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RATINGS: 597   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4556) - Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Big lactose flavors on this one, funky bretty lactosey delicious goodness, worth more than one frowny face.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Hazy orange gold, thin white lacing. Mildly sour nose white notes of cherry, pumpkin, nutmeg and clove. The flavors are much of the same-delicious and complex with only a slight sour note. Love.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Batch 244,245
Tasted on 12/2/12 from a capped 750mL bottle given to me by a very generous member of the beer community. Pours clear copper-orange with a very thick and fluffy white head that slowly recedes to thick, but even lace. The nose is lightly tart with some spices, perhaps cardamom, and a bit of caramel malt with some candied orange peel. The flavor is quite a bit more sour than I anticipated, with plenty of citrus peel, the same spices from the nose, and the malt a little lighter than the nose. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long, sour, and lightly bitter citrus peel and spiced finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2013
750mL shared by CanIHave4Beers! Batch 908 bottled on 11/4/11. Oh Ron, you dog you. Chestnuts?! Ok, clear nuts. Hazelnuts, or, probably chestnuts but I don’t really know wtf a chestnut is like. Moderately sour. Earthy, with some cheese funk late in the flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3557) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours an orange color with the usual towering, beautiful, fluffy Jolly Pumpkin style head that leaves great lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nutty, very nutty... chestnut-y with some clean laundry and a rich earthiness and a mild funky woody character.

The flavor is sharply nutty (is that even a thing?) with a light sourness. The beer is very earthy, rich, and mildly roasty. Everything is perfectly balanced, dry, and satisfying. As it warms a little bit of sour cherry becomes a touch more dominant.

Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2664) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a orange golden color with a big rocky foamy head... Aromas are tart stonefruit, rustic wood and a hint of warm spice. The palate is balanced and bright. Ripe fruit, candied orange, nectarine and lots of funky barnyard flavors roll through the mouth and gain complexity with some nice woody barrel notes and soft vanilla oak lingers... really tasty beer and another winner from JP!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal. S - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, chestnuts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, tart green fruit. T - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, pepper, chestnuts, other spices, tart green fruits, hint of sourness. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, estery, and spicy finish. D - Great balanced and complex version of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (965) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2013
Quite malty with huge fruitiness, bit acidic. Some caramel.. Awesome brew.. perfect for my autumn mood. Woody and kinda spicy.. Liked a lot

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (670) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Glowing hazy pink peach. Cherry sour scents. Crisp sour start that turns to a slowly fading spiced finish. Flavors to guide you from summer to winter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1719) - 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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