Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2016 flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a so-so holiday red, some spice and some sour. Caramel, fruit and coriander.
Red color, thin bubbles. Mild, poor smell of off flavors. Reasonable palate, but not good for style as needs more airiness. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
2.25 A: Clear light amber color. One finger of foamy light tan head that falls as quickly as it forms.
2.75 S: Tangy toastiness with caramel. Tart apple. Simple, but not too bad. Doesn’t smell like a saison at all though. It may smell like a dilute flanders beer though.
2.5 T: Tastes like it smells, but even weaker. Toast, caramel, a touch of tart fruit. Ehhh.
2.75 M: Light body. Good moderate carbonation. Just the slightest creaminess.
2.5 D: It’s not terrible, it’s just not very flavorful. It should do well with it’s targeted audience though. It’s neutral and not powerful enough to overwhelm the taste buds.
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DavoleBomb, Jan 23, 2015 markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle from the warehouse. Pours a clear amber-red with an off-white head. Nose is some mild cherry, some malt, mild lactic character, and a light tartness. Flavor is similar with light cherry, some malt, some lactic, and a light tartness that fades immediately. Light in body and not bad overall. beer_rookie (611) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 20, 2015
I acquired this in a swap, so I only had one. I reviewed it the other day and something happened, and it didn’t go through. So going off memory.coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2015
I remember the pour best. It was bronze color. Cloudy with a thin not quite white head.
Aroma was nicely floral. Maybe a little spicy.
Flavor was a little spicy bitter. Malt was a little heavier than the hops. It was a little too watery.
Mouthfeel was medium light. Strangely bitter but it was pleasant on the palate. Tricky finish, first its clean and then comes back bitter.
Overall its pretty good. A little boring, and not quite what I was expecting. I was hoping for a little more from the hibiscus. It’s not something I think I would buy again, but then again, I didn’t buy this one.
There are no noticeable spices present... some sweetness that quickly goes tart...reminiscent of raspberry or strawberry. Mer. Not bad for 6.99 a sixer at the rip and run.... easily drinkable but also easily forgettable. A skoash on the boring side.
ozzy70 (1211) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 7, 2015
12 oz. bottle into pint glass. Amber colored with small head. Aroma, malty and fruit. Fruity, wheat and malty taste. Not a favorite Blue Moon. CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2015
A bit watered down and what is there is a bit sweet and cloying. There’s a note of strawberries in it that I don’t think are actual strawberries, just a flavor created by the yeast or something. It being a bit watered down saves it from being disgusting. You can throw one of these back and not mind it. But I wouldn’t seek it out. Go for their Cinnamon Horchata instead if you have your pick of bottles from their summer mix pack. SG111 (1927) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottled. Best by 10/26/15. Pours golden amber, thin white head. Aroma is caramel malt, sweet sticky malt, light toffee, (very) light citrus hops. Meh Aroma. Flavor is sweet. Very sweet. Sweet cherry, dark fruit, plum, light cinnamon spice. not great. Not super generic ale which is what it smells like. But it’s sweet and not super pleasant. tfontana (1039) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is strong yeasty dough fruitiness with some bread. Appearance is beautiful clear copper with slow, mild sparkle, no head and no lacing. Taste is mainly tart fruit. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and did something unpleasant in between my back molars and also along the sides of my mouth. Carbonation starts soft and then gets kind of fizzy. Finish is sour. Overall, an intriguing start (aroma and appearance) with a really disappointing ending (taste and palate). They succeeded with the tartness but it is not a refreshing finish and all those malts, hops and spices get lost. Not my favorite type of beer but I don’t think it’s very good for it’s style either, and it seems most agree. eRock_2013 (489) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Hmm well I suppose it's an acceptable macro rendition of the style, but blue moon's saison can't escape being something funky and artificial. The nose is a pungent red fruit flavor with coriander, reflected in the overly fruity almost apple juice-like taste. Has its sophisticated aspects, like the subtle peppery accents throughout, and the resemblance to the style is recognizable. Too much fruitiness, not of the yeasty variety, no malt that I perceived ... just ok overall but I would not drink this again.