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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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!

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3.7
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
light amber appearance with solid white head. flavor is incredibly unique, tasting almost like a gueze with acidic and sharp sourness that finishes very dry with some oak likely from the chestnut. a very enjoyable brew.

4.2
ketchepillar (1198) - 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.

3.5
radarsock (1193) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Was passed around at Harvest, Saturday evening. Pours a murky, hazed burnt orange with a minimal off-white head. Diminished quickly. Interesting aromas of nuts, earth/soil, hop oil and dog biscuits. Tastes practically the same, however it does have some yeast notes by mid-palate, as well some candied citrus, butterscotch, cinnamon and oak. Mild tartness by swallow. Enjoyable.

3.7
furthur (1192) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Draft at anchorage brewing, orange amber beer, nice creamy white head, good lace. Aroma is subtle, slightly roasty lemon. Taste is salty, lemon, lime, peach, and earthy chestnuts. Palate light, carbonation soft and subdued.

4
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 1, 2007
Pours a hazy golden orange with a dense, rocky, firm, off white head. The aroma is filled with caramel, spices, fruit, and an earthiness. Flavor is has notes of caramel, spices, fruit, and a funkiness. The finish is slightly tart.

3.6
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Hazy orange pour from bottle at Jupiter sour Sunday. Aroma is sour apricots. Taste is sour yet nutty.

3.8
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2007
Robe orange surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui s’estompe. Arômes acidulés d’épices et de gomme balloune. Saveurs d’épices et de houblon amérisant.

3.7
IMtheOptimator (1169) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa Pailhead for this beer. Poured a hazy amber with a large overflowing off-white head. Rich aroma of sweet bread, cinnamon, a bit of sour funkiness. Flavor is quit dry and consisting of flavors some cinnamon, wintergreen, peppermint, a bit of nuttiness, though finding it is a strain. I’m not finding the flavor to be as complex as the nose, as the dryness of this beer really seems to be overshadowing the flavor layers. Well-crafted, but I’m just not getting enough complexity to move this to the next level for me.

4.3
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 750 mL bottle. somewhat tart aroma floats above a sponge-cake-like head, and some fruit and spice shine through as well. no chestnut in the aroma, but there is definitely a nutty/woody flavor hidden behind the cinnamon and clove and yeast flavors which dominate. only 6.1%? it’s nice and sticky and warming - easily my favorite jolly pumpkin beer so far. cheers to this new brewery!

3.6
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Batch 244, 245. Pours a very hazy, ornagey color with an average, creamy fluffy, off-white head; lacing is nice and somewhat tight while the head is moderately lasting. Nose is similar to other JP brews a nice tartness to it; notes of apples, lemon peel, caramel, biscuity yeast, light baking spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), and a nutty presence (maybe the chestnuts.) Flavor is much of the same with apples and lemon peel being quite forward with also caramel, chestnut, and spicy notes including nutmeg and light pepper. Palate is lively, medium, a bit watery, and drying. Finishes drying with oak notes, lingering lemon peel, and a bit of bitter grass. Not one of my favorite JP brews; a little boring on the palate, not overly complex, lacking a substantial backbone, and somewhat of a short flavor progression. Still quite drinkable, just not incredibly memorable.


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