Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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3.03/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
First off I'm stepping out of line here and not reviewing to style for a dubbel, as this is listed. It's a Belgian dark.
I remember trying this last year and thinking it was actually pretty good so I grabbed a six pack. The ABV was lower than I remember and I have to say the flavor also changed a bit for the worse. I'm reviewing this as a Belgian Dark Ale.
12 ounce bottle poured into a large wine glass.
A - Looks nice on first pour. A deep red color, nearly brown with a finger of off white head. The brew is a tad hazed and the head dissipates as you sip.
S - Faint aroma of sweet malts.
T - Taste is very subdued. That's a shame because amped up a bit these flavors could be nice. Definitely some dark caramel malts in there with a touch of roastiness. Nice subtle fruity/sugary aftertaste with some spice.
M - MEdium bodied ale. Carbonation is just a tiny bit much.
D - Omne can drink a few of thse, but the real drinkability suffers from the "Belgian" flavors (the sweetness, the yeast hit/spices etc) being underdone.
Notes: Not a bad Winter beer. Still I think it's a case of Coors being afraid to offend. Amp up the sweet flavors of this brew to something big and bold and we're looking at a decent small Belgian beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2009 05:14:42 | More by EStreet20
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