1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced AleBlue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

98 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 98
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 17.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 10-28-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
3.48/5  rDev +6.7%

Appearance: Clear reddish amber with a large tan head, which slowly fades to a thin, unbroken layer of foam on the surface. Thick, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls. Clouds of minute bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Very prominent gingerbread, nutmeg, and cinnamon notes, with a backbone of caramel and brown bread. The aroma is reminiscent of Christmas cookies.

Taste: Opens with sweet caramel and dark bread flavors, overlaid with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. As the taste progresses, the spices intensify. Late in the taste, there is a wave of molasses and brown sugar. Finishes with strong sweet and spicy flavors and a mild herbal hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and pleasant, perhaps just a touch thin, with a little zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very enjoyable, almost like drinking a Christmas cookie.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom embossed twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Jan 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jstewart6
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Jstewart6, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of DarrellK
3.75/5  rDev +15%

DarrellK, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

sgttibbs, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

tdm168, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of cfadams17
2.88/5  rDev -11.7%

cfadams17, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

avisong, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of gotweid
3.8/5  rDev +16.6%

Had a few of these in one session. It's amber in color and clear and has a 2 finger head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of nutmeg, ginger & cinnamon? Tastes like it was intended, like a gingerbread inside a German wheat, not bitter at all. Carbonation was minimal and the beer was smooth & surprisingly easy to drink. I thought it would be too sweet but it wasn't

gotweid, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of BrahptimusPrime
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Links41
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Links41, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev +7.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped MAR2414-FO5101057. Sampled on December 3, 2013.

It is an attractive looking well carbonated pour with a chestnut color and modest head that fades.

The aroma is vibrant with pale malts, gingerbread, cinnamon, and other spices. If I didn't know better I would think I was sniffing a pumpkin ale.

Medium body with some carbonation breakdown.

Like the aroma the gingerbread is front and center in the taste but the cinnamon spices also kick in and lead to a bitter bite at the finish. It really feels like a Winter Warmer.

puboflyons, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Basoos1
1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

Basoos1, Saturday at 05:30 AM
Photo of vwbus7
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of thudean
1/5  rDev -69.3%

thudean, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of GtheBeerMan
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

GtheBeerMan, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of koakley
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

koakley, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Rhf9120
3.61/5  rDev +10.7%

This one i drank straight from the bottle. Right off the bat after opening was hit with the aroma of gingerbread, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The taste if right on, a mix of gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg, malts and a slight hint of caramel. The mouthfeel was smooth with just the perfect amount of carbonation.

Rhf9120, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of CraftBeerSnob
2.25/5  rDev -31%

CraftBeerSnob, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Zaphog
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Zaphog, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Hearneator
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Hearneator, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Packman4IL
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Packman4IL, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Merticois
5/5  rDev +53.4%

I'll most likely update this review again later since I want to take notes while experiencing it, but this beer really clicked for me. It was perfectly balanced in pretty much every way. The flavor was Gingerbread Spice just as the name labeled it. I hate when beers say they taste like something and end up not doing so. This was overall a phenomenal beer.

Merticois, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.26/5  rDev 0%

I was looking forward to tasting this brew, it's just too bad I walked away slightly disappointed. Advertised as a "gingerbread spiced ale" I was expecting more of a gingerbread odor and taste - neither of which I could pull out of the beer. The definite ale base is there - nothing overly spectacular or different from any other ale - but I just couldn't really taste the gingerbread (and that is one distinctive flavor.) Anyway, ignoring the lack of gingerbread flavoring, it is a decent ale.

jjamadorphd, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.44/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance - It is like a brown ale color, with a bubbly head.

Smell - You can smell the ginger and cinnamon.

Taste - I was expecting it to be more sweet, it reminds me of an Oktoberfest beer; with the ginger being the strongest of the spices.

Mouthfeel - Thick bodied beer.

Overall - Close to a gingerbread beer but it could have been sweeter.

Captain_Komamura, Dec 01, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale from Coors Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.