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Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Winter Abbey AleBlue Moon Winter Abbey Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

1,504 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,504
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 20.39%
Wants: 9
Gots: 175 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 11-07-2010

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of LuthersMug
3.26/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A nice dark brownish pour with hues of orange in the light. Off white decent sized head and the lacing was pleasant.

S - Lacking in smell, a bit musty and watery.

T - An interesting flavor, I would term it as liquid honey-bun.

M - Crisp, felt a bit overcarbonated, but it was smooth.

O - A decent winter ale, but I've had better.

Photo of plasma
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of whiplash3825
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber with a huge billowing head. Wow! Biggest head from an average pour I think I've ever seen.

Very light toasted malt and vanillla in the nose. The wheat beer smell is also there just a little.

Light vanilla in the taste also, sweet light malt. Surprising amount of warmth from the alcohol. Doesn't taste like any dubbel I've ever had, but it's not bad by any stretch.

Very thick, chewy and highly carbonated mouthfeel.

Overall it's not bad, just not what I'm used to in a dubbel. The vanillla flavoring detracts and tastes rather artificial.

Photo of QuantumPint
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GalenAnderson
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of AJacob81
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of josefnewsong
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of dvanhandel
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Chopman50
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Rhynes2
2.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is an interesting brew. It pours a nice lighter color that expected. Little head. The taste is crisp with some light vanilla notes. It finishes dry and without much of an after taste at all. It lacks some character that i look for in this style. Over all its not awful but not one that i would buy again.

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.45/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this Belgian Dubbel from a bottle into a pint glass. Poured a deep golden clear color. Decent head, retention and nice amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is comprised of toasted malt and hints of vanilla. Light in body, malt backbone with some vanilla mixed in....I usually like vanilla beers but something is off with this one...im sure they dont use real vanilla probably some artificial extract. Semi dry finish....Overall not a very good beer.

Photo of LostHighway
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of CS1971
4.18/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a huge Blue Moon fan, and honestly this beer doesn't disappoint me one bit. I read the other reviews and felt I may not like it, but I was actually really impressed. I love the complexities of the beer, and think it's full of flavor. Thanks for another great offering Blue Moon!

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +64.5%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In a pint glass (also tested in a chalice, but nothing changed):

A: brown colored body with a one finger off white head, moderate foamy white lacing

S: malts and sugar, really super light fruit very subdued in the background

T: overly sweet suggary maltiness, no balance

M: medium, fairly sessionable, sugary dry finish, bland sugary aftertaste

O: definitely a beer to have with dessert or for dessert, good for a malt drinker who wants a beer, I probably won't come back to this

Photo of Stunner97
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance- brown in color with low amount of head off the pour, and then just thin white lacing along the glass, little to no carbonation to be seen

smell- slight malt spice, not a whole lot on the nose

taste- sweet malty beer where the belgian sugar can be noticed and even the slight twinge of wheat as they mention, flavor not ultra complex but some what enjoyable, not a ton of belgian characteristics just more malty brown ale

Mouthfeel- medium bodied and drying on the finish

Drinkability/overall- this beer was certainly easy to drink though not overall complex, goes down smooth and easy, would make a decent sessioning option in the winter time, not complex and not what you should look for if looking for real complex dubbel, but for looking at malty brown ale i didnt mind it at all and is the only blue moon i would ever see my self consuming

Photo of harrymel
2.07/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Best by: 14APR12

A: brown with a finger of off-white foam. spotty lace excellent clarity.
S: Faint, not much here in the nose, except a weird smell of carrot.
T: Tastes like wood and cherries (marachino) and alcohol.
M: Thin with moderate carb.
O: Meh, last one I will have.

Photo of akinsja
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,504 ratings.