csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Reddish, orange color. Malty aroma. Malty flavor, some hints of orange and spice. Nice "full" mouthfeel and an easy malty finish.
ryanh (1) - USA - MAR 8, 2005 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very slight aroma with almost no head at all.Taste is lacking for an amber. Boring. May as well have a BMC.
sfontain (846) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm...Apparently this bottle carries a new label now? Anyway... Served at absolute room temperature: 70+ degrees. Amber with a small, white head. Aroma is generally just sweet and malty with not much more. Flavor has a sharp sweetness along with the malts. Light mouthfeel but not horribly thin. Okay; better than the ratings indicate.
mball581 (20) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber brown in color with white frothy head and moderate lacing. Light caramel aroma with not much else. Medium creamy body with lively carbonation. Slightly sweet finish.
JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Average, smooth but not particularly tastefull beer. Amber coloured, white head, some caramel, some hops, slight sweetness.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very clear and a bit to light fro and amber with a quickly dissapearing head. Arom is a mix of sweet and sour malts. Fairly mild and calm. Flavor is not what is expected from an amber. It is light and only marginally better than a major commercial beer because of its bland apperance, weak aroma, and flaovr that takes not chances in overpowering the palate of mass market drinkers. I think the label design pulls in some so they donít want to dissapoint with a strong beer. Mabye a good first step from BMC to good beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 From the commercial deScription: "Subtlety. Thatís what makes our Avalanche amber ale such a treat." Methinks they got a bit too subtle here. It looks real pretty in the glass, but the aroma and flavor are truly bland. The watery finish is forgettable.
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PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper, no head. Some sweetness, a little caramel, slightly bitter finsh, sligtly watery. Not much else to say. Not alot going on here, itís not offensive.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light caramel color and taste. Light malt with a slight bitter finish. Unimpressive but not repulsive. A lot more malts and hops and Hey...youíve got a better ale.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.