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Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Winter Abbey AleBlue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
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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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Ratings: 1,564 |  Reviews: 539
Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations aren't horribly high.

A: Pours a five finger head of fair cream, nice thickness, and decent retention. Colour is a semitransparent dark copper.

Sm: Light spice, very light candied sugar, and caramel. A mild strength aroma.

T: Light spice and candied sugar over a pretty full barley foundation. It's decently balanced but rather blandly built. Pretty simple, especially considering the style. It's okay.

Mf: Smooth and wet, and not too thick either. It doesn't really feel complementary to the flavours.

Dr: Pretty drinkable for the flavour. The candied sugar is nice but a bit overdone. I'd try in on draught in the name of beerdom but I wouldn't bother getting it again.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mystiscool
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of tugdriver7
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Elfastball7
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Vashtar
2.8/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The appearance was rich and auburn, just as it should be.

The smell was average from the bottle, but smelled like a cheap, light beer once I poured it in my glass.

The taste is average with a slightly bitter aftertaste

The mouthfeel is lacking. It feels a bit watered down.

Overall, it's very drinkable but I'm not too impressed, considering I'm a fan of Blue moon

Actually, the smell had some nice spice to it during the last gulp. Raising smell by .5.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of rodney45
2.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark Mohagany tones, capped with a fine sandpaper colored head.

S: Deep malt richness, slight wheat and dark chocolate.

T: A watered down version of an abbey ale. I feel like the attentuation in this beer is under developed, because it has a sweetness that cant be intended. As if it should have been a higher abv beer, but the yeast went on strike. Has a Malt start and finish, balanced only by slight flavors of plum, and maybe wheat, but i might be over thinking it.

M: Smooth and dry, with adequate carbonation.

O: Not such a bad beer, a little sweet for my taste. I would have to say this beer, like most others from blue moon, really try to appeal to the mass beer audience and neglect the true form or style.

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Bookseeb
2.61/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is dark amber in color with a fair head that dissipates leaving scrap lace. Smell of roasted malt, adjuncts present having a very slight abbey note, but nothing complex. Taste holds to the aroma with not alot of Belgian going on, the adjuncts stand out with the roasted malt having a roasted bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. A poor attempt at the style, the Abbey should be removed leaving Blue Moon Winter Ale.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of karait95
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Good looking dark copper color beer with not a very big head with a medium carbonation and some

S: Toasted barleys are present since the beginning but not really intense or complex.

T: it is not as intense as it should, it has some toasted flavor, little hops, little spicy.

M: mouth-feel is also a little poor, it is low in alcohol and also short ending, it has some bitterness but is not as strong as it should not has any sweetness.

This is not the best dubbel but has it own character.

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4/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +31.6%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into tulip. Deep brown color with off white head. Nice malty sweet aroma.
Taste is of toffee, malt, and belgian notes.
It smells very nice...I was anticipating something great by the smell...but the flavor lacked. It just needs something...probably more alcohol for starters; but some more belgian flavor would also help. Again, just about average overall...but I based my review not agains other Abbey's but against other Macros...
do with it what you will, but its not bad for a Blue Moon.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +31.6%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 1,564 ratings
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