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RATINGS: 578   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!


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   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...

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3786) - - 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.

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   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Gift from my GF. 750 bottle. Bottle bomb, did not flow over but had to sit and wait for head to settle for quite a long time. (needless to say) huge white head on dark brown/red body, almost opaque. Aroma has nice funk with cherries, spices, cloves. Flavor is sour, woody, warrming, sherry, sweet and green apple. Body is med and creamy. Very delicious, unfortunate about the crazy carb though.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 28, 2007
Bottled sample via lubiere, consumed with oakbluff. Light amber in colour with strong (ie: foam over) carbonation. Aromas of funky Belgian yeast, menthol, camphor, wet wood, pepper, ginger, and pippin apple. Flavor wise, the complexity is amazing: gingerbread, mint, caramel, toasted nuts, lemon, red apple, vanilla, and molasses (the final note is very light). Light bodied due to the carbonation, with a gentle sour finish. Amazing stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
My first experience with a JP Artisian or Farmhouse style Ale. Took a little gettiní used to, but as the glass and bottle was consumed this brew became increasingly more enjoyable. Poured a slightly hazy pumpkin orange color. Created a thick and hefty, whipped cream-like head with superb retention. Lots of foam continued to emerge from the bottle after the initial pour into my chalice, so be prepared to keep your glass full! Thick sheets of lacing coated the glass as it drained. I found the initial aromas to be VERY funky at first. Like walking into a barn filled with dirt, mud, hay and a few horses and their saddle blankets. Other than that some pleasant notes of caramel malts, roasted chestnuts, green apples, lemon peel, fresh cut oak and spices greet the nose. An interesting array of smells to say the least. Loved the mouthfeel. Not overtly thick but full, round and creamy with a lively spritz. Flavors were much like the aroma. Initially I picked up quite a bit of a funky sourness which almost made me wonder if the beer was infected. But as I continued on and the beer warmed luscious flavors of nuts, caramel, various spices, oak, earth and a touch of hoppy bitterness were enjoyed. Finishes with a pleasant tart hoppy/woody bitterness. If youíre a fan of this style I would guess this is a real winner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Poured a hazy brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of chestnuts, caramel malts, light brett, leather, and a bit of cherry. Taste of caramel malts, light nuts, toffee, and faint spices, with a light tartness throughout. Not sure when this was bottled, but I seem to have caught it before the bugs completely took over... which is a very good thing in this case!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Jimmack Invitational 07. Murky brown with a small to medium head, long lasting. Aroma of ginger, chestnuts, caramel, funky brett, sour cherry. Taste is moderately tart, sour cherry and brett, spices such as ginger, chestnuts, and caramel. Everything was pretty well balanced in this beer. Finishes lightly tart, with lingering spice.


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