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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Auburn pour with some white head. Aroma is soft bretty sourness, sweet malt and fruit skins. Flavor is the same, lightly tart fruit skins, oak, pretty sweet malt, some biscuity malt also. Its actually pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Nice thin head coats this slightly hazy amber colored ale. Aroma is yeast and spice. Taste is strong fruit with a sweet finish. Mild carbonation and a light mouthfeel make the beer smooth. Some tartness distracts but you get kinda used to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1373) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2009
bottle. thanks tim. exploding foam. lost half the bottle before I could pour. hazy copper pour with big lasting frothy head. house aroma is sweet, nutty and spice. very lively palate. sour., doughy. big spice and hints of chestnut. carbonation dominates an otherwise tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Dark orange pour. Clear with lots of bubbles a thick fluffy light tan head. Sour aroma with vinegar notes. Bitter with sour notes. Hoppy finish. Fruity grapes and spice. Woody and lemony finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1367) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a rich amber color with a sour pumpkin smell. Taste is clean, simple and light pumpkinly. A quickly dissolving aftertaste, that leaves a light rose petal flavor on the tongue. Almost a sweet caramel flavor in the aftertaste, that goes away too fast...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 750ml Bottle, Batch #244,245, JP has a batch label on the bottle that I have not seen before (I picked up this bottle from the brewery), pours a hazy light amber brown with honey increments, has off-white bubbles that eventually thin and leave lacing, bottom of the bottle was completely covered with a coating of sediment, apple sourness, unripened apples, citrus fruits, faint sweet fragrances, faint spices and some funk earthiness, tart with some real faint caramel, faint lemon grapefruit citrus with a touch of leather(?), I noticed some spice sweetness as it warmed up a bit, the finish starts with grape skins and ends with a medium bitterness with dry sour tartness that lingers thereafter, every sip brought a tingle to my nostrils, letting the ale warm up increased the tingle and I found this ale easily drinkable at room temperature, I could not sense any alcohol in in aroma or taste, a nice gentle drinking ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Sample at Barley Island tasting Jan 20, 2007 - Bought at brewery Dec 2006 - Aroma is sour, nuts and berries with a caramel yeasty finish. Pours clear brown with a small head and no lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is thin and tart. Different and tasty, but not as good as I was expecting.

Added one to flavor and one to overall. Upon a revisit it has a nice gentle spice and good yeasty back that makes all JP brews so tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy orange/amber. Ample off white head. Aroma is funky, musty, tangy, citrus, & spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, allspice). Smells very autumnal. Flavor is funky (slight tangy bleu cheese), spicy, sour, wheat, a little bit of crispy bacon. Excellent.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2011
Denmark, Ulfborg tasting with J&C. hazy amber/orange color with small head. Sweet malty with lots of fruit notes ad a sour touch. Taste is sweet malty, sour, spicy, some yeast, didn’t get any chestnuts.

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