Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale
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
Ratings:
1,325
Reviews:
459
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
16.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
254
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Pens1967
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Caveworm
4.19/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is two fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a deep amber body.

Smells like light apricot with bold grains and full-bodied malts.

I taste a clean and refreshing version of the smell with fully caramelized malts.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll go ahead and rate Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery with a 4.25

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the older can, it pours a clear amber with a modest head, reducing to a thin layer with a robust ring. Some lacing as you enjoy it. Malt in the nose and mouth. Not bad!

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Avalanche Ale brewed by Breckenridge Brewery, with an ABV of 4.40% However the bottle says 5.00% ABV . This American Amber/Red Ale pours out a copper color this a nice off white head. I really like the copper color of this brew. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sicks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with sweetness. You pick up on roasted grians and malts. There are are also some nice milder hops in the smell of this brew. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold but Smooth with flovors. You pick up on a nice amount of clean Roasted grains and malts. Avalanche Ale, also has a nice mild sweetness to it, this a nice added touch to this brew. There is a lot going on in Avalanche Ale , it has a super nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. The body of this brew is a soild medium. I like how smooth this brew goes down. The mouth feel is Bold, Clean Roasted, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Avalanche Ale , a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. Breckenridge Brewery, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of nstygles
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Albertdidz
3.31/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of feuematt
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A refreshing brew thats taste is basically caramel and nutty malts with a very low hop profile. I like it and think it should be giving at least one try.

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Photo of LukeB
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ABabbidge
3.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L: Copper color, 2 finger head.

S: Caramel malt, and something I can't quite place, almost metallic or mineral like.

T: Caramel malt, mild fruit, earthy.

F: Lighter body. Moderate carbonation. Clean finish.

O: Not terrible, but not good either.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhiteHendrix
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deeman13
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikexw
2.92/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no discernible born on date; into a pint glass.
Appearance- a hazy Amber that takes on a gold hue against the sunlight; head is thin and white; lacing is weak.
Smell - sweet caramel blended with floral notes.
Taste - a bit too sweet, but the caramel and floral profile picked up in the nose actually plays well together.
Feel - light, sweet and surprisingly refreshing.
Overall - had this years ago, just never reviewed it. I find it interesting how these "older" craft beers get overlooked due to the market being over saturated. I'm not going to pick this up anytime soon at the local shop, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered after a day of skiing or at a spring or fall BBQ.

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Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NomadDawg
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Copper gold color that is very clear and pours with a small white head that dissipates really quickly and just a few fingers of lacing.

S: Sweet malt is the overwhelming note here, a little bit of caramel and nuttiness.

T: Sweet malt, a nutty earthiness, some caramel. Very sweet, it needs some balance a little hop presence would help.

F: Light body and a nice easy drinking beer.

O: I used to really like this beer, but the reality is there are a lot of better quality amber ales on the shelves these days.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coldshowers
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGoodStout
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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