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Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Valencia Amber AleBlue Moon Valencia Amber Ale

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: phishsihq on 01-26-2012)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden orange in color, fittingly so, with a modest off-white head, which soon collapses to a scattering of foam,with fine, glass-coating lacing, and slight, slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Strong notes of orange rind, neither bitter, nor sweet, similar to the aroma of a Valencia orange rind, as well as moderate caramel and wheat bread aromas.

Taste: Opens with slightly bitter orange rind, followed by prominent wheat malt, and a flush of caramel malt. Later in the taste, some mild hop bitterness plays off against the wheat, orange rind, and caramel; this brings the taste to a graceful close.

Mouth feel: Fairly full, with somewhat zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Decent and drinkable, would be very appealing in warmer weather.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice..

Pegasus, Mar 07, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info. Part of the "seasonal collection", not sure which season they are talking about.

LOOK: Pours clear amber, with a copper hue. Light tan head, that stays, leaves a thicker collar and moderate thicker blobs of lace.

SMELL: Notes of oranges dominate the nose.

TASTE: Oranges again come to mind. With some bready/toasty notes. With a strange, burnt plastic note in the finish...nasty

FEEL: Medium, with carbonation on point for the style

OVERALL: Meh, fake "craft beer", fake "seasonal" beer. Would do, in a pinch, ice cold on a hot day, or not.

Billolick, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is grain, bread and a little bit of orange. The flavor is more of the same, with quite a bit of sweetness from the toffee and bread malt. There is a hint of orange, but basically this is just a beer full of grainy sweetness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Certainly nothing special.

Mora2000, May 12, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle with a June 2014 date stamped on the neck.
Pours clear amber with a large and creamy tan head that has good durability and leaves fine lacing on the glass.

The sweet aroma is malty and musty with hints of orange and yeast..

The flavor is a little subdued but balanced: light bready malts with hints of wheat, orange juice, orange pith and grapefruit.

Feel: Light-medium body with good, soft, medium-high carbonation.

O: slightly above average at best. Refreshing but perhaps best suited for transitional (towards craft beers) beer drinkers.

chinchill, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of markallmon
4.75/5  rDev +56.3%

markallmon, Feb 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

joel66, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of chip26
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

chip26, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of TheFunGuy
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up in a sixer for drinking on the balcony during the first warm weekend of the year.

It poured a very clear amber with a one inch head which faded to almost nothing. It looks like an impressive, clean beer. A Bud Light with better color.

The smell is light wheat, light caramel, and light orange. The taste is exactly the smell. Dead on the same.

The mouth feel is as a easy drinking as Bud Light but with a decent flavor. Perfect for an outdoor beer when you are going to each have three.

My wife really liked it in this context, and she also likes Two Heart style IPAs and porters.

TheFunGuy, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

NilocRellim, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Janeinma, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Golden32
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Golden32, May 03, 2014
Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +48%

tyleeis, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3/5  rDev -1.3%

WVbeergeek, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Adkins1203
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Adkins1203, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of BrianCuoz
2.25/5  rDev -26%

BrianCuoz, Mar 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Schlafly33, Jun 10, 2013
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2.56/5  rDev -15.8%

Cobrabob428, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Trashcat, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -1.3%

LXIXME, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of CamuMahubah
3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours beautiful..orange..

It smells sweet..

It tastes nice but a bit sweet..

Goes down easy but needs something..too sweet..

I don't know if extra hops would help..it's just a seasonal and goes well with Spring bbq's if we could ever have a Spring in NE..

Nice beer..I was thinking today about a beer that would be citrusy..

Nah I shoulda went IPA but I thank Blue Moon for trying..being a child of Central Florida I know the Valencia is too sweet for anything but OJ..the should have used the Navel..

Ah well nice try and I like it and rated it higher than I thought I would..

TRY TO DRINK THIS BEER SLOWLY..you cain't..it's nice..

It's sweet like the girls you let slip away..love it..

CamuMahubah, Mar 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

RDW, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

KrittyKratz, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jun 11, 2013
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Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.