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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.41%
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 28, 2005
Has an almost skunky smell and poor taste. Overly carbonated and not much going for the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2005
The bottle poured a slightly cloudy copper-colored beverage covered with a modest white foamy head. The head retention was average but left no lacing on the glass. The aromas were straight forward, dominated by malt with notes of caramel. It had a medium body with a slightly creamy texture and lively carbonation. The flavor starts off slightly impressions of bittering hops mixed with caramel malt then settles down to a sweet, smooth malt middle and has a long slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Malty sweet and grainy aroma. Candy sweet, caramel and light toffee flavors. Some dusty hops at the finish. Cloying, sticky mouthfeel. I don’t care for this one to much. Skip it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Clear orange-amber with a white head. Caramel malt aroma with a hint of orange. Sweet malt flavor with very minamal hops. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2005
a very malty amber. good color and aroma. very heavy on the malts. probably a little over done. Decent, but labored to finish this as it got warm

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Draught at Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge, CO, October 2012, GABF week. Score improved slightly, still not a great beer. Light grain and some yeast, but very little flavor or aroma. 6/2/2005 3/3/3/2/9. Brown. Lightly hopped with a bitter taste, in fact this might be better classified as a bitter. Unremarkable but no noticeable flaws.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2005
22 oz bomber. Pours amber with a small head that settled quickly. The aroma is caramel, grain and faint hops. Taste is more grains with some corn and dishrag hops. Totally sucked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Pours light amber with a small head. Aroma is slightly malty, as is the taste, but little complexity. A thin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Pours copper and clear with a decent off white head. Toasted malt and caramel aroma. Straight ahead caramel and bread flavor with a slightly rough bitter finish. Light in body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 27, 2005
Floral, toasty, and peaty aromas. Fairly light red. Weak on the front flavors, with just a hint of hops. Very small head with almost no lacing. Not much complexity to this one.

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