This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Blue Moon's Gingerbread Spice Ale.
As has been their trademark as of late, Blue Moon continues to introduce a special limited release seasonal beer in the Brewmasters Sampler box. Where in years past it has been the Caramel Spice Apple Ale, this year Miller/Coors has introduced a Gingerbread Spiced Ale in its place.
After buying the Brewmasters Sampler Box a week ago, I put this bottle in the fridge to chill until Friday night. The Gingerbread Spiced Ale poured a light brown in my glass with a small amount of foam at the top of the pour. As I brought it to my face, I immediately smelled the spice, but did not detect any gingerbread. As I drank the beer with Mrs KB and some friends at our Shabbos table, I noted the sweetness which was added to the brew. Although the beer was certainly sweet, it was not cloying. I could see drinking this during a meal with rich sweet foods (such as Purim or even a Sukkos meal). Having said that, I did not really pick up the ginger in the "gingerbread". However, even if the use of the "gingerbread" in the name was a marketing technique, the beer is a nice change of pace for a dessert beer.
Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale Ale is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. For the experts take on the Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale, please click here beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/306/103720.
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