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Autumn Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

Autumn AleAutumn Ale

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385 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%


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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horshack7

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown almost black with a light beige creamy head.

Aroma: Bready caramel malts, light cinnamon with a touch of clove, apple and some pear in the middle, minor citrus notes in the back.

Taste: Cinnamon, clove, allspice, cider, apple, bready malts. A fairly smooth mouthfeel with a slight dry finish.

Notes: Solid and nicely drinkable. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 02:24:35 | More by horshack7
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Zraly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown with a perfect two-finger head into a DFH snifter. Very sexy-looking ale and that quality was a bit unexpected: a pleasant surprise. Smells like malt and cereal.

Comes across as a hybrid of a German Lager and an American Brown ale. Predominate flavors of sweet malt, toasted bread, brown sugar, and a hint of chocolate. I detect a smokey, nutty nuance as well. Dry, earth and herb notes in the finish but the finish itself is not entirely dry (i.e., semi-dry) with lingering fruity esters. Medium-bodied with a touch of chew. Appropriate carbonation makes for easy drinking. Alcohol is a bit high for a session, but it tastes sessionable. Proceed with caution!

I'd love to try this on tap. Would be nice with pulled pork or baby back ribs. Could also be a nice offset to spicy dishes that are meat heavy: think spicy meat pizza.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 21:38:57 | More by Zraly
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 9/5/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains maple, caramel, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with sweet flavors of maple, caramel and coffee. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. There’s a decent hops presence that brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 02:21:25 | More by TheManiacalOne
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: dark brown colored body that leaves a one finger off-white/tan head that leaves within thirty seconds. No carbonation is seen rising. Minimal lacing is left.

S: typical nuttiness a normal ABA has with some nutmeg and caramel tones added.

T: same flavors of the smell, nothing special, nothing bad.

M: light to medium, and slightly sharp on the tongue, sessionable.

O: I'm actually not impressed with this beer, though I'm willing to try more by Breckenridge. I probably won't seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 01:38:26 | More by BeerKangaroo
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cosmicevan

New York

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thanks to scott for tossing this one my way.

a - brew poured a watery brown with a thin bubbly beige head that was gone in a moment. lacing was spotty and streaky. swirling the glass brought things back to life.

s - nice chestnut brown sugar nutmeg malts. good sweetness. some grape and caramel.

t - flavor is not as nice as the nose promised. toasted malts with somewhat of a lagery pilsner shine. some fall seasoning in the background.

m - a bit harsh with a macro lagery vibe.

o - love me a good brown ale, and as such i can get picky on the style and this one didn't do it for me. the autumn seasoning on the tail end was a nice touch, but overall this one is a bit average for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 01:16:40 | More by cosmicevan
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear and very dark brownish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down and left some bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of Munich malts in the nose. Some hints of caramel and molasses become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite malty and has flavors of caramel and nutty malts along with a light amount of sweetness. No hop bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and malty but still quite easy to drink with its lighter bodied; however, it tastes like it is a little one dimensional and could use a little hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 00:18:13 | More by metter98
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Megahertz

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice.

A - Very deep red-brown with a moderate off-white head that falls into a thin crown. Cloudy.

S - Caramel and light raisin, faint tea-like hop aroma.

T - Layered caramel malts with a modest plum/raisin mid and subtle american ale esters (peach, apricot). Finish is slightly sweet. Slightly warming from the alcohol as the beer rises in temperature. No major hop flavors. Bitterness is soft and balancing.

M - Medium body with light carbonation.

O - An excellent brown ale in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 18:28:53 | More by Megahertz
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MadScientist

New York

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium brown with ruby highlights and excellent clarity. The creamy light tan head settles to a thin film and a ring after a minute.

S: The driving aromas are of a malty sweetness with hints of chocolate and caramel, a soft alcohol aroma and a light light hops aroma. Light toasted malt aromas increase as it warms. allergies are killing my nose bty; I'll reevaluate this beer in the future.

T: This tastes like caramel cover hops bitterness. The malt sweetness has a somewhat cocoa flavor and some toastiness. There isn't much hops flavor, maybe just a faint citrus, but there is enough hops bitterness to keep the balance moderately bitter. The bitterness lingers pasted the off-dry finish with a light caramel note as well.

M: medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. A slight creaminess and a very light warmth.

O: A very drinkable brown with a firm bitterness and pleasing roast malt character.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 01:53:26 | More by MadScientist
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice ruby color with a tiny had that recedes quickly

S: A very prominent nuttiness along with cherry, German malts, and some earthy hops. Definitely seems more in-line with English browns than American

T: Nice roasty and toasted malts along with less of the nuttiness and cherry. Hops are earthy and very slightly spicy. Fairly mild. I'm really not getting much of the 'brown' aspect of this beer, except for the nuttiness... more like a strong English mild to me

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A good beer, but I wouldn't classify it as an American Brown... English brown, English mild, or Old ale all sound better to me.... Regardless, enjoyable and fits the season nicely. Easy to drink, and free of all the spices and pumpkins that you see in a lot of the fall seasonals lately

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 01:15:18 | More by BEERMILER12
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from the IGA in Potsdam NY for 2$

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a tiny size fizzy beige coloured head. I can't make out the level of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 1 minute.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is a very low amount of carbonation and it seems almost flat. I can taste malts, caramel, and chocolate. There is also a bit of dark fruits. It ends with a chocolatey malt aftertaste.

Overall - Perhaps I had a bad bottle, but this beer was basically flat. The taste was fine but not something I expected from a fall seasonal. Not something I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 23:44:52 | More by spinrsx
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a dark ruby brown color with a small cream colored head that dissolves quickly leaving just a ring.

S- smells like fall! Munich malts, Forrest floor, Oktoberfest like aromas.

T- Very malty, sweet, a bit of caramel, Buiscuity, some herbal notes, finishes dry.

M- medium-light body, medium carbonation, fizzy and foamy mouthfeel.

O- a solid choice for a fall brew, goes great with the opening weekend of college football!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 16:04:41 | More by Treyliff
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SLeffler27

New York

3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear, dark chocolate brown with dark ruby red highlights. A modest beige head is short lived, lacking in character and leaves only a thin ring of lacing on a tulip glass.

Rich, roasted malt with sweetness entices. Dried fruit of raisins with baker’s chocolate hints at complexity, but never quite delivers.

The flavor falls flat with some roasted malt and pumpernickel, but little else. The finish is modest with some roasted bitterness.

A medium body with light carbonation and a watery texture. Alcohol is about as expected and dries the palate.

This beer goes with a roast beef sandwich. While it is enjoyable as a day-to-day beer, there is nothing special. I certainly do not recognize this as an “Old Ale”.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 21:10:22 | More by SLeffler27
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

Perhaps clean enough to come across as a lager, but the brewer’s intention was sort of a hybrid. Looks like fall, tastes like fall as well. Brewer’s snapshot of the season works here--perfect switch-up if you’re looking for a brew without spice, gourds or oompah.

LOOK: Leather brown

SMELL: Toasted bread, treacle, dried grass, herbal hop

TASTE: Malty sweet, toasted biscuit, herbal, semidry, brown bread, dried fruit

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 22:24:56 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle with no freshness date. I'm assuming this is a 2011, and it should be fine, but date your bottles already!

Pours brown in color. You can see some reddish hues around the edges if you hold it up to the light. One finger of khaki colored head has settled to a thin layer after several minutes. Pretty good lacing being left on the sides of the glass though.

Very mild and mellow aroma of toasted malts and almonds. Maybe a touch of chocolate.

Good malt flavor up front which makes for a pleasant smoothness. Bitterness shows itself midway adding a little bite. A hint of chocolate towards the finish.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A pretty nice Brown overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: Even though there's plenty around, I don't drink many Breckenridge beers. Too pricy for the quality inside IMO. That being said, this is a pretty decent fall beer. I could imagine sipping on this after rakin' just like the bottle says it's good for. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 00:03:33 | More by Morey
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saved some of this beer just in the cellar to see how it sat for a few months. Today is a warm day and it inspired me to try it again.
A: Pours a clear brown color with a decent one finger tan head that settles to a layer of bubbles.

S: Caramel and roasted nuttiness with some brown bread and molasses. A hint of earthy hops come through. Also a ripe plum aroma too.

T: Roasted and slightly acrid barley malt, some fresh baked brown bread, molasses and dried fruit. A hint of earthy and slightly spicy hops for balance.

M: Medium body and light to moderate carbonation are just right for a brown ale. Slightly chewy.

D: A nice beer to try for a autumn seasonal especially if you are tired of pumpkin or spices in other autumn seasonals. It goes down easy and is refreshing and interesting enough on the palate to have a few and not be bored.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 20:51:55 | More by scottbrew4u
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up as part of a mix a six - poured chilled from the brown bottle into a willybecker.

The color is dark nutty brown with translucent clarity and thin beige cap w/ stringy lace and ultra fine bead. The smell is very bready with a roasted grainy scent and light yeast ester with gentle fruity tinge and a light stone fruit ester with mild woody notes and hint of raisin. The feel has low roast and mild yeast with slight spice and gentle yeasty tang with moderately high carbonation with medium body and semi-dry nutty feel.

The taste is lightly caramel in the front with a toasted malt and nice fruity yeast flavor with somewhat bready flavor and mild spice w/ a gentle earthy sweet dried fruit taste like cherry with a mild hint of hops which are in the background with a gentle bran cereal quality with slight dry herbal tinge in the finish. Overall this brown is a quality dark ale with plenty of drinkability and subtle dry maltiness yeast breadiness that is very pleasant. This is a beer I would get again for the fact it is well brewed clean and doesn't taste sweet even though it is malt dominated.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 19:47:54 | More by Slatetank
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blakelive784

Colorado

2.53/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz bottle served in pilsner glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark brown color with a disappointing 1 finger head of bad thickness. Retention is awful.

S - Heavy caramel, toffee and not much else. Boring and uninspired.

T - Weak toasted malt and caramel mask a bit of cream, building to a watery finish. Hey, at least I wasn't expecting much.

M - Medium bodied and smooth. works for what's there.

D - Not awful, but I'd pass on this one in the future. Bland and not exciting.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 01:22:33 | More by blakelive784
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kojevergas

Texas

2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an imperial pint glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are moderate.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Smells vaguely of cherry. Some amber hops, caramelized/lightly toasted malt is present as well. Lots of malts. A mild strength aroma.

T: Tastes quite malty, with hints of fruit - though perhaps not cherry. The malt is on the whole well handled. I don't care horribly for the caramel. It's pretty simple all around, but pleasant. The malt is too heavy for the balance to be right. The finish is bland and off.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours of the body generally.

Dr: Drinkable but largely unremarkable. I might try it on draught but it's far from special. Only give it a spin if you're a huge fan of the style. Elsewise, move along.

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10/22/13: Picked this up again by accident. 12 fl oz bottle review; truncated notes below. I wanted to check in on this one given it's been almost two years since my first review of it. Served into a Spaten stangenglas for shits and gigs. Served cold. Side-poured. Reviewed as an old ale because it identifies clearly as such on Breckenridge's website.

A: No bubble show.

Pours a respectable khaki colour head with some nice creaminess and thickness. Soft supple complexion. Head retention is well above average.

Body colour is a semitransparent dark dull amber. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's a bit underwhelming.

Sm: Munich malts, caramalt, spicing (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon), pumpkin fruit gourd, brown sugar, chocolate malt, and a restrained generic hop character. It seems more like a hybridization of a festbier and a pumpkin beer than an old ale. The ABV is clearly a bit low for an old ale as well. It's a generally appealing aroma of moderate strength.

No yeast character is detectable.

T: Heavy Munich malts, caramalt, amber malts, and some chocolate malt with an edge of cocoa dust. Hop presence is quite timid, and evokes vague stonefruit at best. Okay balance. This is quite the schizophrenic brew; kind of a winter warmer, kind of a festbier, sort-of-but-not-really a pumpkin ale, and anything but an old ale. Some toffee. Plenty of malty sweetness.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Messy incoherent balance. Unfocused build. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Do I like it? Not really.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too thick and heavy on the palate, with overdone thickness and overbearing presence. Overcarbonated as well. Unrefreshing. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well. Kind of syrupy.

Not oily, harsh, astringent, rough, or buttery.

Dr: Downable but forgettable. Not sure what they were after with this one, but it really needs focus. If we're judging it strictly as an old ale, its build is completely wrong. It's not particularly evocative of the Autumn season, either, even in terms of unpredictable Colorado weather (I lived there for 15ish years). As much as I wanted to love this beer - which is from a brewpub I love visiting - I have to say, this needs some work. A subpar Autumn seasonal. Hides its ABV decently. Maybe it'd get a biteen better with age? I wouldn't waste the cellar space.

I stand by my initial 2.8 rating from two years ago.

Low C

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 03:14:22 | More by kojevergas
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark mahogany brown and a very rubied dark amber when held to light. Smallish, just off-white head. Not quite clear, but it is hard to tell with how dark it is. Way dark for an Ofest type beer. Not very much for lace.

S: Munich malts & dark too. Lots of breadcrust, dark bread, melanoidans, a touch of sweetness, plentiful dark fruits, and a hint of darker roast. Perhaps some some light herbal hops way in the background. Clean for an ale this rich, but it works for what it appears they were going for.

T: Malt forward, much like nose, but with more sweetness. A fair bit of nutty and toasty grains round out the rich bread crust, melanodian, dark bread, Munich type malt notes. Considerable dark fruit – mostly dark plums. Dark roast hints also push through a bit more, but are mostly softended by the malt sweetness. A touch of herbal hops pushes in at the end and goes woody in the finish, but never overwhelms the linger sweetness.

M: A slight touch over medium body with carbonation pretty well matched. An okay bit of dextrins and sugars. While the roast does try to push it a bit drying it stays on the sweet side. Maybe the slightest hint of alcohol warmth.

D: IMO – they nailed the name on this one. Very much one for unwinding – an after yard work sit down and relax brew. A nice fall beer. The O’fest come on in the marketing is a bit of a stretch, but this is a good beer. Rich and robust, and big enough to carry it off without being weighty. It is a bit sweet to want more than one right away, but that is alright as the abv is starting to get up there a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 17:58:34 | More by SickGnar
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown hue with a thin tan head that has good retention and lacing. Get some caramel, licorice, and molasses in the aroma. the taste starts out with some dark fruits, caramel, molasses followed by some licorice, hops and a nutty taste in the back. Very tasty and yummy. A rather easy drinking beer that is rather light for a dark beer, but has a nice creamy finish that makes you want more. A rather enjoyable brown ale that has a slightly different taste than most brown ales.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 03:59:22 | More by DannyDan
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yesyouam

New York

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Breckenridge Autumn Ale is a dim brown ale with a light khaki head that fades to a film. It has a resiny aroma with a slight note of molasses. It's very wooden and a little roasty. It's pretty light bodied; kind of watery but the finish is kind of creamy. There is a lot of resiny malt in the taste, but it never gets sweet. Dark bread crust, medicine and maybe even licorice are in there. The aftertaste is pretty long and pretty bitter. Wow, this is like a light version of an imperial stout. What is this, a brown ale? Whatever it is, I like it.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 14:30:41 | More by yesyouam
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uawildcat

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into an English pint glass. Almost no head and little lacing.

Aromas is unique. Nothing like I have smelt in a beer before. Kind of like caramel rye bread and pumpernickel mixed together.

Tastes of sweet burnt caramel malts and pumpernickel bread due to some of the yeast flavor left behind. Has hints of hazelnut throughout and a earthy hop profile typical of darker beers.

Goes down ok. A tad watery of a mouthfeel for the flavor and a slightly unpleasant prickly feel in the mouth.

Overall, a good beer to pair with foods. I had the first few of the six pack alone then realized it was better with barbecue. However, the best combo was with pumpkin pie. The cinnamon clove goodness meshes perfectly with this beer. Blew my mind. Makes me wonder if just adding some spices in the brewing process could make a killer brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 08:43:42 | More by uawildcat
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Deep brown, not cloudy just a clear dark beer.

S - Carmel malt sweetness and some dark smoky notes.

T -Dark bread notes followed up by some sweeter caramel malt. Very toasty profile, a little too toasty for me, almost burnt tasting

M - Not as thick as the color would make you think. A thin beer that goes down minus the burnt taste.

Overall - Beer was OK, too toasty for me and wasn't something that I particularly liked.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 01:28:37 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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RunForYourBeer

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a thin white head that quickly goes away.

S: Some dark chocolate and coffee with a bit of brown sugar/caramel sweetness.

T: Coffee and dark chocolate from the smell with a hint of grassy hops and some nuttiness.

M: A bit thin.

O: Solid brown.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 21:01:12 | More by RunForYourBeer
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa since this was one of the last fall beers available and I had yet to try it. I was surprised to see that this was a Brown Ale and not a Marzen or Octoberfest like so many others out there at this time of the year. While this was flat and reminded me a bit of what a plum soda would taste like, this was a decent beer for the season and more full-bodied than I expected.

This poured nice and dark with a hue and smell of molasses. The carbonation wasn't a factor here but the full-bodied nature of this beer more than made up for it. There were also notes of caramel, dark fruit, and some smoke and even though this was malty, there was just a bit of a hop kick to the taste. This wasn't sticky like some other Brown Ales that I've had and this almost reminded me of a good pumpernickel bread in terms of how filling it was!

There could have been a bit less alcohol in this but it wasn't that detectable and on a nice fall day, I could see myself having more than one in a sitting. Like the other Breckenridge beers that I've had, this isn't award-winning but instead, is highly drinkable and a good example of it's particular style. This is a welcome change from the other Fall beers that seem alike after a while!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 17:43:23 | More by JerzDevl2000
Autumn Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.