jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Pick’s 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 can’t 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, I’m really digging this beer. I’ve 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.
Lemke10 (864) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought a 12pk Winter variety pack of this from Woodman’s 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 isn’t 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 it’s so refreshing.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - caramel malt, heavy cinnamon;
Appearance - deep amber, fluffy yet thin head, poor lacing;
Taste - malty front, caramel, cinnamon lingers throughout, sweet though subtle finish;
Palate - crisp, average body;
Overall - very unique brew, flavorful however lacking complexity.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with moderate, short lived off-white head. Aroma is spice, mostly nutmeg, and light sweetness. Taste is nutmeg and cinnamon with a light fruit sweetness and some medium amber malts on the finish. Palate is average. Overall, in kind of tastes like a spicy cider or apple pie filling, but it is a bit out of balance with the spices being too strong.
wmubronco1992 (659) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from variety pack. Pours mahogany. Off white head. Serious cinnamon aroma. Flavor of caramel and spice. Not much mouthfeel. Nice holiday beer, but the big flavor can’t overcome the lack of body.
BigStickKenobi (3) - Palm Harbor, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I truly wish this was sold alone instead of it being part of a case full beers that I partially like. Other than that small rant, I definitely enjoyed this!
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ChainGangGuy (4486) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a darkened amber brown body with an inch of off-white foam, for relatively short-lived head.
Smell: Toasted ground cinnamon powder with oven-toasted, butter-brushed rolls and maybe a lightly sweet-scented hint of maple or brown sugar.
Taste: Caramel malts, with a well-spiced breadiness as the cinnamon jumps in in a flash. Soundly sweet. Comes together for a flavor reminiscent of that sugar-encrusted, morningtime bread with the cinnamon swirl in the middle. A few stray drops of pancake syrup. Low, light hint of wheat in the background. No apparent hop character or bitterness, allowing the cinnamon to do its thing. Remains malty on the back end, and still with plenty of cinnamon taste, aided a bit by the fairly crisp carbonation. Finishes semi-dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. A hair above medium carbonation.
Overall: Surprisingly nice. Has, for me, a pleasant cinnamon bread quality to it and is, for me, probably the best of the Blue Moon series.
spacealex (1) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Could be possibly the best seasonal beer ever? It has a nice cinnamon taste to it. Very smooth and easy to drink, taste like your drinking a cinnamon roll or a gingerbread man lol. Love it, think its a great season beer
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is not a bad beer. It tastes like a beer that has holiday type spices sprinkled on top. I suppose that’s the best way I can describe it. Not bad, kinda reminds me of the spices usually used to make egg nog.
scooterbub (901) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a sampler pack. Pours a red brown with a thin beige head. Taste is of roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, wheat and spice. Reminds me of a cinnamon roll. Similar, but very prevalent aroma. Has a nice full body, with a lingering cinnamon finish. Easy to drink and a great seasonal beer.