Avalanche Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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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
Ranking:
#43,705
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
1,338
pDev:
15.81%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
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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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2.18/5  rDev -33.7%
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Arrives a dark amber, almost brown, color with an off-white head that drops to a film. Great lacng left behind.
Smell is pear, malt and yeast. The pear part is odd. No indication that it even is an intended part of the flavor profile.
Taste is pear, yeast, malt and tortilla chips. Again, what is with the pear note? Odd note for this style.
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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 1,338 ratings
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