RATINGS: 655   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!

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Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Another beer in which my review serves no justice. Muddy orange with huge white head, tiny bubble carbonation. Head gently fades to creamy film. Great lacing. Great sour/tart character in the nose. Mostly orange and cherry. Some floral notes with yeasty/musty farmhouse funk. Initial flavor very sweet, buttery caramel/chestnut combination. Turns to floral flavors and lambic/brett like sourness, with lots of orange zest. Maybe JP/Ron’s barrels have bacteria setting in now? I love it!!! Finishes sweet, sour and somewhat dry. Don’t really get much spice unless it’s cardomom? maybe paradise? Great mouthfeel, starts lively and finishes creamy. Quickly becoming my daily drinker.

williamstome (2013) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Opaque hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of apricot and peach, flavor of caramel and bubblegum. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty good, but not my favorite JP beer...

hophead75 (2012) - 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.

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!

jhamp9 (1985) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Clear golden brown pour with a half inch white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is tart, wood, light nuts and caramel. Taste is lactic, wood, earth, light spice and caramel. Dry finish.

SuIIy (1984) - 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.

jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Big gracious thanks to schroppfy for the bottle. Ron Jeffries is doing wonderful things up there in the cozy town of Dexter, MI and this autumn seasonal is another testament to that fact. It looks fantabulous in the glass. Lightly murky amber with a lovely stark white head that leaves a great wake of lace as it descends the glass. The nose is funky, spicy fruit up front. As it opens up I get more barnyard and ripe fruits (apricot and chestnut). The flavor exhibits wood and some tannins but the meshing of funk and spice is the standout here. The palate is dry, prickly and fully attentuated. The chestnuts come in after the swallow and waft through my sinuses as an earthy nuttiness. Damn good stuff.

nealblind (1978) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2015
clear dark gold pour some white foam. Aroma funky oak, dust granny smiths markers. Light carb. Buttery lacto. Chestnut aftertaste, obscured by oak and sour, concrete dust. some burnt plastic on the end. bitter type finish. A complex, balanced beer that lets one too many flavors in the door.

jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Murky amber with big, foamy, off-white head / Classic, complex Pumpkin nose of orchard fruit, herb & dry spice, caramel, and oak / Light to medium body, acidic and lightly tart, with great balance and dry, bitter finish / Flavors of green apple, unripe pear, lemon, chestnut, chrysanthemum, sage, coriander, caramel, oak, hay, and a mild dose of horseblanket / Great as usual.

Vells (1967) - Rīga, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2013
Quite malty with huge fruitiness, bit acidic. Some caramel.. Awesome brew.. perfect for my autumn mood. Woody and kinda spicy.. Liked a lot

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