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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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72
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1,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 13
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: NCSUdo on 05-26-2008

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Photo of TheGarvenator
4.23/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours dark and amber with somewhat of a head

S - smells like orange peel with hops and malt

T - tastes mostly like what it smells like; malty orange peel with hops and hibiscus...

M - very carbonated with the tangy feeling of citrus

D - very drinkable with a good finish

Ive usually have the original Blue Moon and I was impressed with the pal ale version...still holds true to the citrus flavor that reminds you its a Blue Moon....I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a Blue Moon and a good tasting pale ale with a crisp orange taste..

Photo of mttfrog13
4.15/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance = amber/orange/brown and cloudy. Has a nice 2 finger head

smell = Smells very floral, but full of spices and differnt flavors. Citrus smell as well.

taste = This is a great tasting beer. The flavors are balanced and interesting, with a nice crispness to them.

mouthfeel = Very very crisp.

overall = My favorite of the "Moon" series. If you like blue moon, but think its too complex or heavy, definitely try this beer.

Photo of injipoint
4.15/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unbiased - didn't know it was a Coors when I bought the six-pack. Certainly drinkable and quite pleasant as a first beer after emerging from "Irene" hibernation. Maybe not the long taste of a Belgian but I would put it in with other Pale Ales. 5 to go which will be nice when I get to them.

Photo of dedrick
4.09/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured in to a pint glass.

A - Poured to a small, short lived head. Orange, amber color. Not much carbonation.

S - Nice soft, rich odor. This definitely smells like a Blue Moon product. Orange peel is obvious in the smell.

T - Not anything like an American Pale Ale, though it is dubbed a Belgian-style pale ale. It doesn't have that bitter edge that most pale ales have, which is nice for a change. The Orange peel, again, is obvious in taste and the normal pale ale bitterness is replaced by that wonderful spiced characteristic that most Belgian beers are known for. I'm enjoying this beer a lot. Though, it could use more of that Belgian aftertaste and could have a bit more body. It's almost a little bland, just a little.

M - Good soft, buttery feel going down. Again, it could use a little more body.

D - Certainly drinkable, I could go for a few of these in a row.

Photo of PatrickJR
4.07/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Clear copper, almost peachy or sunset colored. Two fingers of white head emerge and settle fairly quickly with some minimal lace.

S - There's a beautiful aroma, something floral and spicy. Hops are here but the hibiscus mentioned on the bottle is very well represented as well. There is a sweet graininess behind the floral aroma with hints of butter and caramel.

T - Big floral taste from what I assume to be the hibiscus. Sweet, fruity malt pulls through with hints of apples and grapes along with nutty flavors pulling through late palate. Minimal hop bitterness in the finish. Great harmony of flavors here.

M - Light to medium bodied with a soft to moderate carbonation.

D - A good, solid beer with plenty of flavor. I could see myself sessioning this stuff regularly. Overall a pleasant surprise.

Photo of Vashtar
4.06/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is beautiful
The smell is nice. It slides down the bottom part of your nose (the part you would slide down if you were a tiny human and slid out of a nostril).
The taste is... I can't describe it other than saying it tastes like Archie and it's hipster.
The mouth feel feels like taking a lowly inflated balloon and letting it deflate in your mouth.

It's interesting. Not amazing, but interesting and fun. I wouldn't want more than one at a time. It seems drinkable until you get far into it and then it grows old.

Photo of dfillius
4.03/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

A: Aggressive pour yields 1 finger of off-white head with great retention. Crystal clear amber-gold liquid. Very good looking.

S: Bread, cascade hops, barley breakfast cereal. Smells like MBC's Celis Pale Bock, a beer I am fond of. Not complex, but solid nonetheless.

T: Like a Bitter with a sour/funky twinge at the end. Bready with slight hop character. Could be hoppier. Very similar to an English Bitter. Little "Belgian" character, except the noted twinge. Goog, but minus a little for the lack of Belgian character and hopping. Enjoyable overall despite the noted shortcomings. Similar in flavor to Celis Pale Bock as well

M: Chewy, sweet, mildly bitter.

D: Good. I'd love another at a sunny BBQ or a bar. I'd consider buying a sixer, but only as a second tier fallback.

Photo of chilidog
4.03/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a winter mix samplar esp for this beer. Glad i did. I think this little pale could be the best Moon of the bunch.

It poured a nice copper-like orange. An egg-shell colored head was full and did maintain a good film to lace pretty good. Even had some ring lace to it. Carbonation was good in my opinion for it softened the mouthfeel though a slight fizz could be had if you placed the glass to your ear.

The aroma carried a citric hop, pine and yeasty bread.

The taste was a good citric balance of hop with a hint of pine.

The mouth was soft and easy. Non-intrusive to a meal and leaves a slight dry pine needle fo finish.

Drinkability, oh ya. Very smooth and easy. Goes down perfectly if not close. I hope they six pack this stuff. A hit im sure it would be.

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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.