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Autumn Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Autumn AleAutumn Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

502 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 13
Gots: 40 | 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 britzdog
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark brown with very minimal head and no lacing. Very light malt aroma.Has a very light chocolate taste with some brown sugar tossed in the mix. Has just enough carbonation without being a detraction in the mouthfeel department. A very easy drinking beer that could go down to quickly and that is it's biggest problem. It disappears before you realize it. Nothing that makes it standout from most other ales but a solid go to choice anyway.

britzdog, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of rypkr
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

rypkr, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +12%

WritersBlock, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of mbabble
4/5  rDev +12%

mbabble, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Johnhaley1989
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Pillowburn
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Pillowburn, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4/5  rDev +12%

ExaltedNecrosis, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of claspada
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown body with a small light beige frothy head that recedes to leave some light lacing.

Aromas begin with dark caramelized maltiness wrapped in notes of nutty and sweet chicory. As it warms you get a minimal earthiness in the background.

The taste begins with the same dark caramelized maltiness, cocoa and a lightly roasty mix of chicory and roasted nuttiness. There is plenty of Munich malt-derived caramel flavors and a light earthy, mild hop presence.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium to light carbonation. Finish is fairly clean with a nice mix of semi-sweet malt and lightly drying roasted maltiness

Overall this a great fall seasonal beer for me just as the weather is getting a bit chilly. It's like a mild Old Ale or a Scottish ale flavor profile and the less than 7% ABV makes it okay to have more than one without hitting the floor like many other Scottish/Old Ales. It's a nice, easy drinking malty beer that is also pleasantly light and semi-freshing.

claspada, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of subhumans15
3.75/5  rDev +5%

subhumans15, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of horshack7
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.

horshack7, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -2%

HoistinBrews, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Eastside151
4/5  rDev +12%

Eastside151, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +5%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Zraly
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.

Zraly, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -16%

crobinso, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

MarkyMOD, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
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.

cosmicevan, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -2%

IPAchris, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev +5%

bluntedboywonder, Sep 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

GMB, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Megahertz
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.

Megahertz, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

mikerems, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

kbrown, Sep 16, 2012
Autumn Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.