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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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a ruddy amber, with average head. Lace is spoke/web-like.

Nose is caramel-toffee malts. Fair enough.

Taste is heavily malted, as well, with a hint of the Belgian candy sugar and a little spice. Still, the toffee-caramel notes ride highest here. Not very representative of a Belgian abbey ale in the least, but drinkable enough, and probably a nice place for a less-discerning palate to start with "craft-like" beer.

Points off, though, for being a really disappointing example of the style.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by 4/15/13.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a malty flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but pretty one dimensional with emphasis on malty aromas and flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

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2/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.57/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I don't quite see why there are so many negative reviews for this beer, as I found it rather enjoyable overall.

There is a large head for an dubbel ale, that settles down to a good and substantial carbonation.

The taste was surprisingly sweet for an ale, almost as sweet as Mackeson Stout, arguably the sweetest non-fruit based beer. I could see finding it hard to drink more than one or two of these, as the result could become a bit cloyingly sweet, with a strong molasses-like quality.

Mouth feel is on the lighter side for a dubbel ale, but not unexpected for a cheap domestic.

Overall a decent, very drinkable beer, great for those who don't like their beer to taste bitter, sharp or skunky.

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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