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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Autumn Ale is a true-to-style London Extra Special Bitter (ESB). It has a medium body, amber color, and full flavor. This beer exhibits a wonderful balance of malty sweetness and floral hop bitterness. The result is an ideal bridge between malty and hoppy beer styles. Autumn Ale is a silver medal winner from the 2006 Great American Beer Festival.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Super thin head on top of a super clear red pour. Aroma is full of caramel. Light mouth. Taste is caramel and a little grain. Strong finish that is almost spicy. Not overly flavorful. No lace.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (570) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, fruit, and bread. Flavor is much more mild, with a very light bitterness and some sweet caramel and bread. Has a light body. Not bad, but not too memorable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11665) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, biscuit/bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, bread, light biscuit. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle to pint. Looks decent; lots of fine sediment floating around though. A semi-transparent burnt orange with foamy eggshell head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and lightly hoppy with a semi-sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but unmemorable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBear11D (284) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Short’s Autumn Ale pours a cloudy bronze orange with a decent beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is floral and bread. The flavor is also floral and bread. Overall this is pretty mediocre beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (389) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 21, 2014
352 mml bottle tasted on the 21/10/2014. Fruity and hoppy aroma but not all intense that it must be. Clear orange colour with a minimal bubbly white head. Taste of yeast, herbs, grass and flowers note. Bitter on paladar. Nice aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonatin. Next one please!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (40) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper color with a medium beige head. Fruity and malty aroma. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Mildly sweet with hints of citrus and a tart, bitter aftertaste and crisp finish. Nice ESB overall

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
660ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Sweet nuttiness and rich malts, caramel. Rich orange, small head. Sweet malty taste, some husks, some nuts, toffee in the finish. Old walnuts, some dusty dryness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, malts, caramel in aroma. Malty, grassy, hops, mineral in taste. Thin palate. Grainy, dusty aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
I am reviewing this from notes recently found from a time I spent in Michigan. I had bought a bottle and this was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy orange to brown color with a nice one finger white foamy head. The lacing tries to speckle itself around the glass, but ends up sliding for the most part. The smell is quite earthy and rustic in an English sort of sense and leading into a nice maltiness reminiscent of a nice Autumn day. The taste is an earthy malty Autumn-spice-like (ginger, maybe some pumpkin spices). On the palate, it sat light to medium with a nice sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation is good for the ESB style and for me as its somewhat smooth but not too smooth and ends up having a decent creaminess running about my mouth and tongue. Overall, good ESB coming from an American Brewer. Way to go, Short’s! This makes me wanna retire in Michigan.


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