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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
09.30.05 Tap at brewpub. Very dark ruby/mahogany brown. Persistent brown head. Boozy, rich, and mineral. Dry and mite salty to finish. Lots of sourish-doughy pretzel. Real nice offering.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Poured mahoghany, thin tan head. Aroma was faint and like vegetables, I canít pinpoint which one. Taste was caramel, toffee, raisins, some nuttiness& some spice. Finsihes slightly sour. I found it to be slightly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2005
On the label, "Itís special" in an oval, above the rest of the design with Autumn in a bedangled banner, and Ale in a circle surrounded by leaves. Just above the word Autumn, the phrase, "After Rakiní"...so there we have it, this is Breckís autumnal answer to the summertime "lawnmower beer." Deep dark brown color, thick and cloudy, with a slim, cocoa-tan head above. Aroma is nutty and sweet, caramel toned, with whispering hints of maple, with the ghost of whiskey underneath. Climbs on board the palate assuredly and spares no time in lounging around the mouth. Slightly Chewy mouthfeel, flavors of nuts and maple, cocoa, spices...but very mildly pronounced. Fuller bodied, but not so substantial. Warm and tasty, though. Peppery, malty finish. Put short, a nice transitional ale, as we regrettably leave summer behind and embrace richer, darker tastes, ....itís already chilly out, and October looms overhead. This is a nice, easy drinking ale, and very welcome in my glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 Autumn Ale-on tap-pours a tan creamy head, color is clear black. Taste is grain and mild licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2005
12 oz bottle pours deep dark brown with ruby highlights. Very little offwhite head that fades quickly. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and nuts. Flavor is pretty much just what you smell. This is medium bodied but kind of watery on the palate. I guess I was expecting an octoberfest type of beer so I was surprised by the dark color and feel of this one. It really wasnít too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Bottle: Darker than expected, nearly brown with a fading head and little lace. The aroma has notes of walnut, caramel, toffee, apple juice, and grassy esters. The taste is equally nutty and slightly malty with little hops background. Bland and uninteresting. A vegetable background really lowers the score. The feel is thin and watery, boring. They and you can do better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
I would have liked a little more spice in this offering but I guess we canít always have our way. Oh well. Still not a bad beer, but the folks at Breckenridge can and should do better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 With the new and better looking label. Pours a very dark brown with deep red around the edges. The head is very thin, just enough to make it noticeable. Aroma is light with nuts, caramel and a little bit of herbs. The mouthfeel is thin, but lively with carbonation. Tastes vary from caramel and malts to a little bit of toast and salted peanuts in the finish. A thin and uninspired beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2004
12oz bottle no BBD Fizzy cola-like head drops to nothing quickly. Cola description applies to color as well. Not much of an aroma at all, devoid. Thin, watery body..again its cola like, maybe watery Dr. Pepper or something. Boy, this is disapointing. Defined only by its lack of character. 5years ago I really enjoyed this beer. Either its been reformulated or my tastes have changed. Real glad I didnít buy a 6-pack!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Hazy dark reddish brown color with a small off white head that doesnít last long, not much lacing either. Rotten vegatable herbal aromas, some chocolate caramel flavors a bit on the bland side, medium bodied with a kind of watery mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry. I wonít be buying this one again.

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