VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Mostly soap on the nose, faint spices. Burnt amber color is promising, but like a lot of mass produced beers, the taste aims for inoffensiveness rather than complexity. Vaguely spicy finish. Why make it so smooth and watery? The Coors crowd isn’t going to be buying this, so who do you think is picking a beer called "Winter Abbey Ale" off the shelves? Craft beer fans. Needs to be much bolder.
snoworsummer (461) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle on the beach. Malty smell. Nice body. Smooth taste. Winter spices. Low carbonation.
DMLINAZ (191) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. Not much aroma, just some malts. Flavor is OK, maltiness with a hint of citrus, wheat.
maxwelldeux (2369) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head. Nose is a little sweet with some caramel notes. Taste is a little sweet with more caramel notes. Actually not bad.
Stampion (104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice color, malty and sweet. Aftertaste lingers unwelcomely. Sort of disappointed that there are two more in the pack.
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DedicatedToFun (742) - SoCal, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good beer that is much better than the other qibtwr smooth taste and refreshing for sure
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a medium amber color with no real head to speak of. Aroma was spice and a little malt. The flavor followed along. Nothing to get excited about....I can say I’ve tried it.
ajtrupp (56) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blue Moon kind of reminds me of this horrible Betty White prank show my Dad is watching... The first 3 pranks have been based around farts, porn, and porn. Pretty lowest common denominator and aiming for mass appeal. But unlike the prank show, there is some good here. Nothing jumps out, but it’s tasty. Unlike Coors itself or Bud, Blue Moon is trying. Just like an octogenarian aping Punk’d (which already kind of sucked). And damn it, that earns you some points in my book.
dsandk1 (3) - - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber Pour. Medium head, dissipated quickly. Tastes nutty, caramel notes. Not very pleasant at all. Wlll not buy again
leah2974 (446) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber color. Sweet aroma. Notes of spices, caramel malts. Sweet flavors.