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RATINGS: 85   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.


TH28's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (139) - - MAR 16, 2013
Deep amber color with thick slightly off white foam cap. Aroma is strong cinnamon and brown sugar. Taste deep caramel malt at first, with cinnamon on the back side. Cinnamon gradually fades on the finish without being unpleasant. Interesting style, yet very sessionable on a cold day.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"the cinnamon is ok, though this beer probably could have done without the wheat. A little on the watery/boring side of things, but not BAD. Dig the spice, but there’s not much else to it."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-3-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a mahogany color with orange highlights. Upon pouring there is a small white head that fades quickly to give a very light film and very little lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heavy of spice. A huge cinnamon and sugar aroma greets the nose. This is mixed with nutmeg and allspice aromas as well. In the background is a light roasted brown bread smell. Overall it has a nice cinnamon toast aroma. Taste – The taste starts out with a lightly roasted malt flavor mixed with a caramel sweetness. Quickly the spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg come to the tongue. They start out relatively strong and get even stronger as the taste advances. While the spice flavors intensify, so too does the sweet caramel. With the caramel also comes a sweet toffee taste. In the end a pleasant sweet and spiced flavor are left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer are on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. The body and carbonation are good for drinkability and accentuation of the spice and sweet flavors but also provides enough thickness and low enough carbonation to allow all the flavors to linger on the tongue. Overall – This is a pretty nice spiced brew. It is quite drinkable and has a nice blend of sweet and spice. When in the mood for something sweet and cinnamony, this is a good brew to go too as it delivers in the taste and is quite affordable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1078) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2013
April 14th, 2012 - The original Blue Moon is a steady friend in dark places. Where the bar’s have little to offer, Blue Moon is usually there, topped with an orange peel, and ready to see you through the night. The flavor variations? Less stolid. This particular cousin of Blue Moon sports a “Spiced” flavor. It was originally marketed for the holidays when we shake cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and sugar on our pastries and treats, so drinking it in April may not be the most appropriate occasion. Even so, I doubt I would have enjoyed this in December, or any other part of the year. Sickly sweet and sticky smells of light brown sugar and cheap barbecue sauce (straight from the fast food restaurant’s tiny cups) make the bulk of the aroma, tinged with a peppery and chaotic spiciness. True to name, these spices are also present in the aroma, providing an unpleasant cinnamon Pop-Tart palate, with some graham cracker notes, and an ill-tasting aftertaste that coats the palate with an unnatural, confusing sugary sweetness. By now I should expect to be punishing myself every time I have a Blue Moon that is gussied up in some awful flavor wardrobe, but I keep trying anyway, because that original brew, while by no means excellent, is so loyally consistent and acceptable that I feel I owe it to Coors to keep trying what they put out.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emitch14 (24) - Westhampton, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1906) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with thin white head, rich malty fruity with cinnamon, the taste is sweet and all cinnamon, with a dry fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3361) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
The head is bad, the body brown. It smells spicy, malty, a bit fruity, special and interesting. The taste is woody, spicy, a bit fruity, interesting and not bad! 9/11/10/11/12/11

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2013
355ml bottle from Abbot’s Ale House, shared with a friend over some Christmas Pudding in June! Pours a nice ruby amber with lasting reddish head. Gorgeous aroma of cinnamon, cloves, biscuit and a vague minty note. Medium sweetness, with a good spiciness and just a little sharp bitterness. Quite smooth, relatively light despite full and heavy taste. Even when enjoyed in June, this is a great beer, definitely the best Blue Moon seasonal I’ve tried.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Just getting around to rating this one. Sweet and malty, caramel, spice. I thought this beer was a little heavy on the flavor. Seemed to have a lot going on.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dprski33 (27) - California, USA - APR 10, 2013
Similar to the Winter Abbey Ale that I really enjoy. This one is inferior as the taste is a little thinner and the aroma isn’t as pleasant. Might be more enjoyable during wintertime, rather than mid-spring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3586) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
bottle - Pours clear amber with a small tan head. It has a mild spicy aroma. The flavor is sweet with caramel, minimal hops, and plenty of cinnamon spice. It has a bubbly palate and actually works pretty well.


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