Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Spiced Amber AleBlue Moon Spiced Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 11-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
19.43%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of garymuchow
2.69/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

At the time of this review, surprisingly to me at least, this is the highest rated Blue Moon product.
The original spicing is not to strong and reasonably pleasant. A spice, with some cinnamon wrapped in a caramel and apple. In time, though, it two becomes more annoying and less pleasing.
Clear dark amber with darker reds. Kinda' small dark head but what is there for a good long time.
My initial impression on first drink was as favorable as the aroma. Seems kinda' harsh and a bit biting and just not a pleasant or pleasing of an experience. The cinnamon lays really heavy on the tongue and plays with the surprisingly sharp malts in an aggressive way. Finishes on the dry side.
Moderately light body.
I'm not digging the flavors too much. I'm a little surprised this is scored better than the others as I wouldn't put it there.

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Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - clear dark ruby red-brown, half finger of tan head dissipated to some random spots of cover
S - big brown sugar and dense cake aroma, mix of spices with some mild chocolate
T - dense xmas cake or pudding flavour with a mix of brown sugar and spices, light caramel and milk chocolate, with a bit of an adjunct that lingers on the finish
M - medium body that gets a bit heavier through the middle, decently smooth, bit of a spice kick through the finish
O - they've done a fair job with capturing the flavours of the holiday season, although maybe a little forced showing itself in a lack of balance, but worth trying at least once and I can see this being a potentially sessionable aquired taste for some

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Herky21
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Pegasus
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep, clear toned copper in color, with a massive, persistent cloud top head, lots of Belgian lacing and small streams of small, slow-rising bubbles

Aroma: Very spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, brown sugar, and orange zest. There are also dark bread notes, but the aroma is most reminiscent of a freshly-baked Christmas cookie.

Taste: Opens with lots of Christmas cookie spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and orange zest. There is also a strong undercurrent of brown sugar, which carries throughout the taste. There is a brief and late flourish of herbal hop bitterness, and a late wave of Christmas spices, as at the opening of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, perhaps a touch thin, with a slight sting of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A really nice Christmas beer, its hard not to like. This would pair well with Christmas desserts.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

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Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of misternebbie
2.91/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fargrow
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of DOCRW
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Doomcifer
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of LakerLeith
1.75/5  rDev -50%

Photo of mpayne5
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Rayek
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spiced Amber hits with a deep copper tinge, a light haze and a billowing cap. The cap slowly falls to a patchwork quilt and a decent lace is left behind.

Toasted cinnamon bread is the theme here. Toasted malts and cinnamon spice do almost all the work. There's the faintest bit of banana in the nose. Bitterness is very mild and adds a slight amount of pepper to the flavor. The light body is slightly grainy and a bit too fizzy.

Overall, one of the better Blue Moon beers. The cinnamon definitely says Winter. I'm glad I grabbed it.

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Photo of Cotton_27
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tedho21
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of JoelClark
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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