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Autumn Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Autumn AleAutumn Ale

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482 Ratings

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
21 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-08-2002)
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is two fingers high, with a khaki shade. Retention isn't anything special, but the texture is nice enough. Webs of lacing are left behind on the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Very nutty, almost ridiculously nutty in fact. The aroma is distinctly German, but it's not really as altbier-esque as I initially anticipated. Letting it warm up will reveal some dark fruits, along with some graham cracker, gingerbread, and cumin. The faintest kiss of noble hops also appear. It's malty with a capital M, but give Breckenridge credit for showing the malts off well aromatically. (3.75)

Taste: Again, nuts are the primary flavor here. It develops notes of dark chocolate and spice near the middle and back end. Fruity tinges also appear. It doesn't wow the senses, but honestly? I like it. It fits the weather perfectly. It's far from a world beater, but it's quite decent. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: For a malty ale, it's somewhat dry. It's also reasonably light on the palate. Having said that, there is some residual sweetness left behind, so it's not a chugger. It tries to hit a balance between drinkability and richness...and honestly, it sort of succeeds. There isn't much carbonation, either. (3.5)

Overall: Breckenridge is usually meh in my book, but I'm honestly enjoying this. It's richer and slower drinking than the average oktoberfest, so keep that in mind. This wouldn't be my first choice, but I would buy it again. (3.5)

3.44/5: First Breckenridge beer I properly enjoyed

ThisWangsChung, Today at 12:20 AM
Photo of KimberlyTyson
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

KimberlyTyson, Yesterday at 11:57 PM
Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev +12.4%

athomasPSU, Sunday at 03:30 AM
Photo of SamN
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely dark, deep blood red hues to light, seemingly opaque. While clear, the red hue is so deep is seems almost black. Quite impressive, bold coloring from Breckenridge. Smell is mostly well-toasted bread grains, caramel sweetness, dark fruits like figs or even grapes, grassiness, peanut butter. Quite rich aromas, and taste follow closely thankfully. Rich malt flavors, like toffee and butterscotch, with a clean grain finish, minimal hops bitterness, mostly in the finish to round of the dominant malt characteristics. Mouthfeel is about medium bodied with light, subtle carbonation that makes it seem bigger, thicker.

Wow, never expected this from Breck. A great, great ale with lots of autumnal charm and inspiration. Goes great with that not-quite-cold-but-there's-that-chill-in-the-air weather. Tasty, easy-to-drink, a sessionable old ale? Guess so, lucky CO.

SamN, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Mebuzzard, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

LennyBound, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of pwdiamond
4/5  rDev +12.4%

pwdiamond, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

AnitaBrewski, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Falien02
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Falien02, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of klub24
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

klub24, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This autumn ale from a 12 oz bottle pours a deep brown with ruby red highlights and a medium
off white head that dies to a thin pool leaving some decent lacing. The nose is a solid malt
backbone with caramel and light chocolate malts with a light hop in the background. Flavor
is slightly bitter with sweetness coming in on the sides and a light hop characteristic on the
back. A solid autumn ale that satisfies but does not over impress.

Brutaltruth, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Jacobus79
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

Jacobus79, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%

utopiajane, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of troncaptain
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

troncaptain, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -15.7%

sgttibbs, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass at approximately 40 degrees F.

A: Pours a dark brown, almost exactly the color of Dr. Pepper, and forms a thin pale head which dissipates quickly. Holding the glass up to sunlight reveals a reddish hue, and one can see the shadows of their fingers on the opposite side of the glass. There is no lacing to speak of, as it falls quickly down the sides of the glass.

S: A rich, toasted malt, of the caramel and nutty variety.

T: Malt bitter strikes right up front, before rounding out into toasted chestnut with toffee hints in the background. Bready malt lingers after the finish.

F: Medium-bodied with a watery finish, and very little carbonation.

O: An enjoyable tour de malt, with the nutty and toffee flavors blending well.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 13, 2014
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2.16/5  rDev -39.3%

gweeddmb, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ejimhof, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

Dark brownish-copper. There are subtle roasted notes in the nose. The flavor profile has an interesting combination of roasted and bready notes.

57md, Oct 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

spoloha11, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

churchillps, Oct 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

BogAl, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

GOBLIN, Oct 05, 2014
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Autumn Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.