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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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71
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435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 8
Gots: 58 | 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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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.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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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.

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Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.