Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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75
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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:
1,324
Reviews:
459
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
16.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
254
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerma
3.54/5  rDev +9.6%
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 +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.31/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -4%
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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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.42/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PDGreenB
3.92/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very warm, deep rust colored ale. Pours with a short head, smells of wheat and light citrus. Has a slight taste similar to peanut and sunflower seed, quite appealing for a colder seasonal brew. A soft bread flavor on the nose. Great mouth feel, not too sticky.

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Photo of seansean95
3.22/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: A very pretty beer. Nice amber (duh) hues. Very similar in appearance to sweet tea. Minimal head that dissipates almost immediately.

Smell: Sweet but almost unpleasantly so. I'd describe it as a sort of saccharine smell.

Taste: Similar to smell. Not much going on in terms of depth, mostly that saccharine taste.

Mouthfeel: This beer gains some points back here. Very smooth and light.

Overall not a huge fan. I'll probably avoid this beer in the future. Amber ales are some of my favorite beers, but this one falls well short of the mark.

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

Photo of Brew_ski
3.87/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJoe
2.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
2.52/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Spider1001man
4.86/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of norinco
4.34/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopstout
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Campvann
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.87/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jodio
2.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of evanwoertz
4.04/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cdman56
2.3/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Samputnam14
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GallowsThief
3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rbeigl
1.52/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.23 out of 5 based on 1,324 ratings.
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