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Autumn Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Autumn AleAutumn Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

515 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 14
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-08-2002

21 IBU
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Ratings: 515 | Reviews: 205
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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

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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.

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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
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back. A solid autumn ale that satisfies but does not over impress.

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Autumn Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
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