!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours a bright amber color with a small off white head. Nose is very spicy, coriander, light sweetness, some pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Taste is once again a nice belgian like spiciness. Has some light caramel notes, more coriander and nutmeg to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2006
Cloudy dark amber, thick foamy off white head. Another fantastic JP nose with notes of spiced vanilla, soft funky barnyard, lemon rind, oak, and faint nutty caramel. Flavor is similar to the aromas, but adds an overall tart, tangy, earthy tone to it. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, tangy, lightly spiced finish. JP is the master when it comes to barrel-aging. It never overwhelms, just strictly complements. Thanks for sharing hopscotch...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JUN 9, 2006
I forgot to rate this one. Poured a darker amber with a minimal white head. Aroma was sweet yeast and spice...loads of fresh citrus and mellon. Aroma was spicey and tart...typical jolly pumpkin. Mouthfeel is fantastic.


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