lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Dark red-brown, off white cover. Aroma is tin, metal, cocoa, caramel, paper. Taste is ugly, some sweetness, toast, caramel, bleh. islay (2734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Dry aroma features toast and lemongrass scents along with a touch of salt. Weak and simple aroma but totally inoffensive. Pours a clear, highly effervescent dark copper with a moderate amount of bright tan head. Cool-looking. Bready taste; muffin flavor. Caramel. Alcohol flavor noticeable, surprisingly (given that it’s low in alcohol). The taste is more reminiscent of that of an English premium bitter than that of a typical Belgian ale. Simple but pleasant taste. Medium body. Smooth and lively in the palate. Easy to drink but filling. Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale is totally reasonable though far from special. ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Great brewed winter beer with a Carmel taste to it. Beers head is medium and aroma is sugared Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2011
This was good but one dimensional. The description really says it all, strong caramel aroma and toffee finish. I detected a bit of chocolate malt but definitely not a bad winter ale from blue moon. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2011
bottle - Pours clear copper with a small light tan, quickly fading head. It has a very mild aroma with a little caramel. The flavor is rich, toasted caramel malt that carries right through to the finish. It’s bubbly with yeast and sweetness dominating. Decent, but it could be much better.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2011
For an abbey ale, this sucks. If you’re going to make a winter ale, you can get away with more, but an abbey ale has a reputation to live up to. Coppera aroma - semi-sweet, boring aftertones. Forgetaboutit. dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured a murky amber color with a smaller white head, the head did retain throughout the entire beer. Aroma was biscuit, caramel, and some fruit. Flavor was malts, some tart in the finish. Not a whole lot to this beer. Very weak and watery, thin body. dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2011
I thought this was fairly decent. Has a slight stickiness to it and sweetness as well, but pretty drinkable, about two at a time. Surprised. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Poured a copper/auburn color with not much head. Aroma of overripe fruit, wheat and not much else really. Flavor of caramel and really ripe fruit. Not much sugar or toffee really. Boring. Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours a dark copper color with off white head. Little lacing. Aroma is very small with wheat and malts. Taste is also lite. Slightly sweet with malt and belgium yeast. Drinkable, but not very impressive. More of a winter ale than a belgium or abbey ale.