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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

945 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | 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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GossageBrewery

Missouri

2.45/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured this Belgian Pale Ale from a bottle into a pint glass. Poured a amber color, produced a off white head with average retention and below average lacing. The aroma of the ale was faint, wheat and coriander. Light in body, this ale is very sweet, some toasted malt, very fruity although i cant put my finger on the fruit. not a lot of balance here- not much to talk about other then its just not a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 15:14:20 | More by GossageBrewery
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rashbash22

California

2.58/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- very light amber color with a very light lacing that is very hard to detect unless looking up close.

S- wheat, grains, grass?, coriander, corn?

T- starts with a extremely sweet flavor up front with a very lightly dry ending that tends to die out quickly and leaves a macro brew lager flavor lingering.

M- starts out decent then feels like you just drank flavored water

O- A style that blue moon did not try too hard to make. will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 05:32:07 | More by rashbash22
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Nikolai

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +28.6%

12-03-2011 02:13:57 | More by Nikolai
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.5%

12-02-2011 02:16:59 | More by pavpav12
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Demosthenes255

California

4/5  rDev +28.6%

11-29-2011 18:02:09 | More by Demosthenes255
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a medium amber color with off white head.

Nose is malty with caramel and honey notes. Nothing distinctly Belgian or pale ale-ish.

Taste is sweet and syrupy. Caramel roasted grains and a slight acidity as well, hints of rotten/brown apples. Don't taste any Belgian yeast and barely any aromatic hop presence. Bittering hops quite pronounced.

Moderate carbonation and medium-bodied.

I don't know why they call it a Belgian Pale Ale. Tolerable, but not special in any way. Won't seek out ever.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 04:44:39 | More by syrupjoe
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -3.5%

11-25-2011 14:38:38 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.5%

11-25-2011 02:26:44 | More by mdillon86
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chapcat

Texas

4/5  rDev +28.6%

11-24-2011 22:04:45 | More by chapcat
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +28.6%

11-24-2011 03:34:43 | More by iguana1010
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Rayek

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale Moon hits my tulip with a not particularly pale copper hue. A dense eggshell head falls quickly to a patchwork film. The beer leaves a bit of lace.

Sourdough Belgian yeast is the most prevalent feature. Toasted grain comes next. Bitterness is mild and a little citrusy. The beer thins out late. Its light body doesn't have the vigorous carbonation I expect from this style.

OK, but not fabulous. This is a very safe Belgian that doesn't take any chances.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 03:46:47 | More by Rayek
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KC9LDB

Illinois

2/5  rDev -35.7%

11-22-2011 00:03:17 | More by KC9LDB
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal bright copper color with minimal head and almost no lacing.

Light aroma of lemony citrus. The citrus also comes out in the flavor, with a zesty sourness from the wheat and a bit of sour cherry - presumably the hibiscus. The flavor is very light and seemingly one dimensional with the hibiscus and citrus blending together and balanced by no discernible notes from malt or hops..

Light body with a prickly mouth feel.

Overall, crisp and and light. Seems more like an adjunct lager than any type of ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 23:12:34 | More by CliffBrake
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claspada

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.5%

11-19-2011 19:26:21 | More by claspada
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Caskaway

Illinois

4/5  rDev +28.6%

11-18-2011 19:50:28 | More by Caskaway
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -35.7%

11-18-2011 17:56:18 | More by waiting4lunch
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rodney45

New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A:Dark cherry wood, crowned by a sea foam colored head that laces the glass.

S: Slightly adjunct smelling, but the hop aroma fights its way through.

T: Average tasting belgian ale. Starts off with a solid kick of wheat and citrus, but leveled out with a subdued charred malt feel that adds balance, but subtracts depth.

M: Easy drinking, not heavy or over carbonated.

O: A mid range ale, made by one of the big giants Coors... but i wont knock it without giving a fair shot, and it impressed me a little bit. This is an example of consumerism affecting the market and big corporations trying to buy into the small craft brew scene.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 11:55:50 | More by rodney45
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Gobstopper15

California

4/5  rDev +28.6%

11-18-2011 04:08:52 | More by Gobstopper15
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into tulip. Deep amber brown hazy color. Nice thick white foam with actual lacing!
Smells of malt and spices...slight belgian yeast.
It deff has some nice flavor for something out of the Coors Brewery. Malty, yeasty, with a bit of spices. Easy drinker, and probably one of the best macros out there. I got this as part of the winter sampler and would buy again (in a pinch).

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 00:16:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
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BellsFan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +28.6%

11-17-2011 21:19:08 | More by BellsFan
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BeardedBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +28.6%

11-17-2011 21:01:16 | More by BeardedBeer
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JDizzle124

Colorado

5/5  rDev +60.8%

11-17-2011 05:12:15 | More by JDizzle124
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thespk2011

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +28.6%

11-17-2011 04:13:53 | More by thespk2011
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codynevels

California

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-16-2011 21:05:55 | More by codynevels
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teyuders

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.5%

11-16-2011 05:52:35 | More by teyuders
Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.