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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: 174 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
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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Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.11/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a translucent dark amber/ruby with a little head.

Smell is sweet and malty. Grainy with hints of toffee and spice.

Taste is similar to nose with sweet cereal grains and toffee. Some clove and honey with little to no bitterness.

Decent body but easy to throw back.

Given to me at a dinner, probably won't try again.

Photo of thebfg
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of thespk2011
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DeezGunz14
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of beerrooster
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of blackened1339
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of daliandragon
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Of course I am a little wary of any products from Golden, Colorado but I needed a sixth for my winter themed mix six so this is it. pours decent, with wet beige head showing decent staying power atop a basic caramel brown, transparent body. nose is not as malty or pungent as I would expect but does have notes of vanilla and allspice. Where is the Belgian yeast?

A sip reveals the answer, there is no aroma of Belgian yeast because apart from the name, this isn't remotely a Belgian beer. Basic sweet malt profile with caramel and vanilla. Easy to drink but not a whole lot of complexity or balance as I would expect in the style.

So so. Moderate. Mediocre. Forgettable. For Coors, this is a shining triumph, for any half serious brewer, it is back to the drawing board.

Photo of cgarcer
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of kdawg105
4.02/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caramel in color with a nice head! It has a small spice smell with a bit of sweet malts in there not impressed with smell, other than that the Taste is quite refreshing the mouthfeel was a little lighter that I had hoped but overall a good Winter Ale.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.36/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolaty brown with a nice light tan head. Aroma is weak but appealing, with malty, chocolaty and subtle spicy tones. Rich flavor has fruity and malty tones with just a hint of caramel. Average body has some decent fizz that doesn’t stick around too long. Overall, not great, but worth a try.

Photo of chapcat
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of iguana1010
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Squidly
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations aren't horribly high.

A: Pours a five finger head of fair cream, nice thickness, and decent retention. Colour is a semitransparent dark copper.

Sm: Light spice, very light candied sugar, and caramel. A mild strength aroma.

T: Light spice and candied sugar over a pretty full barley foundation. It's decently balanced but rather blandly built. Pretty simple, especially considering the style. It's okay.

Mf: Smooth and wet, and not too thick either. It doesn't really feel complementary to the flavours.

Dr: Pretty drinkable for the flavour. The candied sugar is nice but a bit overdone. I'd try in on draught in the name of beerdom but I wouldn't bother getting it again.

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mystiscool
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of tugdriver7
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Elfastball7
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Vashtar
2.8/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The appearance was rich and auburn, just as it should be.

The smell was average from the bottle, but smelled like a cheap, light beer once I poured it in my glass.

The taste is average with a slightly bitter aftertaste

The mouthfeel is lacking. It feels a bit watered down.

Overall, it's very drinkable but I'm not too impressed, considering I'm a fan of Blue moon

Actually, the smell had some nice spice to it during the last gulp. Raising smell by .5.

Photo of jrutigs
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of rodney45
2.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark Mohagany tones, capped with a fine sandpaper colored head.

S: Deep malt richness, slight wheat and dark chocolate.

T: A watered down version of an abbey ale. I feel like the attentuation in this beer is under developed, because it has a sweetness that cant be intended. As if it should have been a higher abv beer, but the yeast went on strike. Has a Malt start and finish, balanced only by slight flavors of plum, and maybe wheat, but i might be over thinking it.

M: Smooth and dry, with adequate carbonation.

O: Not such a bad beer, a little sweet for my taste. I would have to say this beer, like most others from blue moon, really try to appeal to the mass beer audience and neglect the true form or style.

Photo of TicoCali
2/5  rDev -34.2%

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