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Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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78
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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 11-16-2011

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.91/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
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

Photo of Rayek
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spiced Amber hits with a deep copper tinge, a light haze and a billowing cap. The cap slowly falls to a patchwork quilt and a decent lace is left behind.

Toasted cinnamon bread is the theme here. Toasted malts and cinnamon spice do almost all the work. There's the faintest bit of banana in the nose. Bitterness is very mild and adds a slight amount of pepper to the flavor. The light body is slightly grainy and a bit too fizzy.

Overall, one of the better Blue Moon beers. The cinnamon definitely says Winter. I'm glad I grabbed it.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

Photo of RickS95
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 12pk Winter variety pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in Winter 2011.

Pours medium brown color with a smooth fluffy head. The scents of toasted cinnamon cover up most of the other aromas but it still smells delicious. The taste isn't quite as good as the smell but still pretty good with cinnamon, sugar, and toasted malts. This is a great any day beer for me during the winter as it is not too heavy or too light and it's so refreshing.

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Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.