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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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BA SCORE
71
okay

306 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-14-2012)
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.65/5  rDev -13.4%

Best before 1/13/14.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spice, caramel, and slight apple aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and apple flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that displays the characteristics in its name but everything is quite subdued all around.

10-20-2013 04:27:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

04-30-2014 17:42:03 | More by kjkinsey
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2%

09-22-2013 04:04:54 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Served in a Bruery snifter.

I wasn't sure whether to list this as a fruit beer, a spiced beer, or something else, so if anyone wants to change the style, feel free. Either way, I've been looking forward to trying this stuff since it was put out as a test batch a while back. It pours a clear amber-garnet topped by a finger or so of tenuous dirty-beige foam. The nose comprises cinnamon, caramel, and, way in the back, some light green apple flesh. Yeah, I could see that being spiced caramel apple. The taste focuses on the caramel and cinnamon, adding here and there some light clove notes. There's a vague sense of what may or may not be apple in there as well, but it may just be wishful thinking based on the label. Regardless, there's definitely some sort of fruitiness in there. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a seemingly grainy feel (it's really not grainy, but it seems as though some ground cinnamon is floating about in suspension...seriously...). Overall, this may not completely live up to the billing, but it does deliver on the spice, and, in that regard, it ain't half bad. I'd have another...

07-14-2012 01:43:53 | More by TMoney2591
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

10-28-2012 22:35:03 | More by SocalKicks
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

08-30-2012 01:48:53 | More by Jason
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

08-17-2013 04:11:24 | More by WVbeergeek
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.9/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours clear amber with a head that doesn't last too long. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is bland - grain with just a hint of caramel and apple.

The taste doesn't fair much better, except that more apple comes out. This is sweet - with caramel malt - but not sticky. There is some spicing that balances the sweetness, but doesn't add any particular flavors to it.

This is just a rather bland beer. A friend of a friend brought this over for me to try. Glad I didn't pay for it. Well, it's not "bad" - it just struggles a bit to be "okay".

10-18-2013 20:17:10 | More by jwc215
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

10-17-2013 02:12:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev +4.6%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some golden hints when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall dense off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium patch of thin film with the majority of the surface of the beer covered by a very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma of this beer is sweet with some moderate notes of caramel malts with some light fruit (apple) and spices (nutmeg really stands out).

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of caramel malts with some light sweetness and some light fruits (apple) as well. There are lots of spice notes - nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.Very light amounts of bitterness in the finish but it fades quickly.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A little too sweet for my palate but still enjoyable - they achieve what they advertised, there is a definite subtle hint of caramel apples and spices. Easy to drink and was a hit with several of my NYC area evacuees (and hosts).

11-02-2012 21:47:48 | More by dbrauneis
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -5.2%

12oz bottle obtained from Chris during Big E. Been saving for that right moment. Thanks!

Poured into a Tree House Brewing Willi Becher glass, formed a short-lived 1/4" beige head over the clear dark amber brew. Head is promptly down to an uneven skim, with leggy somewhat lasting lace. Aroma is sweet but minimal.

Taste is an artifical sweet upfront, a fleeting apple tartness in the middle, and closes with moderate spices and bitterness. Mouthfeel is okay, and drinkability is kind of knocked for me due to the spicing, although hard to fault, it's in the name of the beer. Have to admit, not as bad as I feared, although that's not particularly a glowing review.

11-02-2013 21:13:49 | More by ppoitras
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-07-2013 03:08:47 | More by LXIXME
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

10-05-2013 15:39:50 | More by wrightst
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2%

09-03-2013 01:34:38 | More by rolltide8425
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vfgccp

New York

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

08-05-2012 20:56:42 | More by vfgccp
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev +18.6%

Bottle marked DEC2412-E051011453. Sampled on September 1, 2012.

The pour is a handsome looking reddish-brown with a long-lasting cream-colored soft head. Decent clarity.

The short description of the aroma is sweet but in more detail there are notes of baked apples, caramel malts, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and molasses.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste and the aroma have much in common with sweet caramel malts, apple, spices, and a lower bitterness that lingers for a moment and then fades off. Altogether this is a decent offering from Blue Moon.

09-01-2012 19:59:23 | More by puboflyons
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atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

04-25-2014 18:22:27 | More by atrocity
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rfgetz

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours a clear amber, little no no head. Nose has faint spices along with moderately sweet caramel malts. Taste brings the note of faint spice and faint apple juice with sweet caramel malts. Lighter side of medium bodied, lacking in carbonation. Lifeless beer that could benefit from a bigger dose of EVERYTHING. Noting horribley off putting, just bland.

11-09-2012 17:41:30 | More by rfgetz
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

01-28-2013 21:44:03 | More by AngusOg
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -2%

10-24-2013 13:16:47 | More by tommy5
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gtermi

Texas

3/5  rDev -2%

02-03-2014 05:16:05 | More by gtermi
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -67.3%

05-07-2013 13:46:14 | More by tommyguz
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev +1.3%

Aroma is mostly a nutmeg spice. It's not too strong or overpowering but it masks whatever might lie underneath
Brilliantly clear autumn amber. Tan fizzy head that settles out in relatively short order.
The finish is rather watery. A soft spice (nutmeg) again, start to finish. Not much caramel to speak of - it's definitely in the back ground. Soft and comfortable feel enhanced by a soft carbonation. Sweetness lies more in a light fruit (- the apple maybe?).
Inoffensive and simple and easy to drink. Nothing I'd seek out. Has an autumn feel.

10-11-2012 01:10:39 | More by garymuchow
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Pegasus

Texas

3/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: Clear deep amber gold with a large white head which slowly fades., thin glass-coating lace, and faint carbonation.

Aroma: Very sweet and spicy, reminiscent of pumpkin pie, with cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and caramel. I am not able to detect any apple notes in the aroma.

Taste: Opens with a flourish of caramel and spices, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and a backbone of caramel. As the taste progresses, the spices seem to gain a slight punch. Towards the close, there is a little mild herbal bitterness. Finishes with spicy flavors and a faint metallic note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Its not in the same class as Dogfish Head, or any other craft brewer of the first rank, but its not bad. Given a choice between this and a macro lager, Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale wins hands down.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longnck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a Chimay chalice.

09-16-2012 15:43:43 | More by Pegasus
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev +17.3%

Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head, a clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and a fairly good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of spices, breads, and some juice. Taste is very spiced, juicy, bready, and sweet- certainly flavorful. Also, there is a nice grain aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale finishes mostly dry, sweet, somewhat cloying, and easily drinkable. Overall, this is good, and it is outstanding for a flavored beer. RJT

11-23-2013 15:16:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.