Avalanche Amber Ale
Breckenridge Brewery

Avalanche Amber AleAvalanche Amber Ale
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Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #403
Ranked #28,154
3.32 | pDev: 15.66%
Nov 24, 2023
Dec 16, 2001
This classic American amber ale blends pale, chocolate, and caramel malts to create a well-rounded, flavorful beer. Caramel malts lend whispers of toffee and an enjoyable sweetness, while a touch of bittering hops gives this beer its clean finish. Crafted for balance, Avalanche is a versatile and satisfying anytime beer.
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Rated: 3.75 by Mwt from New Hampshire

Nov 24, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pint at the Westside Taphouse in West Salem Oregon.
Pours a lovely deep chestnut brown..with a small tan head.
Malty nose of course. Light chocolate and sweet tobacco.
Taste again malty but not too sweet. Good
Really nice mouth feel to this one . smooth yet carbonated.
A nice throwback to the early days of craft beer.
Enjoying on a nice Oregon Autumn evening.
Oct 20, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by Evinyme from Colorado

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 3.61 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Sep 14, 2023
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Picked up in a mixed pack from this Colorado brewer. Sweet nose with abundant caramel malt sweetness. Texture is balanced and holds the edge. This could use a little more balance, but it satisfies the basic requirements of the style reasonably well. Not my favorite style but adequate at the very least.
May 28, 2023
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

May 10, 2023
Rated: 3.13 by TimDixon1964 from Maryland

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by kkarimi from Texas

Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 3.49 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2023
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Rated by mpk2020 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draft at Treehouse in Davenport, IA
Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 3.23 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 3.35 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by mountaincoffee from Kansas

Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Clear amber, small off white head, small amount of lacing.
Aroma Caramel malts, a light touch of caramel malts, a lighter touch of vanilla.
Taste: Grainy, toffee-ish sweetness, Some floral, spicy hops add a semblance of balance.
Mouthfeel: A bit thin on the tip of the tongue but fuller as it heads for the throat.
Overall: Maybe not an exceptional Amber, but it is a fair value.
Dec 27, 2022
Rated: 3.36 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Dec 07, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark amber body, clear; excellent carbonation; relatively thin head, bone colored and fairly lasting overall. Gentle, toasted grain aroma; very light caramel; very, very light pine note. Nice body; medium.

This is a beer I would have thought I'd had before (and may have, but not during my BA existence). Anyway, I don't find myself drinking as many Breckenridge beers as I used to, but this one is a nice reminder that this old school craft brewery still makes some nice beers.

Pouring temperature: 44 °F; canning info: 25JAN23 (i.e., best before date)
Dec 05, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by ajdemma from New York

Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
(shaker pint pour at the brewery on 13 Sep around 2p - review copied from notes I took on my phone)

One of the more stuck-in-the-past, mediocre amber ales I've ever tried. Dry and hollow. Only peripheral caramel and toasted grain notes

what I can add from memory: dirty glass, little foam, ice cold; though I sipped it slow, little else was revealed (2017)
Sep 18, 2022
Avalanche Amber Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 1490 ratings