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Blue Moon Full Moon Winter Ale

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RATINGS: 471   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (272) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12 oz bottle. Typical "Blue Moon" aroma, citrus, honey. Not particularly impressive flavor, a little darker, more bitter, than I expected, yet somehow still too sweet. Overall did not have much character. Iíd try it again, I guess.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (166) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
This beer was better than I expected. I prefer this kind of ale compared to the regular Blue Moon Belgian White. This is more of a medium brown-dark copper color. Clear with a medium thickness. Good amount of carbonation which produces a nice frosty head. Spicey flavor with a brown sugary aftertaste. I donít mind it, but I can see based on some of the reviews that it may be too sweet for an ale. Maybe more like a dunkel, bock, or something? Tastes kind of like Shiner Bock. I buy it when itís in season and on sale, which is about $6.50-7 here. UPDATED 1/17/10- Havenít had this in about a year, so bought a 6-pack so I can use one to cook with a pot roast. Not as good as I thought but still a decent beer. Didnít remember it to be slightly skunky in the aroma but this batch is. Downgraded a few points. I originally thought this was better than the regular Blue Moon Belgian White, but now it falls just short.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (585) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
アビーエール アビーっぽい

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6634) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
better than their other beers, but those ones ainít so good. this is an ok beer. does nothing to stand out from other Abbeys...maybe even below average...but above average for Blue Moon. 4/09 - Beer Advocate says Dubbel. Realy, this falls somewhere between the 2 styles. Too boring for a belgian, and English Ales donít have Belgian Candi sugar...still pretty stndard stuff."

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
pours a deep ruby color with a big tan foamy head that lingers for awhile with excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is of the sweet sugar and malt with some bread tones and a little floral wafting through. The taste has a mild hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is weak, being a little too watery.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eRock_2013 (315) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Hmm this brew started off good, but overall is disappointing. Appearance was excellent with a large head and ruby brown color, although the aroma was faint and adjunct-ish. Flavor was ok, brown sugar is noticeable. A bit watery. Aftertaste however is definitely metallic and sticky and reminds you this is a macro-brew. Looks like an Abby ale, but falls far short compared to authentic samples of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jmagnus87 (2857) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Old sample bottle found at the warehouse. Expired January 2008. Caramel and toffee with baking spices and vinegar. This beer is obviously past its prime at almost 6 years old. Iím getting the feeling that it wasnít much worse to start with though.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heromark (42) - - JUL 6, 2013
I love this beer. It's especially amazing on tap. Highly suggest this one!! Revere Stryker dog!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Transparent brown. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg. Sweet, mildly spiced flavors.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
I havenít had many of the Blue Moon sub-brands, but this one must be one of the worst. I suppose that makes sense because its retired. To call this Belgian is an insult to its better cousins. Aside from the appearance, there isnít much that can be compared.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evolutionary (343) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Tap at bw3. Pours red brown and smallish medium thick head. Mild malt nose and smooth body; Carmel undertones and just a bit of bitterness. Overall seems like a generic medium beer but drinkable. ---Rated via my mouth


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