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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

1,014 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 1,014
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 15
Gots: 73 | 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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3.32/5  rDev +7.1%

IreRican, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Beastdog75
2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Also known as Pale Moon at one time, this is another Coors attempt at a Belgian style under their semi-craft Blue Moon name. While not a bad brew by any means, this certainly has a "macro-feel" to it and is probably more suited to those just getting into the style.

Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale pours a nice, semi-murky copper color with a finger and a half worth of cream colored head that lasts for about a minute and leaves some lacing. The aroma produced is of some light fruitiness (some banana comes to mind) and some citric hoppiness. There is a low-moderate amount of carbonation to the brew and it does have a bit of a smooth mouthfeel overall. The flavors within are mostly of some light, sweet grains (a bit fruity and nutty) and the citric hoppiness. I don't want to say it's watery (because it isn't), but the flavor is a bit mellow for the style. The malts linger on for just a tiny bit in the aftertaste, but the citrusy hops hold on for a little bit more and give the beer some dryness in the finish. The beer finishes out with some alcoholic warmth.

This is a beer that isn't exactly going to wow anyone, but it really isn't all that bad and would be a good craft beer to have on hand if you're expecting company and want to offer something a little bit different than your standard Big American 3.

Beastdog75, Oct 12, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -7.1%

AFDerek, Sep 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

DrMindbender, Sep 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Hoppy_Hippy, Sep 28, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev +3.2%

anthony-martinez, Sep 28, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -0.6%

Gsmack, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +29%

DaPinsker, Sep 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

kushlash23, Sep 20, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +39.4%

Jessica509, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of TheMarkE
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Appearance: Cloudy gold with a quickly disappearing head of foam, little lacing, and plentiful carbonation.

Smell: Wheat, orange, and a hint of spice.

Taste: Wheat, orange, and a hint of spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very creamy. Slightly funky aftertaste from the yeast.

The Verdict: It’s OK. Drinkable, inoffensive, but rather bland. If I have to order an orange flavored macrobrew, Shock Top is still my first choice. I suppose this would do in a pinch.

TheMarkE, Sep 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Moose90, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

gater_ade, Sep 17, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev +3.2%

jfhrtn92, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Basoos1, Sep 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

erwityk, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 08, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -7.1%

TheyCallMeYukon, Sep 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

HoppyBastard2, Sep 07, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev +6.5%

KPriv20, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

klub24, Sep 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Bieniek30, Sep 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

Beerlover, Aug 28, 2014
Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.