Autumn Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

BA SCORE
81
good
588 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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
Photo of Marraybay
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent: Very much a porter or stout. Pours a near jet black with a great opaque white foamy head. Taste is largely sweet, with a transition to a slightly bitter finish. Does it scream autumn? I'm not really sure of that, but would enjoy drinking this year round.

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Photo of Snooprobirob
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Purp1eOne
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmarko579
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, nut, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beeragent
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cheer4beer_
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer is darker than I thought it would be, I was expecting more of a brown ale. The beer had a nice rich smell of toasted grains. The beer has a rich malty taste with a flavor that is not very complex. The mouth feel was a little thin and slightly sweet.

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Photo of PhillyRiver
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Never had this before but thought I should try some seasonal, non-pumpkin brews. Love Breckinridge's Vanilla Porter, so bought a single bottle of this Autumn Ale today. Poured into clean Belgian-style tulip glass, first beer of the evening. Was surprised that it poured completely black and tastes heavily of molasses. Why is this not called a porter? I really liked it, as I do like porters. (Am now into my second beer, my go-to local, Yuengling Porter.) The Autumn Ale has a very thick, smooth, almost syrupy mouth feel. After it was done, I felt like I'd put on lip gloss, but in a good way. No head to speak of, will make lace if glass is tilted and swirled, but it doesn't last at all. That's OK - it tasted delicious if not terribly complex, and alcohol was the exact right amount of buzz for a fast drinker after Friday deadline stress, 6%. Would definitely buy another.

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Photo of brocktune
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-hunter
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.0 % abv

Appearance- Pours a dark charcoal color, minimal one finger head fast to dissipate.

Smell- Lightly roasted nut aroma, bready, honey sweetness.

Taste- A sweet caramel flavor arrives first with a nutty element to it as well. Lightly toasted malt, building in terms of sweetness, more molasses like midway through. Finishes faintly chocolate-like with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with low carbonation. Smooth.

Overall- From a malt standpoint this beer seemed to be like a heavier dunkel to me. Quite malty for an ale. Very smooth flavors that blend together nicely. I feel as though this would be a very agreeable beer to give someone used to much more lighter colored beers. Another great seasonal for the Fall.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, almost black with brown highlights and a one finger off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, candi sugar, and an earthiness. Taste is similar with toasted malt, candi sugar, dark fruit, and a nuttiness reminiscent of a dark brown ale. Mouthfeel is thin to medium. Overall, a very good beer that is a cross of brown ale and olde ale, very appropriate for fall, especially as it warms.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mojohawk21
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aasher
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boomer4ES
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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