RateBeer
overall
21
18
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


ajtrupp's rating

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajtrupp (280) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Downloading this app comes with an assumed level of snobbiness... which is fine, especially for beer. This beer is like buying a sandwich from 7-11 when a deli is across the street. It’ll do the job, but for about the same price you can burn some extra calories, go across the street, and get something you know will be better in every way.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
12oz bottle - Part of the mixed 12pack. Very plain, rather underwhelming. Nothing overtly wrong with the beer, but nothing right either. Thin, watery, slightly soapy. Tasted like watered down regular Blue Moon.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Nothing special, but not bad either. A true gateway beer to craft beer. TECHNICAL: Drank 5/10/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, brownish orange or medium copper with a small, off-white head that fully diminished and left almost no lacing. The aroma had moderate dark bread, grain, caramel, nutty and toasted malts; light spicy hops; and light orange. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was heavily sweet, moderately acidic and lightly bitter with a short duration. There was caramel, toasted and nutty malts, oranges and bread. The light to medium body was slightly syrupy with tingly carbonation.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Not getting a while lot of orange or caramel. Even for a Blue Moon, kinda boring as at least the others have a bit of their own identity. Nothing off, but very very generic."

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Serving: Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Hazy amber pour with a small white head. Light floral orange notes in the nose with a bit of yeast later on. Slight graham cracker sweetness with a little citrus, yeast, and citrus rind. Nothing to write home about here.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rondphoto (2204) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amberwith a good 1" white head, streaks of lace. Taste is orange malt in a funky union that doesn’t work well at all. Slight bittering at the end isn’t enough to save anything. Not recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4652) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
12oz bottle from a Topps store in Hamburg, NY. An attractive reddish amber pour with a fast fading cream head; rich, sweet, caramel body with a dry malty finish. Not bad as an Amber Ale, but I was expecting more of the orange, which is only present as a gentle aftertaste. Perfectly rinkable, but could be much better with some more oranges.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - MAY 20, 2014
From BA review rated on 2-20-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance –A light copper mixed with amber color. It formed a huge white head upon pouring which lasted with some persistence, leaving a little bit of lacing. Smell – Mainly malty in nature with some nice biscuit and caramel aromas. While those are the heavier aromas, there is a little bit of orange citrus aroma in it the smell as well that is more prevalent toward the end of the smell. Taste – Sweet malt is present up front. It consists of a mix of breadiness and some orange as well. The citrus and a bit of more bitter lemon seem to come into play more toward the end of the flavor profile. These citrus and lemon taste lessen the presence of the maltiness originally present, but leave a very nice taste in the mouth. Mouthfeel –A medium bodied brew with a lighter level of carbonation. Very normal, but not bad. Overall – This brew has a nice citrus and malt flavor, but lacks some complexity. It is very easy to drink and definitely not a bad brew. Well worth a try and one I hope Blue Moon keeps in the rotation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
1guywith_aboat (241) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours amber. Aroma is malt, Caramel, honey. Flavor is sweet with a lightly spiced hop flavor. Not bad but needs more rich, hearty malt flavor in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (628) - Delaware, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Fizzy, honey medium brown appearance. Slight floral, malty aroma. Taste is a touch of citrus, touch of wheat, but mostly floral malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1146) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2014
I was surprised by this. Copper pour with white head. Aroma musty malt. Taste sour and sweet. Orange is there but minimal.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 19


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50