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RATINGS: 778   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.


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   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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2602) - 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.

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   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 (1035) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Dark amber color with a smaller off white head. Sweet almonds and caramel aromas. Somewhat grainy and earthy in flavor. Yeah, I know, itís an amber. Just another one that does little to incite the senses.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2004
Light golden amber with small white head. Malt nose with faint hops. Med weight with a drying finish. Light carmel, malt, and faint hops....Pretty average.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Pours a dark red/orange, small white head towards the edges. Aroma of Malt and rusting metal. Flavor is malty, and a little spicy. Palate is thin. Thanks to Heemer for this one.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Bad beer. I could tell you why itís bad but itís not worth the time. Just humor me. This is bad beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Draft. Muddy dark bronze. Slightly creamy semi-whispy white head which lasted for duration. Interesting bite on the back of my mouth, somewhat metallic yet disturbingly appealing. Silky smooth texture yet toasty & woody flavor dominates. Not bitter. Color me wacky but I thought this was decent.


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