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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:
#43,705
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
1,338
pDev:
15.81%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
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13
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Ratings: 1,338 |  Reviews: 461
Photo of LukeB
3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ABabbidge
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhiteHendrix
3.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deeman13
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikexw
2.92/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
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 +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NomadDawg
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.16/5  rDev -4%
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 +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coldshowers
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGoodStout
3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.51/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trailboss76
4.38/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber tea-like color. Not a real big head. You can see the carbonation bubbling up. Smooth, pleasant, a little nutty. One of my favorite everyday beers.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerma
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Kinda is like a stout! tasted a lot like a stout from them! It was good but nothing to write home about!
THis one the label is different and at 5%! Not 4.4%

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Photo of DesertFox24
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Unknown vintage; drank 2/28/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque orange rust appearance.

Off-white head; nice lace.

Sweet corn & mild caramel nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Corn syrup flavor; cloying & far from enjoyable. I could force one down if I had to, but why the hell would I?!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Colors running in between brown and amber. Hearty appearance, 1/2" off white head. Aroma has caramel, toffee, barley.

Taste is run of the mill moderate roasting and two row. Could use more hops. Almost comes off like a winter warmer. Breckenridge just seems to be somewhat bland status oriented beers for people in a rich zip code. This is mild stuff. But you know, if you're someone who truly digs something a little malty, not bitter and light in alcohol, maybe this is your jam. Not so much mine. No off flavors though.

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 1,338 ratings
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