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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,139 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 9
Gots: 111 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001

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Photo of MostlyNorwegian
2.8/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not feeling this one. It's amber in color and it's hop presence is far back for what an American might be on the lookout for. Its taste? I'm tempted to say it's an off color golden ale, and nearly lager-ish in the mouth, so it's far more on the malt side of things and probably should be paired with a sandwich and salad to bring it alive. By itself, I'm enjoying the nose more than I am the beer itself or perhaps I need to try it again in the summer time when this kind of flavor profile has something more to work with. It smells of some brown sugar and possibly a bit sour and some of the grain is coming in, with a slight plum presence. I'll bury one for a hotter day, but at the moment. This is not a beer I anticipate I'll be looking for in the future.

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3.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A-Pours a slightly murky, dull amber color. Very mild head. Slight lacing too.

S-Nose is incredibly soft. A hint of dull herbal hops. The malt is more talkative. Grainy and bready. Neither side of the aroma spectrum is very enticing but still, there is nothing wrong or offensive.

T-Its malt-forward without being very malty. Almost watery. Sweet, multi-grain bread and some light caramel. Quiet floral hops.

M-It drinks quite easily. Light in body with tickling carbonation. Lingering sweetness.

O/D-Very bland. Nothing off-putting. I guess it could work if you want something really light that you will never, ever remember.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.61/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Yeah. Pours a amber colored red with a crystal clear hue. A soft fizzy head with good retention.

The aroma is limited overall. Not much going on but a soft malt smell with a hint of caramel and roast. Some minor hop notes with more of a floral appeal. No off notes from the yeast.

The taste is light. A more malt forward but somewhat harsh almost astringent backing. A more toasted bread and caramel note up front. Some lingering sweetness that blends well with the floral hop note. Some bittering hops that linger. A slight ester, rose peddles but beyond that a clean yeast finish.

The body is light to moderate. An astringent finish which is accented by a higher carbonation level. Overall a pretty easy drinking beer. Would like a touch more malt and more floral hop notes but still mostly clean.

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3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

P- AOH

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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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.