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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bomber. Hazy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Lemon and sour fruit nose with Brett. Smooth and crisp palate. Lots going on here. Love this!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (10152) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2008
(Bottle - 75 cl, thanks Marsiblursi!) Sampled on February 16 - 2008. Shady yeast particle copper color, tan head. Extremely gushing bottle, had to wipe the floor a bit. Scent has Brettanomyces / Belgian wild yeast feel to it; acidic almost lambic like scent. Acidic and wood taste, some apples. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (10106) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (10048) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (10013) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
750 ml bottle from Randalls. 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (10003) - 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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
750mL. Pours cloudy peach with a thick, thin near yellow beige head. Nose is quite incredible. More funky than other JPs with a lot of Lost Abbey Cable Car character: peach, tangerine, dried pineapple, lemonade, cotton candy. Wow. Just floored by this nose. Hints of acetic sourness and as it warms cinnamon and subtle spice emerge. Taste is very neutral and refreshing. No chestnut and fall spice nonsense. Hints of tea leaves and spices but dominant character is quenching Gatorade with peach and tangerine acid. Super fresh, light bodied, quenching. Fall saison perfection. Only qualm is hints of butterscotch that add fullness and deplete crispness. Slicker than wanted palate. Great stuff regardless. Must have more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9951) - 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. Its 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9908) - Ursel, 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. Theres a retronasal sourness, wry, like crabapples and/or orangezest, slowly dissipating in the throat. This gets more marked warming up. Despite the dryness, theres a fizzy MF present. Not very much body either. Compared to my only other JPAA, this is where Fuego dOtoo 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9765) - 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 beers 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 isnt 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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