1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
72
okay

1,035 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,035
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 14
Gots: 94 | 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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,035 | Reviews: 220 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rdub
3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Easily my favorite Blue Moon brew to date. Poured from the bottle into my Duvel tulip. Slight copper color, one finger head dissipating into nothingness. Smell was biscuit-y and mild. Taste was slightly hoppy but nothing compared to real pale ales. Mouthfeel was medium with big bubbles. Drinkability was very good. This would be a good introduction to some to the pale ale world until they can try a real one.

Photo of MrPilstout
3.8/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of DJED69
3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the best if the "Moon" brews. Pours a nice clear copper color with decent lasting head. Smells of faint Belgian aromas and a nice pop of American hops. Taste follows suit. Some light Belgian stylings with decent (Cascade?) hops on the palate. I actually really liked this with a bowl of spicy chili. Wish I had another to follow up with. Worth a try.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.79/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz into pint. From notes

A: The body is a reddish copper hue, with a slightly clear appearance. The head pours a one finger formation and the retention sinks, but still is present throughout. No lacing.

S: A warm not of biscuit in the aroma, with a low level of aromatic hops. The esters from the yeast show a hint at the spiciness. 

T/M: Good medium mouthfeel and a bread taste. Creamy on the palate and smooth. Not too much Belgian spice, but a nice clean toasted aspect. Low levels of carbonation make this true to style. Lingering finish isn't that bad with a nice coating of malt. 

O: overall, one of the better offerings from Blue Moon. Well enjoyed.

Photo of junabee
3.77/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours Copper with a white head that dissipates quickly although i did wash this glass in the dishwasher which may account for the head dissolving, clear although it is not pale it is more amber-copper.

S-Heavy Diacetyl aroma, malty backbone, with a slight citrus hop note.

T- Delivers what the nose promises, tastes buttery with a nice sweet malt backbone and finishes nicely with some bittering hops.

M- Nothing special a little thin for the aroma and taste so this would be the only imbalance in the beer.

D- This beer is classified as a Belgian Style Pale Ale, it is 115% better than blue moon the original. It was surprisingly delicious, but is not delicious for its style. If this was labeled an English Bitter I would have rated it an A, very reminiscent of Old Thumper with a bit more hoppy life to it.

Photo of KiltedCulinarian
3.76/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled, poured into an American pint glass. Pours a translucent hazel colour, with a thin nut brown head that dissipates quickly. Smells of nut as well. Very mild in flavor, a little syrupy on the finish, well rounded. Not as bitter as I've come to expect from a pale ale, and much richer. Minimal carbonation. I wasn't anticipating enjoying this beer, but it has paid off very well. Entirely drinkable.

Photo of tohe9384
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of robthepenguin
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of HollandTunnels
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of azorie
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours orangish amber with a white finger width head. Average retention. Resulting lace is spotty.

Smell - Slight spice on the nose, with a bit of grass and/or flowerly character... must be the hibiscus.

Taste - Starts with some mild caramel malt, then that flowery, almost like a mild honey hibiscus character comes in. Slightly spicy. Finishes with an even balance of soft caramel, flowery hop and hibiscus character.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Somewhat Gentle, smooth and drinkable.

Overall - Not a bad pale ale here. Certainly the most enjoyable Blue Moon product I've come across. This won't blow the roof off the beer world, but it's approachable and entirely drinkable. Reminiscent of the Steelhead Extra Pale Ale.

Photo of Razr86
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Reem
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of JT99125
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of JeleReviews
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of b2rade2n
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of SpartanHistory2013
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Josh_951
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Sebas
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Buundy
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of NickyG213
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of jaidenjb
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 1,035 ratings.