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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

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74
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1,008 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,008
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | 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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harripat

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

06-28-2014 05:30:48 | More by harripat
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smakawhat

Maryland

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
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2014 00:30:42 | More by Lelampp
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kristenrae8

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

06-24-2014 23:38:56 | More by kristenrae8
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4/5  rDev +23.5%

06-24-2014 19:42:36 | More by Dcbelkot
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +23.5%

06-21-2014 05:01:22 | More by Jasoncolliver
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8%

06-20-2014 17:23:47 | More by Jame515
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev +8%

06-18-2014 17:12:18 | More by Necronomad
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +23.5%

06-17-2014 15:59:37 | More by wrightst
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barryjg

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8%

06-17-2014 00:08:39 | More by barryjg
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

06-15-2014 19:23:26 | More by Canada_Dan
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +8%

06-15-2014 02:17:18 | More by Hohnbaum
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m0unds

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

06-15-2014 02:13:38 | More by m0unds
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quadhog

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

06-13-2014 01:03:57 | More by quadhog
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8%

06-11-2014 06:11:27 | More by brandon911
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8%

06-11-2014 01:17:20 | More by wvbrewcrew
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Moose90

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

06-10-2014 23:54:47 | More by Moose90
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mjurney

Texas

3.71/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Amber color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising to the top. Thin head.

Aroma:
Caramel malts, some herbal hops, very crisp.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Caramel malts, a little toasted. Fruity ester. Hop bitterness is moderate, floral-spicy, a little tea-like. Finish is crisp and dry. Body is light towards medium, very smooth, crisp, clean, refreshing.

Overall:
It's a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 21:20:26 | More by mjurney
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

06-08-2014 19:59:38 | More by Hellpop65
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pixarnick

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +23.5%

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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +8%

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djrn2

New Jersey

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dradair

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Beerbuddy21

California

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,008 ratings.