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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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1,011 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,011
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 15
Gots: 72 | 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:
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(Beer added by: NCSUdo on 05-26-2008)
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

CTJman, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

ssgunbond, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +29%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Carl_R, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +29%

emwild12, Aug 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Shatter, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Daffron24, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of llevise
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I used to drink a lot of beer--but it was just commercial garbage like Millers or Coors. This is a Coors product, but I sure think that it's a step in the right direction. It was kind of a stepping stone for me, although a few other beers were too, namely Leinenkugels and Shock-Top. I like this beer. It's light, it's perfect for drinking when the weather is warmer. It has a nice taste that is refreshing. I love the citrus taste and the spice after taste. It's the perfect after work beer, it's what I buy for parties now, and it is the beer to get when you end up in a place that doesn't serve micros. It has a light head, which is nice when you are looking for something refreshing. It's my everyday beer now, and I really like it, but it in no way has kept me from learning more about and trying other types of beer.

llevise, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Florida_guy03, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of janubio
2.15/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330 ml. bottle, label reads "Blue Moon" and "Blue Moon Brewing Co. I guess they try to hide is from Coors. Hazy pale colour, with a samll head that fades to nothing in a short time, leaving a small lace. Smell of citrus and grains, with some skunky and artificial notes. Carbonation is good for a soft drink., decent and refreshing palate. Taste of citrus and some spice. And soft drink., everything very faint. Not bad for a Coors, but nothing I'll try again. And aobut the Belgian Pale Ale.... strange mis betwwen that and a Belgian White, it doesn't work.

janubio, Jul 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

fishmich, Jul 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

GabooL457, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

OgreSanchez, Jul 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

krome, Jul 26, 2013
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

PROEDGEBIKER, Jul 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Jennille, Jul 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

mrbigpappa, Jul 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

davelag, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

AJ01923, Jul 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

mpayne5, Jul 13, 2013
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3.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Our interpretation of a pale ale is brewed with a touch of wheat for a smooth finish and Cascade hops for a subtle hop aroma. We add a twist of orange peel and hibiscus for a well-rounded, balanced taste." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Pale Ale, this beer has changed its name several times over the years, from Pale Moon to Blue Moon Belgian-Style Pale Ale, and most recently to the upcoming "Rounder". Available as a standalone 6 pack or almost always included in the variety pack mix.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Blue Moon Pint glass. Served north of 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a golden-cream sudsy head over an deep amber-orange body with very high clarity. Carbonation is plentiful and spritely, Retention is average at best- a light surface cover takes a while to clear but no lacing is disappointing. 2.5

(Smell) Aromas of biscuity pale malts, a hint of medium toasted caramel grain, a mild herbal and faintly citrus hop character provides a moderate bitterness. A touch of wheat may thicken up the body a touch but doesn't make much of an impact otherwise. Not an unimpressive aroma, just rather simple. Potency is medium at best. 3.25

(Taste) Up front is a wave of simple clean, lightly toasted caramel malt sweetness, following through with a moderate sweetness to the finish. The malt choice is indicative of an Amber or German-style malt variety, a little less "pale" in character than anticipated. Hop presence is markedly herbal and a touch floral, surprisingly less bright citrusy than expected for Cascade hops. Finishes mildly dry with a touch of graininess and an herbal and floral note that may stem from the hibiscus addition, the finish drags on with a resinous hop oil for quite some time. It's neither truly pale nor truly Belgian, but it's certainly enjoyable in its own. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Malt texture is very slick and smooth, with a touch of carbonation comes off a touch creamy and mellow. Body is medium for the style, just shy of medium overall. Alcohol presence is low, a ridiculously clean drinking beer. One of the most gratifying aspects of this beer comes through in the mouthfeel, even if it reveals the beer to be less Belgian-style than it seems, it works out well in the end. 4

(Overall) This Blue Moon choice isn't hardly as bad as the die-hard craft drinker may proclaim it to be. It's not all that true to style, Belgian Amber may have been a better name choice due to the slightly toastier malt used, but this is a very clean-drinking beer with an appealing floral and herbal finish of hibiscus and mild Cascade hops. A very sessionable choice, this is a decent choice to merge drinkers to the long and winding road of Belgian Ales, but coming from the other direction may find this beer a bit too far off the beaten path to satisfy everybody's Belgian fix. 3.5

Coors Brewing Company's
Blue Moon Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Jadjunk, Jul 13, 2013
2/5  rDev -35.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 09, 2013
Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.