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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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We crafted our single-style abbey ale with select roasted malts, a hint of Belgian sugar, and a touch of wheat for a rich, caramel flavor and a wonderfully smooth toffee finish. It’s perfect for those chilly winter days.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (310) - - JAN 26, 2014
Had this on a chilly, snowy day so it was the perfect conditions according to the bottle. Too bad it just tastes like hops. I wanted more caramel and toffee (like it smelled) but it wasn’t much more than hoppy water.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel brown color with a huge foamy orange-beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy sour caramel, a bit vegetal, some dark fruits and tobacco. The flavor was tangy bread, honey, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of perfume. Medium length finish. Medium body. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3660) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2013
12 oz. Clear copper-brown with a lasting spit of cream. Aroma is toffee, yeasty bread, toasted pecan and light citrus zest. Tastes of toast, roasted walnut, toffee, plums, dry cocoa and lightly peppery citrus zest. Light-medium body is balanced by an increasingly roasty-dry and slightly astringent finish. Medium-high carbonation is a tad much at times but seems mostly fitting for the beer. Pleasant surprise that doesn’t seem to have the typical Blue Moon metallic twang that ruins most of their offerings for me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Really sweet. Malty. Caramel. Dark copper. Thin white lacing. Hint of vanilla. Nice balance.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (150) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Sample at 201 Central - Wesley Chapel, NC. Effervescent; amber color.. Sweet aroma, but not sickeningly sweet. Flavor - Caramel, honey, and flax seed nuances. Very drinkable and good macro.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4106) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
The usual Blue Moon label (nice, but hard to make distinctions). Twistoff longneck. Dark, clear, looks like slightly dilute cola. Nice malty aroma - toasted, candied, burnt sugars. Initial swig was a bit herbal, tangy, mostly dry, mineral, vaguely ’Belgian’. Medium to slightly heavy body. Very light astringency, a bit tannic at the end but overall the finish had a pretty good ring to it and was balanced nicely. Lightly candied finish with faint cocoa(?). ABC, Bull Run.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1678) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a trappist glass. Pours clear chestnut brown with small off-white head. Aroma is light caramel, medium body, medium carbonation, and thin small bubble lacing. Taste is caramel, some toffee, and a hint of dark candy sugar. Not bad for blue moon line, but needs lots more flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (561) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a deep red brown. Aroma of caramel, nutty pecan, and toffee. Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of sour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle; poured a slightly orange tinted brown with a khaki colored head. Aroma of yeast, a touch of sugar; rather dry smelling. Flavor had a bit more of a sweetness due to a bit more of a sugar presence. A touch of wheat and maybe some caramel. Pretty boring, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MercyDevice (345) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Light chestnut brown with a full beige head. Sweet-tasting, with toffee, caramel, and fruit notes. Not bad.


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