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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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StefanSD (2111) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 12 oz bottle from Albertson’s. Pours a copper color with an off white head that did not last very long, and no lacing. This beer had a light aroma of caramel and malts. The flavor was weak with malts, corn, faint caramel, a bit of biscuit and something sweet. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. Finish was short and saccharine sweet. Overall: Not bad for macro, but as a winter brew, I am unimpressed. I am mildly amused by the claim that this product is made with Belgian brown sugar, I did not know that Belgium was known for their sugar cane production. Perhaps the cane was imported fro Cuba, blessed by Trappist monks, and then re-exported to Coors HQ. A good clean-out-the-garage beer on a mild autumn day, but otherwise; Not recommended.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a large mostly lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus, light caramel, yeast, and light spice. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin slightly watery mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Very drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2007
The winter ales are some of my favorites, as this is the time of year that brewers break out the darker beers. I love the full flavor these beers offer, and I don’t think that this Full Moon is an exception. It delivers on the mouthfull of taste the look promises, although the scent is somewhat lackluster. This is by no means the best beer in the winter ale category(I think that one may go to the Delerium Noel), but it is still quite a good beer that will fill you up like a good winter ale should.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Labelled "Full Moon" on my bottle. Amber beer with a small light tan head, that does not linger. Not much aroma, what there is is sweet malts and maybe some yeast. Taste is mostly malts, sweet, touch of spice especially on the back of the throat and some yeast Ok on the palate, I found the highish carbonation cleaned the sugary taste out fast which is good. Over all not really a bad beer at all. Rather drinkable. the label claims this is "Abbey Ale brewed with a hint of dark belgian sugar, I think not.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle. "Full Moon". This was a very sweet brew with strong hints of malt. Poured a somewhat dark orange/brown. A decent head to boot.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. Faint sweet malt aroma. Translucent orange appearance. The sweet sugary component comes through and that is about it. Very one dimensional. The volume needs to be turned up on this one... way up!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. Cardboard and yeast on the nose. Pours copper with a decent head. Fairly malty with some hops and yeast on the palate. Not much along the lines of spice, though. Medium bodied. Finishes fairly watery and dry.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Sweet and malty. Not terrible. But, no particularly interesting flavors... Tastes like a good base for a winter ale, but they forgot to put in any specialty malts, hops or spices. Oh well. A pretty rich beer to come out of coors, that’s for sure, but that’s about it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle from Ralphs. Medium amber color upon pouring. Mellow spiced aroma. Nutmeg seems to dominate. Quite sweet in flavor up front. Some roastiness. Spices follow. Finish is fairly bitter and malty. Not bad.


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