Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced AleBlue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale

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71
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421 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 22
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-14-2012)
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Reviews by Caj1:
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3.51/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the Blue Moon Fall 12-pack Sampler, this beer is slightly above average but not truly worth noting. It's good a couple of times, but if you're going to be pounding the brewskis all night (or even more than just one or two) then you may tire of this pretty quickly.

Brown bottle with a brownish label (complete with caramel-dipped apples, cinnamon sticks, and an apple orchard on the front) this pours a nice and very clear dark copper-golden-brown and leaves about two fingers of head that dissipates in about two minutes or so, leaving a good deal of film on the surface; Lacing is minimal. The nose, however, is a bit disappointing. I don't know if it's my underperforming schnoz, but all I smell is spice (cinnamon), a LOT of grain and bread, and a light whiff of apple juice.

The taste, however, makes up a lot for the underwhelming scent. I'm hit immediately with the caramel malt they advertise on the neck label, a good taste of sweet-tart apple juice, and the spice does more to compliment the flavor than overpower it (a la Harvest Pumpkin Ale). There's a lot of bread, but that's okay and I'll forgive them for it; cold weather is a lot nicer to bready beer than warm weather ever was. There isn't a great deal of hops to speak of, but what little there is serves to ground the flavor with some earth and bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing but a few of these is more than enough.

So there you have it. It's good, definitely something I would try again, but there are better options. However, the apple flavor gives a nice kick and is definitely my favorite part of the flavor profile. Give it a try.

To good health and good beer.

More User Reviews:
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3.3/5  rDev +7.8%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #69 (October 2012):

They reached out to their fans for this one and this was the winning idea, no too far off from their Harvest Pumpkin Ale. They have the potential to reach so much further but safe seems to be the game here and safe it is. We get the spiced part, it works. The “Caramel Apple” is missing a bit much and the flavors come off as not meshing well, discombobulated. Hohum.

STYLE: Spiced Ale
ABV: 5.8%
AVAILABILITY: Fall Seasonal

LOOK: Deep garnet amber hue, clear and bubbly, decent head

SMELL: Nutmeg, faint cinnamon, slightly bread, ghost-like apple, vague sweetness

TASTE: Pie spice, mild caramel maltiness, mild apple flavor, bready, very clean, hint of warming alcohol, grapenuts, semi-dry faded spice finish

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light brown with an off white head.

Smell: Mild smell of malts, caramel, and citrus, no apple.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste was watered down cinnamon and caramel with malts.

Overall: Not a very exciting beer. I would not waste my money on this one again.

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2.68/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Great caramel apple smell! Smells just as if I was going to a shop for caramel apples!

T: Tasted like a faint version of caramel apples. Great caramel malt with a hint of crisp apples in background.

O: A great fall beer! Wish the caramel apples would come in 6 pack instead of the bluemoon variety pack. Must try this beer! Sensational flavor!

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3.4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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2.48/5  rDev -19%

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2.48/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

i really enjoy Blue Moon and their Pumpkin Harvest beer, but this Caramel Apple does not make it with me. Nice look, caramel apple scents, and all the notes were there. I even had a nice caramel aftertaste. But the beer lacked the necessary sweetness to satisfy me. So two big thumbs down from me here.

The beer goes well with some shitty new age music from Windham Hill Records

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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2.6/5  rDev -15%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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2.85/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Pours ruby amber with an off-white finger width head. Decent retention, but thins to a virtually naked surface. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell - Smells slightly medicinal or sugary soda like, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. This smells almost dead on to the Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin ale.

Taste - Starts with a light sugary sweetness, with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg hitting around midtaste. Subtle hints of apple. Underlying pie crust malt character from start to finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Somewhat smooth. A tad undercarbonated for my liking.

Overall - They were going for a caramel apple flavor, and I'd say they missed their target. It tastes more akin to that last bit of apple pie crust that's left in the tin, with just a bit of the filling left on the piece. It gives you hints of just how delicious that pie was, but it leaves your craving completely and utterly unsatisfied.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.