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RATINGS: 317   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redtechnj (223) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I know it’s easy to tee off on macros masquerading as craft beer, but really, some of the Blue Moon products aren’t that bad. But this..First of all, it has no aroma. None. Flavor is heavy and vaguely artificial. Ugh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
topherh (1912) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (3849) - 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".

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1258) - 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 it’s 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3611) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2011
bottle - Pours clear copper with a small light tan, quickly fading head. It has a very mild aroma with a little caramel. The flavor is rich, toasted caramel malt that carries right through to the finish. It’s bubbly with yeast and sweetness dominating. Decent, but it could be much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2011
For an abbey ale, this sucks. If you’re going to make a winter ale, you can get away with more, but an abbey ale has a reputation to live up to. Coppera aroma - semi-sweet, boring aftertones. Forgetaboutit.

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