Originally Posted by SewerRanger
Summer kitchens stay cool in the summer. That's why they're there. It's been generally cool in my house (we got AC after all). What would autolysis look like?
It would smell like you've stored 20 dead skunks in a trash can for the summer at 100 degrees. You'll be able to tell.
Months as in two, three, or eight? As you go longer on the yeast cake, chances of off flavors increase. If it doesn't knock you off your feet when you open it, give it a taste and see what you have. Nothing "deadly" can live in the beer so you'll be fine.