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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Poured a fitting scarlet fire color with a healthy white head. The aroma and body were both really delicate, something Iím learning to appreciate with JP beers. This really smelled like Xmas when first poured - noting warm cinnamon and bread. The warmth was balanced with a nice, subtle lactic tartness, which added a nice complexity. I thought the mouthfeel was a bit prickly, interrupting the flow a bit. The body is sublte as well, noting light biscuit malts, with hints of caramel and cookie dough (snickerdoodle?). More tartness appears in the finish and balances the sweetness. As the beer warms, a strong vanilla and oak note come out as well. Very good and would be even better with a more soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2006
From 750mL Bottle. Pours a rich, orange hued, ruddy amber sunset topped with a luscious layer of sustaining ivory head. Intriguing, musty aroma of applewood dusted with a coating of Estevant pine bark sawdust. Plenty of green fruits to freshen up the old woods aroma, including some green pears and white grapes. A subtle underlayer of allspice seasoned honey adds another sweeter dimension for my olfactory enjoyment. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a soft pinch of dry vermouth tartness. Very musty and only a touch sour, but plenty of flavor. Leather baseball glove stitching, tart ripe apples, a sprinkle of cinnimon, and a squeeze of fresh lemon to start off. Freshly baked whole wheat bread and a bit of grated ginger root follow soon thereafter. Quite nice, overall. Thanks, Tom!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2006
The beer dispenses from the 750ml brown bottle a burnished copper with a portly head that is semi-creamy and a light tan in color, upon its eventual demise the lace forms a thin white sheet upon the glass. Nose is lemon-like in its crispness, hints of caramel, sweet malt at the back with a bit of butter as it warms, start is modestly sweet, the grain presence adequate and the top middling in feel. Finish is decidedly acidic, the hops light on the palate, dry somewhat sour aftertaste with a bit of nuttiness to finish it off.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Bottle provided by His_Greatness. Damn and Hot Damn, one of the JPís that I have been waiting to try for some time now. The beer is a moderately hazed deep amber concoction which upon pouring froms a solid and fairly dense light tan head that just wonít go away. Dense, foamy lacing is left behind. Soft funk aroma, nothing too assertive that just whacks you in the face but a subtle barny presence that introduces itself and slides away into the crowd. Perhaps a touch of the chestnuts, hard to say never having had a chestnut beer before. Medium bodied, a bit sprightly on the palate and moderately drying. Flavors are crisp, some modest spice presence, touches of lemon and orange zest. Overall, a wonderful creation, I hope this becomes a staple in Ronís portfolio!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
Cloudy. Opaque chestnut pour displays a mostly lasting beige head of beautiful lacing. Evident brettanomyces meet the nostrils through well disposed woodiness reminiscent of cedar and Christmas tree. Complex flavour profile shows an interplay between the incredibly well integrated chestnuts and the wild, fitting sourness, the whole completed by various notes of cloves, cream, meringue and a number of fruits. Surprisingly dry in mouth, it is highly fruity and at the same time yogurty in its lactic aspects. Very pleasant biscuity backbone serves as a foundation for litchi, grapes, nut, wood berries and mild leafy hops. Gentle foamy palate, medium-full bodied. Remarkable execution.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
I really like this beer from JP. Dark orange body, thin white head. Slightly musty, and earthy, yet it retains a bit of fruitiness in the flavor as well. Some caramel malt, but its quite sour. Interesting and complex.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JUN 9, 2006
I forgot to rate this one. Poured a darker amber with a minimal white head. Aroma was sweet yeast and spice...loads of fresh citrus and mellon. Aroma was spicey and tart...typical jolly pumpkin. Mouthfeel is fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Bottle at the HW open house. Hazy dark amber color with a small white head. Mild bretty aroma that was somewhat sour with citrus fruits and black pepper. Grassy, yeasty flavor that was mildly tart and fruity. Some unidentifiable spices(pepper?,ginger?) on the finish. Another winner from JP.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
Mint, canteloup and musty cement in the citrusy, lightly tart aroma. Opaque brownish-amber coloured body is topped by a low but lasting, off white head. Chestnuts are very apparent along with a tangerine fruitiness leading through to an almost roasty finish. Soft texture to the medium body with strong, lively carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2006
bottle-Cloudy orange with citrus flavors. Slightly sour and a little complex. Good refreshing beer.


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