Autumn Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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81
good
588 Ratings
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Autumn AleAutumn Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our fall seasonal combines the malty goodness of a German lager with the clean crispness of an American ale. Brewed with Munich malts and a delicate blend of Bavarian hops, it's a full-bodied treat with a nutty-sweet middle, a warming alcohol level and notes of toasted grains. A pre-winter winner.

21 IBU

Added by Bitterbill on 10-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
588
Reviews:
216
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 588 |  Reviews: 216
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of bkrbdan
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of UnkleFester
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a nice dark brown with under a fingers worth of an off-white head has a decent lacing.

S: Sweet malts, caramel, cloves, and a hint of apple in there as well.

T: Like the nose there is Sweet malt and caramel along with coffee and a nice earthy hop bite toward the finish.

M: A medium body with a light amount of carbonation.

O: A solid fall seasonal from Breckenridge very drinkable even at 6.7% .

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Photo of bzach
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of riversider76
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a very thin head. Not much retention, and no lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, and maple syrup. Body is thin and mildly carbonated. Taste is of sugary spice, and malts. A bit watered down. Weak version of this style. Not impressed.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

I actually applaud the American brewers who put out Autumn beers instead of Oktoberfests. This one pours a clear ruby-sienna topped by a finger of sandy khaki foam. The nose comprises maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, dry biscuit, and cinnamon. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light caramel and some very light toasted rye bread. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It's not all that complex, really, but the simplicity is well-executed.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of shand
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Autumn Ale pours out a very dark brown with a beautiful clarity. The aroma is chocolatey and malty, with a touch of spicing. On the tongue, a full and wonderful roasty flavor quickly envelops the mouth. There's some bitter chocolate and a bit of fall spicing in here too. Full-flavored while not being overwhelming, it smoothly fades out a little while after the sip. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium and fairly smooth, and the drinkability is great. Overall, this is an excellent beer that does a great job of balancing drinkability and flavor. I wish we had seasons here in Florida, because I'd love to kick back with this on a cool Autumn night on my deck back in New Jersey.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of GeoCait
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of britzdog
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mbabble
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Johnhaley1989
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of claspada
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of horshack7
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Eastside151
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Zraly
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Autumn Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 588 ratings.
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