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Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Spiced Amber AleBlue Moon Spiced Amber Ale

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 11-16-2011)
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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

03-08-2012 05:23:55 | More by eric_berge
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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%

The beer pours a reddish-amber ale with a white head. The aroma brings me back to Christmas. I smell something that strongly resembles Snickerdoodle cookies, with a ton of cinnamon and sugar notes. I also get a little bit of toffee. The flavor definitely follows suit. I get some cinnamon and sugar, as well as some caramel and ginger. There is also some brown sugar in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice spiced beer.

03-15-2012 04:48:59 | More by Mora2000
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

This beer pours a deep slightly hazed ruby brown amber color with a thick light beige head forming thin layers of lacing on the sides of my glass. Nose is of course spiced with the cinnamon, which is like LIFE cereal cinnamon even a touch of sharp wheat in the nose a tart green apple with some caramel presence as I continue to smell this beer. Flavor is much like a cinnamon flavored cereal, it's pretty amazing a touch of dark fruit and caramel sweetness washed with strong layered cinnamon spice. Really I get more LIFE cereal with a creamy malted wheat flavor, actually not as bad as it sounds. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with dry spice finish giving the palate a lasting bitterness between heavy loads of caramel malt sweetness. Overall it's from a Blue Moon variety pack, and the Blue Moon standard variation was killer with drinkability last night. That's why this beer has a reputation as being a better mass produced beer that isn't fizzy and yellow. This is another version of something that seems good, because it's more than just an adjunct lager, but it still has it's training wheels on.

12-16-2011 22:00:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -2.6%

Great looking, poor smelling holiday beer ... The spice profile, which is a pleasing and refined mix, is perhaps a bit over done but does allow the malt base to come through.  A tad too sweet. Fine choice for a Xmas party.
Very durable and creamy head.

11-23-2012 03:32:48 | More by chinchill
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3.79/5  rDev +10.8%

A clearish combination of red, brown and amber colors all mixed into one. Not as rich looking as you'd expect, but given it's an American macro, par for the course. The head is a finger thick at best, but lacks retention. However, it leaves a nice creamy top.

I like the smell, it's mostly cinnamon. Actually, it smells like French toast as you get spices and wheat.

Not bad. I like the level of cinnamon, it's just enough to hide other ingredients, but not so much that it burns or kills the profile.

A hint of sweet, then it's mostly spice after that. A bit of tangy in the finish from the wheat. It's only medium-bodied at best, but it's got a filling bready feel to it.

Overall, it doesn't suck like a lot of their other beers. It's not world-class, but it's actually pretty good. Would make a good beer for macro converts to try.

01-21-2013 03:40:15 | More by RickS95
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3.55/5  rDev +3.8%

A - clear dark ruby red-brown, half finger of tan head dissipated to some random spots of cover
S - big brown sugar and dense cake aroma, mix of spices with some mild chocolate
T - dense xmas cake or pudding flavour with a mix of brown sugar and spices, light caramel and milk chocolate, with a bit of an adjunct that lingers on the finish
M - medium body that gets a bit heavier through the middle, decently smooth, bit of a spice kick through the finish
O - they've done a fair job with capturing the flavours of the holiday season, although maybe a little forced showing itself in a lack of balance, but worth trying at least once and I can see this being a potentially sessionable aquired taste for some

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Pours to a beige head that lasts and a brownish color, not exactly what I would call amber. Aroma is cinnamon roll and caramel sweet rolls. Flavor is a decent blend of american amber ale maltiness and the spices of a nice warming winter drink. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a slight warming and cinnamon toast sensation. Overall, this is a great beer for the Fall and Winter months and a good dessert to boot.

11-17-2012 21:48:07 | More by EagleTalon
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Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.