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RATINGS: 658   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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3.7
jinroh (1600) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours apple juice, Brownish orange, bit of white foam, not much foam. Aroma is sour but not much, at the same time not really getting much chestnut and nit that spicy. Brett funk and horse-blankety. Taste is also slight sour, more old apple bitterness, some funk and horseblanket. spices coming out at the end, bit of nuttiness also, maybe because I am really looking for it. Nice and enjoyable, not mind-blowing.

3.9
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2007
From a capped 750 ml. bottle with a blurb on the right side of label, no freshness date. Poured a amberish orange with a fluffy, foamy head, decent retention. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, sweet spices, nutty, a light citrus fruitiness and earthy yeast. Good carbonation and a crisp, dry, velvety smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant tasting, a soft tart orangey/lemony fruitiness, toasted caramel with some a little roastiness, toasted chestnuts, nutmeg and sugar, clove and coriander, earthy, bready yeast, a vanilla woodiness, a nice hop bite, and a dry malty, yeasty finish. Another tasty ale from Jolly Pumpkin, well worth trying.

3.8
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Popped off the cap and a steady flow of foam came out and wouldn’t stop - I had to pour it into 3 separate glasses. After all that, I had a glass of a muddy dark red clay-colored brew with an off-white head. Right off the bat, this smells the least funky of the JP brews I’ve had to date (all but the Calabaza). The light funk is there along with a nuttiness and some fall spices. The taste was pleasantly funky, dancing around on the palate and complimenting the spices. The finish is dry and there’s more sour on the back end than I expected. Probably the most subtle of JP’s brews.

3.6
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 29, 2012
(750 ml (batch 899/900, bottled 10-7-2011) from Oak Street Provisions) Pours cloudy amber-gold with an off-white head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Mouthfeel smooth, medium-full. Taste is tart, medium sour, citrus, spice and yeast.

3.6
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Poured a nice amber/brown with a thin white head. Aroma was a bit of sour funk with some nice undertones of malt, a little cinnamon maybe? Flavor was sour brett yeast on the front (not overwhelming in the slightest though), but there were a lot of other things playing in the background. A nit nutty, a nit of a tannin kick, a little vanilla. Very nice beer from Jolly Pumpkin.

3.3
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of plastic, caramel malt, toasted coconut, standard JP funk. Flavor a mix of caramel malt and that JP funk. A little more body and malt to balance the by now boring funk than in some other JP’s, but still not really getting me going.

4.2
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, 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.

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SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Glowing amber. Large, frothy, off white head. Nose of sour, funky yeast, toasted nuts, spices, and bready malt. The brett is really kickin in this one after almost a year. Same flavors as above with the sourness dominating, some earth and oak in there as well. Medium body, well carbonated. Tasty brew.

3.9
JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
9/15 notes. 750ml bottle, pours hazy orange into tulip with 1 finger head. Nose is tart, apple, spice, cinnamon, citrus. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, crisp. Taste is apple, citrus, lemon, oak, woody, tart, light sour in background, pepper, spice, pear. Finish is oak, funky, spice, tart which lasts. Excellent beer by JP.

3.4
Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, some sourness and malt. Flavor of yeast, spices and sourness with a hoppy finish.


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