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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: 431
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 8
Gots: 51 | 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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2.55/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

twist cap with a faint pssh sound. no build up, no 'fuerza!' just a limp-dick pssh... am I biased already? apparently....
no carbonation to speak of, no real head.... smell is frickin' corn crap.... why do I do this to myself??? gawd, there really is a difference in REAL craft beer and this swill.... ohh, but it's 5.9% ! ! ! ! typical adjunct garbage. prefer a miller lite to this crud. what a let down after that AWESOME velvet merlin I was so surprised of.... a friend of mine LOVES this stuff... blech!
say no more.

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3.04/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber in color with about one finger of foam. Smells like a nondescript, malty amber ale or lager. Bready, light caramel. Faint floral hoppiness is like a German lager. Not much of anything else, nor is any orange peel detectable at all.

Flavor is clean, again like a lager. Faint citrus character. Crisp, bitter finish. Fizzy carbonation. It's boring but inoffensive. Despite the "American Amber" moniker, don't expect anything close to a well-hopped amber. This is more like a Vienna Lager, and an uninspiring one at that.

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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..

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Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.