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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

1,045 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 13
Gots: 109 | 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:
Beer added by: NCSUdo on 05-26-2008

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Ratings: 1,045 | Reviews: 221
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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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Brown/copper color. Clear but some hazyness. Limited head and lace.

S. Quite hoppy scent.

T. Dull yet crisp taste. Has a kind of lager sourness to it. The hops don't jump out. Some nutty but nothing bold.

M. A balance, not much there though.

O. Forgettable.

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3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear reddish amber and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of orange peel and wheat are present in the nose along with notes of hibiscus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the hibiscus seems to be a bit more prominent and there are also some notes of malty sweetness. A slight amount of bitterness from the hops is discernible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is slightly dry.
O: This beer seemed to be a bit too malty and sweet for the style and could have used some more hop bitterness. It’s definitely not as drinkable compared to the Blue Moon witbier.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance –Pours a deeper amber-golden color with a nice billowy off white head. The head fades relatively fast leaving a little bit of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The nose is quite light. Light caramel and toffee notes are the most prevalent. These are mixed with a little bit of citrus and some spiciness.

Taste – Carmel malt with a little bit of roastiness is the first detected. A little bit of sweeter orange citrus comes and mixes with the sweeter malt, although the citrus is quite light. A little bit of citrus bitterness moves in toward the end and takes the taste to its finish.

Mouthfeel – The body is light to moderate with a little bit of sharpness. The higher carbonation matches the sharpness well, but neither really complement the taste, and somewhat contend with one another.

Overall – This is a rather average brew. Of the Blue Moon varieties this one is likely on the lower end of the scale. It’s OK, but I would take other Blue Moon varieties over this one if given the chance.

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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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