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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
Appearance is quite cloudy amber, which looks neat when put up to the light and the breaks in the head mess with its illumination. Mild off-white foam that doesn't stick around more than a few minutes. Aroma has a pleasant, vibrant and spicy smell that to me hints citrus and star anise. Mouthfeel is medium-thin for me, not creamy but a little bit effervescent. Taste starts with a mild / low sourness and takes on a sweet / bitter combo that's reminiscent of arugula and kaffir lime rind, slight pepper but moderate bitterness that lingers. Overall a cool barrel-aged entry into the sour beers with a bitter interest that many other sours lack. Mild sourness for me, I like my aged ales to be quite tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (515) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Oak and wild yeast aroma. Murky orange with small white head. Sour spicy taste. Another solid one from jolly pumpkin.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1225) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bomber. Hazy gold with a white head. Light funk and spice aromas. Fruity and tart.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
22oz bottle, blend 7, consumed at Little Serow DC with dinner. Pours a hazy amber with some soapy, white head. Nose has some pepper, some grains of paradise, blood orange, some crackers malt but also some lactic acid. Flavor has some cracker then a bright lemon juice, slightly vegetal, pulpy, some bitter greens. Bright, acetic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Complex beer, vibrant and distinct...aroma is amazing and the taste is very sweet yet sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (915) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
At iron abbey. Hazy golden with white head. Nice malty nose earthy and a bit if horse blanket.. Tart flavor, a bit dry but really nice. Earthy and clean. Me like

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3593) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
750ml bottle. Clear, dark orangey golden colour with small, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity, vinous aroma, notes of grapes, oak, hints of spices. Taste is minimally tart, fruity and spicy, vinous, notes of grapes, spicy hints of nutmeg, a dry oaky touch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (176) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2013
Couleur : ambre clair, reflets oranges. Belle mousse assez fine. Nez : moyennement expressif, sur des notes boisées, épicées, fruitées (pomme, orange, abricot) et un côté aigre qui s’annonce déjà. Bouche : Superbe, légère et fine mais on ne sent pas l’eau, belle ampleur, très désaltérante. Un côté acidulé avec beaucoup de fruits (pomme, orange, citron, abricot), des épices (surtout girofle et gingembre), un côté aigre-doux (à la Rodenbach) et légèrement boisé, un côté gueuze, puis un peu d’amertume en fin de bouche. Par contre, je ne sens pas vraiment de noisettes. Finale : longue, légèrement aigre, acidulée et amère, fraîche et fruitée, assez sèche.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Mildy spiced with a deep maltiness (not sure if the chesnuts added to that feeling). Dry. Slightly sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (201) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Merci à Boutip pour la bouteille! Nez intéressant, à la fois "agé" et à la fois fruité/citronné. L’acidité citronnée se poursuit en bouche et accompagne certaines saveurs de baies rouges. Le corps est champagneux mais garde tout de même assez racine pour être agréable. Aucun alcool de discernable. Raffraichissante. Pas mauvaise!


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