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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Photo of dbrauneis
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy dark copper to light amber in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of thick film on the surface and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with just a hint of graininess. Light notes of malty sweetness.

T: This beer is a malt bomb with lots of toasted, caramel, and grainy malt flavors but very little hop to balance it out. The beer is lightly sweet from the malts.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink but I would prefer this beer to be a little more hoppy - it is just a malt bomb and is not as well balanced as I would like. This is definitely sessionable.

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Photo of oldvines
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MikieV
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of schoolboy
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think I had this a few years ago on a ski trip, and I remembered it about how it is today, a good amber. Some ambers are much prettier, but thisis still nice. A little cloudy and thin looking. The aroma is faint and nothing special. The taste is inoffensive. It does not taste too sweet nor too hoppy, actually, more hops and more malt would be nice improvement.

The beer is well made with no defects, and the slight bitterness and lack of excessive sweetness would make this a good session beer.

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Photo of Mikel772
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of TownDunkel
4.15/5  rDev +28.5%
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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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.23 out of 5 based on 1,325 ratings.
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