Blue Moon First Peach Ale | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Blue Moon First Peach AleBlue Moon First Peach Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
With one foot in winter and the other in spring, we crafted this Belgian-inspired Brown Ale with flavors of peach and coriander to complement both. It has a tart taste balanced by caramel malts for the cooler days and peach notes for the warmer ones.

Added by jhartley on 09-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,730
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
325
pDev:
15.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 325 |  Reviews: 51
Reviews by sagefool:
Photo of sagefool
3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blue Moon was the first thing in my area (many moons ago) that was even close to craft.

That being said, I've graduated many levels above. It's a great beer, on sale. This week, it was $12.99 for a twelver of this brew. How can you pass that up? Normally, I'd leave it.

This seasonal is A-OK. Definitely better than the usual, but I can't see how this was mixed with a brown sour ale.

Good peach profile. Weak body that promises more. Good delivery on the peach. Coriander is non-existent.

Not sure how they'll say I rated it, but it's a good deal for what it is. I will say that it is an acceptable substitute for an RJ Rocker Peach, but not even close to a Peachy King.

Don't pay more than $8 for a sixer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jjamadorphd
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good offering from Blue Moon - I was expecting the normally sweet, syrupy beer for the fruity persuasion, but was surprised with a nice mix between the ale and peach. At first, when you think about it, you wonder if this could even work - but somehow - it does.

I truly like the dark amber color of brew, with the tan head (with some decent staying power.) You can certainly smell and taste the peaches, and not sweet, but definitely there. Overall, a really good beer to have with friends - especially if you are trying to introduce them to the love of beer...

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Photo of TheBoldBeerGuy
2.87/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Overly sweetened after the peach flavor, as though they added peach to the boil, then extra sugar "just in case." Like other Blue Moon fruit seasonals, it leaves an permiating saccharine residue that makes you feel like you're drinking badly hopped soda. Hardly any of the back wheat flavor that Blue Moon Belgian White grew famous for. Might be good for someone who doesn't like beer.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a small white head. Smells of canned peach and slight grain. Tastes of a nice malty beer with some peach notes, however, the peach seems artificial, and slightly like canned peach. Beer is light bodied, nicely carbonation, easy drinking. Overall an average beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by 5/30/16.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of peach, peach juice, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly burnt toast, peach, peach juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a flavor that is sort of like burnt toast with peach jelly.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a puffy white foam head of a two finger height. The head fades quite fast leaving just a hint of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma, as one may expect, is heaviest of a peach smell. Along with the peach comes a bit of apricot and some more sugary and malty smells of candy and a bit of grainy bread. Overall the aroma is rather pleasant with it reminding me of a peach fruit roll-up like smell.

Taste – Upfront the taste is strongest of an orange citrus taste mixed with a decent sum of a malty flavor of a more bready nature. As the taste advances the bready flavors add a little bit of a grainy taste to the profile, all while some lemon also comes to the tongue. While a lemon taste and grainy taste bring a little bit of bitter and harshness, this is balanced by a coming of some candied flavors and the taste of peach that one would have anticipated from the nose. In the end, the combination of flavors leaves one with a moderately sweet and light in nature fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer rather thin for a brew of 5.6 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the lighter fruit flavors the lighter body was decent, although a little thicker of a body may have been nice for the bready and grainy flavors, helping to accentuate them slightly better. Overall the feel was just OK.

Overall – Not bad, but nothing to pine for. A decent, not obnoxious peach/fruit beer that is pretty easy to drink overall.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep red color with a very small carbonated. Virtually no head retention or lacing. Has a strong peach aroma. Slightly bready, but the peach aroma over powers anything else. Bready peach taste with a mild spicy hop bitterness at the end. Sweet peach aftertaste. Medium bodied. Not a bad beer, but not something I would necessarily look for.

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Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cj2847
2.2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of keithbrown
4.55/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Not really a fruity beer kind of guy, but this hits the spot! It's just too bad it's only in seasonal mixed cases.

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Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of phatsmackey
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarrellK
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OKbrew89
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange-golden color with a quickly receding head. Strong candied peach smell. It had a fairly clean peach taste that wasn't overwhelming and stopped short of being syrupy or sugary while bing balanced out by citrus at the tip of the tongue. Light body with moderate carbonation.
Coors made an effort to infuse peach into it's Blue Moon and it worked. It could've worked better, but this wasn't a failure. The peach is there and the beer essence is still there even if the candied smell and light body are off.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This red-orange-brown brew develops a creamy dark tan / light brown head almost a full finger tall. It holds a thick layer after dropping that deposits a sturdy ring and some patching on good quantity with some stick.
The peach is noticeable out of the bottle but fades surprisingly quickly. It does keep up a peachy aroma, just not as strongly as it initially does. It works pretty well, even as a very slight hint of astringency peeks out.
The flavor is a bit of a disappointment after the first sip. The peach just flashes in and put inconsistently, the main elements being an odd woody / steamy bitterness and a note of almost burnt spent grains. If more of the sweetness could come out, it would be less dusty as well.
Crispness bites too hard, perhaps to mask a lack of depth. The body actually reaches medium, it just seems stale (despite being fresh). The woody and grainy elements grate a little, and it's a ways off from clean. As the crispness subsides, though, it gets smoother and a little depth does develop.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WickedBeer
2.74/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of scaryguy4u
2.45/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tdm168
3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of maguire1330
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Snow81
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Blue Moon First Peach Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 325 ratings