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Blue Moon Full Moon Winter Ale



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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This full bodied abbey ale is brewed with roasted malts and a hint of Dark Belgian sugar for a perfectly balanced taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours a clear dark amber with thin head, aroma of sweet malt and hints of spices and fruit, flavor is overall boring and nothing special but not terrible at the same time. Pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Clear brown pour with a foamy head. Light nutty malt and sweet fruit aroma with a touch of spice. Flavor is a bit too sweet, but not bad. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Some what heavy beer, although easy to drink, pours quite dark, decent flavour, ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Decent winter that doesnt match up to the winter abbey. overall good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6306) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Tap @ Timbers, Denver, CO. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Aroma of malt, nuts, wheat. Taste is lightly spices, caramel and brown sugar. Medium body. Okiesh. 281110

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Dark brow-amber color with beige head. Aroma of grain, nuts, and sugar with malty, sweet, somewhat spice flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OzarkElmo (300) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Nice, affordable offering from Coors. Very drinkable - pours a clear amber with moderate head, mostly diminishing. Nothing great, but not bad. Sessionable for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ScoWRee (392) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Pours a deep redish brown with a nice thick tan head. Aroma of malt and wheat. Taste is slightly roasty. Finish is a little off. Kind of a carbonated after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernovice39 (3156) - Montana, USA - NOV 1, 2010
A light red/brown brew with a thin tan head. Corn scent. Taste is better than the smell but not by much. Drinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Mostly clear brown, dark oranges poke through where light penetrates while a white collar manages to linger for the whole show. Nothing out of the ordinary or extraordinary in his visage, but I find quite a bit to relish in his nose. Brown sugar and maple dazzle, melba toast crunches, and red apples are sliced into quarters right before my eyes. The sweet aroma of apple juices and the crisp, slightly bitter crunch of the skins demand some caramel for dipping. Instead, I dip my lips deep into his awaiting body. Gently sweet with a decent weight, maple and apple mingle atop my tongue while cinnamon sticks and brown sugar sprinkles lead me into a crunchy burnt melba toast finish. His cinnamon does a decent job of lingering in the finish while my palate dries only slightly for an overall easy quaffing winter ale experience.

I wasn’t expecting Full Moon to bowl me over with anything new and exciting, but I was pleased to find a Winter Ale that offered a decent array of aromas and flavors associated with the winter season in general. Much like the original Blue Moon, he is a good stepping stone to get the curious beer drinker off their laurels and out exploring the world of flavorful beer diversity.

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