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RATINGS: 319   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shadedreality (1) - - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
I love this dark beer. No bitter taste just subtle Carmel and a wonderful ale and amazingly smooth!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2013
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 isnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle on the beach. Malty smell. Nice body. Smooth taste. Winter spices. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DMLINAZ (309) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4102) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stampion (175) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Nice color, malty and sweet. Aftertaste lingers unwelcomely. Sort of disappointed that there are two more in the pack. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Good beer that is much better than the other qibtwr smooth taste and refreshing for sure

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
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 Iíve tried it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajtrupp (299) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
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 itís tasty. Unlike Coors itself or Bud, Blue Moon is trying. Just like an octogenarian aping Punkíd (which already kind of sucked). And damn it, that earns you some points in my book.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dsandk1 (3) - - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
Amber Pour. Medium head, dissipated quickly. Tastes nutty, caramel notes. Not very pleasant at all. Wlll not buy again

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