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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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1,522 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,522
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 20.39%
Wants: 9
Gots: 206 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: thornside on 11-03-2006

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

P- Thanks to Ray in Pittsburgh for this beer.

A- a mahogany color wtih tints of red/cooper tones. Foamy head that is about 2 fingers but doesnt have staying power and has poor lacing.

S- vanilla and malt tones. thats pretty much it.

T- vanilla comes out in the tongue but pretty bland overall in taste

M- Very light and i was expecting something heavier. Doesnt match well.

O- Coors is a weak brewery when it comes to micros and this brew just reaffirms that for me.

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The Winter Abbey Ale pours a brilliant caramel color, while on the nose you get a nutty, burnt sugar aroma...not surprising, as they use dark Belgian candi (yes, that's how THEY spell it) sugar in the recipe. Heavy in the mouth, while on the tongue a strong nutty attack, followed by a darker sweetness reminiscent of molasses, and a slightly creamy finish, all balanced with just enough hop bitterness to prevent it from being too sugary.

This is a great winter beer, perfect for sitting around a fireplace and enjoying great conversation, the beer equivalent of Sherry or Port. Food recommendations include heavy stews and chocolate based desserts, but I suggest just savorying it on it's own. Cheers!

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Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,522 ratings.