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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Photo of tdm168
3.51/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber with a soft, creamy quarter inch of white head. The nose is grainy, metallic, and a little sweet; there are notes of caramel and apples, but they're faint. The flavor is apple-like sweetness with notes of caramel and a hint of spices. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but close to full. The carbonation is just right.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale has a thin, creamy, beige head and a dark ruby red appearance with little streaming bubbles and a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet tea, clean water, and not a lot else. Taste is of brown bread, white wheat, caramel, toffee, medium-roasted barley malt, brown sugar, and molasses, with a touch of bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale finishes semi-dry, crisp, and relatively easy drinking. Overall, this is very good.


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Photo of dowen44
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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1/5  rDev -67.1%

Photo of weaselchew
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of atlason
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into into tulip.

A: Quite generous head that dissipates rapidly but leaves very ample lacing. Color is a deep brown copper.

S: Brown sugar along with a slightly stale smell, perhaps canned corn ? Very light on the nose.

T: Minimal belgian yeast character. There is some browned sugar and a slight amount of licorice. Very low hops.

M: Good amount of viscosity with quite low carbonation. Still the attenuation feels high. A bit strange but works fine.

Overall I feel this is a fine beer. It is certainly not a top notch dubbel but a great beer for a macro brewery. I even think that the dubbel label is earned.

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Photo of beer4brian331
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of thecheapies
2.7/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

2011 bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear, boisterous dark cherry color. Looks like birch beer.

Smells of Belgian yeast, sugar cookies, maybe a little tart berry. Nothing too boasting.

Tastes a little tinny/metallic. No real hop character to speak of, and the malt is muddled (I can taste a bit of gasoline from the adjuncts). Fruity notes imply that it is a dubbel/abbey, but it's off. Not terribly sweet or spicy, which is a plus. It's more of a winter warmer or a cream ale; getting a mild cherry coming through mid-palate. I'm not a Blue Moon fan, but this is pleasant enough.

Mouthfeel is not too watery; a little bit of heft, which is to say that it has some body to it. The carbonation is medium and unoffensive. Feels good.

It's off-style, unremarkable, and thin; but, all in all, it's not bad as a whole.

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Photo of mpmckenn
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a New Belgium globe. The beer is a ruby copper color. A light cream colored head dissipates to a thin film, with a larger mass of bubbles in the middle of the beer. Some light lacing persists. I smell faint malts with a trace of brown sugar. The beer tastes of slightly roasted malts, brown sugar, caramel, and a trace of wheat. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a slightly dry finish.

Overall, this beer is easy to drink, and isn't as bad as I expected. But ... it just feels like a Coors product, and that weighs it down. It's just got some weird non-craft thing about it ... but regardless, I don't regret buying the sixer.

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Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of emalc
1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of hdf561
2.71/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this in the Blue Moon Holiday Sampler

The smell is nto very good it sent shivers down my spine

Taste is very harsh, very hoppy, dry mouth feel with a huge after tatse that overpowers any enjoyment you may have.

This beer is ok but there are alot better options out there....I will drink the rest I have in the sampler and NOT repeat buy.

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Photo of tyleeis
5/5  rDev +64.5%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of kynap55
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of mustang70
1.68/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured into a pint glass.

A. dark amber color that decieves. small 1 finger head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

S. I smell some vanilla, very faint wheat. I get a little smell of coors original.

T. I taste a little vanilla, some carmel, very faint wheat at the back. tastes very watery almost like coors original with some flavoring. not very pleasant.

M. very light almost watery. light carbonation, very easy to drink.

O. this beer didn't impress me at all. for this to be called a double is very dissapointing. I am glad I only bought one.

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Photo of jak
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of KTCamm
2.66/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Added to a mix a six from the Fresh Market - like mixing flexibility is great, but the selection is just so so, and I thought I'd give a Blue Moon variant a spin.

The pour is a dark cherry brown with heavy white foam. A small 1/4 inch resides. The view is actually very pictureseque.

Light sweet smell, some toffee. Small.

The taste, is quite watery and thin. Malt taste, background spice of vanilla, nutmeg. At the finish it is the standard blue moon wheat hiding beneath the winter exterior.

Just so so. Not that it was bad, but certainly not worth buying - a Sam Winter or Winter Hook, are just as available and substantially better.

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Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of isaacbly
4/5  rDev +31.6%

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