Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by ccrida:
2.17/5 rDev -33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Silk-screened bomber depicting mnts, poured into a shaker, Avalanche is a clear bronze, with a decent, olive-tinged ivory head that leaves pretty heavy lace.
Smell is fairly classic American amber, wet grassy hops and a little bready, but with a bit of an unusual zing that I can't place
Taste is not very good, thin and watery, sharp metallic bite on the finish that really lingers, yuck. I noticed this in their Oatmeal Stout, although it was better hidden by the roast. Here it just overwhelms (and is probably the zing on the nose), must be their water...
Mouthfeel is slick and watery.
Drinkability is pretty low for me, that metallic aftertaste as was just too much, I could barely finish the first glass let alone the whole bomber...
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2008 00:49:28 | More by ccrida
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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 1,020 ratings.