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Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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78
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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
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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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

2beerdogs, May 05, 2013
Photo of Rayek
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Rayek, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Herky21
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Herky21, Mar 13, 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 richkrull
4/5  rDev +17%

richkrull, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of mpayne5
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

mpayne5, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Doomcifer
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Chucker17, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +17%

stampfler07, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
3.25/5  rDev -5%

szmnnl99, May 13, 2013
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
2/5  rDev -41.5%

HarmonMW, May 12, 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
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

TheBigBoy, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of LakerLeith
1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

LakerLeith, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of grahamboudreaux
3/5  rDev -12.3%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Lemke10
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Lemke10, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of DOCRW
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

DOCRW, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Sweffin, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Kromes
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear dark brown with a thick tan colored head. Good lacing down glass.

S: Cinammon and sugar spiced apples.

T: A nice sweet cinammon and sugar apple pie spice flavor up front, but unfortunately that is it. Maybe a slight toasted malt flavor with the spices in the finish.

M: Light and good carbonation. Has a smooth feel to it.

O: Not bad, has a good flavor. Definitely a one and done type beer as it is very sweet. Would be a nice dessert beer with some vanilla ice cream.

Kromes, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

EagleTalon, Nov 17, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

tedho21, Nov 25, 2012
Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.