Autumn Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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Autumn AleAutumn Ale

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The label says it's deep mahogany, so I'll go with that. There's a good 1 finger head of foam and lots of lacing.

The smell is very light. Some bready malt and some roasted malt with a light touch of chocolate.

The taste is the same as the smell. Light note of chocolate, stronger notes of roasted malt and bread and a slight astrigency right before the finish. It has flavour, for sure, but what's there doesn't appeal to me all that much. Hey, that happens from time to time...;^)

It has a good medium mouthfeel and the carbonation is on the light side of medium.

Bottom line: It's worth a try but it's not something that exactly grabs your attention.

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Photo of tempest
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't know what's old ale-like about this, it doesn't have the big sweetness and there's a touch of roasted grains. It's not a bad beer, but I find it bland. The undercarbonation doesn't help, but what are you going to do? At least it goes down easy. Out of the winter beers, I'd call this one nice, but forgetable.

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Photo of tigg924
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: ruby brownish in color, small head, clear

Smell: toasted malt and dark fruit

Taste: toasted malt, some nut, cinnamon, and nutmeg towards the end.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi-sweet

Drinkability: This tastes like a brown ale with a big dose of spices. A very good beer. I could have three or so.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another pretty average beer from Breckenridge. I keep hoping one of their beers will hit the spot, but really I haven't found one yet with the possible exception of the 471 IPA. This one pours a very dark brown, but with just the faintest head. Fairly roasty in the nose with a hint of cocoa powder, and some gentle malt. A little thin in flavor, especially upfront, but the finish delivers some more of that same moderate roastiness and dusty cocoa. Not a lot of depth, but pleasant enough, I guess. Also relatively gentle in the mouth with a soft finish. Certainly drinkable, but not moreish.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mltobin
2.97/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Dark brown with mahogany highlights, good cap of khaki froth, little lacing. Scent is dominated by heavy, lightly sweet caramel with notes of grassy and earthy hops, light metallic off note. Taste is heavy on the malts, mostly caramel, some nutty and bready notes, hops in check as their earthiness is only present in flashes, again with a lightly metallic and earthy mud taste. Medium bodied, slightly over carbonated. Did not impress with muddled nose and flavor components.

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Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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 DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow 6.7%? It's like a fall warmer (like a winter warmer)

A - Pours very dark with only the slightest bit of light giving it an almost root beer like quality of color. Head is very creamy with sticky lacing.

S - Mostly malt driven, can't smell any "Bavarian Hops" Notes of very sweet caramel and toasted nuts.

T - Tastes pretty good but could use a touch more hops. The flavor is malty but not incredibly sweet. The finish is the best part where the toasted nut flavors give it a great taste. Not bad.

M - Not enough to "warm the soul" but very good for a brown ale. Medium bodied.

Overall I got this expecting just another Oktoberfest but got a very smooth brown ale with toasted nut flavors. Not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of weeare138
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's...
Appears a dark brown with crimson edges when held to the light. The small, tan head slowly fades out. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is caramel, roasted nuts, toffee, mild cocoa, and a touch of graininess.
Taste echoes the aromas with more of a citrusy, floral flavor coming through with a fair share of hopping.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, semi-sweet of toffee, along with a nutty, grainy, mildly bitter finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Suds
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, nearly black, this beer is topped with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is a little earthy, nutty, and has a bit of toasted bread and caramel notes. The taste is balanced, with solid bitterness and a roasted malt flavor. Some spicy hop character near the finish. FUll in body and worthwhile.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Autumn Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 609 ratings