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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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
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 -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.1/5  rDev -4%
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 -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle at reefer temp into a goblet.
Aroma slightly malty.
Head small (2 cm), off-white, creamy, mostly diminishing.
Lacing OK
Body light amber, clear - no chill haze
Initial flavor slightly malty and lager-ish.
Ends with slight malt bitterness - no diacetyl, no hops.
Light to medium body watery.
Carbonation soft.

Overall, drinkable for me but not enough - not enough malt, not enough hops, not enough alcohol - just too light and undecided.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.23 out of 5 based on 1,318 ratings.
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