RATINGS: 367   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

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csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2006
12oz bottle. Probably near one year old. Pours brown with a reddish tint. Mine got a very small head in my NB snifter. Aroma is malt, caramel, mild roast, and earthy. Flavor is malty, nutty, roasty, and cream-like, with some earthy and apicy hop flavor. The beer is mildly bitter at the end, just enough to keep if from being cloying. Big bodied. Didn’t realise this was 6.7%, but it does have a big body and a nice flavor. Enjoyable.

robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Autumnal Brown/Oranged Coloring with White Head. Sweet Tart Caramel Malt Aroma. Caramel Malts with a Light Toasted Expression. Medium Mouthfeel. Arguably One of the Better Brews I’ve Tried From This Brewery. Pretty Light For an Alt. I Would Have Bought Amber Styel Better

HipsterDoofus (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
This tastes more like a brown ale than any alt I’ve had. Unfortunately I hate brown ale. This is particularly bad for a brown ale, an horrible for an alt. It’s exceedingly tart, and lacking in malt and hops. Either would make quite an improvement. This stuff is so tart it smells like vinegar. I mean it really does.

tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Butterscotch figures prominently in the mildly nutty malt forward aroma. Clear, dark brown body with low tan head that recedes to ring. Liquorice, roasted, dark malts are strong in the sweet, lightly fruity flavour with herbal hop character and moderate bitterness. Medium body with fairly lively carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub.

badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2005
reddish brown app with medium frothy head...aroma of alcohol, caramels, and roasted malts...flavor is somewhat of the same, has some nutty tones to it, and is very roasted..okay palate

Ratman197 (15204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2005
On tap @ breckinridge 471 Kalamath poured a clear dark brown with red highlights and a small amber head. Aromas of toffee,plum and a touch of citrus. Palate was crisp and clean. Flavor was malty, with a bit of dark fruit, and toffee with a lightly sweet dry finish.

BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Draught at Breckenridge at the Ballpark. Pours dark brown with spotty off-white head. Malty sour yeast (sweat) aroma with light hop notes. Sour malt flavor with a hoppy body and yeast notes. Medium bodied and thin, crisp palate.

Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2005
A surprisingly good offering from Breckenridge, bucking the Oktoberfest trend. Deep reddish-brown body, thin off-white/cream head. Toasty malt aroma with a touch of raisin, earthy and biscuity notes, and nice European hops. Heavier and toastier than most fall seasonals, with an emphasis on toasty malts, burnt caramel, earthy hops, and a touch of licorice. Light alcohol presence. Tasty.

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.

PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Poured mahoghany, thin tan head. Aroma was faint and like vegetables, I can’t pinpoint which one. Taste was caramel, toffee, raisins, some nuttiness& some spice. Finsihes slightly sour. I found it to be slightly watery.

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