Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

BA SCORE
75
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1,317 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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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:
1,317
Reviews:
455
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
16.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
248
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TylerJ
4.31/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.81/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ribby
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of NappyB
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had this as a 12oz draft in Keystone, CO. Nothing impressive, but definitely easy to tip back when it is on tap. It is a little watered down, but you can still tell it is an amber beer. You can't beat $4 drafts of this, but I wouldn't pay a cent more.

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

Photo of jpd026
2.29/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Patrickt22
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
5/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the best amber ale I ever had!

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Photo of craigbelly
3.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kw_pip
4.09/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mtn
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of daigakusei11
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
3.98/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Don't know why this is rated so low.....pours a nice amber semi-cloudy color, nice taste not overpowering, nice malty finish without much bite. Its a above average for the type. Good job.

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.08/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Pours clear, caramel color. Thin, fine head that lingers. Lots of lacing. A light malt scent. Balanced flavor, not too heavy, a bit watery. Smoky aftertaste. Drinkable, not not a runaway favorite.

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Photo of casta
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StL_Rob
2.9/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.23 out of 5 based on 1,317 ratings.
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