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Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Mountain Abbey AleBlue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale

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46 Reviews
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Reviews: 46
Hads: 305
Avg: 3.27
pDev: 40.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: azorie on 11-08-2013

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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Reviews by thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
2.58/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A deep amber color with trickling carbonation rising to support a carefully prominent inch of off-beige head. Retention is not terrible with this one.

Steely grains with a darker twist of roasty notes, toasty notes, and adjunct-y lager smells. I get mild whiffs of Belgian candi sugar additions. There's a faint wheat bent to the malts, which are thin and overpowered by metallicism.

It almost tastes skunked. There's a roasty quality and hints of toffee and candi sugar, but it's mostly a sweet and corn-y ale without much of any attention paid to what it has become. Mountain Abbey is neither really a Belgian-style ale, a brown ale of any kind, or any kind of excuse of a winter seasonal. It tastes like a dark adjunct ale with the pipe dream of wintry flavors that are really just the combination of roast, caramel malts, and unwanted sweetness that has been accentuated by the addition of candi sugar. The bottle says 'toffee finish', but it's more like musty unpreserved graininess.

Thin and well-carbonated with a swift kick of alcohol. The alcohol is not big, but it hardly needs to be any bigger than what it actually is in the percentage. Trifling. Worse than the Farmhouse Red Ale, for sure.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Some guys about crucified me on a facebook group for having this in a beer photo collection today.

Let's see if it's really bad or just okay.

Appearance : Pours a nice 1 finger head, pretty fluffy, off-white in color. The body is a beautiful orange-cranberry-copper hue. It's about 70% transparent. It looks good so far.

Aroma : There's not much here, it's pretty weak, but I'm getting nutty aromas, clove, caramel, coriander, and wheat malts. Real easy to identify the aromas, in fact I didn't even take longer than a minute to type this category out. They're all just so faint.

Taste : The nut and caramel come out immediately, walking hand in hand with a slightly coppery and wheat-y flavor profile from the coriander and malts respectively. It has a malty finish and faint hop can be tasted as well.

Mouthfeel : About medium bodied. The carbonation is sharp and severe, and the drink ends slightly sandpapery, perhaps pasty even, but heavily malted.

Overall : This beer isn't really that bad. It's an easy drinker, heavy on malts, light on hop, and has some real Belgian feeling to it. Try it if you haven't yet.

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Photo of Metal_N_Brew
3.5/5  rDev +7%

I got this in the Blue Moon sampler which I mainly bought for the excellent Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale inside it -and the Gingerbread Ale I have yet to try (hopefully it's good)- As stated in my other review, not too much of a Blue Moon guy.

I saw the description of Mountain Abbey and thought I'd give it a shot as well, and actually hoped it would be good...but I didn't hold expectations too high.

Appearance: Deep Amber Brown color, with a decent toasted looking head.

Smell: At first, it just smelled like a regular Macro American Adjunct, but on the second smell, I detected some sweet brown sugar, toffee and some pecan nuttiness. Kinda boozy smelling as well.

Taste: Blend of described flavors. Toffee blended into the sugar, the sugar blended in the nuttiness. The sugar and toffee were most prevalent, and strangely it tasted slightly boozy throughout at times.

Mouthfeel: Combination of smooth yet rough. It would switch at times.

Overall: Wasn't bad, but wasn't extrordinarily good either. It was simply, OK. If I were to be offered this at a party or on tap, I'd take it maybe, but I wouldn't regularly seek it out. I will say this though, if it were more fine tuned, it could be a little more than ok.

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Photo of davemarc87
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Turbo
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of randsom
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Photo of Jstewart6
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of MikePags
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Atom_Bomb
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrankULovejoy
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Got this tonight. Every other store was closed and the gas station's limited selection had this, Sam Adams and a bunch of piss AALs.

Wasn't expecting munch. Blue Moon is a beer I have enjoyed among friends, not a go to beer. A little sweeter than regular Blue Moon. Overall not quite worth the $8.50, but not a terrible brew either. Try it if you want,

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Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap.
Has a very weak aroma but, fortunately a less weak flavor. Still, the flavor is meek, even for Blue Moon, with a slightly sweet balance.

Feel: Near medium body and medium+ carbonation.

O: decent but too mild. Very light flavored compared to the Abita Amber sampled after it.

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Photo of Ryogirl
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of S_Nowak
3.97/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Porter_Hoarder
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of lambpasty
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cobrabob428
2.96/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DerekQXQX
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of azorie
3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had the whole six pack.
IT is a red brown ale that had about 1/2 to 1 inche head, nice lacing. no cloud, so it was filtered.
rich dark amber malt notes, some light hop notes. chocolate and toffee some burnt sugar.
Very rich malt front end with lots of character. nice balance to the malt side, still there is a slight hop bite. easy to drink, refreshing even
medium carbonation, kind of thin though, not quite a medium body. semi watery should have been IMHo a strong beer with more malt for winter.

its a decent brew. Nothing world class but drinkable. sweet refreshing beer. its a nice try and I know they could do it a tad better. and hey its not a wit or a PA, go figure. no fruit needed.


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Photo of JamesStreet
3.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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