Blue Moon Blackberry Tart Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Blackberry Tart AleBlue Moon Blackberry Tart Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SoCalBeerIdiot on 04-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
324
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
17.76%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Kurzman
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Docksidebars
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
2.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dag1991
4.34/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
3.16/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RBorsato
3.56/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Almasi_
4.05/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of gandres
2.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Twist cap 12 ounce bottle poured to glass
Appearance: pale light amber liquid, big white foam dissipates quickly but lingers
Aroma: Nose: not a lot, noticeable berry smell while drinking
Taste: low bitterness tart
Mouthfeel: lively carbonation
Overall: Good beer, ok to repeat but not look for
Drank: 8/14/2016 5:00 PM

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Photo of nuebs
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of aprabhu
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.51/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber in color sweet blackberry aroma highly carbonated tastes of blackberries with a dry sweet and slightly cloying finish.

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Photo of BeerPredator
2.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Beer pours a purple-ish amber, if that is such a thing with little head retention. Smells very faintly of berries,no hops noted. Tastes....not very tart, but rather a semi-sweet, ever-so-slightly sour beer. Mouthfeel is astringent, thin and tartness/acidity burns a little.

Overall, I guess its still a beer, but I wouldn't drink again. It is almost like they were torn between making a fruit beer and a sour ale but combined both and the results aren't spectacular. Would like to have more pronounced fruit character and tartness with less acidity. I would give this to a wine drinker that didn't usually drink beer.

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Photo of travis875
3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of joeroma5
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RandalFlagg
3.51/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GStone899
2.25/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kkmiller76
3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear copper color with a decent sized off-white head. Modest retention and no lace.

Nose is caramel malts and a healthy dose of berry juice. Not bad, really.

Taste is toasty and caramely malt with a fruity finish. It reminds me of the "dubbel" they did a while back with the added berries. Its not too sweet, which I was initially afraid of. The malts can get a little toasty and lean astringent at times, but this is one of the better Blue Moon spin-offs.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Myotus
2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle (best by date 28Sep15) into a pint glass.
LOOK: A half finger's worth of white foam is formed after the initial pour. This cuts down to a line after 15 seconds. Copper in color with a yellow tint (that's a strange color combo). Rising bubbles are in excess (yet another beer that leaves me wondering why the foam head isn't bigger). Lacing is thin and moderate.
SMELL: Mild bread and pecan aromas from malts along with mild blackberry are the first noticable scents. A hint of spicy hops and coffee (from roasted malts) lies beneath these stronger aromas. Individually, these aromas are great, but the combined smell gives off an old sweetbread aroma.
TASTE: Mild blackberry and pale malt (weren't detected by the nose) flavors mix to create the initial taste. Mild coffee, pecan, and bready malt aromas enter right after. As all flavors persist except pale malts, which grow stronger, subtle spicy hop flavors enter the palate.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated (oh, how I despise you in great amounts, carbonation). Creaminess and smoothness are both high (I really love this aspect).
NOTE: This beer was interesting. It's individual taste components were on point, but when combined together, they just didn't get the job done. This was nothing terrible, but I wouldn't see me buying this. Now if someone handed me one, I would gladly drink it.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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Blue Moon Blackberry Tart Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.04 out of 5 based on 324 ratings.
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