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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5337) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Pours copper with a splash of ruby . Head is small and very light tan. The aroma is nice! Sweet malts, butter, light hops and caramel. The taste seems to replicate the nose but with less effectiveness. There is some sweet malt notes, more of the hops are present and very little in the way of the caramel remaining. Very easy to drink with only a slight bit of bite during the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Malty nose but as noted by some others, somewhat sour as well as having malt sweetness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (3717) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1694) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5108) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gws57 (1275) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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