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RATINGS: 569   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1850) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2259) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
9/13/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Hazy deep amber with a creamy white head. Yeasty aromas, hints of spice and oak. Tart up front, a bit acidic, caramel notes and the chestnut flavors are prominent. The finish is long and dry. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7386) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
650ml bottle. Red super hazed pour. Smell is of toothpaste initially then into mulled cidre. Flavor is wormwoody, some nutty character, mostly spices, anise, fennel, mild funk/tartness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1606) - 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 (2283) - 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 (2321) - 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 (1207) - 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 (14279) - 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 (6812) - 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 (1758) - 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 (78) - 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


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