A harvest ale. An ale with not only four malts but four separate grain species: barley, wheat, oats and rye. And, unlike collaboration beers, you can actually pick out the characteristics each of these partners brings to the beer. There is the spice note of rye in the finish, the grassy tang of the wheat floating above. Oat adds smooth texture and barley holds up the middle. Or did I make that up only because I was told these were these four components because I read the label?
No, but for the maybe oats, it is all there on display and in plain view. It pours a medium oranged amber and gives off aromas of brown bread crust spiced with cardamon, caraway and maybe anise. A bit plummy honey in the malt along with hard seed spicing as well as maybe a light fresh tangerine aspect. A great reserved earthy autumnal beer that denies... no, refutes the need to dump a can of cucurbita pulp into the mash to express the advent of the cooler months.