improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with big off-white head that quickly disappears. Aroma of sweet caramel malts. Taste is very, very sweet. Brown sugar, caramel malts, and toffee in the finish dominate. Smooth, but a bit thin. OK, but a bit too sweet for my taste.
Tmoney99 (10958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
dfinney23 (1752) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another not-half-bad entry from Blue Moon. Toffee aroma and taste with a little spice.
kaser (2982) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with little head or lacing. Smooth taste, very sweet, not much depth. Didn’t love it and didn’t hate it. Average
jgb9348 (4810) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crisp amber coloured body with a ruby glow and a very very thick tan head that tops the beer nicely. Aroma of malt, toffee, sugars and a touch of yeast - nice. Medium-bodied; Assertive toffee and earthy nuttiness with a good dose of malt, some light yeast flavours and very little else. Aftertaste shows a pale malt characteristic with a little toffee and earth and perhaps some bitter tea and yeast flavours. Overall, not so great, and not even close to any abbey or belgie beer i’ve had - this does not belong in that category, regardless of what they were intending or what the label says. This quite simply is awful and passable only by a mass produced brewery - not good. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-November-2011 for US$1.99 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore on 12-November-2011.
matthewjk (933) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from multiple 12oz bottles - Quite disappointing all-around, but it does look nice. I actually tried this because I was surprised to find I liked the original Blue Moon. This is terribly sweet with nothing much else going on. Can’t recommend.
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange-red with white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, some spice, toffee, some slight lemon hints of caramel. Taste is a hint of spice, caramel, some slight biscuit, finishing fairly spicy and bitter.
BVery (6826) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mostly clear amber pour with a large initial head that fades to a slightly cream colored ring. Aroma is caramel malt and sugar. Medium palate. Taste is quite sweet - notes of dark fruit/plum, some candied sugar, and caramel malt. Really not too bad, especially coming from Coors. Pleasantly surprised.
BadAprilia1000 (282) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a watery red color with a thick head that goes away nearly instantly. The aroma is somewhat unflattering, smelling of sugar and toffee up front with a caramelly wheat finishing scent. Taste is a bit better, notes of caramel and toffee up front with a stronger wheat finish than I expected with a bit of cane sugar as well. Overall not bad, I feel what is really missing to make this a true abbey ale style is the heaviness in the mouthfeel. Not bad at all
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a very large tan head. The aroma was sweet, tangy and a bit tart. The flavor was sweetish, tangy and had a hint of caramel but not a whole lot else. The finish was long and tangy. Nothing special.