Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

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Ratings: 1,563 |  Reviews: 539
Photo of mcm26
4/5  rDev +31.6%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of fdw3
2.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep brown with a 1-2 finger off-white foam. spotty lace
S: Surprisingly muted -- not much going on here beyond typical malt scents.
T: Exceptionally average -- flavors were muted with a faint hint of sweetness at the end; includes a few earthy notes.
M: Average carbonation; quite thin feeling.
D: An OK beer, but nothing I'll come back to.

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Photo of scootny
3.33/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An interesting spin on a dubbel. Bottle states that this is a "Single style" Dubble. The idea being I guess to give the flavor with a lower alcohol and lighter body. With that in mind I have to give them a nod for bucking the trend to bigger and hopped up brews.

A clear pale brown with a nice sized head and retention. Decent lacing as well. Smell is kinda light with wisps of caramel and dark yeasty bread. Some roasted malt and mild grapey fruitiness with hints of dark fruits underneath. A touch of hop earthiness.
Taste is nice with a clean sweet malt front and a good mix of Belgian notes in the yeast and finish. Some nuttiness and darker roasted flavors. Finish is crisp with a clean bitterness and a mild lactic sourness. Feel is just a touch light even considering the "Single" target. Certainly not thin but I want a hair more chew. Mild tingly carbonation. Not a bad beer at all in general and while not something would seek out I would not hesitate to drink now and again. Certainly an easy drinker and it has some potential as a gateway beer.

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Photo of buckyp
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Hoptometrist
2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a pint glass.

A- Poured a clear dark color with tinges of red, purple, and brown. Off-white soapy head that left no lace.

S- Grape, Belgian yeast, and sugary aroma. Not very powerful aroma, but not bad.

T- Big grape flavor, sugars, and Belgian yeast. As the beer warmed up some more, there was slight medicinal cherry flavor. Kind of watery taste and overly sweet.

M- Kind of watery, some good carbonation, but the beer lingered on the palate quite a bit.

O- This beer was too sweet and watery for me to recommend this beer, but not a bad Macro option if there is not much available where you are.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of blakelive784
2.28/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 fl oz bottle served in a generic weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a textbook, transparent amber color with a thin off-white head of 1.5 fingers. Retention is unsurprisingly bad.

S - Caramel, light spice, and some subtle fruit notes. Mild and simple.

T - Heavy toasted malts dominate the palate. Caramel and light spice round out the taste. No yeast at all. All too simple and boring, and I'm left wondering, where's the Belgian in this? Nothing about this beer says "Dubbel" or "Abbey".

M - Medium bodied, smooth until the climax where it's a bit crisp. Works pretty well.

D - In terms of macros, this isn't an entirely bad choice, but I'd never drink it again. It definitely loses points though for being a terrible representation of the style.

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Photo of justinm4bama
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of socon67
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pour is amber, white foamy head, minimal lacing, and very little carbonation.

S - Slightly spicy smell. Scent of cinnamon and nutmeg. Behind that a bit of english malt.

T - Nothing speical. Tastes like a mcro and actually average at best for the style.

M - Light feel, and a decent drinker. You could do alot worse with choices at an average bar.

O - Am okay seasonal. Decent enough to have, but you won't be too excited.

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Photo of Myst
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +31.6%

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1/5  rDev -67.1%

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4/5  rDev +31.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of alpinebryant
2.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pour is a white head with an amber body slightly edging on nutmeg color.

S: Light in spices, slightly dry and watery.

T: Given the other choices of Bud Light , Coors light , Heineken etc at a bar, I chose to try this one out. It didnt surprise me that it wasnt the best beer I have ever had but there was nothing exciting about it. Some flavors that edge on being good, but definitely not anything to search out. Some Caramel, A light spicing flavor of nutmeg and winter seasonal spicing that is faint.

M: Light body and high carbonation.

O: A mediocre at best dubbel. I give Blue moon props for making a seasonal beer, but its just nothing spectacular. shelf space taker

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of zakyj
3.32/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- White head, quickly dissappears however. Color is a transparent dark red/amber color. nothing outstanding at first glance.

S- A sweet, roasted non-hoppy aroma. complements the taste well.

T- sweet and with a slight caramel flavor, with a some what smooth ending.

M- Highly carbonated, that slowly dies out and allows for that smooth ending. taste lingers on for a moment or two after but nothing exceptional to mention.

O- It is a beer that does not excite me. It is drinkable but to me that is all it will be. A good cheap buy and that is all. I got it in the Blue Moon winter pack, and it isnt going to make the top of that list either.

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1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

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4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Cyrano41
3.64/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just had this on Tap at Baron's Pub in Portsmouth, VA. Served in a chilled mug.
Color was a very deep reddish-brown, only a faint glow of light shining through. A good finger of head with persistant lacing as I drained my mug. The smell was the most disappointing thing since I could detect almost nothing. This may be due to being overly chilled. The main event, when I poured some down my gullet, was in no way disappointing. Everything seemed to be in balance, not to sweet or bitter with a clean finish. Could taste the spices, but nothing stuck out, maybe cinnimon and corriander? In any case, the bottom line is it tasted good and I'll buy it again.

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1/5  rDev -67.1%

Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 1,563 ratings
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