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.