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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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BA SCORE
71
okay

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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: phishsihq on 01-26-2012

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Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a light orange hue with a thin fizzy head. It holds a bit of Orange on the nose with an apricot sweetness and an evident caramel malt. Caramel malt leads the taste with hints of Orange and apricot, sweetness from the fruity sugars and barley like grain. Certainly drinks easy but it's so thin it's hard rate it any higher. This comes across as the very definition of OK.

Photo of Cluker
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ranger7
3.33/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a laser-etched Sam Adams glass.
Review from notes 3/9/2014.

A: Clear amber with microscopic head.

S: Malt and brown sugar.

T: Similar to a brown ale, tastes like it smells with some orange peel at the end.

M: Slight carbonation, appropriate.

O: Nice. Not as much of an orange taste as I was expecting, but a nice amber ale overall.

Photo of Stermax
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of DLSheidy
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kds2437
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of AGB
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of pkalix
2.54/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Photo of gr0g
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.

Photo of PaulAndrew
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of -ronin-
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of jimbodude5
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Brewsephus
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
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..

Photo of dharmabum1102
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of dll025
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of wwest
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ethanmc12
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of EF4
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of BryantForestry
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of onlymurderers
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Sheesh101
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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