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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
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Pour is cloudy orange with a nice off-white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma of lemon, citrus, funk, caramel, bread. Taste is lightly sour, tart, lemon, grassy/citrus hops, caramel, pepper, bread. Palate is slick, average carbonation, finish is lightly astringent and bitter. Didn’t get any chestnuts, still very good.

3.4
nealblind (1849) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2015
clear dark gold pour some white foam. Aroma funky oak, dust granny smiths markers. Light carb. Buttery lacto. Chestnut aftertaste, obscured by oak and sour, concrete dust. some burnt plastic on the end. bitter type finish. A complex, balanced beer that lets one too many flavors in the door.

3.6
jhamp9 (1836) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Clear golden brown pour with a half inch white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is tart, wood, light nuts and caramel. Taste is lactic, wood, earth, light spice and caramel. Dry finish.

3.9
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to mcbackus for sending me this! Gusher! Pours a cloudy orange/amber body with huge head. Aroma is of spices, nutmeg, cloves, yeast, and caramel. Flavor is sweet, spices lay down smoothly on the tongue. Well carbonated, made a small look in comparison to Choufee. Smooth and enjoyable. Finishes in a dry sweet flavor.

4.2
Vells (1833) - Rīga, 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

3.7
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a hazy dark golden color with amber highlights and a thin white head. Aroma is malty and spicy with notes of brett, bread, spice, flowers, yeast, floral hops. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of spice, honey, brett and nuts. Generally medium body with a pleasing sweet brett finish.

4
Nephilium (1809) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2008
(Batch 244,245) The aroma starts with the standard tart funk of almost all of Jolly Pumpkin’s beers. Underneath that, there are hints of nuts, and a touch of chocolate. Pours a clear amber, with a huge rocky white head. The taste is a peppery, nutty ale, crisp on the palate with a slight bit of tartness to it. Very tasty, and works quite well even in summer.

4.2
Mjp12 (1809) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Light White pepper aroma, a zesty, refreshing green fruit flavour. Delicious .

3.8
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
small brownish/orange body with a huge 4 inch white head.(infected?)the aroma is brett,dusty red apples,cologne,cinnamon,and caramel.flavor is light brett,lemons,caramel malts,and pumpkin.seems like the aroma is a bit more complex than the flavor.

3.7
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Batch 901, Bottled October 19, 2011.
Appearance: The body is a hazy light amber with a tall white head that dissipates rather quickly to a dense white coating with a tall ring.
Aroma: Slight Autumn spices of cinnamon and clove with a light fruity tartness I can’t put my finger on, cherries? Hints of red wine vinegar too. This smells great.
Taste: Mildly tart with a small hint of vinegar, but it quickly picks up on a dry nutty and cinnamon/nutmeg finish that abruptly stops. Sort of a potpourri finish.
Palate: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: I wonder if this has gotten more tart with age or lost it, I also wonder if the body was more beefy fresh. This drinks nicely now, though I wish I’d saved it for a nice Autumn night.


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