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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
Lothore (647) - 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
stevoj (5270) - 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
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - 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
RickTStiles (826) - 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
UrbanCaveman (193) - 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
ContemplateBeer (2089) - 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.

3.2
bmsulliv (219) - - DEC 27, 2014
Slightly sour brown which turns out to be a little flat and blamd. At the beer belly in Albany

4.1
Schwarzbart (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Not what I expected after reading the description, but it is good. Sour, orange, pale-amber malts and light grains with pineapple, citrus, light spices and a good amount of funkiness. Looked nice also with awesome lace. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD. Clear, sparkling, copper-orange with a large off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, pineapple, oak, nuts, berries, spices and funk. Taste of tart grapes, caramel, oak, wood duff, spices, strawberries, nuts, pineapple yeast and funk. Definitely on the sour side, but with enough malt and sweet fruit flavors to give it some balance. Very tasty. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
750ml bottle 11/10/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-40° in Trappist Glass-Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, malt, and funk. Taste of the same with spices. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.


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