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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

417 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 44 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -26%

crobinso, Feb 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Kunstman, Feb 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

KatieTee24, Feb 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

psmith161, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

yankinwis, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

JHendu, Jan 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

jordanmckell, Jan 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

lupercmda, Jan 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

craigmj7, Jan 27, 2013
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3.19/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Clear copper color with a white film on top.

SMELL: Wheat malts, bread, dusty musty aroma. Some orange soda like scents eventually emerge as well as some floral hops. An interesting nose.

TASTE: Wheat and a good bit of citrus. Mild bitter hop touches and finishes with a snap of tangy orange peel. Soft citrus skin comes through in the taste. This is a mild ale but the orange flavors grow increasingly evident as it warms. In the summer I can see this as an ideal beverage to drink ice cold out of a cooler during a cookout or something.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated and spritzy. There is a lingering finish of orange peel and citrus oils that coat the palate.

OVERALL: Not bad, and def drinks easy. For those not fond of oranges, steer clear.

Stinkypuss, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

dpage27, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

skaboom420, Jan 26, 2013
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Schumatrix, Jan 24, 2013
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3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is not a one star beer, but not a five either. It's easy to drink and readily available - on par with Killian's Red, but with more citrus. Has a decent sweet faintly aromatic smell. No head retention and kind of watery, which is no surprise. The taste is above average. The light sweetness and orange flavor certainly have more presence than the aroma. Hops are not a big part of the picture here. The simple malt taste and a little orange peel presence are what wins it points. Overall a light easygoing brew, just fine to drink.

angusdegraosta, Jan 23, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a semi-clear amber color with a slight off-white head. There is a mild scent of wheat and orange. The flavor is fairly citrusy but is less creamy and has more of a raw orange juice flavor than regular blue moon. Better than the average macro-brew but it still isn't as good as the original. Finishes with a little bit of a tang taste.

Lemke10, Jan 20, 2013
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Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.