RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear dark amber, little lacework, nice fluffy white head. Aroma is dirty wet socks, maybe some spice thrown in to try to make it smell not like a hoses ass. The taste is nice brown sugar, creamy , mellow, actually tasty. The carbonation is medium, body is medium full, finish is sweet and malty. Overall besides the aroma it was not half bad.

3.2
poisoneddwarf (2646) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12 oz bottle into Trappist glass. Pours an orangeish copper with a thin head that recedes quickly to a beige ring of foam. Aroma is light toffee, caramel and banana; faintly spicy. Taste is sweet and a bit tart with no bitterness. Tastes somewhat berry-like with a hint of cheese. Carbonation and body are medium, has a creamy mouthfeel. This seems so much better than "Full Moon," the name the brewery gave their winter seasonal up until now. It’s no masterpiece, and compared to authentic Belgian Abbey ales, it’s pretty bland, but it definitely surpasses what they’ve put out every other winter until now.

2.1
DeadMeat (4) - USA - MAR 5, 2011 does not count
12oz Bottle & Tumbler. Aroma is light with very faint fruit & spice undertones. Pours a medium amber color with a beige head which quickly dissipates into minimal lacing. Taste is vaguely suggestive of (slightly) sweet toffee with some roasted bitterness. Watery finish with no aftertaste. This is an inoffensive, but unimpressive brew.

2.9
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep copper brown with off white head, decent lacing for this macrobrew. Aroma is light roasted malt and toffee. Taste is caramel, dark roast malt, and toffee notes. That said, this ale lack complexity and any kind of mouthy feel. Would make a good intro beer for folks just getting into the craft beer movement.

2.3
DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark old-penny copper, mahogany highlights. Very low aroma of husky, lightly toasty caramel. Flavour profile is much the same-- very simple, and entirely malt driven. This could just as easily be a "light" doppelbock or scottish ale. There is no yeast character here, there is no spiciness, there are no fruity esters. How is this in any way a "Belgian ale"? FAIL.

2.6
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Draft at Brewery Pours a good copper with a creamy white head, which lasts fairly well. Decent lacing. The aroma is very light but you can get hints of caramel. The carbonation is good. Flavor is sweet and malty. Has a light body. The finish is okay and aftertaste is nothing to really speak of. Better than coors but on pace with Blue Moon drinkable but not my choice.

2.7
redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Pours a ruby/amber color with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is a bit lacking but what you can get is yeasty with faint Christmas spices. Flavor is malty sweet, candied sugar, Christmas spices, maybe raisins. Overall an ok beer for a massed produced beer. Looks like it has bigger flavor than it actually does.

2.3
Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I know it’s easy to tee off on macros masquerading as craft beer, but really, some of the Blue Moon products aren’t that bad. But this..First of all, it has no aroma. None. Flavor is heavy and vaguely artificial. Ugh.

2.8
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Amber with a white head. Aroma is fruity and light caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty, light bitterness. Absolutely no Belgian/Abbey notes one would expect in an "ABBEY ALE" Decent drink, but not whats advertised.

2.7
nearbeer (5601) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2011
12 oz. Clear mahogany with a reddish hue. Small, creamy head endures for a bit. Nose of old, twangy caramel apple with some cocoa. Flavor is more cocoa on the front and apple on the finish. Finishes up like a not-so-great chocolate-fruit candy. Medium body is smoothly carbonated and sweetish. Not terrible, but boy would I be embarrassed if I was responsible for brewing and distributing millions of gallons of this "craft brew".


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