Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Valencia Amber AleBlue Moon Valencia Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Spring

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Added by phishsihq on 01-26-2012

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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of gotweid
2.79/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clean copper penny color. Strong pour resulted in a 1" head. No lacing. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of bread & citrus. Mild citrus taste with a mild malt flavor. Everything about this beer is mild, which makes it easy to drink. Nice flavor, smooth. Comes across as a nice spring/summer beer.

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Photo of MtOrion
2.82/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Bitterbill
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampler bottle.

It pours a deep amber with a nice head of foam and very good lacing.

It smells malty, bready, with a light note of some hop citrus.

The taste is malty but not overly sweet, grainy-of bread, slightly nutty, almost no hop bitterness. Dull.

Not offensive but not something I'd turn to. I'm glad I paid 0$ for the bottle.

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Photo of Mxsluis
2.87/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of diamondlie
2.88/5  rDev -5%

Photo of enelson
2.89/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JMad
2.92/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The beer pours a burnt orange/ amber color with a thin filmy off white head.

It smells of butter and biscuits with hints of honey and grain. Tastes pretty average, some sweet caramel malt and macro flavor is all I detected. It is medium bodied with low carbonation and a forgettable finish.

For a supposed amber, this really wasn't that good, I would drink it over a regular macro though.

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Photo of sam_bliss
2.92/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This is not just Valencia Amber Ale but Valencia GROVE Amber. Special.

The copper-colored ale smells of wheat malts and the typical array of blue moon spices, plus orange peel. I like the taste, because I like orange juice, and it tastes just like OJ! At least it has flavors similar to that of good, fresh-squeezed valencia orange juice, the type served in Spanish cafes. As an amber, though, it misses the mark. Some pale and sweet malts lay a soft base, but the orange flavor dominates. The mouthfeel also reminds me of thick but pulp-free orange juice with just a bit of carbonation.

This 'beer' is enjoyable to drink as long as I don't think too hard about it. So I keep my beer review short and just enjoy the OJ-esque malt beverage.

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Photo of Eziel
2.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdFed
2.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
2.96/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.96/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mamaraza
2.96/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours more of a dark golden color then amber. The head dies pretty quick with a spot of lace here and there. The smell is a very light carmal, strong citrus and kinda just plain. The taste is a little better, a little more toasted malt with a stronger citrus taste. Mouthfeel is thin to slight medium. Not very great but I have no problem drinking it.

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is grain, bread and a little bit of orange. The flavor is more of the same, with quite a bit of sweetness from the toffee and bread malt. There is a hint of orange, but basically this is just a beer full of grainy sweetness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Certainly nothing special.

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Photo of Golden32
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of KrittyKratz
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

With dinner at Olive Garden. From the bottle.

A - advertised as copper ale; from the rim it appears to be a as advertised

S - smells a bit grainy with big caramel aromas and some faint citrus

T - big, sticky caramel followed by a quick, faint chocolate malt note and finishes with a sweet, citrus character

M - very crisp, overcarbonated, the carbonation messes with the flavors on the palate

This is a bit boring. It's also unbalanced. The flavor is dominated by the boring caramel malts and the citrus is an afterthought. I'll definitely pass on this in the future.

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Photo of Damian74
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A-light beige head and a somewhat hazy amber appearance with minimal lacing.

S-sweet, fruity,wheat grain

T- Sweet, malt, wheat and orange.

M-Light, wheat not much going on

It wasn't terrible but I don't think i'll have it again.

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Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Hardcore
3/5  rDev -1%

Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.03 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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