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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Formerly Known as Valencia Amber Ale

Our limited-release Valencia Amber Ale is crafted with roasted malts, Valencia orange peel, and a touch of wheat for an uplifting orange, caramel aroma. It’s the perfect inspiration for taking advantage of the season.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6181) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of butter, orange juice, metal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not much aroma, and what’s there is not healthy. Bland in the mouth. Drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Almost a finger of head on a dark amber colored body. The aroma is a mild grain and orange zest. Mild though. The taste is mildly bitter with moderate sweetness. Bland. The texture is crisp with moderate to high carbonation. A lack of depth and flavor keeps this back.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
This is the worst beer by Blue Moon I have ever had. I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between this and what I drank in college (and occasionally still do).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotbart (155) - - FEB 13, 2013
Nice orange, hoppy aroma, copper color with a rather full foamy head. It has a smooth hoppy flavor with a lightly caramel like finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jflopsu (524) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Light gold tint. No strong aroma. Light flavor that ends fruity. Not the best amber ale I’ve had

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2013
12 oz bottle from the spring variety pack. Pours a clear copper with a medium collapsing off-white head. Aroma consists of wheat, citrus drink powder, oranges, caramel--all of it a little faint. Taste is caramelly sweet with the fruit taking a backseat; finishes a little dry and faintly bitter. Body is thin, mouthfeel is creamy and a little watery. Obviously nothing extraordinary, but there are no offnotes and it doesn’t taste too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Aroma is wheat and tangerine. Taste is smooth malt and orange rind. The wheat flavor is very muted. Nice brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a orange color with white head. Caramel malt, orange, earthy, malty aromas. Malty, orange peel, caramel, earthy flavors. Not a great effort by Blue Moon.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3539) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is malty with a hint of caramel in there. Slight hint of orange in the taste, but it mostly just seems like an average amber. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1544) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Blue Moon finally meets orange, the way it was always meant to be drank. Actually comes off rather well.

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