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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed with autumnal herbs and spices, this specialty batch marks the transition from summer to winter here in Colorado.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Tap at the barrel cellar - cloudy gold - frothy head - nose has a nice mix of mild spice (nutmeg, all spice), earthy squash (pumpkin, butternut) and earthy yeast funk - all are mild but well-integrated - soft carbonation - full mouthfeel - flavor is much like the aroma - very nice integration of spices, earthy squash, and mild funkiness - I really enjoyed this - when Chad nails it, he really nails it - too bad beers like this are few and far between.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a hazy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong brett, floral, citrus. Thin mouthfeel with strong brett, oak, citrus, tart finish, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2014
this one was weird, spicy around on a strong tart beer doesnt really do it for me. Good cinnamon and nutmeg then lactic sourness. Meh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3831) - - DEC 19, 2014
bottle. appears more hazy than the regular surette with a pale gold color and a small white head. aroma is slightly sweeter with the same coiny note on the tip of the tongue and licorice/anise-like spice character. flavor has a minty coolness, licorice/anise note on top of the apricot skin and cereal malt base beer. dry as usual.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2014
375ml bottle in a stem glass. Pours hazy amber/golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of light tartness, some herbs and floral notes, light spices, some pale and light caramel malts, and some hints of light fruits. Flavor the same but I feel the herbs and spices take away from the base beer. Average texture. A decent beer but could be better without the added stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnomungus (84) - - DEC 10, 2014
Pours hazy orange. Nose is quite lactic, but with strong notes of oakwood and apple. The flavor is nicely sour apple and reisling, with the barrel adding some background depth. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bright fruity aroma, like a fortified white wine, autumn leaves, spices, brett. Dry, tart flavor, just the right amount of sour, juicy. Perfect fall beer. Terrific.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to wchesser...Pour is golden with a thin white head...Nose is dry leaves, nutmeg, ginger, spice, barnyard, dry..Taste is honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, spice, funk, dry and tart

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
12.7oz bottle pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Tart orange and spice taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3493) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a hazy orange color with a small disappearing head. The aroma is full with lemon/lime, cinnamon, hints of nutmeg and ginger, hay, and background notes of mildly tart fruit. The flavor is the same. More lemon/lime tartness that is actually pretty strong along with a good amount of spicy ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. There’s some herbal bitterness in a tart finish. Pretty enjoyable. There may be some funk in there, but it’s covered up by all the spices. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3927) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
375 mL bottle. Hazy golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of clove, tart, squash, cardamom, cinnamon, and orange. Taste is of orange, tart, cardamom, spiced pear, and wassail.


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