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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.41%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Very clear and a bit to light fro and amber with a quickly dissapearing head. Arom is a mix of sweet and sour malts. Fairly mild and calm. Flavor is not what is expected from an amber. It is light and only marginally better than a major commercial beer because of its bland apperance, weak aroma, and flaovr that takes not chances in overpowering the palate of mass market drinkers. I think the label design pulls in some so they dont want to dissapoint with a strong beer. Mabye a good first step from BMC to good beer.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 From the commercial description: "Subtlety. Thats what makes our Avalanche amber ale such a treat." Methinks they got a bit too subtle here. It looks real pretty in the glass, but the aroma and flavor are truly bland. The watery finish is forgettable.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Pours copper, no head. Some sweetness, a little caramel, slightly bitter finsh, sligtly watery. Not much else to say. Not alot going on here, its not offensive.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Light caramel color and taste. Light malt with a slight bitter finish. Unimpressive but not repulsive. A lot more malts and hops and Hey...youve got a better ale.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 Not that this beer is offensive, but its not too impressive either. Lots of malt but nothing really stands out. I think my bottle may have been a leaker because it was down to the bottom of the neck and the carbonation was really low, and it looked downright drab. UPDATE: Got a good bottle. Raises Appearance and Palate points a couple because carbonation is ok and appearance is about average with short head and filmy lacing to the bottom of the glass. I agree with other ratings that flavor is somewhat simple and a bit sour.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tejas (992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Well, this rating will actually be higher than it deserves. Only b/c this is a nice looking brew. Other than that its not very good. The aroma is offensive. Seriously, this one smells bad almost rotten like. Ill finish the 6ixer but thatll be it for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Not a whole lot here. Just a smooth and easy to drink beer with no particularly prominent flavors. I certainly wouldnt complain drinkin one if givin to me, but not something Im gonna seek out. Light bodied with sweet malt in aroma and flavor. Sort of at the bottom of the microbrew chain.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (5754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Smooth initial flavor, but an odd fruity finish detracts from the overall flavor. Really pretty disappointing - most other Colorado microbreweries are much better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1672) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Slightly cloudy amber appearane with a small head and decent lacing. Malty, toffeeish aroma. Flowery, fruity, taste displays some sweetness. Not real hoppy. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and a short lived finish.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle. Pale amber with very little and quickly fleeting head. Aroma reminds me of a slightly skunky cheap amber lager. Has some sweetness, but not a lot of malty flavor. Sourness in the finish. Tastes like Im drinking it from a can. Watery with a lively carbonation level. Must use a very clean ale yeast, as there is no character there also. I had a Full Sail Amber the other day, and its amazing how far apart beers in this category can be.


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