jgb9348 (5092) - 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 iíve 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 (977) - San Diego, California, 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. Canít recommend.
arminjewell (8602) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 (7952) - Plymouth, 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 (378) - 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 (2546) - 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.
damzz (343) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, small off white head, candy nose with faint malt. light carbonation throughout the drink, Slightly roasted palate with light malt. I like the Blue Moons realizing thay are what they are - nicely made and finished. They are not Belgians and we all know this. They are decent brews. Skol!
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle 12/16/10). Clear amber color. Large off white head. Moderate bready malt aroma, with light caramel. Very light bready malt and caramel flavor. Short duration. Dry finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
dprski33 (27) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My sister and I killed a couple of 12 packs of this in a few days; we were both pleasantly surprised by this seasonal. Definitely buy when in season!
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Honestly the differences between this one and the other Blue Moons are pretty minute. Once again, smooth drink with a flavor thatís almost a tease; there should be something more behind it but there isnít. Almost like itís incomplete.