Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

Blue Moon Mountain Abbey AleBlue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 15.81%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
316
From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
76
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Blue Moon Mountain Abbey AleBlue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale
Notes: This copper-colored ale is crafted with roasted malts, Belgian sugar and a touch of wheat for a rich caramel flavor and a smooth toffee finish.
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Reviews by BeerMeister8:
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BeerMeister8 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 25, 2014
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Metal_N_Brew from Utah

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

I got this in the Blue Moon sampler which I mainly bought for the excellent Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale inside it -and the Gingerbread Ale I have yet to try (hopefully it's good)- As stated in my other review, not too much of a Blue Moon guy.

I saw the description of Mountain Abbey and thought I'd give it a shot as well, and actually hoped it would be good...but I didn't hold expectations too high.

Appearance: Deep Amber Brown color, with a decent toasted looking head.

Smell: At first, it just smelled like a regular Macro American Adjunct, but on the second smell, I detected some sweet brown sugar, toffee and some pecan nuttiness. Kinda boozy smelling as well.

Taste: Blend of described flavors. Toffee blended into the sugar, the sugar blended in the nuttiness. The sugar and toffee were most prevalent, and strangely it tasted slightly boozy throughout at times.

Mouthfeel: Combination of smooth yet rough. It would switch at times.

Overall: Wasn't bad, but wasn't extrordinarily good either. It was simply, OK. If I were to be offered this at a party or on tap, I'd take it maybe, but I wouldn't regularly seek it out. I will say this though, if it were more fine tuned, it could be a little more than ok.

Nov 18, 2014
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Some guys about crucified me on a facebook group for having this in a beer photo collection today.

Let's see if it's really bad or just okay.

Appearance : Pours a nice 1 finger head, pretty fluffy, off-white in color. The body is a beautiful orange-cranberry-copper hue. It's about 70% transparent. It looks good so far.

Aroma : There's not much here, it's pretty weak, but I'm getting nutty aromas, clove, caramel, coriander, and wheat malts. Real easy to identify the aromas, in fact I didn't even take longer than a minute to type this category out. They're all just so faint.

Taste : The nut and caramel come out immediately, walking hand in hand with a slightly coppery and wheat-y flavor profile from the coriander and malts respectively. It has a malty finish and faint hop can be tasted as well.

Mouthfeel : About medium bodied. The carbonation is sharp and severe, and the drink ends slightly sandpapery, perhaps pasty even, but heavily malted.

Overall : This beer isn't really that bad. It's an easy drinker, heavy on malts, light on hop, and has some real Belgian feeling to it. Try it if you haven't yet.

Mar 30, 2015
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ParkbrauFan from Iowa

3/5  rDev -8.8%

Mar 24, 2014
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Vdub1803 from New York

2.5/5  rDev -24%

Feb 15, 2014
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KayKey from Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

Feb 18, 2014
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NicholasOfMKE from Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -8.8%

Feb 17, 2014
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Ohiolager from Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Blue Moon mountain abbey ale 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)

12 oz twist off brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. freshness date marked in yellow on bottle neck.

pours a dark reddish brown. very deep copper. two fingers of off white head that dissipate rather quickly. leaving a nice skim layer, but no lacing.

i agree with RETROMAN40 it has a rather adjunct smell. kind of like Busch copper lager. i smell some roasted malts, some spices, a sugary backbone and caramel.

malt at fist, then caramel taste with a coppery feel. a sugary warmth on the finish, which is bad since this brew is only 5.6%ABV. the after taste is gone in seconds, just leaving a sugary syrup feel/taste in the mouth.

mouth feel is light, coppery, and sweet. the brew is not watery, but lacks a quality feel.

overall this is not what i expected. Original Blue Moon was great, this however is not a great brew. its simply OK. the sugar content takes away from the smell and taste.

Apr 05, 2014
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +21.6%

Feb 23, 2014
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justinthegypo from Georgia

3/5  rDev -8.8%

Aug 18, 2014
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PaulAndrew from Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Mar 09, 2014
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davemarc87 from Indiana

3/5  rDev -8.8%

Mar 20, 2014
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Merticois from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Mar 13, 2014
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burntoutphilosopher from Indiana

3.16/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

i liked this beer, but it's consistently bland. 1$ a bottle makes it a fair choice for while playing pool.

May 08, 2015
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eb3ny from New York

4/5  rDev +21.6%

Mar 21, 2014
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Jonker1 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Apr 06, 2014
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Dovers from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jan 05, 2015
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Midwestbrew18 from Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jun 05, 2014
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ThaHealer from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Jul 06, 2014
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spazx from New York

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Apr 09, 2014
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tem3175 from Missouri

3.39/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 04, 2015
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JOldewurtel from Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Apr 23, 2014
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ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.51/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a little red tint with a nice 2 finger head that dissipates slowly leaving a little lacing down a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is pretty weak but I can make out mostly sweet malts.

Taste is really good. I get the sweetness upfront then a malty character and a caramely taste in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

Overall, this beer is pretty good. I like the sweetness and it fits to be a winter beer. I would give this another try.

Jan 22, 2015
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kilobees from Kentucky

3.12/5  rDev -5.2%

Nov 08, 2014
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

2.67/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Jul 09, 2015
Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 316 ratings