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RATINGS: 566   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2615) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is vinous and funky with dark bread, hay, dark grapes, plums, moist wood, leather, lemon juice, chestnuts, moist soil, nutmeg and lemon zest. Taste is sour, vinous, funky and slightly fruity with biscuits, dark bread, lemon juice, grape juice, hay, moist wood, leather, horse blanket, lemon zest, plums, apple cider vinegar, toasted hazelnuts, chestnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and hints of yams. Mouthfeel is tart, dry, tiny crisp and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with dark bread, lemon juice, grape juice, hay, lemon zest, horse blanket, leather, barnyard, moist wood, soil, nutmeg and hints of chestnuts. Solid JP funky vinous goodness. Will never get tired of that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2648) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2014
750ml bottle pours out a hazy golden topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet fruit funk and some spice. Taste is as the nose with a nice light. Sour fruit note and a touch of spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, brett, pineapple, nuts and yeast. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light sour with a long fruity and brett finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. A dense, two-finger off-white head forms over a clear dark golden body. Pleasant aroma with fruity sourness, a spiced touch and some malty notes too. It’s medium to full-bodied and with a nice carbonation level. The flavor has the same sourness, spices and a little maltyness. Pretty annoying spiced touch, I can’t recognize it, but there’s some allspice and herbal notes. Woody hints too. Seems very simple at first, but it’s really nice and tasteful. Sure a beer I could have again. And again. 140111

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle.Pours clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma of funk, spices, chestnuts, malt, some berries and lemon. Flavor is sweet and sour with some funk, malt, spices, caramel and lemon.Medium body, average carbonation

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 (520) - 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.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1251) - 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 (4621) - 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.


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