Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a murky amber color with a smaller white head, the head did retain throughout the entire beer. Aroma was biscuit, caramel, and some fruit. Flavor was malts, some tart in the finish. Not a whole lot to this beer. Very weak and watery, thin body.
dwyerpg (4831) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was fairly decent. Has a slight stickiness to it and sweetness as well, but pretty drinkable, about two at a time. Surprised.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a copper/auburn color with not much head. Aroma of overripe fruit, wheat and not much else really. Flavor of caramel and really ripe fruit. Not much sugar or toffee really. Boring.
Daytonbeer (691) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper color with off white head. Little lacing. Aroma is very small with wheat and malts. Taste is also lite. Slightly sweet with malt and belgium yeast. Drinkable, but not very impressive. More of a winter ale than a belgium or abbey ale.
Barreras (1235) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brown color with aroma of roasted nuts. Taste is mildly hoppy, with hints of bread and nuts. This beer was a good mouthful. A decent winter lager.
SODAK14 (306) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good ale! I wish this was available year around! I know they sold out to the Big Brewer..butthey nailed this one. Great color but the taste is what makes it.
bkurtz (997) - PERU - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy copper with a quickly dissipating white head. Caramel malts and spice notes(coriander?) and a decent finish. MillerCoors makes this? There is hope. Not a bad beer.