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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 I was liking what breckenridge brewery did with the taste of this amber ale. Very smoothe but a little thin. This is the beer my roomate adn I drank after the great pat tillman fell. What a hero he was and now i am proud to have him as my picture. I wish i can be half as american as him

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 21, 2004
Pours amber with a medium off white head. Light malt and hop aroma. The taste is very thin and disappointing. Not much there. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JMerritt (1841) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Amber colored, moderate head. Aroma is mildly hopped, but mostly grainy (sour, wet hay). Very watery, with very little flavor. Sweet malty flavor almost rears it's head, but is quickly squashed by the skunky grains. It's not repugnant, but it is not anything to go out of your way to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Deep amber color. Thin bodied, not much in the way of flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Pours reddish amber with small white head. Aroma is difficult to identify. I want to say cigarette butts, but that is not fair or articulate. Flavor is equally strange and difficult to place. Not much that I like here. It's beer, and it's not macro swill, but I wouldn't buy it again. The label is pretty cool...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Copper colored. Not much nose. Flavor, not much there. My assessment: Alone, not good. With salad with Caesar dressing, not good. With lamb and bean stew, not good. With sugar free cranberry Jello, not good. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this one isn't very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Draft. Orange, little head that rapidly died completely. Faintly bready aroma. Flavor is somewhat malty, with an undefined hop presence. Not much going on here. 1/17/04 - Had this bottled, possibly even less exciting, with a thin, slightly sourish body. Bottle version would rate a 2.3.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Paid $1.09 for a 12-oz single. Very average looking. Amber, with just a dusting of head. Very average smell too... not much there at all. A slight bit of sourness, without any floral or fruit at all. Not the greatest taste. Tastes a bit like Bud would taste like if it was amber. In fact, I think this IS Budweiser with some food coloring in it. I'll never have this again... but it's drinkable. I'm not gonna dump it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Clear light copper with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, some caramel, some spice. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, spicy, some caramel, finishes with decent earthiness. Medium body. A bit oversweetened, but this is a nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2004
This beer has a clear sparkling cooper body topped by a medium off-white head. It has a very run-of-the-mill malty aroma, with a tiny bit of hops. The flavor is basically pure malt with a very bready middle and finish. Body is medium-light. Overall the beer is very one-dimensional and needs some help to rescues it from the depths of obscurity. I propose that Amber Ale is the official style of the micro-swill movement.

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