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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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1,017 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 38 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001)
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iSip

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Breckenridge Brewery Avalanche Ale: I have fond memories of good times at the original Breckenridge Brewery in Breckenridge. It has been a while since I have had an Avalanche Ale, and needing to bring a six pack over to a friends for dinner was my opportunity to re-visit is brew. The mahogany brown body is almost clear, with very light carbonation. The off-white head is thin, and the aroma is very faint, almost not there. The color makes you expect a heavy malty roasty brew, but the flavor and feel is actually quite light, with a mild malt flavor and a light bitterness throughout. No flower y hops here! This is very much an English style ale. Quite drinkable, but my taste in beer has moved on to brews with more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 16:44:59 | More by iSip
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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 1,017 ratings.