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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

967 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NCSUdo on 05-26-2008)
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Ratings: 967 | Reviews: 216 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jsisko01:
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +19%

Appearance - Pours a clear, dark copper color with a half inch thick head that dissipates after a minute. Leaves behind a nice creamy lacing.

Smell - The aroma is not very strong.. All I detect is malts with a slight buttery character.

Taste - Sweet and very malty with a strong flavor of caramel. Has feint hints of floral hops and citrus as well.. Almost no bitterness is detected.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - Honestly, this beer is delicious. But it tastes nothing like a pale ale to me. I think the strong caramel flavor masks the pale ale characteristics of the beer. In my opinion it is similar to a brown ale.

12-29-2012 02:29:33 | More by jsisko01
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Franziskaner

Missouri

2.9/5  rDev -6.8%

Brown in color with excellent clarity. A fingernail of white foam covers most of the top of the beer. Light Brussels lacing. Faint aroma of light malt and not much else. The taste is a gentle spicy and somewhat earthy light malt. Body is moderately carbonated.

08-09-2014 00:40:41 | More by Franziskaner
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

09-12-2012 01:25:03 | More by tohe9384
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ajkiser12

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.5%

12-06-2012 23:12:35 | More by ajkiser12
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Carissa


3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-13-2012 00:39:08 | More by Carissa
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Joebraggot

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

09-17-2013 13:39:18 | More by Joebraggot
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sasoares


3/5  rDev -3.5%

08-23-2014 18:12:11 | More by sasoares
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marvin213

North Carolina

2.03/5  rDev -34.7%

It looks like a fizzy beer from Coors. It's more orange than brown or yellow. You can hear the fizz. A motionless, uniform fizz-lid tops this liquid. At the end of a longneck, it would look like a cap. For better or for worse, that's the most interesting think about the look.

I smell a hint of orange peel, but not much else. Whether it's the Belgian yeast, the carbonation level, or, more likely, a combination of both, you can actually smell the fizz of this beer. As I check the label and really dig for hibiscus, I get a bit of a floral aroma. With the ingredients thrown into this one, I'm disappointed with the nose.

It's bitter and borderline medicinal. This isn't what Cascade hops are supposed to do. It tastes more like an American Pale Ale, as the Belgian yeast influence is hardly noticeable. You're left with what's like a bitter astringent mixed with organic syrup. You know that with hops, herbs, and orange peel, there's bound to be potential, but this recipe leaves each ingredient without complement. They're there, but they don't mesh right.

Though carbonated, the taste is dull and flat. Unfortunately, it's one of those variety-pack beers that will prevent me from going variety pack. Short of awful, it's hardly worth trying.

01-10-2010 21:53:38 | More by marvin213
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generallee

New York

3.63/5  rDev +16.7%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. A best before date is printed on the bottle.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden color with very good clarity. On top the head builds up a light fluffy layer of soapy foam before quickly fading down to a small ring on the top. It is just off white in color and its lacing is very slick and slides down the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a light sweetness of malt with a hint of citrus and a very slight spicy accent.

Taste/Mouth feel: The main body has an almost honey like sweetness with a slight hint of citrus, mild spices and a fruity melon like thing going on. There are some light hop notes as well that work nicely with the subtle spices. It finishes on the sweet side with a smooth, wet and mellow texture. Its carbonation is soft and its medium gives it an easy drinkability.

Notes: Overall it's fairly simple and safe. Its note a stand out but it slides down nicely.

05-13-2009 14:35:51 | More by generallee
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bishopdc0

Maine

2.68/5  rDev -13.8%

This beer pours dark golden or copper in color. This beer was difficult to pour as the head formation nearly foamed over. This beer has no mouth feel as it and finishes smooth. there is no hop aroma or bitterness, this beer is all sweet and malt flavor remains through out.

02-02-2010 00:59:02 | More by bishopdc0
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

07-27-2014 19:58:06 | More by Doomcifer
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mikechance

California

2.45/5  rDev -21.2%

A - weak light brown

S - not much of anything

T - bland and nothing

M - light

O - poor

I enjoy the occasional Blue Moon Ale, but this beer really disappointed. It lacks any decent qualities and I don't know who would drink it --- too void of flavor for craft beer drinkers and not enough for main stream drinkers to consume.

10-06-2011 03:02:26 | More by mikechance
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +28.6%

12-09-2011 17:08:07 | More by iemailjack
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev +2.9%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date printed on the neck of the bottle.

Bubbly lace on top of a completely clear brassy amber liquid. Ripe orchard fruit of apples an pears, wild herbs and a hint of sweet biscuits round out the nose. Just as smooth as it is crisp. Wet maltiness, toasty with a slight tiny sugary note. Very fruity ... of fallen orchard fruit. Peppery alcohol, dry biscuity finish.

A half decent try at the mid-range pale ales of Belgium. Its tried to be some where between Fat Tire and De Koninck and Palm Ale but lands somewhere else.

01-03-2011 03:36:00 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

12 ounce bottle.

The pour is glowing almond amber, under a light tan head.

Head goes to a very thin film, thin collar and some fine slippery lacing.

Dull fruity nose, with just a hint of yeastyness.

Malt up front, mildly hopped and with some continuing floral qualities and light yeast. Barely “Belgian” in character, tastes more like a Coors like take on a very mild winter warmer.

Drinkable yes, with enough sweetness to use in the proverbial marinade for chicken or pork. Would work as an entry level beer for Belgian newbies looking to get their feet wet with a non intimidating new kinda beer.

10-03-2012 22:19:52 | More by Billolick
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eric_berge

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-08-2012 05:22:33 | More by eric_berge
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MisterDeeds

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours a nice golden orange. Clean looking with a surprising frothy head, that laced the side of the glass for a while.

Smells mild with some bready yeast, but nothing jumping out.

Taste is clean and biscuity, with more bitterness than I expected, and a decent mouthfeel with a surprising amount of body.

Not too much going on with it, but it is overall a pretty smooth and drinkable Pale. Don't turn your nose up at it based on the label.

08-05-2010 02:21:18 | More by MisterDeeds
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Jovo

California

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

08-01-2012 07:21:35 | More by Jovo
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Mora2000

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -1%

Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.

This beer pours a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong biscuit malt. The flavor is wheat and some biscuit malt. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A average to below average beer, not something anyone should seek out.

03-17-2010 03:24:09 | More by Mora2000
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-05-2013 20:01:00 | More by Mugenlude
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avitallo

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.5%

08-08-2014 23:32:10 | More by avitallo
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Jabx33

California

3/5  rDev -3.5%

08-17-2014 14:15:56 | More by Jabx33
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MikePags

New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

04-02-2014 02:10:20 | More by MikePags
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NicholasCasber

Iowa

2.73/5  rDev -12.2%

A: Despite all other reviews that I read prior to trying this beer, I didn't find it overly carbonated. The head was quick to assemble, however it didn't last incredibly long, after about a two minute wait, it was nearly all dissipated. The color is a light amber, with a white head.

S: The smell wasn't overly intense, and didn't have an off-putting aroma, but it wasn't as impressive as I'd had hoped.

T: The taste was par at best, for a pale ale, it felt that it was slightly sweeter than other bitter pales that I've had before. I was surprised to see this as an ale, as it has more of the characteristics of an american craft lager.

M: The mouthfeel for the beer was something left to be desired. It's hard to put my finger on it, but I found me scraping my tongue.

D: This beer is not something that I'd reach for on the day to day, even if I was looking for a "craft" or "specialty" beer.

Overall, not severely impressed, but at the same time, not disappointed, I found that this beer was better consumed once warmer than initially out of the fridge.

12-07-2009 00:01:14 | More by NicholasCasber
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WhoIsAmber

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +28.6%

05-08-2012 02:41:00 | More by WhoIsAmber
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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.