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RATINGS: 308   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (749) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle from Fergueson Krogerst. Aroma is fairly malty with a bit of sweetness. rain sugar flavors, and a tad bit lacking in richness. A touch of hops in the finish. Some light roast notes. Not bad really, but not great. Doesnít taste like a true Belgian abbey alethough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (1789) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 bottle in a pint glass pours clear amber with offwhite head and noticeable lacing. Nose is caramel malts. Aroma is candy, wheat and caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Body is medium and texture is oily. Finish is drab. Always a nice change from the regular Blue Moon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
This was a nice winter touch, but too many micro and crafts to worry about now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Just like the rest of Coors Blue Moon beers, this is not a bad beer. Also like the rest of the line, itís not a great beer. This may be going for the Belgian Abbey, but itís really only a slightly fruitier than normal brown ale. Actually, there is a good bit of spice in the nose from the fermentation of the yeast, so itís a little more than that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Dark amber pour with little head or lacing. Smooth taste, very sweet, not much depth. Didnít love it and didnít hate it. Average

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque (495) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Sweet, very smooth slightly toasted malt flavor. Touch of wheat and yeast and a tiny bit of spice. Fairly restrained flavor for a Belgian but thatís probably to make it more approachable. Not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
10 Dec 2011, bottle. med caramel color, clear, no bubbles and only faint lacing. smells like a copper ale and nothing like a belgian ale. rich roasted malt and nice enough. med/thin body and fizzy. tastes of toasted nuts, roasted malt, with the faintest hint of some raisins in the distant background. a bit of burnt coffee as well. all very balanced and mellow. nothing agressive. nice enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Tasted from bottle into nucleated tulip glass. Poured a reddish-brown copper color with some chill haze and weak white foam which subsided fairly quickly to a thin film of bubbles, almost no lace. Aromas of whole-wheat bread, toast, roasted grain, but very little hops. Not much hops in the flavor/bitterness either. Rich malt flavor, faint hints of raisins and other dark fruits. Not as fruity and not as much caramel, toffee, nuts, fermentation esters/phenols as Iíd hoped for. Not very good for a "Belgian" beer, particularly one advertised as a special winter warmer, and not an Abbey at all, but damn fine for a Coors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (682) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2012
I bought a 12pk Winter variety pack of this from Woodmanís in Janesville, WI in Winter 2011. Pours medium brown color with an average head. The scent is mostly of malts. A pretty heavy beer for Blue Moon. A nice blend of malts and grains especially the caramel and spice flavors. Perfect for a cold winter day. Perhaps this is not the best example of a Belgian Ale, but it is rather tasty for a Macro-brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (377) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Pours a clear brown with one-finger head that quickly dissipates that leaves no lacing. Pine hops with medium bitterness. Caramel and toasted malt that provides a mild sweetness. Good balance of hops and malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation sticky palate. Medium, sweet finish. Not a bad beer. Would drink again.

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