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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

400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 35 | 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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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

04-11-2013 00:16:54 | More by Drk93TT
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-10-2013 12:07:37 | More by Bromine
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Jabartheljr

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-09-2013 21:50:34 | More by Jabartheljr
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lemniscate

California

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

04-08-2013 07:29:27 | More by lemniscate
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-06-2013 18:26:21 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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BJasny

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-05-2013 21:54:00 | More by BJasny
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mactrail

Washington

2.76/5  rDev -9.2%

Pours a handsome amber color with a very thin foam in the big Duvel tulip. A whiff of custard. Lightly carbonated with fine bubbles. The mouthfeel is thickish. Something like malt with some caramel. Reminds me of Hawaiian bread, kind of sweet and doughy.

I don't taste oranges specifically, but there is a citrus tang. It's more like a fruity bitterness with a touch of yeast. I can't say there is anything really wrong with this, it just has an odd, persistent flavor without much beery refreshing quality. No trace of hops, which would be odd for an Amber Ale, if that's what this is. It seems more like a bleary and bloated Witbier. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Ralph's Supermarket in San Clemente.

04-04-2013 05:46:58 | More by mactrail
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Giggy

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

04-04-2013 04:42:43 | More by Giggy
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tgatort

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-04-2013 04:40:25 | More by tgatort
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odbjs735

New York

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-03-2013 03:55:56 | More by odbjs735
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-02-2013 04:33:20 | More by tubeyes
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.31/5  rDev +8.9%

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Date code: JUL1513.

Appearance: Pours out an amber-hued body, great clarity, with a not-so-great, very thin, white head.

Smell: Sweetish scent of toffee atop bready, scantly grainy malts with just a tickling of wheat and a juicy orange topnote.

Taste: Toffee-laced, bready grains, moderately sweet adjoined to a sip of everyday OJ. Minimal hop character, bitterness. Slight wheaty accent here and there. Orange peel taste on the back-half and into the drying, zippy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: While the VAA is not exactly bad, I just wasn't exactly keen on the flavors presented here.

04-02-2013 00:17:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-01-2013 01:39:17 | More by jmw4437
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -16.8%

A - Pours a very clear amber with a thin quarter finger of off white head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. Left no lacing.

S - Smells of slight orange peel an cinnamon.

T - At first comes a lingering slight orange peel flavor, followed by some very cheap malts and adjuncts.

M - Medium bodied with very high carbonation.

O - Overall, it's alright for easy drinking, but not a craft beer by any means. could perhaps be used as a cross over beer but that's about the extent of it.

03-30-2013 22:40:16 | More by SometimesIfart
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-30-2013 19:54:52 | More by Janeinma
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TerryB

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-30-2013 12:37:06 | More by TerryB
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JMad

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

03-30-2013 03:30:12 | More by JMad
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bismarksays

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

03-30-2013 01:23:50 | More by bismarksays
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.61/5  rDev -14.1%

A: Pours a clear light to medium amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some golden orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with just a light touch of orange citrus though there is something slightly artificial about it. Some notes of wheat as well.

T: Very similar to the smell, there are light to moderate flavors of wheat and caramel malts upfront with some lighter notes of orange/citrus (though it is not a citrus hop but more of an artificial orange flavor). Light bitterness that fades pretty quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I did not have very high expectations for this beer but I was still slightly disappointed - I really like Valencia oranges and I could not really detect that smell or flavor at all. Easy to drink but really nothing special and the flavors do not seem to integrate well together.

03-29-2013 23:06:39 | More by dbrauneis
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SalTnutZ1

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

03-28-2013 02:18:17 | More by SalTnutZ1
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Boilerbrando

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -1.3%

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

New York

2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

03-24-2013 08:02:07 | More by ThisWangsChung
Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.