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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2006
This beer is all over the place. Copper color with a small bubble white head. Aroma is tart, bret funk, woody oak, some fruit. Flavor is rich and complex...huge profile. Well balanced and very interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Medium copper color with big foamy off white head. Aroma is fairly bretty, tart, with fair amount of caramel, hint of cherries. Flavor is slightly tart, sour, touch of caramel and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Dark reddish brwon ale with a light thin off white head. Delightful orange peels and barnyard aroma. Rich lemony malt, brets, and nice barnyard qualities with light acid points. Medium bodied. Sampled with Mtl crew, April 16 2006.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1912) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2006
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 Amber color with a thin cream white head. Aroma is funky, citrus, grassy, spicy. Full strong aroma. Flavor is almost candi sweet. Delicious stuff.

750ml courtesy of styles. Pour is a melon orange with a nice clumpy head of white creamy bubbles. This is definitely a few months old as the sourness is coming out in the aroma. Good amount of funkiness and dry spiciness. I remember why I like this so much. The flavor is quite dry and well blended. Beautiful and delicious beer. Kinda reminds me of orval in a way.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Hazed dark amber color with a full stable heavy cream colored head. Light fruit and oak mix in the nose. Somewhat like a fresh chardonnay. A touch of acidity is detected in the scent as well. Light and crisp on the palate as the liquid dances across the tongue. Light flavors of raisin and caramel, mild citric zest and bite as the last of the liquid leave the mouth. Only a touch of dry oak mid quaff. To heck with the autumn fire, this would be a great sit down winter, spring, summer or fall. Zest and lively brew. Many thanks to the few that managed to get this one to me. At some time you will be rewarded. Thanks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
Thanks for sharing this masterpeice Mike! Deep orange/brownish body topped by solid being froth leaving spiderweb lace. Strange spicy grapefruit aroma is a welcome suprise. Lemons, and rinds, lots of funk and brett, with solid yeast and nuts. Very spicy flavour profile, slightly woody/nutty with the solid funk I expect from Ron. SOlid puckering brett finish! Yay! This stuff is great except for those who are allergic to chestnuts! :) Thanks Mike!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a brown-orange body with a white bubbly head. Great brett aroma along with apple fruitiness, yeasty pear, and wood notes. Earthy, medium carbonated body. Tasty bread and caramel flavours accompanied by some pear fruitiness. Quite dry and tart. Very nice and easy to drink. Purchased at Bello Vino, Ann Arbor in March 2006.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2006
Cloudy dark amber, thick foamy off white head. Another fantastic JP nose with notes of spiced vanilla, soft funky barnyard, lemon rind, oak, and faint nutty caramel. Flavor is similar to the aromas, but adds an overall tart, tangy, earthy tone to it. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, tangy, lightly spiced finish. JP is the master when it comes to barrel-aging. It never overwhelms, just strictly complements. Thanks for sharing hopscotch...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9520) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Cloudy, amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Neverending retention. The incredi-nose is funky, fruity, floral, spicy and nutty. Well-balanced, spicy, nutty, tangy, ginger-laden flavor. Medium-bodied and silky with medium carbonation. Finishes tangy, a bit tart and acetic. Another world class offering from J.P.! Thanks go out to artusory for the bottle!


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