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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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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: azorie on 11-08-2013)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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2.56/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

thecheapies, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

davemarc87, Mar 20, 2014
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randsom, Feb 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

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MikePags, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

chinchill, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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IchLiebeBierZu, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

DerekQXQX, Dec 25, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev +11.7%
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.


azorie, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

seavercm, Mar 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Retroman40
2.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Clear amber with a moderate head and some lacing.

S - The added sugars give it almost an adjunct-like smell.

T - Some malt and caramel with sweet overtones.

M - Decent enough with a good carbonation level.

O - Not what I expected from anything with the name "Belgian" on the label. An OK beer, but closer to a Michelob Amber Bock than anything I have ever had labeled Belgian.

Retroman40, Mar 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

tdm168, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

avisong, Dec 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

ImperatorScab, Nov 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

erialbill, Nov 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

pat_usher, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Kunstman, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Ohiolager
2.69/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Blue Moon mountain abbey ale 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)

12 oz twist off brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. freshness date marked in yellow on bottle neck.

pours a dark reddish brown. very deep copper. two fingers of off white head that dissipate rather quickly. leaving a nice skim layer, but no lacing.

i agree with RETROMAN40 it has a rather adjunct smell. kind of like Busch copper lager. i smell some roasted malts, some spices, a sugary backbone and caramel.

malt at fist, then caramel taste with a coppery feel. a sugary warmth on the finish, which is bad since this brew is only 5.6%ABV. the after taste is gone in seconds, just leaving a sugary syrup feel/taste in the mouth.

mouth feel is light, coppery, and sweet. the brew is not watery, but lacks a quality feel.

overall this is not what i expected. Original Blue Moon was great, this however is not a great brew. its simply OK. the sugar content takes away from the smell and taste.

Ohiolager, Apr 05, 2014
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KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale from Coors Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.