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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A winter seasonal ale that blends three varieties of slow roasted malts and multiple hops to deliver exquisite aroma and taste. It's that time of year again - the weather cools and our seasonal ale is here. Blue Moon Winter Ale captures all the season's subtle colors and complexity. Start your own traditions and toast the season with this winter-spiced amber ale.

Editor's Note: after a recipe change in 2007, now known as Full Moon.



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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UDBeernut (1478) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
amber hue into my chalice. Minimal head, little retention. Scent is clean up front if not outright dull. Taste is a blast of sweetness with dark fruit on the edges. A bit watery but sits heavy in my stomach. Alchohol is rough around the edges. Even with the lower ABV, this is by no means a more seesion able "belgian" style. Blah. Rated via BeerBuddy


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
From Whole Foods, part of six pack, I did not purchase this, but I did drink it out of my friends refrigerator, light, a nice change for blue moon

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1322) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Had this beer at applebees with cocoa on the glass rim. very nice amber ale, not much head but the chocolate was a nice note. a little thin but warm.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolaty brown with a nice light tan head. Aroma is weak but appealing, with malty, chocolaty and subtle spicy tones. Rich flavor has fruity and malty tones with just a hint of caramel. Average body has some decent fizz that doesn’t stick around too long. Overall, not great, but worth a try.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Nose is mildy spicy, hints of candy syrup, taste is cloying and grainy. Pretty bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is flat malty and mild hops fruity. Dry malty, caramelish and lack hops alternative to none. Sweet and malty finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
330 mL. Pours a clear, dark brown with a decent off-white head that settles down. Aromas of copper, roasted malt, fresh grass, and some soy sauce. Not a good combo. Taste is metallic and watery with an astringent/acidic finish. Very poor.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drumdude73 (19) - Ames, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2008
A good full bodied beer. Not a ton of flavor but certainly pleases the palate! Not bitter, not malty, just somewhere in between.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
knights97 (98) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Very disappointed in this beer, not special about this beer, the only lasting impression here was that it had a metallic taste from pour bottling

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hotstuff (3941) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle. Poured a small fizzy ivory head that mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, transparent, fizzy, fast rising carbonation observed, and an orange hue. Nose was roasty malts, sweet, and lightly hoppy. Flavor was sweet, malty, sticky, gummy, and dry. Mouthfeel, was smooth, gummy, sticky, thin, and dry. Light in body. Nah, nothing special going on with this beer for sure. Not as tasty as their regular Blue Moon.


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