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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

429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 8
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of harveystarr
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of jsisko01
3.86/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear copper/amber color with an inch thick head that lasts for a minute. Leaves a very nice lacing.

Smell - All I detect is coriander and orange zest. Maybe a hint of caramel as well.. It smells great though.

Taste - Roasted malts, a hint of caramel,orange zest and citrus, with a mild bitterness and nuttiness in the finish. The finish seems to have many brown ale-like similarities.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - This isn't your average amber ale.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.04/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost a finger of head on a dark amber colored body.
The aroma is a mild grain and orange zest. Mild though.
The taste is mildly bitter with moderate sweetness. Bland.
The texture is crisp with moderate to high carbonation.
A lack of depth and flavor keeps this back.

Photo of musqayan
4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of rfbenavi80
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Chevelle66
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of MattandCari
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info. Part of the "seasonal collection", not sure which season they are talking about.

LOOK: Pours clear amber, with a copper hue. Light tan head, that stays, leaves a thicker collar and moderate thicker blobs of lace.

SMELL: Notes of oranges dominate the nose.

TASTE: Oranges again come to mind. With some bready/toasty notes. With a strange, burnt plastic note in the finish...nasty

FEEL: Medium, with carbonation on point for the style

OVERALL: Meh, fake "craft beer", fake "seasonal" beer. Would do, in a pinch, ice cold on a hot day, or not.

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Valencia Amber Ale - I had high hopes for this one and ended up with a mixed experience.

Out of the bottle it looked great. It has a nice dark-yellow color with visible carbonation, a small head but with good staying power and lacing. The carbonation was just right in the mouth with little stickiness but, there was a surprising after taste I wasn't pleased with. I smelled none of the spices or citrus it claims to have, but I did taste them from a distant, sorta there, kinda there perspective. I smelled the hops and barley more than I tasted them so that much was good.

Overall, it a good brew, but nothing spectacular.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of psmith161
3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of justinm4bama
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of yankinwis
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of JHendu
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of jordanmckell
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of lupercmda
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.