thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a 12oz glass. Colour is real dark, head is light tan. Aroma is very minimal. Flavour is great. Loved the full bodied caramel flavour. Really nice winter beer.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Fratto) clear copper, very few tan bubbles. Nose of dry brown sugar, umami, spices, old rotten banana. Taste of old lager-style hops, rotten banana, creamy dry carbonation, umami linger. Stale stuff.
beerme31 (446) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker copper-colored ale. Overall a nice seasonal for Blue Moon. Mild caramel aroma and a light sweetness to it. Would drink again next winter if offered.
pinkandgeek (56) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep bronzy copper with very little head. Zero lacing. Bitterness is tempered by a little sweetness. Not a beer to be drunk in quiet contemplation. A good beer for having friends around. Inexpensive, but does have some caramel/toffee notes with a clean, somewhat boring finish.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Trappist Glass. Served chilled. Deep Copper Color. Weak light brown head. No lacing in the glass. Aroma of spice, caramel, alcohol, coffee. Medium body. Taste was toasty, caramel, herb, and spice. Bitter, but a touch of sweetness. Smooth. Clean finish. I enjoyed it, but its not what I am looking for in a Belgian Ale.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hazy deep copper color with a thin tan head. Almost untraceable grain aroma. Roasty and toasty grains with a sugary taste and a metalic hop finish. Sweet sticky, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, cloyingly sweet. Some sort of spice that stings the toungue. The fact that they added sugar and say so in the label is a bad sign to me. They’re not lying, you can taste the sugar... OR you could just make a better beer.
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can’t believe this blue moon. Dark copper. Sweet, malty aroma. Maybe a little buttery. Very true to the style for a blue moon beer.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2010
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz poured from bottle. Smells grassy with an almost overpowering sourness. Looks fantastic, but palate falls short; watery with too much head during pour, no matter how slow. Body also represents the taste. Not much there at all to speak of. Tastes like a watery beer is basically the only way to describe it.
A highly disappointing seasonal
Trev (1821) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cola brown with a medium foamy off white head.
dark fruit aroma. some dark cake like sweet malt in there.
flavour is a little muted. Light roasted maltiness, plum and orange fruit sweetness. hints of christmas-ish spices. Though very light.
Overall, a toned down abbey ale, but still a decent introduction for BMC drinkers who might reach for this during the holidays.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark orange with red tints. Head is very large, frothy, and off-white/light tan. Very grain – centric nose. I picked up perhaps just a hint of candi sugar and maple syrup. Overall, the aroma is rather bland. Mildly sweet, mildly sour flavor. The sourness comes from some raw grain and wet wheat notes primarily. Finish is glassy, slightly metallic, and lightly to moderately sour with some cardboard notes. Not Belgian in the least, and not very "winter warmer" either. It is what I expected - disappointing, overpriced, and bland.