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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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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.4/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a chalice.

A - Pours a clear, dark ruby-brown with a two-finger head of creamy foam. Small amounts of clumpy lacing.

S - Ok, this actually smells decent. Sweet caramel malt foward. Slight soapy hint, which flaws an otherwise good nose.

T - Candied caramel malt forward, with hints of brown sugar and vanilla. Some cinnamon in the mid-palate. Slighty spicy hops detectable in the background, but no lingering hop presence. A hint of metallic twang in the finish, but not enough to be distracting. Spice and hop choice actually complement the base beer nicely. Not complex, but the one note you get is pretty good.

M - Higher end of medium bodied, with prickly carbonation. Manages to be thick and sweet without being truly syrupy.

O - Hmm...BMC product. Not supposed to like this, right? Then how come I found this to be pretty decent? Man, if it wasnt for a few minor flaws, this would be really good. As is, it's definitely drinkable, and better than it's competition. (SA Winter Lager) Would gladly drink again if someone handed me one.

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4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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1.8/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark mahogany, transparent brew with weak head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel without any yeast character. Weak flavor of lightly toasted wheat bread and brown rice. Overwhelming cinnamon and nutmeg. Light body and over-carbonated. I don't understand where they get the idea to call this an Abbey ale. Has none of the subtle complexities of a well crafted Belgian beer. Weak malt character and too many spices. Avoid.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JEdmund
3.78/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

***I reviewed this as simply a winter seasonal beer, not a dubbel. I had no idea it was supposed to be a dubbel.***

Rich garnet body and a really nice, creamy cap. Clear with good bubbles streaming.

Sweet and bready malts offer an inviting aroma.

Flavor same as aroma, with a nearly all-malt profile. Slight toffee, fruit, dough, and a little bit of herbal hop bite in the finish. Light bodied and smooth.

Easy, enjoyable drinking winter beer! Love the lack of holiday spices and high ABV. Pretty surprised by how good this is.

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

Poured into a pint glass, it's a transparent dark copper color, with a thin head that becomes pock-marked with evaporating bubbles that soon fade to thin thread of bubbles around the edges of the glass.

Faint caramel and yeast esters, pretty marginal though.

Malt sweetness, lightly grainy and nutty, some raisin, apple, and caramel notes. Light bodied, more a single than a dubbel. Light to medium bodied, carb seems faint. Overall a little one note and basic. A more expressive Belgian yeast strain would improve it greatly.

Thanks for the freebie Nick!

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2.81/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Christmas Party leftover.

Pours a bright and clear amber color with a decent off white head.

Aromas are dusty, with very light Belgian yeast, faint banana, spices, and a vegetal note. Odd, and not very pleasant.

Taste is dusty, spicy and dry. Finish has an off nutty and vegetal note, with some light baked apple.

Mouthfeel is decent, light, some creamy and smooth with light body.

Overall, a flawed beer that isn't that bad, but it's certainly not anything I want to purchase. Ok if left in your fridge after a party though.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer came on tap, served in a tall glass and rimmed with a cocoa poweder/sugar mix. The ale had a red amber colour to it with a reduced tan/cream head. Good clarity. There was slightly sweet nose, but the smell was mostly muted. Tasted like a belgian-style ale; no lingering aftertaste... not bad, but average.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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