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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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BA SCORE
78
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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 8
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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Reviews by zander4dawin:
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zander4dawin

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +17.8%

Pours like a standard looking amber beer with a lighter body. Drinks easy and smells of cinnamon candies, graham crackers, and other spices. The most impressive thing is actually the taste, the beer drinks super smooth and is followed by an impressive and distinct cinnamon taste. A great sipping beer. I can see how the cinnamon could overwhelm some but on a bigger body this could be a world class beer.

11-28-2011 14:59:55 | More by zander4dawin
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

08-16-2014 15:47:17 | More by Doomcifer
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joannajax

Texas

4/5  rDev +17%

02-05-2012 02:53:36 | More by joannajax
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eric_berge

North Dakota

1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

03-08-2012 05:23:55 | More by eric_berge
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Mora2000

Texas

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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fionn13

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-06-2013 20:48:29 | More by fionn13
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-27-2013 01:27:57 | More by HeyYoMar
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KevBearcat529

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-01-2012 03:11:11 | More by KevBearcat529
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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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chinchill

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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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +17%

01-14-2012 02:21:05 | More by richkrull
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robthepenguin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17%

05-03-2012 06:39:34 | More by robthepenguin
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Griffith

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-09-2014 21:53:03 | More by Griffith
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DruC4

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-06-2013 03:12:26 | More by DruC4
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dmorley21

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-14-2012 22:56:54 | More by dmorley21
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johnpd3

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17%

01-26-2012 00:22:01 | More by johnpd3
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norinco

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5%

12-25-2012 00:03:02 | More by norinco
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RickS95

Indiana

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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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-16-2012 20:01:13 | More by cliff1066
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +17%

12-22-2011 15:39:32 | More by jheezee
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DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

04-08-2014 23:20:24 | More by DOCRW
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

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

03-27-2013 02:01:28 | More by joemcgrath27
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unclepedro

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

01-31-2012 01:14:43 | More by unclepedro
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drone

Colorado

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-17-2013 22:12:43 | More by drone
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +17%

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
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