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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: 417
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 44 | 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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RDW, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

BJasny, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +48%

MaddDogg84, Apr 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

WritersBlock, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Mosstrooper
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz mug.

Appearance: Amber in color with a medium-sized off-white head that dissipates quickly and doesn't leave any lace behind.

Smell: Orange backed up by sweet toasted malts.

Taste: Begins with a vague citric flavor which rounds out to sweet, buttery toasted malt flavor. Finish is largely the same with more prevalent orange flavors alluded to at the beginning of the drink. A touch of spiciness in there as well.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body has balanced carbonation and a watery finish.

Overall: A pretty forgettable beer. This brew is average in every respect. Not bad, but certainly far from special.

Mosstrooper, Feb 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Giggy, Apr 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Slay40, May 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

AJ01923, Jul 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

PGVG, Apr 15, 2012
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3.16/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint. Served chilled.

A) A copper colored brew with a thin white head, maybe half a finger. The head quickly dissipated, not much lacing to write about.

S) Grainy, slightly sweet, maybe a whiff of caramel. Some wheat and a little orange rind. Not a powerful aroma by any means.

T) The taste follows the nose, but packs a little more punch than I expected. Not overly sweet. I liked the use of wheat and orange here.

M) Medium bodied, and well carbonated. It's crisp and goes down easy enough. Decent finish...

O) This was alright.... I wouldn't turn down a bottle. For whatever reason, I found myself drinking a Third Shift Amber, and a Killian's Red recently. I liked this better than both of those.

RoamingGnome, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ExaltedNecrosis, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

ethanmc12, Mar 04, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Nice orange color with a medium amount of carbonation inside. Off-white to light tan foamy head that is 2 fingers thick and sticks around a while. This is a good looking beer.

S: Clean citrusy aroma, not too orangey but clean overall with a bit of floral hop and some malt underneath to tie it together. Pretty basic actually. Somewhat more like a pale but without too much depth. Unoffensive and makes a drinkable presentation.

T: More malty than expected. This is somewhat like the Blue Moon winter seasonal but a bit brighter. The malt and spice profile is the same. There is a citrusy twinge in there but the "Valencia Orange peel" is not super noticeable. It is more of a bready malt profile with some citrus notes.

Not a bad beer - not what I expected but nothing extraordinary. A good solid drinkable beer.

BucBasil, Mar 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

OgreSanchez, Jul 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Adkins1203, Mar 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

BeerMeBrah, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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2.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The beer pours a burnt orange/ amber color with a thin filmy off white head.

It smells of butter and biscuits with hints of honey and grain. Tastes pretty average, some sweet caramel malt and macro flavor is all I detected. It is medium bodied with low carbonation and a forgettable finish.

For a supposed amber, this really wasn't that good, I would drink it over a regular macro though.

JMad, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +31.6%

Michaeldmanley, Feb 20, 2013
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2.7/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 6/2/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - orange, very carbonated, thin white head.
Smell - an odd blend if irange peel and caramel.
Taste - spice, some citrus, and caramel malts; complex, but strange.
Feel - some complex flavors, but too light.
Overall - good price point, mediocre beer.

DenverHopHead, Jan 19, 2014
Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.