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RATINGS: 795   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Slightly hazed, dull copper hue, moderate head formation. Stinky malt nose, mild spice. Light malate, malty and spicy, mild caramel, but passes over a little too quickly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2004
pours a vaguely ugly hazy orange with a very short-lived head that leaves little lace. aroma hazy a prominent sulfury yeast charecter-almost a burnt-plastic smell. flavor a descent balance of malt and hops. finishes somewhat dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Pours nice golden color with thick tan head. Large carbonation bubbles rise throughout. Aroma is very fresh, smells lighly of yeast. The carbonation on this one was so high I could barely taste it; mostly just carbonation bubbles attacking my tongue. The carbonation makes the beer so light, I wish there was a little more body to it. I detect some esters on both my tongue and nose, I wonder what kind of yeast they use. Not your typical amber ale. One Iím glad Iíve tried but would probably not have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2004
bottle. pours tan with a beige head. malt aroma is inviting. has a caramel toffee taste that is overpowered by a hoppy bitterness. leaves an almond flavor that is not pleasant. thanks to Lumpy for this bottle he brought back from the wastelands.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. The nose is strong of oatmeal. Not bad, bud not great. The first taste pulled out is oatmeal, and it overwhelms the secondary notes of alcohol and caramel. It tastes like an oatmeal stout without the oatmeal. I cannot think of any food I would pair this with and I didnít really like it on its own. But, it is worth a try. Who knows, you may like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2004
pour amber with light tan head. aroma sweet , malts, caramel,with a hint of sourness. flavor sweet, caramel, watery. not going to be one of my favorites

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Darkover (1529) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Light amber color with a beige head. Grainy aroma. Flavor of bready malt and a little caramel and sourness. Has some off flavors, not very good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Light amber color, barely any head. I enjoyed the vanilla and caramel flavor. Still a little bland. OK amber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Beer with a color for people who say they donít like beer other than yelllow fizz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Bottle. The comercial deScription says "Subtlety..." That about sums it up. A little sweetness in the taste, maybe some malt. Bland.

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