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RATINGS: 317   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.


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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Just getting around to rating this one. This beer was one of my least favorite winter Blue Moon beers. The beer had a very off-putting bitter flavor.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holdwine (1089) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2014
At least I drank this one. Not much going on, but the hint of wheat takes the edge off this attempt at a dark beer. More toffee than dark fruit.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnwokedi89 (57) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Very boring dark beer by Blue Moon brewing company. Very limited carbonation. Smells very flat with barely any hint of a deep aroma. The beer is brown-nutty in color and the texture of this beer is very thin. This beer isn't high quality and I don't think it is worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a rich mahogany brown color with a small creamy beige head. Sweet toasted malt nose has notes of cane syrup and brown sugar. Sweet toasted malt flavor has a nutty pecan-like flavor that has a clinging, chewy mouthfeel. Slightly fruity with a touch of vanilla and grain in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jw0406 (825) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
12 o bottle pours a dark brown color with a mic white head. Aromas of Belgian sugar, yeast, roasted malt. Medium bodied, better than I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
12oz bottle - A passable example of a Belgian ale. Aroma is sweet with caramel malts, raisins and cotton candy. Flavor is a bit watery, like a whiskey with too much ice. But it’s still drinkable. More raisiny like sweetness, some light caramel malts, a touch of banana with a kiss of toffee. I didn’t hate this.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (1366) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Appearance: medium amber brown with nice chestnut highlights; the head is tan, creamy, short, and quickly fading. Aroma: good nose of molasses, brown sugar, toffee, and lightly toasted nuts, with just a hint of cinnamon. Taste: caramel, light vanilla, light brown sugar, a bit nutty. Finish: watery finish, with a kind of syrup flavor but without the commensurate body. Notes: Flavors could have used substantially more balance through a better application of more traditional belgian yeast, rather than just (seemingly) relying on a dose of candi sugar. Palate was watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - OCT 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-29-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deeper amber color bordering on mahogany with a big fizzy white head. The head of the brew fades fast at first, but then greatly slows in recession as time moves on. Once the head has eventually faded away a light film is left on top the brew with almost no lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is sweet with tons of caramel and molasses with some bready aromas mixed within. A little bit of spice smells are there as well producing a malty very lightly roasted and sweet smell overall. Taste – The taste is very much as the nose would have suggested. It begins with a lightly toasted and bready flavor mixed with lots of caramel and some molasses. As the flavor advances spices of cinnamon and some allspice come to the tongue with some lighter fruit flavors. In the end, the mix of flavors, leaves a sweet and malty and lightly spiced flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather nice for the sweet flavors of the brew and make for a very easy drinker. Overall –An easy drinking sweeter darker Belgian. Nothing exceptional, but for the price it was a good go to.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"toffee, malt and spice is about it. none of the robust dark fruit aspects i like in the style. this one started about average, but i lost interest in finishing before the end."

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
It has a creamy tan head which quickly faded down to a small ring of slick lacing that hangs on till the last sip. The body has a slightly hazy appearance with a dark amber color. The aroma is rather light and simple. Only a light hint of sweet malt with maybe a touch of caramel is detected in the nose. The flavor is ok but very simple for the style. It has a dark sweetness with notes of caramel candy, brown sugar and some very, very light spice like cinnamon. There were no noticeable hops at all and it finished sweet but watery. The overall texture was light for the style and thinner in the finish with a medium body and light carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
Rated on 11-16-2011. This bottled beer pours a medium sized very fizzy head that mostly diminishes, orange transparent body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasty and some wheat. The flavor is lightly sweet, caramel malt, wheat, and this beer finishes dry. The mouthfeel is smooth and this is a light-medium bodied beer. Overall, there is not much to this beer as it lacks a lot of flavor and aroma.


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