Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by SuperSpy:
2.58/5 rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
A - Amber with very little visible activity. A small, short-lived, off-white head.
S - Sweet. Biscuit and toast. Not very pronounced.
T - The flavor isn't bad, but it leaves a lot to be desired. It starts a little sweet with some toasted malt but is then quickly rounded out by a hint of floral hop flavor that finishes on a whimper of a flat lifeless mouthfeel.
M - Little carbonation, almost a bit watery. There really isn't anything exciting in the mouthfeel.
D - I wouldn't send this beer back but I wouldn't order another. There is nothing technically wrong with this beer but it is so boring. I understand that the style should be expected to be well balanced but there is almost nothing to balance here. The beer is not just middle of the road, which would be understandable, it's like it never really bothers to leave the driveway.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2011 23:47:46 | More by SuperSpy
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3.5/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Palate matches much of the nose but also it's buried flavor. Quite a watery palate and a matching almost faint taffy watery candy sticky quality. Small toast and grains with also faint caramel adding in the mix. Slightly soapy tasting as well.
Overall it's a session amber, and one without much flavor, but it doesn't bring much else to the table other than it's easy drinking and refreshing. No major complaints but nothing too crazy either, sort of a slightly better Fat Tire vein here.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 23:04:35 | More by smakawhat
Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.