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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
okay

202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of cjnuxoll
4/5  rDev +17%

cjnuxoll, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Giggy, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

joemcgrath27, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of jmgault1
3/5  rDev -12.3%

jmgault1, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

TerryB, Mar 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Herky21, Mar 13, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

d5001986, Mar 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

HeyYoMar, Feb 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

cwblack1212, Feb 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

TheBigBoy, Feb 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

jmoyer3, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

allenson21, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

fionn13, Feb 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

jordanmckell, Feb 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

HoneyLamb, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
2.65/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

At the time of this review, surprisingly to me at least, this is the highest rated Blue Moon product.
The original spicing is not to strong and reasonably pleasant. A spice, with some cinnamon wrapped in a caramel and apple. In time, though, it two becomes more annoying and less pleasing.
Clear dark amber with darker reds. Kinda' small dark head but what is there for a good long time.
My initial impression on first drink was as favorable as the aroma. Seems kinda' harsh and a bit biting and just not a pleasant or pleasing of an experience. The cinnamon lays really heavy on the tongue and plays with the surprisingly sharp malts in an aggressive way. Finishes on the dry side.
Moderately light body.
I'm not digging the flavors too much. I'm a little surprised this is scored better than the others as I wouldn't put it there.

garymuchow, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of RickS95
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

RickS95, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

mrkinnex, Jan 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Bsod27, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Seekerpilgrim
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pouring a medium dark brown with a mix of burgundy, strong notes of cinnamon (one of the main ingredients), and to a lesser degree caramel, waft of the head. On the tongue, surprisingly (though not unpleasantly) dry, the cinnamon increasing in strength with a hint of a few more spices towards the end, courtesy of the Mittelfrüh hops. The mouthfeel is medium but brief, leaving a slight aftertaste that reminds me of a very dry spiced cider.

This is a great beer, but you have to be in a particular mood, the cinnamon being more of a tone than flavor. Great on it's own, it would be perfect with a cobbler or vanilla ice cream. Cheers!

Seekerpilgrim, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

drt72, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

oriolesfan4, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Ghettinger, Jan 08, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

warpedrevolution, Jan 07, 2013
Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.