Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata AleBlue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale
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Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata AleBlue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by krome on 08-02-2014

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Ratings: 727 |  Reviews: 123
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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Photo of Egil_Skallagrimsson
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Pleasantly surprised with this one. Given that it is made by Coors Brewing and most other Blue Moon beers have only been mediocre, I wasn't expecting a lot. This turned out to be a great beer though. Definitely my favorite Blue Moon beer. It does have a decent amount of cinnamon flavor and aroma so if that's not your thing steer clear. Very refreshing and smooth. Great for fall nights around the fire. Highly recommended. It appears it is currently in a testing phase so I hope it passes muster with everyone else so I can continue to enjoy it. If you like pumpkin ales and other spiced beers you should definitely give this one a go.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one surprised me. It poars a hazy golden yellow with minimal head and no lacing. The aroma is thay of straight cinnamon sticks. Flavor is strong cinnamon sugar up front, followed by Belgian yeasts, with a clean grain and (once again) cinnamony finish. Mouthfeel and carbonation is strong but pleasant. This is my first venture into spiced beer, so maybe I am biased. However it was undoubtedly my favorite beer in the Spring 2015 Blue Moon Brewmaster's pack.

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Photo of leffebrown84th
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I wasnt looking forward to drinking this. A dessert beer definately. Sweet, it does taste like cinnamon horchata and i rather liked it. I would buy it if i ever saw it in a 6 pack. Cinnamon and sugar is what this tasted like. A slight artificial flavor is present as well.

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Photo of Metal_N_Brew
5/5  rDev +40.4%

First off, let me say I'm not a fan of Blue Moon in general. But that being said, when I heard about this beer, it actually sounded like it would be excellent, so I gave it a shot. I am glad I did.

Appearance: Tan/Golden Brown

Smell: Cinnamon, Slight hint of Nuttiness, Almost similar to a churro

Taste: Cinnamon, Spices, slight hint of Vanilla (maybe?)

Mouthfeel: Initially smooth, then after sitting and agitating in the mouth, it packs a balanced but rough cinnamon spiced punch. Almost reminds me of summer winds in the desert, when the taste lingers.

Overall: Great beer. Pleasantly surprised that I actually liked a Blue Moon/Coors beer. Tried regular Blue Moon, didn't like it. This on the other hand, is cinnamon gold. Highly recommended and really hope this becomes a permanent flavor.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

i will be the first to admit that i dont hate this at all. its like a mulled cider or something, i get cinnamon but very little or no chili, which i am totally fine with, and then a real strange apple sweetness that i cant quite place. honey and cinnamon in the nose, i would call it wintery, but the beer is so light in color and body that it really struggles to work in that context. definitely unique though, with its use of cinnamon in a beer this pale. i find it rather drinkable because of the absence of the pepper, and because carbonation is way up. the sweetness hurts it for me, but i think it probably makes it more salable to the masses. more like spiced apple cider than beer, but i still kind of like it, and it certainly doesnt have any weird off flavors, but this whole blue moon, shock top, flavored beer thing is getting carried away is it not?

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

From a twelve ounce bottle freshness dated to December 22, 2014.

Aroma is a spicy malt. Pours very light yellow clear body with a large foamy white head. Head has short retention time with spotty lacing.
Taste is mild , sweet cinnamon or allspice flavor.(I was expecting something like red hots cinnamon candy!)

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Photo of hman43
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Look: It pours light gold with a white head that is a bit foamy. It does not have very good head retention.

Smell: The aroma is very sweet. It has aromas of cinnamon and brown sugar. There are also background notes of apples and nutmeg.

Taste: The initial flavor reminds me of apple sauce flavored with cinnamon. It certainly is quite sweet. There is some additional spiciness and nutmeg.

Feel: It has a light body and a sweet finish. It also has high carbonation level.

Overall this is a sweet beer with most of the flavors and aromas centered around apples and cinnamon.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeoBear
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gold colored beer
Smells like Horchata
Tastes great to me. Cinnamon, sweet but not too sweet.
-Wife disagrees, said it had an aftertaste she didn't care for.
Mouthfeel was pretty good. Not too thin, didn't have to chew it.
Overall, it isn't an everyday drinker but I think it was worth going out and grabbing 2 six packs. Will drink again.

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Photo of Krissay16
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of generallee
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass.

Appearance: The body has a light amber color with a very light haze. It was briefly topped off with a small white head which quickly settles out leaving just a ring of creamy foam at the edge of the glass.

Smell: A sweet cinnamon character jumps out of the glass first. I also pick up a bready wheat maltiness with a very slight spicy hops way off in the background as well.

Taste / Palate: It starts with a light almost creamy sweet maltiness and a mild doughy cinnamon flavor blends in. As it finishes some light hop bitterness mixes in and the balance goes from sweet to semi dry. It feels light and well carbonated making it quite drinkable. This was a stand out from the rest of the mixed pack it came in.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is cinnamon, vanilla, and big graham cracker. Very sweet, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Makes for an interesting dessert beer. Not sure I could do a six of these, but makes for a nice change of pace beer.

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Photo of jamesmk48
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of asuburbanman
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianBeers1030
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of tiitomireles
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cinnamon to nose and faint on palate. Hint of apple, sweetness of honey(?). Likely would not drink again. 7/9/17

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Photo of Nass
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottled on date on the label. Wow! this does taste like a watered down version of a horchata. For a Coors product this was not too bad. Cheers!

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Photo of Adam_Lifts
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MattFlynn410
2.97/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +12.4%

“In December Drinking Horchata” thanks Vampire Weekend for making horchata a latin cinnamon based beverage wide stream appeal! Cloudy golden appearance light wispy white head beautiful looking beer sits here in my glass.

Aroma has straight up cinnamon spice, a hint of fruit and wheat based citrus notes. Really pleasant thus far, I’m into the concept of Horchata I’m ready to drink the real deal!

Flavor is so pleasant a kiss of wheat and cinnamon spice married perfectly, no lie this is a Blue Moon release that’s actually drinkable and flavorful. Not a spice bomb just right long grain rice adds just the right amount of creaminess. Keith Villa was inspired by drinking horchata in the markets of Mexico. I wanna go!

Mouthfeel slightly creamy even keeled carbonation goes down so smooth with each sip, I’m quite frankly loving this experience…I will buy more that’s saying a lot!

Overall, look at my last sentence!

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