Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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2.95/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I always considered Blue Moon my favorite member of the Coors family. Fairly drinkable, unusually cloudy for a big brewery, and even, dare I say it, tasty. So I had at least moderate expectations for a slightly tweaked winter version.
None of which were met.
We're back to crystal clear with this one, and enough carbonation that it seems the beer wants to escape from the glass. Smells like a slightly malted lemon, with a bit of spice. More spice and less lemon than a normal Blue Moon.
Tastes nothing like it's papa. The wheat seems to have been given a day off (BA lists it as a Belgian, instead of a whit, which would have been nice of Coors to tell me on the bottle somewhere so I knew what to expect.) A bit of malt, followed up by a dash of citrus, and a weird aftertaste.
It's slightly bitter, but not hop bitter. They're using some sort of spice in there (Coriander?), and I wish they wouldn't.
More than a little disappointing.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2008 01:46:11 | More by SetarconeX
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