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RATINGS: 567   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, - FEB 5, 2013
from Erzbierschof - hazy reddish-amber beer with no foam left; sourish aroma of vinegar with notes of cherries and old apples; pretty sourish and full-bodied, subtle carbonation and very dry; long aftertaste of apples, some hop presence and vinegar


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1564) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, blend 2, 10-04-2012. Light hazy orange with a large off white head. High effervescence. Wooden, red berries, barnyard, citrus, light green plant/earthy notes, more spices as it warms up. I notice that I am not good at pinpointing spices. Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation (perhaps a bit towards being fizzy), medium sweet, light bitter and sour. Very light sour finish. Ok soft and pleasant to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours orange, nose is toffee, sour, taste is sweet, tart, spicy, fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Spicy peppery funky aroma, something herbal. Taste is herbal with peppery funk, earthy finish. Clean finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1140) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Dark golden, lush sandy bubbly head fades. Rich five spice, cheap bubblegum sweetness. Thick set mouthfeel, little heel kick of carbonation. Oddly bitter and sweet tangy balance. Finishes oddly mint leaves and lime. Odd!

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers Stu6666666666

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Thin white head... Light sweet fruity lught smoking nose... Soft zezty funky fruit

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to Stu66666. It pours deep clear amber with a small off-white head. The nose is earth, wood, leather, brett, must, barnyard, peachy, apricot and dirt. The taste is bitter, lightly sour, sherbet, lemon peel, mild acidity, earth, wood, peach and vinous notes with a dry finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Interesting and quaffable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1730) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
A great ale. Aromas are reminiscent of Orval. Funky, medicinal and sour. Flavors are red wine, vinegar, and a nice spice note finish. Easy to drink. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (72) - USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a light white head from tap. Super thin mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Taste is a bite from spices and and a little funkiness in the aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
750ml bottle from Weilands. Clear copper pour with light tan head and loose lacing. Aroma of earthy, yeast, pineapple. Spice and light sour in the taste with grain and cracker. Little grapes and nuts. Lively palate. Light funk finish. Easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Amber with a biege head. The aroma has caramel and some earthiness to it. The flavor is tart with spices and nuts along with the caramel. Dry and refreshing.


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