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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish-gold with a frothy head into my glass. It looks like the style at the least.

Sweet malt dominates the nose with a scant notice of hops. Not bad.

Ditto for the taste. This is malt-forward, albeit slightly cloying. The hops are firmly in the background and do add a bit of heat to the back.

Mouthfeel is tolerable with a good mix of malt and hops. As mentioned, finishes a bit "hot". Must be what I ate beforehand.

Not bad. An accessible winter seasonal for those who prefer such a thing.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was rather tasty!

Not as pretty as some amber beers and the bottle labeling was lacking in a description. Head doesnt stick around.

The smell was very rich and malty. Strong scent after pouring it into a pint glass.

The taste, which is always the most important thing, was really good for an amber ale. First time trying a sampler from this brewery and Avalanche was a great flavor. Has a rich caramel malt flavor but only a very tiny hop finish.

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3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am very hit and miss with this one when via the bottle and more times than notits a miss. Pours amber with a minimal prickly white head. Smell is diluted but what is there is on the sweet side from the malts. Flavor wise is usually a watered down caramel malt sweetness, just a pinch of hops at the end. When I do get a good bottle, though, I find that like it a lot and it is one of my favorite ambers. Moutfeel is medium bodied with some carbonation. Overall, I stopped buying this one because I was finding I was getting watery batches way too frequently.

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