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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Looking for a fresh take on Oktoberfest beer? Breckenridge Brewery's 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, our Autumn Ale is a full-bodied treat with a nutty-sweet middle, a warming alcohol level and notes of toasted grains. A pre-winter winner.

Beer Style: Old Ale
Flavor: Full body caramel malt flavor with medium hop character
Yeast: Top Fermenting Ale Yeast
Malts: Two Row Pale, Munich, Roasted Barley, Chocolate
Hops: Perle, Hallertau
Color: Deep Mahogany
Bitterness Units: 21
Availability: Sep-Oct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown-black color. Toasted malt nose with a touch of licorice. Thin mouthfeel. Toast; touch of caramel; slight hint of licorice. Malty, thin finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (2247) - - SEP 29, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-16-13- 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light grassy hops, dark fruits, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light chocolate, plums, licorice, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
12oz bottle to kick of the 12K joint milestone tasting (Lubiere gets most of the credit with 10K, I only get 2K). Dark mahogany with light beige head that almost completely disappears. Malty and nutty, some sweet caramelised malts, plum. Moderate carbonation and mild+ body. Semi sweet, somewhat dry, malty, bit of spice, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (2029) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Aromas of caramel, nutty, coffee, grassy hops. Hazy brown with decently retaining off-white head. Savory malts, subtle smoke, earthy hops finish the flavor profile. Very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5577) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft @ Cuban Burger, Harrisonburg VA: Charcoal nose. Ruby black, medium tan head. Charcoal and cherries flavor, dry. Nutty pecan finish. Medium body. Not overpowering, but still enough flavor, good transitions. Color and body are atypical for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle - Dark cola pour with a bubbly ring of tan head. Nose is dark, rich bready malt, a bit of milkiness, and some nuttiness. Taste is a nice blend of lightly spicy grain, chocolate, dark bread, and a hint of herbal hops. Finishes with a bit of milky sourness. Medium-bodied and slick, with mellow carbonation. Really understated, but man, this beer pretty much epitomizes fall. I’m not a huge fan of the milkiness, but the rest I like quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Deep, dark brown appearance with a small, lingering tan head and light lacing. Aroma and dark nuty malts, toasted grains, milk chocolate, roast, light caramel and a touch of yeast. Similar flavor, smooth, creamy and malty with mild sweetness. Medium body, a little thin, with a lasting finish. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9305) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a hazy brown-amber color with a small beige head. Notes of toasted malts, leaves, brown sugar, nuts, caramel, and cereal. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Pretty sure the last time I had a Breckenridge beer was at one of these Cincy Beerfests like 4 years ago. They’re fine, but I remember why I don’t seek them out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1319) - Beckley, USA - SEP 15, 2014
deep brown color; nice roasted malt aroma; a medium bodied beer with bready, caramle malt flavors; more of a brown ale than an Oktoberfest

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