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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 430
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 95 | 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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3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25


A- a creamy brown sugar look to it with amber tones. Half giner head that hangs. Average lacing on the pint.

S- brown sugar and caramel malts dominate the nose. i get hints of maybe some dark candided fruit like plum but it is hard to tell.

F- sour caramel malts and no hop tones to it at all. quite sugary as well.

M- tastes like licking brownb sugar of a metal can. The malts just overpower anything else.

O- not a good beer but better than your BMC stuff. Lots of work left to do on this one. Bring out some hops on it please.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +45.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mikeg67
3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with short-lived off-white head. Aroma is of grassy hops, caramel malt, some fruit and staleness. Body is medium and smooth. Grassy hops, sweet caramel malt and brown sugar (too much of it) combine on the palate. Finish is long and semi-sweet. I can’t say I enjoyed the brew.

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3/5  rDev -8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Mavigo
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic.

A: Pours a cloudy red-brown color with a thing, quickly dissipating, tan head with minimal lacing.

S: Smells like, wheat, barley, brown sugars, hints of earthy tones

T: This was a bit of a downer, gives me the after taste of a Miller Lite, which is not good. It's a bit lacking in flavor too, but it is not offensive, just, you know, meh.

M: Over carbonated when compared to the flavor levels, feels like I'm drinking club soda

O: Over all, it was ok, I've had far, far worse, but this just doesn't stand out to me except for the cool looking bottle. Probably won,t have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.