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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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380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | 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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Boilerbrando

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-26-2013 23:31:20 | More by Boilerbrando
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Razr86

New York

2.5/5  rDev -18%

03-26-2013 05:32:55 | More by Razr86
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

03-25-2013 14:09:00 | More by mcaulifww
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -18%

03-25-2013 00:59:52 | More by bigbeers84
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Portion of a 12 oz bottle into a Hunahpu's snifter. Hey, at least it's not as bad as putting Budweiser Black Crown in it...from notes.

A: Pours an orange-amber color, with no head. I'll chalk it up to my glass being somewhat dirty at this stage.

S: There's some orange and sweet caramel. Pretty blah, which isn't too surprising.

T: An orange-y start fades into a finish of really bland wheat. If the nose was pretty blah, the flavor is really blah.

M: Relatively light and crisp. Still, the sweetness detracts from the drinkability too much.

O: Eh, not great. Still, I've had far worse.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 08:02:07 | More by ThisWangsChung
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CamuMahubah

Nebraska

3.68/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours beautiful..orange..

It smells sweet..

It tastes nice but a bit sweet..

Goes down easy but needs something..too sweet..

I don't know if extra hops would help..it's just a seasonal and goes well with Spring bbq's if we could ever have a Spring in NE..

Nice beer..I was thinking today about a beer that would be citrusy..

Nah I shoulda went IPA but I thank Blue Moon for trying..being a child of Central Florida I know the Valencia is too sweet for anything but OJ..the should have used the Navel..

Ah well nice try and I like it and rated it higher than I thought I would..

TRY TO DRINK THIS BEER SLOWLY..you cain't..it's nice..

It's sweet like the girls you let slip away..love it..

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 07:59:44 | More by CamuMahubah
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Musineer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-24-2013 02:20:31 | More by Musineer
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Tjvan2

Iowa

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-23-2013 23:55:50 | More by Tjvan2
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metter98

New York

2.71/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts, wheat and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the mixture of flavors isn't very pleasant.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I didn't really enjoy the combination of flavors as they didn't seem to have a good balance that were palatable to your taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 22:35:55 | More by metter98
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Brown_9ft4x

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +31.1%

03-23-2013 02:05:09 | More by Brown_9ft4x
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 01:13:41 | More by BucBasil
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KingMe

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -18%

03-22-2013 15:23:39 | More by KingMe
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themantis13

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

03-22-2013 01:34:27 | More by themantis13
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trocketsauced

New York

4/5  rDev +31.1%

03-22-2013 00:21:58 | More by trocketsauced
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-19-2013 21:20:34 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked this up a part of a mix-a-six at Giant in Linglestown, poured chilled into a tulip.

The color is copper with good clarity and thick tan cap with average sized bead and stringy lace. The smell has a bready aroma with mild yeast and malt esters with light citrus tinge. Mouthfeel is gently malty entry with semi-high carbonation and mild sweetness with light yeast tanginess and semi-dry finish with light alcohol presence.

The flavor has a slight nutty toastiness with mildly malty and slightly caramel notes with mild citrus element in the background with a gentle yeast creaminess and element of biscuit in the finish. Overall, not too bad, but this was pretty plain and ordinary which is not something I would want to purchase again- just ok drinkability wise.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 17:02:31 | More by Slatetank
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.61/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

'Valencia Grove Amber' on my label: drank 5 Feb 2013 in my hotel room in San Francisco. The 12 ounce bottle was chilled with ice in the wash basin and poured twice into a plastic beaker.

I found this OK: good amber hue to the body and an off-white head that didn't want to hang around for very long.

Flavour wise it had a pleasant orangey feel within what is a malty brew that has very little hop action in the nose or taste.

I prefer maltier, semi-sweet brews and this fitted my profile fairly well. One of the best beers from Coors I've had either side of the Atlantic.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 10:14:54 | More by BlackHaddock
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-17-2013 22:35:02 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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joel66

New York

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

03-17-2013 15:48:02 | More by joel66
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pismo10

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-16-2013 22:14:10 | More by pismo10
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Ohboy229

New York

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-16-2013 21:50:17 | More by Ohboy229
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JohnBender

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -18%

03-14-2013 16:17:32 | More by JohnBender
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sam_bliss

Washington

2.96/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This is not just Valencia Amber Ale but Valencia GROVE Amber. Special.

The copper-colored ale smells of wheat malts and the typical array of blue moon spices, plus orange peel. I like the taste, because I like orange juice, and it tastes just like OJ! At least it has flavors similar to that of good, fresh-squeezed valencia orange juice, the type served in Spanish cafes. As an amber, though, it misses the mark. Some pale and sweet malts lay a soft base, but the orange flavor dominates. The mouthfeel also reminds me of thick but pulp-free orange juice with just a bit of carbonation.

This 'beer' is enjoyable to drink as long as I don't think too hard about it. So I keep my beer review short and just enjoy the OJ-esque malt beverage.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 03:28:27 | More by sam_bliss
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ckeegan04

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-11-2013 01:17:24 | More by ckeegan04
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1BadblueSS

New York

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-10-2013 18:38:27 | More by 1BadblueSS
Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.