Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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73
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444 Ratings
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Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced AleBlue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 07-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
444
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.09
pDev:
18.45%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
97
For Trade:
0
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2.67/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Best before 1/13/14.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spice, caramel, and slight apple aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and apple flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that displays the characteristics in its name but everything is quite subdued all around.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some golden hints when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall dense off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium patch of thin film with the majority of the surface of the beer covered by a very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma of this beer is sweet with some moderate notes of caramel malts with some light fruit (apple) and spices (nutmeg really stands out).

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of caramel malts with some light sweetness and some light fruits (apple) as well. There are lots of spice notes - nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.Very light amounts of bitterness in the finish but it fades quickly.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A little too sweet for my palate but still enjoyable - they achieve what they advertised, there is a definite subtle hint of caramel apples and spices. Easy to drink and was a hit with several of my NYC area evacuees (and hosts).

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bruery snifter.

I wasn't sure whether to list this as a fruit beer, a spiced beer, or something else, so if anyone wants to change the style, feel free. Either way, I've been looking forward to trying this stuff since it was put out as a test batch a while back. It pours a clear amber-garnet topped by a finger or so of tenuous dirty-beige foam. The nose comprises cinnamon, caramel, and, way in the back, some light green apple flesh. Yeah, I could see that being spiced caramel apple. The taste focuses on the caramel and cinnamon, adding here and there some light clove notes. There's a vague sense of what may or may not be apple in there as well, but it may just be wishful thinking based on the label. Regardless, there's definitely some sort of fruitiness in there. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a seemingly grainy feel (it's really not grainy, but it seems as though some ground cinnamon is floating about in suspension...seriously...). Overall, this may not completely live up to the billing, but it does deliver on the spice, and, in that regard, it ain't half bad. I'd have another...

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3.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.88/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear amber with a head that doesn't last too long. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is bland - grain with just a hint of caramel and apple.

The taste doesn't fair much better, except that more apple comes out. This is sweet - with caramel malt - but not sticky. There is some spicing that balances the sweetness, but doesn't add any particular flavors to it.

This is just a rather bland beer. A friend of a friend brought this over for me to try. Glad I didn't pay for it. Well, it's not "bad" - it just struggles a bit to be "okay".

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.09 out of 5 based on 444 ratings.
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