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RATINGS: 755   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
It is a shame that the word "amber" has become a code word for "transition beer" and "boring". Subtlety (its commercial description)? Perhaps. This does present a good balance, which allows the palate to begin to decipher the underlying malts and hops. More than can be said for many other beers in classic American varieties. Yet, from its color to its carbonation, this is a plain, mildly malty, quick finish beer with lager overtones.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Really malt nose which was unexpected. Some malt and rye flavors. Nothing else to really add to it. Some bitterness in the end would have complemented this one well. Pretty clean, clear and short finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Too light. Has a light head and little flavoring that can be distinguished. However, this seems to be a typical characteristic of Breckenridge beers.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Nice and meaty aroma... Mostly hops and a lot of sweet malt. Tastes a bit sour, but overall is pretty decent. Above average silky mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Found this one bottled in a multipack from Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Nice carmelly flavor, plenty of malted goodness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
A very nice, smooth amber ale. Flavor comes across very strongly at first and then fading slightly into a nicely balanced, hoppy with some cinnamon spiciness amber ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Applejuice color, small white head. Sweet malt and hops on the nose. Flavor rather bland, mostly sweet malty caramel flavors. Some acidic sourness too. This beer needs to be kicked up a notch or two. More flavor please.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Not a whole lot to say about this one. Typical amber ale. Sweetish fruity nose, kind of a bland flavor though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Low carbonated amber body. Sweet and earthy toasted malt aroma. Hops... no. Palate is okay but a little on the flat and syrupy side. This is a very unimpressive revisit considering that I once proudly proclaimed this to be my favorite beer. Now falls in my 31st percentile. Oh how far I've come (and how far I've yet to go). I need some hops... now!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2003
It's ok. It could be better. It could be worse. Mine was free. Nuff said?


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