Blizzard's Avalanche is very much a traditionally minded rather than US inspired amber ale: there's no wave of punchy hops here; it's all about the malt.
While the hops (Cascade, Crystal and locally grown Ella) provide balance and a drying bitterness, they're very much supporting actors. taking centre stage is a range of specialty malts, which provide toffee, sweet biscuit and toasted caramel flavours and aromas in a beer reminiscent of German altbiers or English browns.
- Amber Ale
- 32 IBU