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  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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1/5  rDev -69.6%

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3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Nice malty aroma, plesant

Appearance: Hazy, deep honey color. Pours with a small head. A lot of carbonation.

Flavor: Malty with a touch of hops

Mouthfeel: Medium, carbonated

Overall: An enjoyable Amber Ale, for some probable a bit light on taste but very drinkable and refreshing. I would have again but wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

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4.3/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass. The beer is a barely hazy amber brown. A nice foamy head recedes down to an even film, and nice rings of lacing coat the glass. The aroma is buttery, malty, and with a hint of sweet cookie biscuits. The taste profile is not far off from the aroma. There's a nice mellow buttery biscuit body, while a faint hop bite lingers in and around. The mouthfeel is a tad watery, but smooth and quenching.

Overall, I had to comeback and edit my review. This is simply a beer I could drink all day. I like it's biscuit and buttery profile a lot. Great all year long.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a brownish amber color with almost no head at all.. and has VERY thin lacing.

Smell - Sweet, toasty, toffee, caramel, and floral hops.

Taste - Definitely has a strong caramel flavor to it. Kind of fruity with a toasty flavor. Has a creamy finish. Like others have said, it's pretty watered down.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat of a thick body with pretty light carbonation.

Overall - I normally don't like amber ales but this one is so watered down it's not as bad to me haha.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2.17/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer presents a hazy, ruby-amber coloring, with a split second of thin head that completely disappears within moments. Rich caramel and toffee aromas, with a slight roasted/toasted characteristic. The beer's flavors are extremely watered down, giving the malty profiles a wierd, uncomfortable tang. The roastiness comes out in a rusty flavor. Not good tasting any way you look at it. The watery characteristic gives off a metallic aftertaste on the light body. The finish is nondecript after everything else. There are much better ambers out there, folks.

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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 1,354 ratings