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RATINGS: 592   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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2978) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 23, 2014 Bottle: Bottled 10/2011. Somewhat hazy orange copper, quickly disappearing off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is pretty funky; wet hay, horsey barnyard, corky but not too strong. Good apple skins and cherry balance. Taste is more tart than the aroma leads on; earthy and dirty white grapes, apples, and light lemon zest. Still a solid funk character; dry oak, musty wood, hay, and plenty of barnyard. Crisp, clean mouth feel and a dry finish. Drinks easy as hell, great farmhouse from JP.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
Chestnut colored pour. Big white head. Plenty of lacing. Citrusy aroma. Nutty taste. Pretty good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
psychnptx (7) - - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
A bit sour on the palate it is an interesting beer. I am glad I got a sampler as it is touted as a Saison but does not taste like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1233) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Clear golden brown pour with a half inch white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is tart, wood, light nuts and caramel. Taste is lactic, wood, earth, light spice and caramel. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopbag (133) - - FEB 16, 2015
Sour and light fruit up front. Darker malt in back. Pleasant overall and nicely balanced but maybe a hint of rubber cement in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (583) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a deep, dark orangey hue with a thick, frothy head that leaves plenty of lacing on the way down. Apricot, lemon zest and funk on the nose. sweet apricot, plum, strawberry up front, followed by a wave of mild sourness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Really great beer. Enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2660) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Chestnuts make this beet, very unique characteristics, nutty, smoky and sweet. Everything blends well here, nice food accompaniment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1295) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
This beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends a certain level of sourness, nuttiness, Belgian yeast, and a hint of nutmeg. The taste is mildly sour, slightly sweet, and a touch umami, with an aftertaste that is slightly sour with some clove flavor emerging. The palate fuses a lively carbonation, slick texture, and a light body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (816) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
(2 years old) aroma similar to a viognier or albarino. green apple and melon predominates. sour grape, plum and apple in the taste. finish is a bit smokey with lots of sour cherry. tasty and refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (142) - 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 (1661) - 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.


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