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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This copper-colored ale is crafted with roasted malts, Belgian sugar, and a touch of wheat for a rich caramel flavor and a smooth toffee finish.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6554) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark old-penny copper, mahogany highlights. Very low aroma of husky, lightly toasty caramel. Flavour profile is much the same-- very simple, and entirely malt driven. This could just as easily be a "light" doppelbock or scottish ale. There is no yeast character here, there is no spiciness, there are no fruity esters. How is this in any way a "Belgian ale"? FAIL.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Draft at Brewery Pours a good copper with a creamy white head, which lasts fairly well. Decent lacing. The aroma is very light but you can get hints of caramel. The carbonation is good. Flavor is sweet and malty. Has a light body. The finish is okay and aftertaste is nothing to really speak of. Better than coors but on pace with Blue Moon drinkable but not my choice.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redtechnj (200) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Pours a ruby/amber color with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is a bit lacking but what you can get is yeasty with faint Christmas spices. Flavor is malty sweet, candied sugar, Christmas spices, maybe raisins. Overall an ok beer for a massed produced beer. Looks like it has bigger flavor than it actually does.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I know itís easy to tee off on macros masquerading as craft beer, but really, some of the Blue Moon products arenít that bad. But this..First of all, it has no aroma. None. Flavor is heavy and vaguely artificial. Ugh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Amber with a white head. Aroma is fruity and light caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty, light bitterness. Absolutely no Belgian/Abbey notes one would expect in an "ABBEY ALE" Decent drink, but not whats advertised.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2011
12 oz. Clear mahogany with a reddish hue. Small, creamy head endures for a bit. Nose of old, twangy caramel apple with some cocoa. Flavor is more cocoa on the front and apple on the finish. Finishes up like a not-so-great chocolate-fruit candy. Medium body is smoothly carbonated and sweetish. Not terrible, but boy would I be embarrassed if I was responsible for brewing and distributing millions of gallons of this "craft brew".

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Dark red-brown, off white cover. Aroma is tin, metal, cocoa, caramel, paper. Taste is ugly, some sweetness, toast, caramel, bleh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1078) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Dry aroma features toast and lemongrass scents along with a touch of salt. Weak and simple aroma but totally inoffensive. Pours a clear, highly effervescent dark copper with a moderate amount of bright tan head. Cool-looking. Bready taste; muffin flavor. Caramel. Alcohol flavor noticeable, surprisingly (given that itís low in alcohol). The taste is more reminiscent of that of an English premium bitter than that of a typical Belgian ale. Simple but pleasant taste. Medium body. Smooth and lively in the palate. Easy to drink but filling. Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale is totally reasonable though far from special.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Great brewed winter beer with a Carmel taste to it. Beers head is medium and aroma is sugared

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2011
This was good but one dimensional. The description really says it all, strong caramel aroma and toffee finish. I detected a bit of chocolate malt but definitely not a bad winter ale from blue moon.


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