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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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this flat dull beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was cloudy looking and poured a very poor head. The smelled smelled pretty good, kinda sweet like caramel candy. I had high hopes. However the taste was fruity kinda like spoiled wine. I will not buy this beer again, it was terrible.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 09-17-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Draft
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Hotel lobby

Had this on tap on my hotel stay in Denver.

Appearance is a clear amber/brown beer with average lacing. Aromas are malty and sweet, but not overly so.

Taste is smooth and malty, with a nice nut flavoring as well. Some earthy hops are there but this is not a bitter tasting beer.

Refreshing and clean, the brewery's website says this is their best-selling beer. That probably has something to do with the simple and easy-drinking aspect of it. I thought it was very pleasant and went down nice with my dinner.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Rusty gold copper. A slight bit cloudy with some lacing. About 1/2" of foam. Some bubbles rising up.
Smell: A definite malt smell like rising bread. Not much else.
Taste: Malt taste up front, but needs to be stronger. Almost tastes watered down. No hops presence. Could have used some hops to give a little zip. Comes across rather bland.
Mouthfeel: Very light mouthfeel.
Overall: Seems strangely mild and bland for an amber. It's OK, but certainly not my favorite amber.

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