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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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. Itís perfect for those chilly winter days.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Actually a very, very good beer despite the ratings. True to the style in aroma and flavor. My score is partially biased due to the fact that I didnt expect it to taste as good as it does. Hands down Best beer of the blue moon brand.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foyle (290) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass. Appearance: pours a thick, foamy beige head that drops moderately with some faint lacing. Color is a rich copper-amber. Abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma: rich whole wheat bread dough, caramel, coriander, cinnamon, raisins and fruity hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, a bit sticky and very frothy with a somewhat wet finish. Flavor: cocoa powder, rich roasted barley, caramel, a bit of spice, and some fruity and earthy hops. Overall: very well done and enjoyable. I canít really complain about this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
12oz bottle - There are so many variances of a Belgian ale. Some light, some dark, some strong, some weak, some hoppy, some malty. This is definitely one of the dark, weak, malty variety and itís really good. I donít care who makes it, itís done well and it was quite enjoyable. Malty, plummy, toffee, medium-high carbonation with a lingering sweet finish. Really quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (113) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2014
A caramel malty taste that is slightly sweet. A bit thin but overall a very good ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (459) - - 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 wasnít much more than hoppy water.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1911) - - OCT 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-24-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance Ė The beer pours a copper-mahogany color with a one finger of off-white colored head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell Ė The aroma of the beer is heavy of a spice smell being a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Mixed with the spice are some lighter notes of a yeasty smell as well as a good showing of a roasted malt smell. With lots of caramel and molasses and a little bit of a dark fruit smell,, the overall aroma is a nice mix of spice, sweet and roast. Taste Ė The taste begins with a huge caramel and molasses sweetness with a strong roasted and bready taste. As the flavor moves on, a very light yeasty taste as well as a moderately stronger spice flavor of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg come to the tongue. Some flavors of fruits join the tongue more toward the end of the taste and with all the other flavors, ends up leaving a rather sweet and spiced, lightly roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. Both are quite nice for the mix of sweet sugary flavors with that of the lightly roasted and spiced flavors of the brew. Overall Ė A sweeter but still rather easy drinking and enjoyable brew overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LowBrau (90) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark copper color with a thin beige head. Good balance of sweet, bitter, and alcohol. Nice caramel/toffee aroma alongside roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1541) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2015
I canít be as harsh as others. It does have a nice molasses beer flavor. Sweet sorghum. Thin fading head. malty. an average beer but not bad for coors!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3963) - 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 doesnít seem to have the typical Blue Moon metallic twang that ruins most of their offerings for me.


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