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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,091
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 8
Gots: 81 | 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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3.25/5  rDev 0%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

psmith161, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Kd1992, Jan 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

appetiteforparis, Jan 08, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a finger of head on a copper colored body.
It has a mild aroma of grain.
The flavor is mild overall with bitterness and honey sweetness.
There is moderate carbonation and it is medium bodied.
A drinkable enough ale, nothing special and lacking in aroma.

Fatehunter, Jan 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

habaceeba, Jan 07, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from a bottle.
Bought from a grocery in CO' says "contains no more then 3.2% abv.

Hours clear amber color with a lasting white head. A slight caramel and toffee on the nose but also wet cardboard. Smells like an adjunct lager. Taste is also like an adjunct lager. A touch of light caramel and toffee and not much else. The taste is balanced and remains very drinkable but its a forget table taste. Overall, I don't know if I have a watered down version because of the alcohol laws here or its just a mediocre brew...

TwelveOunces, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

ninaturner, Jan 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Kyrojack, Jan 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Tibi81, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Bear1964, Dec 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

OldhouseRecs, Dec 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Gomeza, Dec 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

jdhasse, Dec 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

cliff1066, Dec 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Ale has a medium, foamy, off-white head and a fairly hazy, somewhat bubbly, amber appearance. Lacing is significant with this beer. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread, and the flavor is of the same, with sugar, bread crust, and a very mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Breckenridge Avalance Amber Ale finishes wet, pleasant, and highly drinkable. For those who enjoy a mellow, amber ale, this is a wonderful choice. I sure am enjoying this review!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Dec 18, 2012
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1/5  rDev -69.2%
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.

DSTUR001, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

TX-Badger, Dec 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

piconaut, Dec 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Eaglefan344, Dec 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

buschbeer, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BeerMeBrah, Dec 12, 2012
Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,091 ratings.