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.
Tejas (931) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth initial flavor, but an odd fruity finish detracts from the overall flavor. Really pretty disappointing - most other Colorado microbreweries are much better.
guzzler67 (1570) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2004
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
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.