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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1498) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2003
color is very dark with just a slight amount of light showing through...reddish. thin to non-existent head...leaving only a ring. some roastiness in the flavor, but there is a whole lot of sour going on in this one. roastiness in the nose as well...but the finish is just damned sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Brown but transluscent. Tastes more like a porter than an Oktoberfest. Full-bodied, roasted/burnt coffee flavors prominent in all parts of the taste. Perhaps a little too thin on the mouthfeel. Warming, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Very good, I feel the beer I had tasted nothing like what the other raters had: decent head. Roasted nut / coffee aroma....taste followed suit, sweet, slightly syruppy finish. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Fruity aromatic brew. Traces of apricot. Light and sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
They should call this Spring Ale because drinking it makes me think of Easter Egg solution. Too vinegary & sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
amber. Thinner body, medium carbonation. Sour/sweet chalky metallic tastes. bad bottle, or do i just not like the sour notes? i dunno, but i’m not planning on trying it again, thank you very much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. Pretty color but not much going on in the flavor. I found it neither malty nor hoppy. It was not as good as their Christmas seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3479) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2002
Copper in color with a fizzy, tan head and lots of bubbles. Very malty sweetness with faint flavors of something toasted. There is a sour in the finish that impaired my enjoyment of this okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 Dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of roast and ??? Very malty flavor, almost as malty as a malted milkshake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Weird burnt aroma and that appears again in the flavor. Unusual, but that’s not a bad thing. Tasting and smelling like burned leaves after raking the yard, I’d have to say the 6.7% abv is extremely well-hidden here. Nice effort. I don’t share everyone’s disappointment with this beer - I think it’s a sourish, quality effort from an otherwise pathetically lame brewery.

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