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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

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74
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1,020 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001)
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear reddish orange color with a 1/4" head of mixed size bubbles that only retained for a few seconds. There are a few bubbles rising, but they don't really maintain the head.

Aroma: Quite a bit of fruitiness is noticeable at first along with some bready yeast and a tad of toasty malts. There is a slight metallic aroma along with a faint sour twang somewhere in the depths.

Taste: The taste is a bit one sided and hollow. There is some malt that you get in the beginning along with the metallic edge and plethora of fruitiness. The middle of the profile is so balanced that it is practically nonexistant. The finish is rather wet and uneventful. There is very little bitterness to back up the malt in the finish. It is light to slightly heavier bodied, but the carbonation is light, so it rolls across your palate a bit watery.

Opinion: This is my first beer of the evening, so I figured that this one would go over better than this. I am pretty disappointed, obviously. This beer is just too light, and the only flavors that I get with any significance are bordering on flaws. I have their pale ale in the fridge also, so I hope it makes a better showing than this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2005 01:00:48 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Deep true copper to orange amber body. Fairly clear, with virtually no carbonation present. Head is a fluffy light tan consistency and about three fingers tall.

Very light toasted grains, and small caramel presence on the nose. Not much going on but pretty much what an amber should be but seems very quiet on the aroma front.

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.