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RATINGS: 653   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
cubs (10675) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark burnt red-orange appearance with a medium to large sized orange-cream colored head. Quite sour aroma on top of a spicy Belgian ale-style smell. Flavor has medium amber maltiness, fairly well spiced with a pretty sour fruity sourness. Fairly sour and somewhat spicy finish.

3.8
jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
2011-11-12. Hazy orange body with a small white head. 3+ Crisp medium sourness in the flavour has a pleasant zip to it that lingers in the aftertaste, but simple it is fairly subtle, but lovely. 7+ Pleasant lightly funky aroma is lightly floral and sour. 7+ Average plus bodied palate. Very enjoyable. On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe, Ann Arbor

3.8
KyotoLefty (10528) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle, about 2 years old now. Spicy, cakelike nose, chestnuts, caramel. Glowing orange-amber, clear, with lace. Sweet and sour flavor, spicy, chestnuts, yogurt, pumpkin pie spice. The spice is a bit overdone, but it is pretty good.

3.7
marcus (10473) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
This copper ale poured with a decent off-white head and a sour aroma. The flavor, too, is mildly sour over an interesting malt base. There are some nice spices to enhance the recipe.

3.9
phaleslu (10461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Batch 894. Bottled 9-29-11. Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a resilient eggshell white head. Aroma of herbs, coriander, juniper berries, nuts, and sweet and toasted malts. Flavor of juniper berries, herbs, lemongrass, lemon juice, amber malts, wood, and spices. Medium body with a tart, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Another winner from Dexter.

3.8
olio (10431) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
75 cl bottle @ RIP Camp. Blend 2.
Pours hazy brown color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, spices, some yeast, barnyard notes and faint malts. Flavor of spices, yeast, sour berries and some dark fruits. Sour fruity and somewhat berryish palate. Nice.
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3.4
sebletitje (10220) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2009
Batch #336. Love or hate JP beers. I was intrigued by the chestnut description, thinking this would be a bombastic style so often found in the Italian beers. No! Once again JP floods the aroma with the sour brett aroma, leaving almost no nose to be enjoyed. You take load of brett + slight chestnut and that sums up the aroma. It’s rather disappointing that JP keep doing this to all of their beers. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma as mentioned earlier is just filed with brett, and has very faint notes of the chestnut and spices. Taste was rather fruity, with lingering notes of cherry, light tartness with very light chestnut. Just too much of brett, way too much of it, please let me enjoy the beer!

4.4
onceblind (10098) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Slightly cloudy deep golden with a thin foamy white cap. Lovely aroma with slightly sour tropical fruits and melons combined with a gentle Belgian farm funk and apricots. Smooth and delightful flavor with sweet pale Belgian malts mixed with sweet tree fruits and subtle melon and tropical fruity tones as well, a little fruity sweetness and Belgian funniness at the finish. Really pleasant and complex.

3.7
JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2006
Deep, slightly hazy orange with a good, orangeish, persistent head, leaving some lace. End of bottle full of U.F.O.’s. Fruity nose with preserved oranges, faint strawberries, little bit vinous, and a faint, distant spicey spiking (orange peel, cloves, cinnamon bark). More complex than the taste, which is quite dry, spicey. Fruity, with again much citrus, but without any fruitsugars. There’s a retronasal sourness, wry, like crabapples and/or orangezest, slowly dissipating in the throat. This gets more marked warming up. Despite the dryness, there’s a fizzy MF present. Not very much body either. Compared to my only other JPAA, this is where Fuego d’Otoño slightly lacks. Then again, the beer is extremely drinkable. Very pleasing beer, with a great balance, but slightly lacking depth. OTOH, it makes up for one hell of a session ale.

3.5
MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 Any first impressions?
-A creamy head settles over the muddy dusk.
-Orangey citrus fruit and accompanying herbal spices, comforted by a nutty sweetness, lie on classy wooden flooring.
-Chestnuts obviously provide most of the beer’s sweetness, emboldened by an otherwise meditative spicy flavoring.
-The carbonation is ample but delicate, exactly how these Belgian ales should be carbonated.

What if you dig deeper?
-The fruity, nutty sweetness isn’t overdone, agreeing with the subtle, intelligent tartness.
-The wooden dryness softly drops the curtain.
-All in all, this is a quite humble spectrum of flavors.
-Another Jolly Pumpkin success, an understated but serene and well-brewed creation.

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