Apr 19, 2008

Breckenridge Avalanche Ale

As I'm sure I have mentioned here before I touch here and there on amber ale's but they're usually not high on my list. It had been awhile since I had one and even longer since I last gave a Breckenridge a shot. Figured both were due.
Good strawberry blonde color with an average amount of bubble rising from the bottom of the glass up to a quickly gone head. A faint grainy scent that smelled like a standard marco really more than anything else. Y'know the drill...not much there. It just smells like, you know, beer. Nothing off putting but lacking character or allure. The first thing I notice in the taste is, well, not very much. Just thin. Very (and I mean very) slight maltiness and what there even is of it, just add a metallic taste to what seems a murky water concoction in the first place. A hint of sour apple comes through towards the end that is, I guess for the lack of a better word, a clean finish but that finish comes from the fact that the beer is boring to begin with.


sanilac brew head said...

No Breckenridge beer is boring. You need to try it again.

Dale said...

A couple of people have claimed this and I went back and retried the Avalanche. Same effect over again. I'm just not impressed.

sanilac brew head said...

No worries. I've always enjoyed their beers but it seems I'm in the minority.