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Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale
1,334 Ratings
Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange-amber with a few small floaties. The eggshell colored crown is large-bubbled and melts to a thin film, leaving a meager amount of lace. The nose features an earthy hoppiness and a bit of apricot fruitiness. Not bad, but nothing special.

This Breckendridge brew is just okay. Flavors include sugared grains and gently fruity hops with a mildly bitter back end. The mouthfeel is on the thin side, which doesn't help.

Avalanche Ale isn't a bad beer by any means, but I won't be buying it again.

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Pours a very pale amber with a wispy thin head. No lacing to speak of. Smells of biscuity malt and herbal, tea-like hops.

Very biscuity tasting malt, lightly fruity finished with light herbal hops. But it's the malt that you taste in the finish and aftertaste, Lightly sweet mouth. This is decent, I like the biscuity character but something doesn't mesh well here. Above average but little else.

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 1,334 ratings
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