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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This full bodied abbey ale is brewed with roasted malts and a hint of Dark Belgian sugar for a perfectly balanced taste.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (12128) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Something of a caramel malt aroma. Clear amber color with a white head that didnít last long. Left lace tatters, though. Medium bodied with fine, creamy, carbonation. The flavor is caramel sweet, with some yeasty spice (very little), and very arguably some vanilla. The finish is not all that dry, thereís very little bitter, thereís a veg note of some kind. Might be closer to Newcastle Brown than many ales. Itís ok, but it is not going to amaze your palate. Good for Coors, but it probably indicates where craft brew will go if the macro brewers buy it up. Blandland.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
(12oz. bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, brown sugar, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2008
12oz bottle, best by March 09. Medium beige head that mostly dissipates to a creamy coating, crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, brown sugar, caramel, light astringency. Creamy light-medium body, light acidity.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (11677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle from Riverís Bend. Poured clear brown with a large off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with medium sweet finish. Soft drinkable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy to rocky light tan head that laces and copper/orange color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, at first pour a hint of spice, some bready. Taste is medium malt-caramel, some bready, secondary earthy(English)/spicy hops. Light side of medium body. OK carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Name: Full Moon
Date: January 01, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark copper, wispy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, bready caramel sweetness, touch of fruityness, a little earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, sweet caramel, hint of chocolate, touch of fruityness
Overall: more of a brown ale or a dubel light
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of burnt carmel, light spice and a hint of corn. Palate waslight bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, strange spice and some odd tomato notes with a smooth slightly dry lingering oddball flavor I canít put my finger on. ( I wonít put my tongue on it again either!)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10603) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown, mahogany in fact, with a small, frothy, off-white to light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, bread, caramel), light to non-existent hops, average yeast (leaves, dough, cheese) with notes of dates, brown sugar, and wet paper sacks. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. Not a bad beer, and certainly warms the holiday mood. It is nice to see such a large brewer buck the norm and go for a less mainstream style.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (10107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Pretty sub standard beer. I dont mind the regular blue moon, but this one is not very good. It is almost sour and has weird flavors both on the initial tasting and the aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2008
12 ounce bottle. Coors attempts a dubbell. Hmm. Pours a reddish brown color with a medium head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet and earthy malts. Sweet caramel malts in the taste, with not much else. Thin bodied.


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