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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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72
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1,045 Ratings
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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

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Beer added by: NCSUdo on 05-26-2008

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Ratings: 1,045 | Reviews: 221
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4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice ale with a smooth finish

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Photo of SJI
3.99/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

More of the same from the Blue Moon Brewing Company - a highly drinkable, delicious ale. The aroma and flavor are both quite fruity, although neither the orange nor hibiscus can be easily distinguished from the characteristic Cascade presence. If there is a true Belgian aspect to this pale ale, it's lost on me. But beyond that, this one has few flaws.

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3.99/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I used to drink a lot of beer--but it was just commercial garbage like Millers or Coors. This is a Coors product, but I sure think that it's a step in the right direction. It was kind of a stepping stone for me, although a few other beers were too, namely Leinenkugels and Shock-Top. I like this beer. It's light, it's perfect for drinking when the weather is warmer. It has a nice taste that is refreshing. I love the citrus taste and the spice after taste. It's the perfect after work beer, it's what I buy for parties now, and it is the beer to get when you end up in a place that doesn't serve micros. It has a light head, which is nice when you are looking for something refreshing. It's my everyday beer now, and I really like it, but it in no way has kept me from learning more about and trying other types of beer.

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3.97/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1st off this is not anything like a belgian pale and i will be rating it like an american amber

pours amber with a 2 finger head that fades fast and left no lacing

smells of earthy hops and english pale malts

taste is very close to brooklyn lager - earthy hops and a good carmel bready malt backbone

mouthfeel is light/medium good carbonation very crisp and refreshing

drinkability - this is by far the best beer i have had by coors but blue moon brews are still overpriced for what they are and i doubt i ever buy the summer mix 12 that this beer came in

Photo of secondtooth
3.95/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive amber red, with average lace and a pleasing bouquet of floral hops and mellow citrus.

Taste is hearty and full, with a definite hops presence. However, it's clever how they've obscured the bitter followthrough so typical of pale ales.

Curious and well-done, and quite drinkable. I'd consider this one a 'starter' towards moving into the more complex IPAs.

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3.94/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am just going to come out and say it. I think Coors does a great job with their Blue Moon brand across the board. Beside Blue Moon itself, Pale Moon is my favorite beer they produce under the label.

Belgian Pale is a style of beer underrepresented in American craft beer. Pale Moon showcases enough Belgian yeast ester to stand out from a regular pale ale yet still be sessionable. If you want to taste a little yeast in your pale and experience a good introduction to a somewhat obscure style. Give this one a try.

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3.92/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with slightly redish tones. a decent white head sticks around and even leaves some decent lacing.

Smells are... yes I do believe that might be Belgian candy sugar, hint of orange peel, cascade hops don't add a ton to the aroma but its there.

Taste is sweet with some spiciness and herbal notes late. Finish is a bit weak, but still ok for the style. Mouthfeel is lighter side of medium with good carbonation that isn't too much. As I drink it, the hop presence shows up a bit more and blends well. Very simple and understated, not over the top and a charicature of what the style should be. Yet it still maintains solid flavor.

So far, my favorite from the Blue Moon line outside of the original Blue Moon.

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3.88/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is a dark amber, translucent and almost copper color. The head poured at 1/2 inch thick and maintained a 1/4 inch thickness throughout the drink with heavy lacing on the glass.

The smell is primarily malt, with a hint of really subtle hops. There is a slight skunk/stale scent but not too much or unappealing.

The taste is is soft and well rounded...mainly malt (but not too sweet), some hops (but not too bitter) and a smooth finish with a hint of bitterness that really only creates a dry finish.

The mouthfeel is pleasant; sweet and soft with a slightly dry aftertaste. The carbonation is at a minimum.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. The smell was a little off but the flavor and mouthfeel was good. Worth a try and very drinkable at 5.4%.

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3.88/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange/amber with full off white head. Good retention of head. Fair lacing of glass. Smells sweet, honeylike.
Taste is citrusy, slightly sweet and grassy; overall pleasant on the tounge with just enough bittering from the hops to save it from being too soda-like.

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3.85/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Pale Ale has a pretty thick, off-white head and a clear, amber appearance with lots of streaming bubbles, but not a lot of lacing. The aroma is sweet and similar to brown bread. Taste is likewise sweet, malty, brown bread, caramel, and a very light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is mostly watery, and Blue Moon Pale Moon finishes fairly dry and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I recommend it.

RJT

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3.85/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

after seeing this on the shelf for a while decided to give it a shot

12 oz bottle poured cold into a sam adams boston lager glass

pours a tea color with little head

smells like an i.p.a you can definitely smell the sweet hops and wheat

as Larry David would say, "Pretttyyy prettty good". perfect amount of hops paired with the sweet flavor of this hibiscus make this one helluva pale ale

i work at a grocery store that stocks this and am pretty sure we sell a 6 pack per week. shame, it deserves better than that

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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.