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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: 398
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 35 | 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 thecheapies:
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Light amber/iced tea color. Surprisingly crystal clear. Inch and a half of foam on top. Held pretty well, too.

Prominent coriander and pilsner-like malt grassiness. Faint citrus peel. Hop bitterness comes through, partly lost in metallic notes. Missing a more prominent ale yeast profile. Lager-y.

I taste bitterness, fake citrus, and nickels. Very thin wheat profile, thin malts in general. Hops haven't really contributed to flavor other than some grassiness. Hard to imagine that they were going for an orange-y amber ale. Shaking my head over here.

A little too fizzy, but the body isn't terribly thin. Dextrin-y for this style.

Biggest penalty incurred right here. Poor. Avoid.

03-02-2013 05:18:24 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +56.3%

02-16-2013 19:52:22 | More by markallmon
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

03-17-2013 15:48:02 | More by joel66
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

07-10-2014 03:16:57 | More by chip26
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

02-27-2014 04:09:16 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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New York

3.03/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

02-12-2013 23:52:01 | More by Billolick
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

05-12-2012 04:19:51 | More by Mora2000
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3.38/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

03-10-2013 16:06:15 | More by TheFunGuy
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

02-07-2013 20:14:29 | More by NilocRellim
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-30-2013 19:54:52 | More by Janeinma
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-03-2014 03:41:57 | More by Golden32
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4.5/5  rDev +48%

06-11-2013 23:57:48 | More by tyleeis
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West Virginia

3/5  rDev -1.3%

08-17-2013 04:06:14 | More by WVbeergeek
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South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

03-19-2014 23:42:01 | More by chinchill
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

03-09-2013 02:00:23 | More by Adkins1203
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -26%

03-08-2013 21:44:14 | More by BrianCuoz
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

06-10-2013 12:38:54 | More by Schlafly33
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New Mexico

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-07-2014 18:13:06 | More by LXIXME
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3.68/5  rDev +21.1%

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..

03-24-2013 07:59:44 | More by CamuMahubah
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-25-2012 21:46:00 | More by ltdantheman
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-23-2013 01:39:43 | More by RDW
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-19-2014 14:52:42 | More by KrittyKratz
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

06-11-2013 17:53:34 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-19-2013 21:20:34 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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4/5  rDev +31.6%

05-14-2013 01:26:51 | More by aty11b
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Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.