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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

1,039 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 14
Gots: 99 | 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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Photo of ThePorterSorter
2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:
A reddish orange, clear looking beer with a thin off-white head. The head is not dense in appearance and seems to be mainly composed of loose and large bubbles. There is a little lacing, but no sediment.

Smell:
Notes of pale malt with a slight spice. There isn't much from the yeast nor alcohol.

Taste:
This essentially tastes like a decent pale ale. There is no indication this beer has any Belgian characteristic. The pale malt predominates and there isn't even hoppiness to balance. Although the beer is an average Pale ale, it's going to lose points for not displaying any Belgian characteristics whatsoever!

Mouthfeel:
Thin and watery appearance translates into a thin and watery mouthfeel as well. A pale malt and light fruitiness followed by almost no aftertaste. There's very little to this beer aside from some fizzy carbonation and pale maltiness.

Overall:
The beer is definitely not a Belgian pale ale, by any means, but it is a decent drink. I would not buy this beer for myself.

Photo of cowineaux
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of RyanC3958
2.97/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. I would prefer Harvest moon over it, but I'd say pretty close. I have always like Blue moon, never really loved it though. Maybe it is because I prefer darker and more hopped beers. In the summer when I'm am looking for a descent beer to casually drink, I will more often then none choose Blue Moon. A little sweet though sometimes.

Photo of antique
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of niceonebro
5/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of mdmoore
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of sym3tri
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Grooveman53
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of juansilg
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of bernardo06
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of CrashOverride
1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of nivlac18
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of lufra1983
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of jaltland
2/5  rDev -35.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of troegaarden
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a tulip

A: Clear orangish amber. Slight white head falls and leaves spots of lace.

S: Sweet spices, dried citrus, raw wheat.

T: Overall clean and not unenjoyable. Lacks subtlety and dimension. A little biscuit, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, rum, grainy bitter, apple.

M: Lacking but inoffensive.

D: Okay.

Photo of ericwilson54
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Thullin187
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of rwrk42
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour: A clear copper color with some off white head which dissipates quickly
Smell: Sweet with caramel malt. Very faint, not much in terms of hops
Taste: Very smooth with a sweet caramel malt taste followed by some faint hop bitterness.
An okay pale ale but was hoping for a bit more flavor.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Pegasus
3.53/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear toned copper body, atop which is a massive, dense off-white head, which retains superbly. The glass walls are adorned with Belgian-style lacing. The carbonation is slight, with rather small bubbles, and drifts lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Lots of wheat and caramel, orange peel, and some spicy hop notes, rather pleasant.

Taste: Opens with a strong Cascade hop note, soon after there are prominent caramel and toasted malts, and solid bread flavors, and later, bitter apple peel as well. Spicy alcohol and orange rind bring the taste to a close. The hop notes linger on well past the close of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Much better than I expected. It will never be a "top 100" beer on BeerAdvocate, but I would be delighted to find Blue Moon Pale Moon in a convenience store of a small, rural town, or on tap at a national restaurant chain. Nicely done.

Presenation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

Photo of thenasty
4/5  rDev +29%

Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.