Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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1,563 Ratings
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Blue Moon Winter Abbey AleBlue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thornside on 11-03-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,563
Reviews:
539
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
20.33%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
287
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +55.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +55.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +55.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +55.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +55.7%

Photo of Burdman
4.67/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very enjoyable beer to say the least. My buddy picked up a few and immediatly, because he does not like many beers, I thought it was going to be either exceptional or well below par. I was however pleasantly surprised with the taste of familiar winter flavors in it that I did not expect and a smell that that was equally pleasant. I would suggest this a beer to appreciate and enjoy but I couldn't have more than two at a time because I felt as though I was being selfish or spoiling myself. Bottom line though: if given the chance definatly partake in this one.

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Photo of kevinbradley
4.62/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i was very pleased to find this new winter ale at the liquor store. smells rich with various flavors, caramel predominately.

taste is the best out of all of the blue moon family i have ever had. extremely lavish with caramel flavor amongst vanilla and almost a nutty taste. finishing up each sip leaves me anticipating the next.

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Photo of Merticois
4.5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Drank this from the bottle at a holiday party. I thought it had a nice enough presentation.

Smell:
Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of a pleasant beer scent.

Taste:
Tastes like it smells like. The balance between the spices and the beer was really good.

Mouthfeel:
It was a nice medium mouthfeel with a pleasant, mildly spiced, finish.

Overall:
This was a pleasant Dubbel with a nice balance of cinnamon and nutmeg flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

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4.45/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of thornside
4.35/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer on tap at Sky in Sudbury, MA. I was surprised at how much I liked this beer. The head was creamy and the mouthfeel was full. It has a gingerbread aftertaste that I liked. It reminded me of Anderson Valley's Winter Solstice of several years ago. I hope this is available in 1/6ths!

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4.3/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 1-24-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Dark brown with 2 fingers of foam and after it settled with a thin layer of lacing

S - Roasted coffee with a sweat caramel smell, hints of citrus but over shadowed by the coffee/caramel aroma

T - Smooth caramel and coffee taste, couldn't pick out any citrus taste. Light aftertaste but nothing that turned me way

M/D - A real drinkable medium bodied brew. Very smooth tasting seasonal from Coors or Miller/Coors or whatever their name is now. I well done seasonal that should be tried. Easy for me to have a couple in an evening

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Photo of bfelper
4.3/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has GREAT drinkability Get an A

It goes down EZ

No bitter after taste

It is a little sweet, but they claim they use belgium sugar

Would recommend and would like if this was available all year round, instead of a seasonal beer. The best of the "blue moon" group

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.28/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a best before date of Apr 30/12.....should be interesting hehe....

A- This pours with a yeasty, off white colored head that quickly dissipates. The coloring of the beer itself is a nice brown/toffee color and is cloudy for the most part....it is much too heavy to tell what is happening with the carbonation....the lacing is quite nice with plenty of small foam circles clinging to the side of the glass! Above average overall!

S- Toffee/caramel/rum cake is the initial aroma smelled, with lots of dark dried fruit behind it. Dates, figs, plums, black raisins and heavy blackstrap molasses in terms of sweetness. There also seems to be a smoked character in the nostrils that is of wood barrel. This is deep and rich...well balanced and syrupy aromas!

T- Flavors follow the aromas well, with a heavy concentration on the robust molassess/toffee/caramel aspect..there are hints of gently brewed coffee, dates/figs/plum/raisin, mellow milk chocolate, and again, of rumcake, but it is much more muted and balanced on the palate! The finish lingers and is somewhat syrupy leading into the next taste.

M/O- Syrupy smooth and with a mellow carbonation....this also has a rounded medium body...the Belgian sugar really brings out a candied dessert like character in this one. Good with a bar of chocolate, or perhaps some tart peach or apple pie, I highly recommend aging this and giving it a go if you didn't like it the first time around....it truly develops in the bottle well!

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4.27/5  rDev +40%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Its a good transition beer from cheap bud light type beer towards a craft beer. Has a spicey flavor, but has no after taste which is something i liked about it cause no other beers ive tried have done that. Also if you arnt a fan of christmas ales dont try this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

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Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.05 out of 5 based on 1,563 ratings.
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