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RATINGS: 783   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.41%
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Subtlety. 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, any-time beer. Aromas of pale grains, a semi-sweet middle and a clean-as-Colorado-snow finish make this our best-selling beer.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 Not that this beer is offensive, but itís not too impressive either. Lots of malt but nothing really stands out. I think my bottle may have been a leaker because it was down to the bottom of the neck and the carbonation was really low, and it looked downright drab. UPDATE: Got a good bottle. Raises Appearance and Palate points a couple because carbonation is ok and appearance is about average with short head and filmy lacing to the bottom of the glass. I agree with other ratings that flavor is somewhat simple and a bit sour.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tejas (920) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Well, this rating will actually be higher than it deserves. Only b/c this is a nice looking brew. Other than that itís not very good. The aroma is offensive. Seriously, this one smells bad almost rotten like. Iíll finish the 6ixer but thatíll be it for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Not a whole lot here. Just a smooth and easy to drink beer with no particularly prominent flavors. I certainly wouldnít complain drinkin one if givin to me, but not something Iím gonna seek out. Light bodied with sweet malt in aroma and flavor. Sort of at the bottom of the microbrew chain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4830) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Smooth initial flavor, but an odd fruity finish detracts from the overall flavor. Really pretty disappointing - most other Colorado microbreweries are much better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1561) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Slightly cloudy amber appearane with a small head and decent lacing. Malty, toffeeish aroma. Flowery, fruity, taste displays some sweetness. Not real hoppy. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and a short lived finish.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle. Pale amber with very little and quickly fleeting head. Aroma reminds me of a slightly skunky cheap amber lager. Has some sweetness, but not a lot of malty flavor. Sourness in the finish. Tastes like Iím drinking it from a can. Watery with a lively carbonation level. Must use a very clean ale yeast, as there is no character there also. I had a Full Sail Amber the other day, and itís amazing how far apart beers in this category can be.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Light Amber Coloring. Smells of Bad Hops. Burnt Caramel/Malts and Bad Hops. HOW is This Their Best Selling Beer?! Tongues Must Have Been Numb The Day They Made the Recipe.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2625) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Small white head, short lived with a bit more lace than you,d expect. Hazy amber/orange colored brew. Faint malt/hop nose. Light/medium body, watery. Lightly malty, earthy. Fairly thin all around. Finish is dry, quick. Thanks to kaggie97 for the trade.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2004
This is bad. Cloudy, brownish red pour with a thin white head. Strange aroma, sour grapes, oily, somewhat hoppy and basically skunky. Worse taste, strong, metallic, sour grapes, almost lambic like. The overall consistency was good with a good carbonation zing. Bitter aftertaste, but not a good bitter, sour. Pass it up.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 blah blah blah... it tasted good with dinner. UPDATE 4/3/05: funny, i just a left hand jackman and itís an american pale ale and i prefer the american pale ale. the beers are quite similar, also. this is slightly thicker, more fruitiness. a bit of a chalky thing going on, also. downrated flavor a point.


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