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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1823) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Aroma: Apple cider vinegar, caramel, cinnamon, slightly nutty. Appearance: Slightly hazy dark caramel color with a whipped bone head that settles into a creamy tuft. Flavor: Like a tart, cinnamon topped caramel apple at a fall festival; nuttiness only shows up a bit in the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Loved it; a beautiful beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Enjoyed at the Tosa YeHA 2005, provided by Brad, many thanks!

Displayed a coppery hue with a lasting head and very good lacing. The nose has a yeasty and wheaty character with a noticeable cherry and apricot twang and some of those chestnut aromas are there as well. The flavor starts tart, funky, and fruity with a nice grain background. It developed a woody and earthy undertone before a light spice (Grains of Paradise, clove ?) and bitter finish. The feel is crisp and refreshing with a dry finish. Yet another so yummy brew by Ron, gotta get more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours a bright amber color with a small off white head. Nose is very spicy, coriander, light sweetness, some pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Taste is once again a nice belgian like spiciness. Has some light caramel notes, more coriander and nutmeg to it.

   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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - 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.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of wood, herbs, spruce, cherry sourness, mustiness, and earthiness. Flavor is a sour funky delight with some woodiness and apple. Another superb Belgian from JP!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle from my parents trip to Minnesota a year ago. Sweet! Pours a dark golden with a huge white head. Nose is pungent with nutmeg, brett, chestnuts, cinnamon. Flavor is more sour and oaky, with notes of chestnut and cinnamon. This is a really wonderful, summer, winter...enjoy anytime type of beer. Thanks again, Ron. You Rock!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4007) - - MAY 17, 2007
a nice cloudy amber with very large cream colored head. some citrus, earthy, anise, licorice, and oak in aroma. flavor has notes of oak, nuts, spices, marshmallow, and apple cider. bitter but smooth palate. very complex with lots of hidden nuances.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Amber pour, huge very carbonated white head, pour this slow! Aroma is cherries, apple cider, and very yeast and perfumey. Flavor is really unique caramel malts, almost a drier raspberry malt profile, with a nutty finish. Very drinkable, very smooth, itís really quenching my thirst and went extremely well with steak & potatoes I know you could say that about water, pop, or any other crappy beer but no this was a showcase of how beer goes with food. Fruity but in a drier way where it has a slight sourness but not much. Again more fruits with apples, pears, raspberries, cherries, leading to a nutty biscuity finish and a dry fruity aftertaste. Really Iím having a very hard time describing this beer itís so freakin complex, itís delicious, a summer thirst quencher, a beer with my meal, or just a dessert all on itís own this beer rules. The carbonation is very big but really it helps highlight the complexities of this delight. The more it warms the fruits really come out and I think I like this beer colder. Some bitter fruitness barley-wine like is coming through and the fruits are getting sharper. What needs to be said is try this beer, it will open up your mind. This isnít the best tasting beer Iíve had but itís so complex and should be tried at least one, really this beer is stunning.

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