douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce beer from Dans. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small white head. A sweet light spicy nose. The flavor is a smooth light fruitiness, some sweet malt and caramel. Watery, decent. Wait, 5.6%? We can only see 4% and below in grocery stores. Hmmmm.
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Fratto) clear copper, very few tan bubbles. Nose of dry brown sugar, umami, spices, old rotten banana. Taste of old lager-style hops, rotten banana, creamy dry carbonation, umami linger. Stale stuff.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Why are they calling this an Abbey Ale? Just ícause they used a Belgian yeast strain? Anywhat - Nice look to it, a deep reddish amber with a tall beige head... forget the head. It leaves quickly, only a thin ring staying behind. The aroma is pretty light, some sweet caramel and and faint yeastiness. The flavor is a spritzed up caramel and molasses concoction with a soft spiiciness. Drinkable, but why?
Mora2000 (5359) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of a lot of cocoa and toffee notes and actually smells a lot better than I expected it to. The flavor is similar to the aroma. I get a lot of lightly roasted malts, as well as some toffee, caramel, cream and grass notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
PorterPounder (5207) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Super Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark amber pour, tight, off white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Sweet, sugary aroma with hints of Christmas spices. Flavor has some toffee notes, some candied sugar, a back end of caramel and just a hint of Christmas spices. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking, thickness does not match the flavor. Overall, decent though.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle left on my balcony for almost a month from a mix pack a friend brought over. Pours a rich copperruby pour, darker and reddish, a minimal haze is darker, a touch of glow on the edges grows as it warms, and frothy offwhite head dies to a small film, laces small. Aromas are sweeter malts, caramel and bread dough. Touches of biscuits, toast, and mellow yeastiness. A touch of apple, pear, and candied fruits. Oranges, cherry, more sweet malts, gentle spiciness and Candi sugars. Toastiness, bread dough, flaked wheat. Not all that bad. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering some mellow sweetness, bread dough, flaked wheat, toast and biscuits up front. A touch of deeper Candi sugar, light fruitiness, some oranges, touch of estery pear in there. Light spice, yeast, mellow cinnamon and ginger is fleeting. Touches of dryness into the finish, dry spice and yeast, that Candi sugar lingers a touch more as it warms. An ok beer, really. Lacking complexity or assertive flavors, it could be considered a bit bland. But itís not bad.
TheBeerGod (5055) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper-ruby pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is toffee, toasted malt, caramel notes and light earthiness. Taste is sweet malt, toasted grains, caramel, dark bread, grassy notes and toffee. Body is medium with a strong, fizzy carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, dark bread, chewy malt, toasted grains and light grassy notes.
DrSilverworm (5054) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Greg. Best by 5/27/13. Clear brown / red color. Bit of bubbly off-white head, fades to nearly nothing. Lighter carbonation, light body. Kind of watery, not really a fan of the texture. Sweet taste, kind of a sweet nutty flavor. Some caramel, macro feel to the texture, light spice, maybe some honey. Doesnít really taste "abbey" at all. Artificial flavors added to attempt a "Belgian" profile just taste artificial. I managed to finish the whole bottle, but I didnít really enjoy it.
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber color with some reddish hues. Off-white head with a bit of lacing. The nose brings some caramel as well as hints of dark fruits and cherries, but mostly just caramel. The taste is lacking in complexity and while itís not a bad-tasting brew, it really pales in comparison to better examples of the style. Simply a bit of caramel with very light amounts of dark fruits and a hint of yeast. Feel is a bit full. Drinks fairly well, but just doesnít hit the right marks.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2010
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I know itís easy to tee off on macros masquerading as craft beer, but really, some of the Blue Moon products arenít that bad. But this..First of all, it has no aroma. None. Flavor is heavy and vaguely artificial. Ugh.