Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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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 KyleNorthington
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of xnicknj
2.23/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle

Pours a hazy copper color with some bronze hues. Thin head fades into light film with a trace of lacing.

Hints of dark fruit with raisins and dates. Metallic adjunct notes with sweetness. Bready malts as well.

Slightly sweet up front with a splash of dark fruit. Raisins and dates fade into a metallic, watery grave. Some bready malts lay underneath with a touch of caramel sweetness. Finishes pretty bland.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, watery and prickly on the tongue. I usually try to avoid anything associated with Blue Moon and this is a premium example why.

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Photo of AggieOso
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of VaterRoss
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Every1sgrudge
1.96/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I like the original witbier, but this offering from Blue Moon is down right terrible. I don't do drain pours but for this one I probably should. Also, Coors should be embarrassed to even associate Abbey with this crap, Belgian monks are rolling in their graves at the mere concept.

A - nice and dark amber, the appearance is deceiving, makes you think it will be one tasty Abbey Dubbel. If you pour the beer carefully into a glass there is limited head and it dissolves quickly leaving no lacing.

S - weak, feint deceiving Abbey smell, cannot pick up on any notes at all, but still doesn't give the misconception it will be disgusting.

T - absolutely terrible, getting hints of corn like from Coors or other American crap macrobrews, oh and don't forget the burnt sugar too, cannot even fathom who thought that would be a smart idea.

M - decent to be honest but the taste is so bad it's difficult to get over. Slightly creamy, light carbonation, easy to swallow.

O - I'd never drink this again, you're basically paying $9 for a six pack of burnt Coors light, nothing good about this beer at all, unless you want to feel cool drinking a fancy twist off beer by all means gag on this...

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Photo of casualfan
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mnrider
2.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. brown bottle. Twist off, with a freshness date printed on bottle.

A: Pours a clear orange brown with a fast forming fast dying head. Not much lacing.

S: Light toasted malts and some other unnoticeable spices. Possible vanilla. Average.

T/M: Medium/Light bodied. Somewhere in between smooth and crisp. Mostly malt flavor with some insignificant hop bitterness popping up towards the end. Vanilla comes in lightly which leads to a dry, unusual tasting finish.

O: This one is a real miss. I wouldn't want another, and couldn't recommend it. Its not undrinkable, but just boring and unpleasant.


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Photo of andrewj17
4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of nsschwab
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of WritersBlock
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of LuthersMug
3.26/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A nice dark brownish pour with hues of orange in the light. Off white decent sized head and the lacing was pleasant.

S - Lacking in smell, a bit musty and watery.

T - An interesting flavor, I would term it as liquid honey-bun.

M - Crisp, felt a bit overcarbonated, but it was smooth.

O - A decent winter ale, but I've had better.

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Photo of plasma
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of whiplash3825
3.53/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber with a huge billowing head. Wow! Biggest head from an average pour I think I've ever seen.

Very light toasted malt and vanillla in the nose. The wheat beer smell is also there just a little.

Light vanilla in the taste also, sweet light malt. Surprising amount of warmth from the alcohol. Doesn't taste like any dubbel I've ever had, but it's not bad by any stretch.

Very thick, chewy and highly carbonated mouthfeel.

Overall it's not bad, just not what I'm used to in a dubbel. The vanillla flavoring detracts and tastes rather artificial.

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Photo of QuantumPint
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GalenAnderson
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of AJacob81
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of josefnewsong
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of dvanhandel
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Chopman50
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Rhynes2
2.67/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is an interesting brew. It pours a nice lighter color that expected. Little head. The taste is crisp with some light vanilla notes. It finishes dry and without much of an after taste at all. It lacks some character that i look for in this style. Over all its not awful but not one that i would buy again.

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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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