russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a small off white head with minimal retention and hardly any lacing. Smells of light malts, with hints of Belgian Yeast. Malts up front on the taste, with a caramel finish. Not much of an aftertaste. Too light. Expected some more depth to this one.
steeleliver (111) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, poured with a decent head, very white. Taste was like the Blue Moon Belgian, minus what makes the Belgian great. Fairly bland ale, although the flavor was pleasant. Vanilla and a tinge of spice, so perhaps bland in a good sessionable way.
LBarouf (108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours in a brown opaque liquid, with aroma of resins and herbs, malts and cereals and a hint of coffee. Froths in a a nice brown head misleading you to think it will be a pearl, a gem. Itís lively but the head does disappear quickly.
weirdly enough to be found in summer in little known AR town, Itís not very representative of a Abbey Ale. I got tricked! Still surprising for a Coors product. Perfect to whom would like to sound sophisticated in front of a crowd who does not know beer. A nice try from Coors I guess, but I will not buy again unless water is not drinkable.
Shanebrews (100) - - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer fills me up. I find the sugar note pleasant. It is easy-drinking if not very remarkable. I donít ever pair this with food. I buy a case when it comes out yearly.
Tac (97) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of toffee, yeast, toasted malt, taste of coffee, bitter nuts. A small sense of alcohol. Medium carbonation, red brownish body, nice but not long lasting foam.
drostj (92) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Decent winter ale. Clear reddish amber with a light malty aroma with a hint of yeast. Smooth feel in the mouth. Medium malt flavor with a bit of caramel and just a bit earthy. Smooth finish.
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and honey. Taste is mostly sweet caramel. Medium carbonation and easy drinkability. Body is on the thin side.
steve1966 (83) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad had one in 2010 was not impressed gave it another shot enjoyed it more out of a bottle I must say. Decent winter brew but thete are others better out there. Nice lacing in the glass. minimal head nice color to it. Taste of vanilla toffee finish. Better than Sam Adams Winter lager thats for sure. With the talk of bacon porter etc for this year perhaps they will come up with something more interesting. Again good enough.
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
Jcarb28 (82) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper pouring color. Light to med. on the pour with a light spice tasting on the palate.