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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

930 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 36 | 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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lucasj82

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

05-15-2013 02:12:46 | More by lucasj82
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DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-08-2014 23:18:45 | More by DOCRW
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2013 06:03:41 | More by bmjivi221
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2011 01:36:48 | More by Hessian257
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Bartos

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

02-17-2014 22:31:06 | More by Bartos
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Murrhey

Montana

3.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz beer.

A: Pale orange, nice lacing.

S: Hoppy, but not bitter. Nice smell!

T: My favorite taste of all the Blue Moon beers I've had. Good flavor, subtle without being too bitter.

M: Maybe a tad thin, but not bad.

O: Yum. I'd get again. Better than the Blue Moon IMO.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 03:37:14 | More by Murrhey
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-12-2012 14:46:10 | More by hockeyfighter19
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Good from what I can see in the bottle. Fairly cloudy brown.

Smell: Caramel. That's about all I get.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Again, more caramel, but the thick, creamy mouthfeel is nice.

Drinkability: Comforting, but not inspiring.

Overall: Definitely my least favorite in the Blue Moon family.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 06:16:30 | More by tjsdomer2
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Pecan

California

1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

12-20-2012 16:19:39 | More by Pecan
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-19-2013 21:18:42 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a thin white head with no lacing and clear amber-orange color. Aroma is a malty forefront with a spicy background. Flavor is a balanced blend of sweet malt and muted hops. Some of the added spices were detected but not overpowering, a good subtle effect. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is adequate. Overall, this is a tasty beer but not anything that would satisfy hop-hungry craft beer drinkers. That is why it gets such mediocre marks here.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 01:47:40 | More by EagleTalon
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased and included in a 12 pack for Fall '12 at the local brew store

A: Pours a light orange-copper with minimal head and lacing is pretty much non-existent when downing it.

S: Slight hoppy smell is detected here. can pickup some carmel malt

T: Light-medium carbonation tastes like a lager to me, which is interesting can pickup some bready taste here too.. The Carmel flavor comes through in the middle, and you can pick up the bitter hops for just a moment. The finish flys by.. not much of a exit taste on the tail end of this one.

M: I can actually taste the orange peel and slight hibiscus, it is a nice balance and I am impressed with Coors on this one.. well put together and everything clashes well.

O: Would definitely drink some more, and plan on it soon. The 5.4% is a great bonus too.. very enjoyable after a hard days work. I have not been impressed with much from Blue Moon lately, but this one.. I can say is impressively different!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 00:20:01 | More by Drk93TT
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sansho

California

3/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2012 00:41:10 | More by sansho
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

09-13-2013 16:15:15 | More by Beerbuddy21
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Clear copper, almost peachy or sunset colored. Two fingers of white head emerge and settle fairly quickly with some minimal lace.

S - There's a beautiful aroma, something floral and spicy. Hops are here but the hibiscus mentioned on the bottle is very well represented as well. There is a sweet graininess behind the floral aroma with hints of butter and caramel.

T - Big floral taste from what I assume to be the hibiscus. Sweet, fruity malt pulls through with hints of apples and grapes along with nutty flavors pulling through late palate. Minimal hop bitterness in the finish. Great harmony of flavors here.

M - Light to medium bodied with a soft to moderate carbonation.

D - A good, solid beer with plenty of flavor. I could see myself sessioning this stuff regularly. Overall a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 07:38:48 | More by PatrickJR
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GFD400

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%

08-30-2012 18:47:58 | More by GFD400
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

06-29-2014 06:28:51 | More by Yeti1979
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

11-16-2013 23:49:17 | More by brandonld23
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Look - coppery/light red in color, somewhat murky, with off-white foam that dissipates very quickly.

Smell - I actually can smell a little bit of the hibiscus, but not as much of the orange peel. In general it just smells malty.

Taste and Mouthfeel - a musky taste in general, and generally a little more malty feeling than hoppy. Also pretty normalized in the end, with very little bit of anything predominating over anything else. Texture is very well-balanced.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. It's a little generic in taste, but not boring either. Still tastes good.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 03:25:38 | More by Nerudamann
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-25-2012 01:30:01 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Rihup

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.8%

06-04-2013 01:29:36 | More by Rihup
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WritersBlock

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

01-08-2012 03:07:03 | More by WritersBlock
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chilidog

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a winter mix samplar esp for this beer. Glad i did. I think this little pale could be the best Moon of the bunch.

It poured a nice copper-like orange. An egg-shell colored head was full and did maintain a good film to lace pretty good. Even had some ring lace to it. Carbonation was good in my opinion for it softened the mouthfeel though a slight fizz could be had if you placed the glass to your ear.

The aroma carried a citric hop, pine and yeasty bread.

The taste was a good citric balance of hop with a hint of pine.

The mouth was soft and easy. Non-intrusive to a meal and leaves a slight dry pine needle fo finish.

Drinkability, oh ya. Very smooth and easy. Goes down perfectly if not close. I hope they six pack this stuff. A hit im sure it would be.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 14:51:58 | More by chilidog
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

05-27-2013 23:54:18 | More by JamesStreet
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass the beer pours a translucent ruby amber color with a decent finger's width whitish head, decent retention and lacing. The nose is somewhat muted but consists of citrus and wheat with a hint of spice, coriander? The flavor starts with a malty sweet base from which the citrus fruit character and wheat builds. Mildly bitter with a good hop character. Finishes slightly dry and crisp. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, an easy drinking pale ale. I wouldn't go and actively pursue it but I wouldn't refuse it either.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 15:43:42 | More by hopfacebrew
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