RATINGS: 794   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.

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sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Hmm...Apparently this bottle carries a new label now? Anyway... Served at absolute room temperature: 70+ degrees. Amber with a small, white head. Aroma is generally just sweet and malty with not much more. Flavor has a sharp sweetness along with the malts. Light mouthfeel but not horribly thin. Okay; better than the ratings indicate.

mball581 (20) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Amber brown in color with white frothy head and moderate lacing. Light caramel aroma with not much else. Medium creamy body with lively carbonation. Slightly sweet finish.

JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
Average, smooth but not particularly tastefull beer. Amber coloured, white head, some caramel, some hops, slight sweetness.

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 don’t want to dissapoint with a strong beer. Mabye a good first step from BMC to good beer.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 From the commercial description: "Subtlety. That’s 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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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, it’s not offensive.

BCAR (223) - 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...you’ve got a better ale.

BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 Not that this beer is offensive, but it’s 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.

Tejas (1006) - 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 it’s not very good. The aroma is offensive. Seriously, this one smells bad almost rotten like. I’ll finish the 6ixer but that’ll be it for me.

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 wouldn’t complain drinkin one if givin to me, but not something I’m 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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