Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
That's what makes our Avalanche amber ale such a treat. We blend pale and caramel malts — and just a kiss of bittering hops — to create a refreshing-but-flavorful, anytime beer. Aromas of pale grains, a semi-sweet middle and a clean-as-Colorado snow finish make this our best-selling beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,282
Reviews:
472
Ratings:
1,374
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,374 |  Reviews: 472
Photo of Thirstygoat
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of saymike32
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenjaGrif
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dnmyrick
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not gonna spend much time on this review because it's not worth it. It's a decent amber. Nothing stands out about it at all. Average at best. Drinkable if you don't have a better amber around. It's ok.

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Photo of Lucular
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can with a best by date of mid-December, so I assume that means this is about 3 months old. A decent amber ale. A little bit too sweet with just a touch of hops. Fairly one-dimensional.

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Photo of Zenboy99
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superwho24
4.37/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smb71481
3.84/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rojohns22
4.77/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jelitikasez
4.47/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vibrant amber, generous, creamy golden tinted foam. Amazed this is from a can.
No fancy descriptors involving notes of sunset infused raisins or Himalayan coffee drenched in mid morning dew, just really yummy, smooth beer flavor.

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Photo of ColoradoRich
4.24/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasty

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Photo of Chilmer
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gvickery
4.17/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First off, one of the reviews says it has a “sour malt” and a “tart” flavor, it DOES NOT. Reviewer must have been drinking something else or just “special”. Anyway, I will try to be more accurate. It is a pleasing amber/brown, slightly hazy, with a light tan head. The smell is Carmel, sweet, with an indistinguishable hop that’s slightly floral and a little spicy. I think it smells really nice. The taste was not disappointing, it’s malt forward with the Carmel being prominent but not overpowering. It starts off sweet but is balanced by enough hops to make it very drinkable. This would be a great “gateway brew” to introduce a novice to craft brews or someone who might be scared of darker beers. I’m a little surprised the rating wasn’t higher. Cheers

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Photo of Jrogg
2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Photo of npdevil27
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of S-Taylor
3.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hackattack
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jbbdrinker
3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mild scent of sour malt. Pours with a fast fading head, leaving only the toasted amber brew. Sharp carbination gives way to a tart, dry sensation. This is a medium bodied beer and there is a nice balance between the sweet and sour toasted malt and bittering hops. There are lingering spicy and nutty notes with a curious akali like taste.

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Photo of Tone
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of caramel malt, sweet malt, hint of tea, hint of pale malt, citrus hops, hint of yeast, and hint of bread dough. Mouthfeel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Fits the style of an American Amber/Red Ale. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, tea, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, better aroma than body and a sharp feel.

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Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bstoeckel
3.81/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 1,374 ratings