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RATINGS: 584   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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (89) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2015
On tap at Beer Kitchen No. 1 in Kansas City, served in a snifter. A: Arrived as a hazy orange brew, with a thick white head of tiny, tight bubbles that left not only good lacing, but distinct level markers for each sip. S: Alas, I was at a restaurant with a kitchen, so my olfactory was running with a skeleton crew at best. What I was able to pick up were heavy citrus notes, sour and tart, and some hints of a wheaten grain bill. T: Yes, definitely tart. This opens with a mixture of citrus fruit notes with the full sourness one would expect from such a medley, and that sourness does not relent. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine roll through, with some subtler hints of apple and green grapes, before a swell of farmland-esque funk comes in the middle. Beneath the tartness, there are notes of spices, the usual suspects for a mulled cider, though faint and muted. The finish is Mojave desert-level dry. M: To be honest, I couldn’t really tell around the sour and tart, so I’ll just say there’s no issues there. O: Intense without sacrificing complexity to do so, this is an interestingly sour biere de garde. Would repeat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1608) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmsulliv (194) - - DEC 27, 2014
Slightly sour brown which turns out to be a little flat and blamd. At the beer belly in Albany

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzbart (52) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Not what I expected after reading the description, but it is good. Sour, orange, pale-amber malts and light grains with pineapple, citrus, light spices and a good amount of funkiness. Looked nice also with awesome lace. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2123) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 9, 2014
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD. Clear, sparkling, copper-orange with a large off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, pineapple, oak, nuts, berries, spices and funk. Taste of tart grapes, caramel, oak, wood duff, spices, strawberries, nuts, pineapple yeast and funk. Definitely on the sour side, but with enough malt and sweet fruit flavors to give it some balance. Very tasty. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
750ml bottle 11/10/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-40° in Trappist Glass-Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, malt, and funk. Taste of the same with spices. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (429) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Peppery funk, toasted nuts, mild astringency, pineapple, moderate tannins, mineral water. Really nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2056) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of wood and sour fruit. Taste is a little tart, a little wild, and slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (291) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma of oak tannins and apple sourness. Appears orange brown, plenty of lace. Taste is amazing, tannic, sour, and roasty malts. Overall, great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (525) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Tap. Scattered lace. Crisp red-brown. Great sour nose. Crisp body of sourness, malt, some spicing. Tanic. Easy drinking and excellent.


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