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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This deep amber-colored ale is crafted with cinnamon, rich caramel malts, and a touch of wheat for an inviting spiced flavor on a crisp winter day.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bpreo (1426) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Before I read the label I thought there might be some peppermint in here, turns out itís cinnamon and caramel. A little too much winter cheer for me.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
batneil (244) - - JAN 30, 2012
Looks like your average amber, but tastes rather odd with the spices. Not totally undrinkable, but I wouldnít recommend it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle from Kroger, though one from drowland has shown up at my house tonight as I drink it. I could thank Danny, but I wonít. Brown pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is gingerbread men dipped in sweet pancake syrup. Taste is bitter, still sweet, sugary, caramel, and still more sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJackalope (30) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
This is the best showing from Blue Moon yet. The spiced notes blend into the pallet, leaving a satisfied finished.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnhulk (7) - marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012 does not count
YUMMMM. Thought I was having myself a nice spiced dessert. Definitely enjoyed this one!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
12 oz bottle left on my balcony for almost a month from a mix pack a friend brought over. Pours a nice decent hazed copper brown hue, a bit darker with reddish glow in the body and edges. A small frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small overall. Aromas are cinnamon and bread, wheat and gentle sweet caramel, biscuits. Almost a cinnamon bread feel, minus any raisin (maybe a faint waft in). The spice isnít strong, mellow overall. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering a medium strength cinnamon spice, sticks on and covers the palate, with some mellow bread, toast, and biscuits. A gentle sweeter kick of caramel, some mellow orange peel, more spice, cinnamon, and light yeastiness. Flaked wheat, probably a touch of fruity ester, but the cinnamon stays the driving force. Picks up just a touch more body as it warms, mellow dryness and lingering spice into the finish with some sticky sweetness. Ok. A one trick pony. Itís certainly drinkable, and has a bit more character than the other beers Iíve had from here. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Nice amber body with a thin off-white head. Very warming and inviting aroma of cinnamon and caramel. The palate is relatively light and quite smooth. The flavor devlivers. Smooth and sweet. Cinnamon, caramel, and I swear a bit of apple. Very impressive offering by Blue Moon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Beer pours a very nice amber color with a medium sized head that goes away rather quickly. Beer smells of cinnamon and sweet grain. Tastes of cinnamon and sugar, with a nice caramel flavor. Good beer, very pleasant flavor

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into a shaker. Pours a dark amber, almost maroon with a half finger of quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is lots of cinnamon, a little wheat and something else. I want to say apple but that canít be right. The aroma is just dead on for the apple-cinnamon instant oatmeal I ate as a kid. Taste is light sweet and heavily cinnamon. The first sip is dead on for the oatmeal smell but the more I drink, it reminds me more of a cinnabon. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, Iím really digging this beer. Iíve never been much of a BM fan, but this one is pretty darn awesome. I wish this was their winter seasonal instead of the crap winter abbey they have now.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (682) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2012
I bought a 12pk Winter variety pack of this from Woodmanís in Janesville, WI in Winter 2011. Pours medium brown color with a smooth fluffy head. The scents of toasted cinnamon cover up most of the other aromas but it still smells delicious. The taste isnít quite as good as the smell but still pretty good with cinnamon, sugar, and toasted malts. This is a great any day beer for me during the winter as it is not too heavy or too light and itís so refreshing.


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