Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by StLThrash:
3.11/5 rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A - Light amber, not much head - maybe a finger, and no significant retention or lacing.
S - Nothing spectacular. I don't get a lot of the citrus / orange which this beer is marketed as. I do get more wheat / malt in the nose.
T - Again, just OK. Not refreshing as I'd expected with the description. Typical amber ale, with some wheat to make it kinda like a Blue Moon, but I think it fell short with the added valencia orange peel / spices.
M - Average. Nothing special. Kinda dry.
O - Not bad, but not that great. Worth a try, but I wouldn't waste money on a sixer... Maybe add it as a part of a mixed six at your local beer store.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2013 16:45:13 | More by StLThrash
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3.25/5 rDev +5.5%
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..
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 02:21:34 | More by Pegasus
Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.