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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Clean, crisp, dry, Belgian-style amber ale w/ a hint of oak and mild sour notes. Nice, drinkable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle from Styles aka Secret Santa. I just spilled this all over my face.

When I was first drinking this it was rather harsh, the nuttiness from the chestnut at the forefront with a really choppy bite. As it warmed, it totally mellowed out, and I can say for sure now that this is the perfect thanksgiving beer. Fuck that pumpkin shit. JPs got it all worked out.

Pours with the kind of head that makes me love beer anew. Seriously, this gives Houbblon Chouffe a run for its money. Bridges, arches, caverns, scaffolding and cell phone towers, this heads got it all. Aroma is really nutty and spicy, with pumpernickel, pineapple, stuffing, and floral european hops. Oaky flavor, broad chestnut and bagel flavors lend way to a fantastically buttery finish that is not at all offputting. Lots of notes of different spices and herbs. Deliciously drinkable and smooth. Another kickass brew from Ron. Thanks, Chris!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
Light hazy amber colour with a beige head. Malty, light tart and fruity aroma with a sweet note. Malty, sweet flavor with a wellbalanced fruity note. Light dry and yeasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Rerate, 750mL bottle, batch 244,245, again courtesy of artusory. Much more tartness, better composed: bready, tart citrus, and some nuttiness. This sour version is much improved. 8.5.8.4.15=4.0 750mL bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a hazy, orangish-red appearance; huge, textured white head with great retention and lacing. Yeast and marshmallow in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of yeasty and bready notes; pleasant belgian profile with coriander, cardamom, and hints of butterscotch and white pepper; well-balanced and layered mouthfeel. I just wish it was a bit sour... Medium, yeasty and spicy finish. 7.5.8.4.14=3.8

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11655) - Sborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Bottled. Beer no. 6 @ American Blind III. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Yeast sweetness and banana in the nose. Has a light sourness in the background. Flavour as well has some grapy sourness as well. Is quite fresh and fruity. Light spice. Medium bodied. Dry. Grapy and fruity end. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a huge off white ehad. Aroma of fruits, wood, vanilla and hops. Fruity flavour of hops, vanilla and wood. Woody and hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6317) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Big thanks to Hopscotch for sending this magnificent beer my way. Pours deep amber brown with a small off-white head with a good amount of retention. The aroma has lots of Belgium funk with smooth maltiness that offsets the funk well. There is also a strong spiciness. Medium / full body with a good amount of sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with sour yeastiness and good amount of funk - there is also some smoothness from the malt and nuttiness. The finish is spicy and sharp spice with some chestnuts showing through to mellow things out. Another BIG thumbs up from Jolly Pumpkin, one of the most consistently wonderful breweries in the states.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a big off-white head. Light acid, fruity, citrus, gueuze like aroma and taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle. [Blind tasting session @ Sk8viking] #6 Large fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting. Good lacing. Body was clear sparkling with an amber hue. Aroma was citrus, fruity, apple, berry, coriander. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Flavor was a god mix of sweet and acidic notes. Slightly acidic and dry finish. Reminded me of a light Lambic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (4060) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
Blind rating at sk8vikings. Pours a hazy amber/orange with off.white head and lacings. Slightly sour and fruity. As a nice mellow gueuze. Earthy. Medium carbonation. Nicely balanced.


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