So what's this beer taste like?
While "smooth" and "fruity" are apt descriptors for most Blue Moon beers (they've got an exquisite peach beer coming out next year that we tried, as well), this is not that. But it's still a high-quality offering from a celebrated brewery. Here's what to expect:
Drinkability. This has the flavor of horchata, but not the heavy thickness of it. Expect a creamy mouthfeel, and a beer that goes down easily. You can knock back a few of these, no problem.
Aroma. You'll definitely detect cinnamon -- but it's not the kind you'd find in your spice cabinet, even though the only spices in your house are stolen salt and pepper shakers. This stuff is imported from Indonesia. It's also what they use in Cinnabon.
Taste. Villa detects a "subtle sweetness" from the Belgian candy sugar they used, "hardly any bitterness", and a cinnamon finish, though it's not one that lingers. Agreed!
If you're in CA, CO, NY, or TX, this beer is available now in six-packs at your local beer shop. The rest of the country can only purchase it as part of their Fall/Winter variety pack, which includes a limited-edition Farmhouse Red, and seasonals like the Harvest Pumpkin Ale and Caramel Apple Spiced Ale. When the temps start to drop, all these beers will start tasting even better.
We recommend you grab one.
Lee Breslouer writes about food and drink for Thrillist, and hopes the next beer you drink comes out of a huge tank. Follow him at @LeeBreslouer, because you can't make up a name that good.