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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4131) - - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, november 2011. Red amber in color, lasting small offwhite head. Aroma of orange, grass and spice. Hoppy taste, pine, grass, citrus, combined with caramel and herbs, some yeast notes. Bitterness is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Draft at Bainbridge. Hazy orange amber with no lasting head. Medium sweet malty brew with a few bright earthy hop notes. Toffee. Toasted caramel bread. Apple cores. Mandarin peels. Not at all a proper English ESB to my palate but works as a good session. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (938) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Another brew from bradley....this was more enjoyable than the last....nice balance....some hop presence...perfect fall brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6105) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle: Hazy amber, with a tight, beige head. Slightly fruity, candied-toffee aroma. Florally sweet, toffee malt, grain malt flavour. Nice body.....very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2308) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Tap, at the brewpub, Bellaire, MI. Hazy amber. Citrus hops with caramel malt. Sweet malt then citrus pine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2016
12 oz bottle (also draft at Shorts) from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, some fruity character, mild floral notes, hint of earth, mild to moderate bitterness, one of the least memorable Shorts beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SiviS (40) - - NOV 11, 2015
Nice amber color with a citrus smell. The beer has a good flower with a little bit of a bitter after taste like in the name.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Different Label (than pictured) with the whole of Michigan as two leaves in some water. Nice look with a very hazy brown and super copper coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of toffee, metal, earth and alcohol - quite pungent. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with a good caramel flavour, some bitter earthy hops along with a light metallic flavour and some subdued raisin and grape flavours at the end. Aftertaste shows a touch of a smoked peat flavour coupled with a lot of malt and metal and some light hops as well, but the caramel is by far the strongest with toffee alongside. Overall, a good beer for the style, complete with a nice profile, some light complexity, and just overall good flavour for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased for US$1,99 at Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 sampled at home in Washington on 08-November-2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (426) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Malty and sweet caramel aroma. Cloudy rusty pour with a white head that leaves adequate lacing. Taste is very smooth. Malty and slightly sweet. Drinkable. This is a wonderful beer. Lives up to its name. Great for the cooler months. Will Get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonBob (5) - Holland, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
Beautiful autumn beer! A crisp and perfectly balanced ESB. Aroma: malty with a hint of earthy, piney hops Appearance: bronze, very slight haze Taste: perfect balance of the right hops and the right toasty, caramely malts. Not too bitter, very smooth. Palate: medium-light with a dry finish. Mellow after taste that makes you want more. Perfectly crisp, balanced beer for a crisp, cool Michigan autumn afternoon!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
355ml bottle. Amber pour. Herbal and breadcrusty aroma, flavor is herbal and caramally, breadcrust. Baseline, doesn’t really seem like an ESB.

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