Monday, December 17, 2012

Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Ale

Type: Amber Ale
Origin: Denver, CO
Price: $1.25/12 oz
ABV: 4.4%
NSP: 12.50

I'm going to say it right up front- I don't want to drink this beer.  Amber ale.  4.4% ABV.  And one that I liked way back in my earliest drinking days, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to ruin my fond memories of it.  But it's the last of the four Breck brews from my sampler pack, and it's taking up space in the fridge, so damn it, it's time to bite the bullet.

It's another one of those apple-honey smelling malty bitches.  But, unexpectedly, I do notice a light hop bitterness in the nose.  And it's not musty.  So it's got that going for it, which is nice.  The carb's good- slightly elevated, which in this case is a benefit because it lightens up the malt.  It's actually not overly sweet, and the hops keep everything in check fairly well.

Short review, eh?  There's just not much to say about such a boring style.  This is probably my last ever Avalanche, because amber ales just do nothing for me anymore.  But you know what?  For an amber ale, it's pretty decent.

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