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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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
ChainGangGuy (4452) - 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.
jmagnus87 (2815) - 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 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.
Palidor19 (3014) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is fabulous with heavy spice of cinnamon, cranberry, nutmeg and brown sugar. the rest of the beer is very good though not perfect. palate is slightly thin, wit ha taste of of rich malts of autumn and winter spices. taste is great but falls at the end. Still this is highly recommend for anyone who love the autumn flavors!!
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
johnhulk (7) - marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
YUMMMM. Thought I was having myself a nice spiced dessert. Definitely enjoyed this one!
bluejacket74 (1455) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle, best before date of June 18, 2012. This was a gift from a friend and I didnít get it until recently, but Iíll drink it anyway. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, but there isnít much lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel malt. The beer tastes like it smells, but thereís also the addition of some apples and gingerbread. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. This beer is a lot better than I thought it would be, Iíd try this again. I know itís Blue Moon, but itís definitely worth trying. I just wish I would have tried it fresher when it originally came out. I liked it.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a seasonal 12 pack left at my house during a holiday party. Served tonight in a snifter because thatís what was close. Beautiful reddish amber pour with a short lived khaki head. Fruitcake aroma...and thatís a good thing. Yeasty, doughy, and candied fruit like raisins, currants, and dried cinnamon apples. Taste is like apple pie in a glass. I can taste all of the components from cinnamon apple glaze, crust, and fresh apples. This is a pleasant surprise. What doesnít surprise me is the lower ratings because of the label. Put a New Glarus sticker on this bottle and watch the ratings soar!
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Abbotís 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 Iíve tried.