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RATINGS: 765   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2006
An honest attempt, sertainly a good gateway beer. As though beer were the center of the universe. Pour is lovely. Caramelly and clear. ORange around the edges. Good head that dies and leaves a nice trickly mess. Nose is nonexistant. Sweetness. Cardboard and corn. Not much else honestly no hops. Flavors are broader versions of this. Lots of Brown sugar sweetness. Still the cardboard and corn. Corn aftertaste is incredibly complex though. Like biting into some of the best weet corn you’ve ever had. No hops?


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rjwhite41 (48) - osceola, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a light to medium cloudy brown with a small off white head. Smells of caramel and butter. Tastes of caramel, butterscotch with a mild hop bitterness. Finishes dry. Really thin. Will never drink again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bkurtz (861) - PERU - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle - Pours amber with a creamy head. Sweet aroma of caramel and bread, not bad. Semi-sweet taste with some berry and slightly off finish. Average at best.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
N3lson1 (236) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Drank from a pint poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours a nice amber color with little carbonation. Has nice aromas of caramel. A decent amber leaves a very sweet taste on the tounge. Purchased as part of a twelve pack sampler with vanilla porter, lucky u IPA,and summer bright ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"a standard amber...well balanced with caramel and nutty malts, and a touch of citrus and bittering hops. nothing stands out, but nothing was off either. one of those i’d have again if it were offered but wouldn’t buy."

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gripweed57 (755) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange color. Small beige head. Caramel malt nose has notes of butterscotch. Tangy, bready malt flavor. Light bodied with notes of honey. Grainy and sweet with little hops to speak of. A bit lacking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1004) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Tap @ Brewpub. Back to a lighter wheatier character. Not bad. Not too deer, not bitter at all.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaggy4 (14) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle Pour, minimal head faded fast, no lacing. Amber color, lack of any aroma. Light caramel malt flavor. No noticeable hops or carbonation. Not impressed.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
keith0718 (382) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
I don’t know what it is, but it just has that "amateur brewer" aftertaste. Half-way decent. It got better as I got toward the end.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Herbicles69 (57) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass purchased in Denver. Beautiful red amber color. Deliciousness caramel tones with a nice hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mark_Eck (763) - - AUG 6, 2014
Pours a clear amber. Aroma and taste are light malts and caramel. Won’t pick up this one again.


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