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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3.01/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber color with one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin cap. Light lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of caramel and grape juice. Not that appealing.

The flavor is an improvement over the aroma, but not much. Definately on the sweeter side of the ale spectrum. Caramel malt, nuts, and fruit esters are the dominant flavors. Hard to identify any hop flavor but I would say it is floral and herbal.

Solid body with good, well paired carbonation. Smooth texture.

This is a flashback to the birth of craft beer movement type of amber ale. Does not appeal to this drinker anymore.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Bendurgin
2.92/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a clear copper color with a quickly fading finger of white head.

The aroma gives off some sweet bready malt characters with hints of fruity hops in the background. A bit lackluster. The pallet is a bit more of the same. Some sweet bready malts come forward with just a little bit of a bitter hop bite in the finish.

The body is light with good carbonation. Overall this one isn't very impressive. I wouldn't say it's bad but there are much better offerings.

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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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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of soju6
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt sweetness and a bit nutty. Nothing bad just a bit bland.

T: Moderate flavor of caramel sweetness, nuts and a bit tart. Nominal bitterness with a fairly clean finish. Again just a bit bland.

F: Fairly moderate body, smooth and a bit creamy. Just needs a bit more character.

:O: Easy drinker, good for a few. If it was only just a bit more robust.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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