Sammer (1079) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish pour from bottle with a thin head. Aroma and taste are brown sugar, malts, caramel and baking spices. Nice earthy finish. One of Blue Moonís better offerings. Iíd drink this one again.
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle out of winter sampler 12 pack. Pours a dark brown and light tan head wit roasted malt aroma and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel with a light malt flavor and a bit watery. Easy to drink, a decent belgian.
rougeau13 (2142) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, ruby-brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malt and candy. Taste is caramel, sugar and a little wheat. Thin to medium body. Ok but not impressive.
bubbleflubber (1936) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep caramel into the glass with a fully diminished head that leaves a thin ring of lace down the pull. The nose is of caramel and brown sugar. The flavors are of caramel malt, corn (bad macro) notes, some light grain, and finishing with an over-processed plastic corn essence. The body is soda-like, a bit seltzery without a lot of complexity. There is some malty substance, but in the end, it just doesnít come together as a full Abbey brew.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a semi-translucent medium brown, with a moderate off-white head. The aroma is fairly flaccid, certainly failing to reveal flavors in anywhere near the same strata as abbey-type beers. The palate is initially shy, before opening up a bit as the sample warms. Restrained caramel malt notes come through, along with a set of vaguely Belgian esters. Carbonation levels attempts to clone greats like Chimay and Westmalle, but instead only makes the beer seem thin and insipid. The finish is crisp, but also slightly plebeian. Overall, an absolutely forgettable beer, and an open mockery of the great beers of Trappist brewers in Europe.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a light tan head. Caramel, citrus, and light yeast aroma. Citrus, light caramel, and light wheat flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel, wheat, and citrus lingers.
bpreo (1982) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes pretty darn good, I must say. Made by Coors, which is kind of sad, but no shame when you drink a Seasonal brew. Iím glad to finally see the winters coming around again.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich brown clear copper color accompanied by a good thick creamy head. Toasted malt and alcohol aromas. Flavor is similar as the aroma but with added sweet notes; chocolate & caramel. Highly carbonated on the palate. Iím a bit indifferent to it but at least its has some flavor and is unoffensive.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. A half way decent Winter beer. The malts really dominate the aroma and flavor. There are subtle hints of spice and caramel, but nothing out of control. Dark amber color with a thin bubbly head. No real head retention, but OK carbonation.
jb (2434) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks decent, orange hue of brown. Small bubbled head, minimal lacing. Malty sugary nose, somewhat pleasing, palate is sugary with a small amount of dark fruit. Could be so much better, and usually is for this style, but not bad.