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Autumn Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Autumn AleAutumn Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | 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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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-31-2013 04:02:33 | More by jaydoc
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balinor

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-30-2013 19:40:04 | More by balinor
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Knuckles_Nuclear

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-30-2013 01:39:31 | More by Knuckles_Nuclear
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours an incredibly dark brown, almost black color, more reminiscent of a porter, with an eighth of a finger of white head that very quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a thin wispy cloud that settled over the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very malty and roasty. Freshly toasted bread, roasted barley, slight hints of smoke (but not coming close to the aroma of a rauchbier), hints of chocolate, toffee and caramel.

Taste: Very roasted malt forward, with lots of pleasant smoke followed by malty goodness, caramel sweetness and finished by some nicely balanced hops bitterness. The taste is much more like a porter than a fall harvest-style beer. Delicious, but surprising.

Mouthfeel: Medium to slightly chewy. There is some pretty decent carbonation, and with an ABV of 6.7%, there is just the slightest touch of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: There is a very solid, very surprising beer. Like I stated above, it’s more like a winter porter than an autumn harvest/fest beer. Good flavors of roasted malt, smokiness and caramel sweetness. Solid beer.

10-29-2013 22:30:44 | More by Jeffreysan
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from a single bottle into a pint glass. 10/8

Pours very dark brown, bordering on black. No foam, none. Malty nose, with caramel. Sweet overwrapping taste, some pine. Low carebonation, almost syrup-like. Bready. Not sure what makes this for autumn, So-so,.

10-27-2013 14:25:43 | More by KTCamm
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

10-26-2013 22:59:03 | More by Dcunicelli
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rodemey2

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

10-26-2013 04:36:15 | More by rodemey2
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-26-2013 03:42:23 | More by Michaeldmanley
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

10-23-2013 19:19:14 | More by mikefour77
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ConsumerOfBeer

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +16.5%

Absolutely loved this one. Very dark and crazy lacing!

A: 5. Seriously. Wonderfully dark, a small, very thick head with some of the craziest lacing I've seen in a while- stayed in the glass long after I was done drinking it.

S: Nothing particularly overwhelming. Caramel hints.

T: Sweet, close to a porter really. Hints of coffee, hops (but not as much as a normal porter), sweet, caramel, and toasted hints. Almost like a dessert beer.

M: Sweet. Moderately carbonated, ever so bitter with the slightest taste of a domestic. Sticks to my mustache.

O: Definitely will drink again.

10-23-2013 06:33:44 | More by ConsumerOfBeer
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diverite

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-21-2013 23:24:50 | More by diverite
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spiatt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-20-2013 18:54:56 | More by spiatt
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Rod_J

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12%

10-20-2013 02:26:41 | More by Rod_J
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wander4

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-19-2013 22:49:38 | More by wander4
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-19-2013 02:46:19 | More by speedvagen
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-19-2013 01:42:22 | More by dugly2ugly
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

10-17-2013 02:40:29 | More by JoeLacy
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deeper brown color with a one finger of just off white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and a film of foam on the surface of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is rather strong of a chocolate and a caramel smell. Mixed with these aromas are some other light brown bready smells and some notes of brown sugar. Some nuttiness rounds out the aroma producing an overall sweet and roasty smelling brew.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted brown bread taste mixed with a fair level of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances some flavors of cocoa and a little bit of nut comes to the tongue along with the arrival of a cola like flavor. Some lightly hopped flavors of a grassy and earthy nature come to the tongue more toward the end of the taste balancing out some of the sweet. In the end with the bitter coming to the tongue, a rather roasty and lightly hopped cola cocoa flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lighter side for a darker harvest ale of its style with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. A slightly thicker body and lower carbonation may have been a bit nicer for the roasted flavors of the brew as the somewhat watery nature of the brew really didn’t support the flavors well.

Overall – Not really the best harvest ales I have even had. The flavors never really complement each other well and the weaker body only further diminishes the impacts of the taste. Nothing too special here.

10-16-2013 00:58:59 | More by Darkmagus82
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%

10-16-2013 00:24:00 | More by Boone757
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-12-2013 15:16:52 | More by Jackal
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +12%

10-12-2013 14:58:26 | More by OregonGrown7
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-12-2013 07:18:16 | More by jjwisenheimer
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-09-2013 19:20:25 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

10-09-2013 19:09:29 | More by djrn2
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pmel90

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-07-2013 04:33:54 | More by pmel90
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