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Autumn Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Autumn AleAutumn Ale

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505 Ratings

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 14
Gots: 41 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -58%

59rockabilly, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

tARsh, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

pearljam118, May 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

MouthfulOfchris, May 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

yaksurf, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

JimGlonke, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
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”.

SLeffler27, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

jaidenjb, Mar 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

ardy007, Mar 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

ScottyC54, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

poppyjohn, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Kirby, Feb 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ltdantheman, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
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

BeerAdvocate, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Morey
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!

Morey, Feb 05, 2012
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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.

scottbrew4u, Feb 01, 2012
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3.32/5  rDev -7%

Stoutsman, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

CNOTEKC, Jan 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44%

Ghizmo, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DBIII, Dec 27, 2011
Autumn Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.