Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale
Blue Moon Brewing Company

Blue Moon Valencia Amber AleBlue Moon Valencia Amber Ale
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Blue Moon Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
3.06 | pDev: 16.99%
Dec 07, 2019
Jan 26, 2012
Blue Moon Valencia Amber AleBlue Moon Valencia Amber Ale
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Ratings by sam_bliss:
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Reviewed by sam_bliss from Washington

2.92/5  rDev -4.6%
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.
Mar 11, 2013
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Rated by dertyd from California

2.3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Beer was mediocre at best an atemp at a craft beer
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May 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Clockwork420 from Missouri

2.41/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured deeper amber colored. Smell was malty and spiced, but nothing special. Taste was sort of the same. Not a whole lot going on. Malt, and a smidge of tart citrus. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, its a middle of the road brew. Would have decent drinkability. Its straight forward. And 5.9% abv which isnt horrible either.
May 01, 2015
Rated: 3 by Jason_cs from Florida

Apr 30, 2015
Rated: 3.06 by Lukebell15 from Texas

Apr 29, 2015
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Reviewed by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A: Pale amber color with a 1 inch off white head that dissipates quickly, no lacing

S: Weak smell of malts, not much else

T: Sweet malts, caramel, spice, Im guessing coriander since that is what the bottle says, pretty similar to the Belgian white, I get a little of the orange as it warms

M: Pretty thin, I would say light to medium

O: A decent beer, way too similar to the Belgian white, just a little darker color and not a cloudy. I like their flagship but its pretty much the same thing.
Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Matt141 from Texas

Apr 25, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by JLB025 from Massachusetts

Apr 13, 2015
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance : Pours a honey golden amber color, with about 70% transparency. The head is around 1 finger tall, but recedes to a wispy ring within 2 minutes. The head is an off-white color with orangeish hue.

Aroma : It's pretty faint. There's malts and clean water with some faint coriander and orange, and the malts here have a lightly roasted aroma. It takes some deep whiffs to analyze this smell. Pretty weak.

Flavor : Both toasted and pale malts mix together with coriander, and it finishes with some slight fresh orange, leaving hints of copper on the tongue. Not much else to write about.

Mouthfeel : The first thing I noticed was the creamy front on this beer, very calming and very palatable. Medium bodied and ends dry. Easily the best part about this beer.

Overall : Pass. It's mediocre in about every sense of the word. It's not delicious, it's kind of lame, and just barely qualifies as "crafty".
Apr 09, 2015
Rated: 2.96 by mamaraza from Texas

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Rated: 2.96 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Mar 24, 2015
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Rated by BMBCLT from South Carolina

1.95/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
My least favorite in the line-up.

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 3 by chubenzino from California

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Rated: 3.5 by JoelClark from Idaho

Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by ALC82 from Iowa

Feb 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Joe_Howard from Texas

2.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
not really much to say here, pretty bellow average attempt at an amber ale. Crystal clear amber color, head is ok. Kinda reminds me of a not as good, filtered belgian white.
Feb 17, 2015
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Reviewed by plaidowl from Oregon

3.67/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
It has a nice fluffy head and a deep golden amber color, and it's a pretty solid brew, but there's not a lot to recommend in this beer. Nothing wrong but nothing really remarkable, either. What I did find interesting was the specific kind of bitterness in the flavor. It takes more notes from the orange peel than the usual source of beer bitterness, hops. It takes on other aspects of the orange flavor, but the least of this is the sweetness (which I am in favor of, as sweet is a treacherous tone to add to beer). So there is that to appreciate in this fruit beer. It's definitely better than average, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it, as the more dominant malty beer flavor is a bit lackluster.
Feb 16, 2015
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