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RATINGS: 657   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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3.6
omhper (25095) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy dark orange. Lightly acidic fruit aroma with medicinal notes. Dry and fruity with lively mouthfeel. Notes of melon and a light, lambic-like lactic acidity. Feels fresh and has a lot of complex flavours, but the medicinal notes are on the strong side.

3.6
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2006
750. Beer is cloudy, medium caramel brown with a large, pale pink, frothy, mostly lasting, diminishing head.<P>The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, trace caramel and light cookie; Hoppy with light notes of grapefruit oil, resin/pine, trace floral; Yeasty with light notes of basement, trace of dough and horseblanket; Moderate miscellaneous note of alcohol, decompsing leaf and apple. Reminds me a bit of Medovina’s harvest Cyzer. <P>The flavor is moderately acidic/sour, lightly bittersweet with a long, lightly bitter, lightly acidic/sour finish. <P>The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is average.

3.6
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Light brown with a few particulates, small head. Bold aroma, spicy and sour, pumpkin. Taste is sour and bitter up front. Light spiciness. Mild yeastiness. Finish is exceptionally clean. Body was a little too watery for me.

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Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Dark amber pour. Watered down pumpkin pie minus the pumpkin bit and leaving just the spicy all-spice and warm subtle cloves. Very enjoyable, not overly sweet due to the spiciness of the flavor.

3.6
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle acquired via trade with JAXSON...thanks again Jeremy!!! After the lineup we tried (Blabaer, Frambozen, Rosso E Marrone), this one had a hard time holding its own. Tasty, though. Murky burnt copper pour produced a 1-finger ivory head that didn’t leave much in the way of lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy, funky, and citrusy. Flavor is much more malty, bready, and biscuity than others in the style. A little watery, both in flavor and palate. Not bad.

3.6
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Light and spritzy on the tongue. Very mild sweetness. Horse blanket and barnyard aromas were nice, albeit faint. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Earthy, nutty aftertaste. Decent, but not overly exciting or deeply complex. Regardless, it’s pleasant.

3.6
badgerben (5171) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Batch 335. Copper, orangish color with a thin head. Fruity aroma of apple and a bit of lemon tartness. Dry, grainy flavor. Quite tart. Light fruit. Very, very slight nutty flavor, though I think the label is making me think this more than I actually taste it. A good enough brew, but based on the description I was actually expecting to taste spices and chestnuts; in that, a big let down.

3.6
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, spicy, bright nuts, fruity - apricot, grape, coriander, moderate alcohol, wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate nutty bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090811]

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Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle. Seemed like it might be flat when I cracked the top, but it poured with a decent level of activity. The aroma is distinctly yeasty. The predominate flavor is of green wood, and although this has been laying down for almost a year, I wonder if I shouldn’t have left it longer. Sweet, lightly spiced with ginger, evergreen and lemon grass. (#3872, 3/28/2010)

3.6
milewide (2249) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Spice and sour in both aroma and taste. Brownish amber color with medium head. May have some chestnut flavor---but I don’t eat chestnuts often enough to know for sure. <G>


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