Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Avalanche Amber Ale - I am a fan of Colorado beers and wanted to give this a shot

Appearance - A beautiful brown to (copper) red amber ale. The head pours light brown which is a pretty one.

Smell - A nice earthy to a sweet carmel smell that permeates the mug.

Taste - I am fan of this complex amber ale! The initial flavor of almost too complex and hoppy turns into a nice grassy and carmel flavor that sits happily in my mouth

Mouthfeel - A mouthfeel needs a bit more, maybe a bit more carbonation would make this beer

Overall - This is a nice daily drinker for any season

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Pours to a thin creamy head and amber color. Clear. Aroma is clean and sweet malt and slight butter. Flavor is a mild and very tasty biscuit, caramel, sweet malty mixture offset by unobtrusive bittering hops. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and CO2 is a pleasant low level. Overall, this is a balanced, mild amber session brew that I would put in my kegerator in a heartbeat.

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12 oz. bottle

A: amber pour with a slight white head. Nice and clear.

S: malts and grains. Smells like your basic amber

T: slightly sweet, not much hops. Caramel malty flavors dominate.

M/O: easy to drink. Nothing special. Not to memorable. This is a beer that you could drink several in a row.

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.23 out of 5 based on 1,317 ratings.
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