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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernesto987 (4866) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Lighter and more watered down version of the delicacy of the blue moon empire. I guess there is a Belgian flavor in there, just kidding. But hey it’s screw top

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber color with some reddish hues. Off-white head with a bit of lacing. The nose brings some caramel as well as hints of dark fruits and cherries, but mostly just caramel. The taste is lacking in complexity and while it’s not a bad-tasting brew, it really pales in comparison to better examples of the style. Simply a bit of caramel with very light amounts of dark fruits and a hint of yeast. Feel is a bit full. Drinks fairly well, but just doesn’t hit the right marks. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
From a 12oz bottle from Pick’s Liquors. Very very slight aroma of caramel. Appearance is hazel with very slight head that dissipates quickly. Bland taste. Slightly sweet and salty. Deceptively light bodied for how dark it is, thin texture with average carbonation. Very abrupt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Dear me oh dear me. Pours rich red brown with lasting foamy head. Faint sweet malty aroma. A sugary sweetness is the only flavour, light bodied and only a little fizz for a finish. But then it’s made by Coors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4678) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2011
OK, blue moon, I saw you standing alone? Well not any more, blue moon makes alot varied brews like this one; a beldgy. Does have that old style yeast feel to it. Quite strong initial impressions yet well controlled. Not sure if its the beldgy sugar er the yeast that gives it that personality. Couldn’t drink abunch of theser but it goes down fairly easy for a five plusser. Decent lacing. Stands right up there with some of those other beldgy wanna bee american imitations. Aroma is clean and rather sterile, but something is there. Finish is a little creamy and medium bitter. One of the stronger moons I’ve had; they must be trying to approach the big beer category, heheh. To put this in the same style category as orval is hilarious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle. Setting aside its claim on the bottle, and that it doesn’t really hold a candle to any other abbey ale on the planet, this one wasn’t actually that bad. It is more like a brown ale than anything else. Mild spice character. Entirely drinkable, and probably something you could convince absolute non-beer drinkers to partake in. Poured a medium dark amber color, medium fluffy head. Aroma was sweet toffee notes, caramel.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (9747) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
I got this in a mixed sampler pack of winter brews form world market. It smelled like farts and it just tasted like bowels. When I went online and found it was listed as a Dubbel I was shocked, this is not a Belgian styled dubbel. This beer is awful, do not buy it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdrinker79 (1774) - Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear dark amber, little lacework, nice fluffy white head. Aroma is dirty wet socks, maybe some spice thrown in to try to make it smell not like a hoses ass. The taste is nice brown sugar, creamy , mellow, actually tasty. The carbonation is medium, body is medium full, finish is sweet and malty. Overall besides the aroma it was not half bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1996) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12 oz bottle into Trappist glass. Pours an orangeish copper with a thin head that recedes quickly to a beige ring of foam. Aroma is light toffee, caramel and banana; faintly spicy. Taste is sweet and a bit tart with no bitterness. Tastes somewhat berry-like with a hint of cheese. Carbonation and body are medium, has a creamy mouthfeel. This seems so much better than "Full Moon," the name the brewery gave their winter seasonal up until now. It’s no masterpiece, and compared to authentic Belgian Abbey ales, it’s pretty bland, but it definitely surpasses what they’ve put out every other winter until now.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeadMeat (4) - USA - MAR 5, 2011 does not count
12oz Bottle & Tumbler. Aroma is light with very faint fruit & spice undertones. Pours a medium amber color with a beige head which quickly dissipates into minimal lacing. Taste is vaguely suggestive of (slightly) sweet toffee with some roasted bitterness. Watery finish with no aftertaste. This is an inoffensive, but unimpressive brew.

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