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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

294 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | 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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skelton00

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-22-2013 02:52:32 | More by skelton00
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midnitesun11

California

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

11-21-2013 04:32:03 | More by midnitesun11
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scanny24

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

11-19-2013 01:41:30 | More by scanny24
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2013 14:36:01 | More by pourmeadrink
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jpaulsen

California

3/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2013 00:59:14 | More by jpaulsen
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2013 00:14:36 | More by BeerMeister8
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V3XX069

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

11-16-2013 05:06:25 | More by V3XX069
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Cavanaghty

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 22:23:15 | More by Cavanaghty
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -2%

11-08-2013 03:36:47 | More by Rod_J
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Talbott92

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2%

11-07-2013 03:07:07 | More by Talbott92
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TonyY

New York

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-04-2013 10:44:06 | More by TonyY
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 21:13:49 | More by ppoitras
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-01-2013 14:35:04 | More by bigeyedfish89
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RHVC59

Oregon

3/5  rDev -2%

10-31-2013 17:15:41 | More by RHVC59
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carbin14

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

10-31-2013 02:48:37 | More by carbin14
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Caj1

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 22:15:20 | More by Caj1
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StompingClover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -2%

10-27-2013 19:54:45 | More by StompingClover
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Scarvingdozen87

Illinois

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 12:47:47 | More by Scarvingdozen87
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Averwo

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-26-2013 02:34:24 | More by Averwo
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ale207

Maine

3/5  rDev -2%

10-26-2013 02:26:14 | More by ale207
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scratch69

Missouri

2.7/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear amber color with a half a fingers worth of head. Light amount of runny lacing.

Smell- Faint aromas of caramel, apple, and citrus.

Taste- Sweet caramel malt with some spices for balance. Just a hint of apple flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an above average amount of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

Overall- I don't think these flavors work well in a beer. This is my least favorite Blue Moon offering and I won't be trying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 17:57:41 | More by scratch69
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Red_Chaos1

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

10-25-2013 01:19:04 | More by Red_Chaos1
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

1.25/5  rDev -59.2%

10-24-2013 15:36:39 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -2%

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

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-23-2013 23:16:59 | More by PoeppingN
Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.