RATINGS: 323   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (3078) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 bottle in a pint glass pours clear amber with offwhite head and noticeable lacing. Nose is caramel malts. Aroma is candy, wheat and caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Body is medium and texture is oily. Finish is drab. Always a nice change from the regular Blue Moon.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Pours a dark, rich, clear coppery red with an off-white head. The aroma is strongly malty with some faint sweetness. Tastes sweet, malty and little like caramel. On the heavier side of medium-bodied with a lightly sticky, but creamy texture and soft mouth carbonation, Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale finishes sweet and smooth. Not really a Belgian ale though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (6090) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Holiday Party: (free): Pours copper colour with off-white head. Aroma is mostly of caramel malts, with hint of sugar (I didnt notice them to be roasted). Taste is ok. Simple, a little sweet. No hops or yeast, but at least there is a good amount of flavour. As much ideological opposition as beer geeks/nerds/snobs have to macros, one has to admit that this as just as good as a lot of lower tier micros. Drinkable (I had about 6 of these, as the other available beers were Stella and Harpoon WInter), and as one can see sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2010
(12oz bottle). Pours mahogany with off-white head. Decent carbonation. Aroma of candided sugar, banana. Sweet with a little sour at the end. Lighter bodied with slick texture. Finish is pretty smooth. Definitely sense the belgian components in this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to Fratto, amber colored pour with no head, dark fruit and caramel aroma, flavor of dry nut husks or shells and caramel

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Fratto) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor of candi sugar, raisins, toffee, and caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (3857) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bronze beer with a light tan head. Caramel, citrus, and light yeast aroma. Citrus, light caramel, and light wheat flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel, wheat, and citrus lingers.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
weihenweizen (3605) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Refrigerated bottle poured into a glass. Pours a clear medium brown with light brown bottom. Small off-white head, good lacing, and heavy body. Taste is complex roasted malt, caramel, and hops in the finish. Just not very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle from Fergueson Krogerst. Aroma is fairly malty with a bit of sweetness. rain sugar flavors, and a tad bit lacking in richness. A touch of hops in the finish. Some light roast notes. Not bad really, but not great. Doesnt taste like a true Belgian abbey alethough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Pours a fairly clear ruby - lightly estery nose, with sweet notes of candi sugar, raisin, toffee - fairly full carbonation in the mouth - a little tart and acidic up front, with some wheaty character and toasted graininess - the toasted character lingers as a sweetness develops through the middle, bringing a somewhat chewy toffee character - lingering sweetness in the finish - not terribly complex, but fairly smooth and slightly warming/spicy on the end.


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