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RATINGS: 654   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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Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Thanks to Silphium for sharing this: Pours a hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of huge frunk and hay. Beautiful fruit and nuts add to the complex and powerful aroma. Flavor is lots of nuttyness similar to a nut brown, but has a signature jolly pumpkin "funk" thrown in. Bubbly with a slightly sweet finish. Very good.

3.9
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
dark burgundy until i put it to the light. then it looked like an IPA. off white head. some funky smell. not that great. taste: andrew says he tastes spices, but if I close my eyes all i get is sourness throughout the profile. there might be something more early on but I can’t identify it. actually, now there’s some apple christmas spice stuff.

4.1
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours golden amber, transparent with a big white head. Nose is lemons, barnyard funk, leather and spices. Taste is sweet with wonderful tart balance. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light body with a long tart finish. Excellent.

3.6
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Clear copper golden orange with a big rocky creamy tan head, diminishing slowly. Sweet caramel malt. Creamy light spice with some light cherry oak. Mild creamy body, a bit slippery, not watery at all. Big sweet oaky beer. Oaked Arrogant Bastard with fewer hops! Very tannic! A bit spicey with spices and light esters. Lingering oaky earthy toast. Dries out the sweetness well. This could make a delicious but deadly (for the wallet) session beer. I could drink a bunch of this.

3.7
hapjydeuce (1000) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Bottled. Still pour with fine microbubbles, quite different appearance than what others have noted here. Hazy orange-amber color. Lovely spiced aroma of holiday spices, pear, and citrus. Some funk to the aroma as well, with a subtle oak nose. Initial flavor has a smooth nutty malt tone with lemon citrus in the mix, followed by more bread-like yeasty tones with a lightly bitter, sour finish. The tartness is balanced well, but I get a weird metallic finish at some points. Very carbonated. Enjoyable.

3.8
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle served in a tulip. Dark honey with a slight haze. Almost no head and light aromatics when poured at fridge temp. The nose develops rather quickly though and shows real quality. Sour, nutty, fruit, cheese, oak, and spice. Chestnuts are the dominating element. Flavor is medium-light sour. Light+ body, oily-thin texture, and a long, dry, acidic, sour finish. Loving the chestnut infused nose. One to sip and savor.

3.7
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Labeled Batch 907, Bottled 11-02-11. Pours a dark but translucent reddish orange, lots of head; this was quite lively out of the bottle. Aroma nice, oaky, lacto, nutty, some tartness. Body was very lively, finish brings back oak and nuttiness, tartness there but not as overwhelming a say a Flanders style red would be. Kind of weird, I have to say a well done beer, but just not my particular favorite.

3.9
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Very cloudy pour with an average sort of head that lasts and leaves a nice little lace. Spice jumps out on the nose with a nutty sort of edge. There’s a definite lactic note there as well, and a real lemony quality. All the same notes come out on the palate in much the same way. Very interesting and lightly sour.

3.6
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Blend #6, Bottled 10/10/12, 25.4 oz Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a finger of fine off-white head. Decent retention with some lacing. Aroma is moderately funky, barnyard, tangy, spicy. Flavor is moderately sour up front and builds slightly, fades into herbal, vegetal, and spicy finish. Mild bitter that lingers. Moderate carbonation, less than many sours, and a light, crisp body. Slightly tart, oily, finish. Not a very traditional belgian ale, it is more herbal like a sour saison. Regardless, it is an excellent, tasty, refreshing beer.

3.8
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arômes typiques du funk de Jolly Pumpkin, très porté sur les brettanomyces. Robe blonde foncée et trouble, légère dentelle et effervescence assez active. En bouche, le caractère des brettanomyces de Jolly Pumpkin est également à l’avant-plan, créant une impression de pulpe d’orange et de pamplemousse blanc. Légère présence épicée (cannelle ?). Finale très sèche montrant une belle acidité rappelant les agrumes. Toujours agréable.


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