Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale
1,330 Ratings
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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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.37/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This poured the obligatory amber hue but had a clean filtered clearness. The head was fizzy and shallow, fluttering away quickly.

The aroma holds nice but subtle toasted grains with a mild caramel sweetness and a tinge of hop bitterness.

The flavor holds the same toasted grain held by the nose. The grains are biscuity, lightly toasted with a caramel malt sweetness. There is some bitterness from the hops but for the most part the toasty grains finish the flavor.

The feel is quite impressive with a velvety smoothness and a water like drinkability without being watery.

The 4 pct ABV gives this away as the malt required to amp up the flavor is not there and it is simply too weak.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like this amber ale. Not overly carbonated, nice color, doesn't leave a bitter taste in the mouth, and very drinkable. It doesn't have much of a foamy head, but that's okay. I think it's true to its kind and would not be impossible to enjoy more than one in a sitting. Also doesn't need food to appease the palate, although it would accompany a nice pizza or deli sandwich, steak or chicken dish with no problem. Would buy again.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, slight caramel, and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and slight fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of toasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is easy to drink but it seems fairly watery and lacking all around.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 1,330 ratings
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