RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
HipsterDoofus (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
This tastes more like a brown ale than any alt Ive had. Unfortunately I hate brown ale. This is particularly bad for a brown ale, an horrible for an alt. Its 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4545) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14526) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   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 cant 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, "Its 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 Rakin"...so there we have it, this is Brecks 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, ....its 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 (12397) - 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.

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