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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

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74
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1,026 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,026
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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LvanB

Colorado

1/5  rDev -69.1%

06-03-2012 02:39:03 | More by LvanB
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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -69.1%

05-23-2012 22:06:14 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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DSTUR001

New York

1/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'm currently living in Breckenridge. I get to drink this beer fresh from the brewery in Breck. I have to say I have had this beer on numerous occasions, and have been very disappointed. The taste is way to malty and has a bad foam head. Has the taste of skunked beer that has gone bad months go.


Every Monday the brewery has $1 pints night. Maybe they are giving us what we pay for.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2012 04:58:58 | More by DSTUR001
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Buggs

District of Columbia

1/5  rDev -69.1%

12-26-2011 14:47:05 | More by Buggs
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fatstan

Indiana

1/5  rDev -69.1%

02-18-2012 23:28:06 | More by fatstan
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

07-12-2013 22:33:38 | More by apasternak
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

1.4/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance is lacking head and lacing.

Smell is a little sour and off putting.

Taste is a little sour and unapealing, it does have a slight lager taste to it.

Mouthfeel is like water, this beer reminds me of a miller lite.

I will never drink this again. It tastes pretty watery and leaves no remnance of any beer-even lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2006 11:45:42 | More by Erdinger2003
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jaybags

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

06-11-2012 17:30:10 | More by jaybags
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

02-27-2012 03:22:25 | More by steamboatbrewer
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jrallen34

Illinois

1.65/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I drank this from a 12oz bottle into a Rochefort chalice.

The beer pours a very clear light amber, more of a brown, with a light tan that rises about a finger and is gone quickly. Lacing is poor.

The aroma is light rye and ton of skunk, not very appealing.

The taste is horrible, total skunker start to finish.

The feel is light and not drinkable, total drain pour.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

01-31-2010 00:17:42 | More by jrallen34
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jongillin

Colorado

1.7/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this beer on tap here in Colorado Springs.
All I can say about it is that it is a sad excuse for anything resembling a red ale. Check out the BA description of the style. This beer has none of those characteristics.
As the description says: "This style of beer tends to focus on the malts, but hop character can range from low to high. Expect a balanced beer, with toasted malt characters and a light fruitiness in most examples."

This beer is watery through and through. There is virtually NO aroma and the head is all but non-existent. The color, to be honest, is good and is a nice reddish copper color. However, due to the complete lack of head I gave this a 2.5 on appearance.

The taste is like water with a faint hint of hops in the finish. The hops' presence is over shadowed by WATER. There is no malt flavor to this beer and the mouthfeel is similar to soda water. It is thin and bubbly.
Certainly an easy drinker, but if you want any flavor this is not the beer for you.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

05-21-2006 17:10:32 | More by jongillin
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Spineypanda

Texas

1.83/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown, and one might expect a bit of a head but not much exists.
Smells like nothing. Maybe some roasted malts if one lets their imagination go wild, but really has no smell.
The taste follows suit. Has no taste, almost like carbonated water that gets you drunk.
Weird.

Wont be buying this again!

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

01-18-2010 23:23:28 | More by Spineypanda
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wedge

North Carolina

1.95/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear copper with a thin, bubbly head. Smells cheap...barely grainy aroma has "lite" beer written all over it. Mild sweetness and grain in the flavor, acidic and husky. Thin mouthfeel with a little bite to it.

Decidedly (and confusingly) macro-lager-like and hugely disappointing. Sometimes it pays off blindly grabbing a single bottle to try. Sometimes you wish you could get your money back. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

06-18-2007 02:07:47 | More by wedge
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mynie

Indiana

1.98/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had one of these at a buddy's house. He handed me a glass of a nice looking hazy orange brew with a good head. I lowered my head to sniff it...

"Jesus god man, what the hell did you do to this?"

"Nothing! That's straight from the bottle."

I took another wiff. It smelled like, no it couldn't. I smelt again. My god, it did. It smelled exactly like a can of peas. Exactly. If I were blindfolded and had this beer shoved under my nose, I would think it was a can of peas.

I took a sip. It tasted like mixed vegetables, peas and corn. It had an okay body, I guess, but it really, seriously tasted like sweet peas. And that's just weird.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

07-26-2004 23:05:04 | More by mynie
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falconxman

Illinois

2/5  rDev -38.3%

01-20-2012 06:06:14 | More by falconxman
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -38.3%

01-21-2012 20:12:30 | More by Tpsauer
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crobinso

Colorado

2/5  rDev -38.3%

06-04-2012 23:20:19 | More by crobinso
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rlf1810

Missouri

2/5  rDev -38.3%

11-23-2011 17:01:46 | More by rlf1810
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Smithperson

Florida

2/5  rDev -38.3%

10-13-2013 22:35:58 | More by Smithperson
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jk3

New York

2/5  rDev -38.3%

02-11-2012 12:33:13 | More by jk3
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ZekemusMaximus

New York

2/5  rDev -38.3%

02-19-2012 06:56:15 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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Arper


2/5  rDev -38.3%

07-18-2012 02:17:30 | More by Arper
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jharkins07

Ohio

2/5  rDev -38.3%

02-02-2012 22:17:27 | More by jharkins07
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caljrjr

New York

2/5  rDev -38.3%

01-23-2012 21:43:30 | More by caljrjr
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jriggins6

Colorado

2/5  rDev -38.3%

12-06-2011 21:09:07 | More by jriggins6
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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.