Reviewing a Full Moon…who would have thought?

I’ve always been a fan of Blue Moon. Nine times out of ten, it’s my beer of choice when I’m out at a restaurant with the standard domestic and import selections.

But, until recently, I never knew that my favorite hefeweizen had its very own, for lack of a better term, seasonal counterparts.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s one for each! You can read about them all on the Blue Moon brewing company homepage but I’m here to tell you about Full Moon, the Winter Ale.

Yes, take the terribly lit photograph above as proof that I have tried the stuff.

I tried it…and I didn’t like it.

Shocked at my dismay, I gave it another couple sips…in fact I finished the whole bottle to be sure. The problem was how dark it was. I guess I didn’t read the description carefully enough but when I am drinking a Blue Moon, variation or not, I expect a lighter beer rich with citrusy flavors. But this one, this was rich in another fashion.

They say it’s supposed to “conjure up images of snowy cabins in the woods” and while I see where they’re going…I think they took it a bit too far.

Don’t misunderstand Blue Moon company, I like you, I really do…as long as you keep making the regular stuff!

P.S. If you’re interested in making your own beer, there’s a great guide here.

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  • tigerfish

    Not seen this before. We usually get ale and lagers from TJs.

  • Maggie

    I love Blue Moon as well… never tried Full Moon, but may have to give it a sip next time…

  • Sue

    Thanks for your review! I’m a Blue Moon fan also; actually I’m a beer fan in general. Forget those girly wines and fruity martinis (actually I’m a fan of those also). Anyway, just wanted to send you my appreciation for your honest opinion of a product we don’t see alot of reviews for – beer! I must admit my taste in beer has changed over the years – from Coors Lite in college to Miller Lite in my twenties. Now, in my thirties, I have graduated to Sam Adams and the more sophisticated (not to mention more expensive) brands. I think I will check out your guide to brewing my own! Anyway, loved your article. Cheers!!

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