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Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Moon Valencia Amber AleBlue Moon Valencia Amber Ale

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73 Reviews
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Reviews: 73
Hads: 466
Avg: 3.03
pDev: 43.56%
Wants: 9
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: phishsihq on 01-26-2012

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.07/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -1%
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.

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3.07/5  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.

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4.75/5  rDev +56.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TheFunGuy
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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2.56/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of CamuMahubah
3.65/5  rDev +20.5%
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..

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.