Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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1.58/5 rDev -48%
Made the mistake of letting my curiosity get the best of me. Was going to pick up the regular Blue Moon, but saw this offering and figured I would see what it had to offer. Big mistake. First off, this isn't a horrible tasting beer. It's actually doesn't have much taste or flavor at all. All I get from this is a slight bit of spice, with a little odd flavor in the finish, almost malt liquor-ish. It's 5.9 ABV, so it packs a little more punch than the tradional 4.5-5.2 ABV beers, but taste wise this is almost as neutral as you can get. Not what I want when buying a "craft " beer, as Anything I've tried from Samuel Adams has much more character than this offering. This is like the guy in the crowd who just blends in and isn't noticed. I won't be buying this Blue Moon offering EVER again.
04-21-2013 04:12:11 | More by MIXMASTERICE
3.16/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
04-15-2013 04:01:26 | More by RoamingGnome
3.06/5 rDev +0.7%
Best before 6/24/13.
Label calls this one Valencia Grove Amber.
Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and a slight citrus aroma. Taste is much the same with earthy, spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is fairly drinkable but sort of boring all around.
04-13-2013 05:07:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.