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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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995 Ratings

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 15
Gots: 63 | 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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Photo of jwinship83
3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

thanking me for doing a favor for him, my buddy picked up the blue moon sampler pack. drank out of a standard pint glass.

A- this one pours out a pale amber colored body with a finger of white head. the head lasts a surprisingly long time and leaves behind nearly complete rings of lacing.

S- semi sweet caramel malts. lots of orange and something floral/herbal from whatever they decided to add to this one. hibiscus the bottle says.

T- the taste is similar to the nose. faint caramel malt. heavy on spices and orange zest.

M- light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. no complaints here.

D- this was a nice gesture, but its not something i can see myself buying. i will admit that this was a pleasant surprise.

jwinship83, May 01, 2010
Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -3.2%

WynnO, May 30, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +21%

sgttibbs, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of EmperorBevis
1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

EmperorBevis, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of bismarksays
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

bismarksays, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of nrs207
3/5  rDev -3.2%

nrs207, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Danobold, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz.

Pours a clear honey gold with a whitish head that dissipates quickly to a lacing.

Smells coppery and of light pine hops with grapefruit citrus.

Mildly sour bready malts. Light hop aftertaste.

Medium to light body with tingles of carbonation on the roof the mouth.

There's nothing about this beer that remotely resembles a Belgian Pale Ale in any way. It's not a terrible beer, but it's much more like an American pale or even a cream ale. I find it hard to belief they even used a Belgian yeast strain on this. If they did, they found a way to get a bizarrely different flavor from it than anyone else. The beer, for what its worth, is not too bad and easy enough to drink, kind of bland though. But don't buy this if you want to try a BPA.

Cylinsier, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Beerlover
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Beerlover, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of mmulebarn
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

mmulebarn, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale moon, poured a typical pale ale color, with a smaller head. The smell was typical of a pale ale, but much weaker. The taste was also the same, typical pale ale, dry and bitter, but had an almost watered down flavor. It was easier to drink then other pale ales. Overall not bad, there is certinaly better out there though.

vette2006c5r, May 08, 2010
Photo of ckollias
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this brew from a 12oz bottle in a Belgian Tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear brown hue with white head that ends in a wispy lace.

S: Spicy Belgian aroma with some hoppy notes.

T: Similar to the aroma there is a Belgian yeast flavor that finishes on the dry side of malty.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Just a so-so pale ale.

ckollias, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of bmur112
3/5  rDev -3.2%

bmur112, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of BucannonXC5
2.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Color was light amber. Maybe ¾ inches of head. Well-laced on top to state, slight film on sides.

Citrus hops was the initial smell. Also some caramel, pine and pineapple.

Taste was nothing like the smell. In fact, it was quite off-putting. Some wheat in there and maybe some toasty malts? Not a big fan.

Medium body, average-to-lively carbonation. Somewhat smooth finish.

I was pretty disappointed with this beer. The sight and smell made me think it was going to have some bite. Quite the opposite - bland and forgettable.

BucannonXC5, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of BigTrubble
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

BigTrubble, May 04, 2012
Photo of captainbearcat
2/5  rDev -35.5%

captainbearcat, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3.75/5  rDev +21%

jaidenjb, May 09, 2012
Photo of peabody
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Given to me as a xmas present. 12 pack with the blue/pale/and fullmoon.
Pours out a golden copper clear with little off-white suds. Not much lacing here.
Smell is bland at best but can detect some belgian yeast and malt but very very faint.
Taste is watery at best but a better than the full moon.
I think this is not bad and would drink multiples but would wish I had something that had some more(lots more) flavor.
Justa very average beer.

peabody, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Kahlerbock, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color is close for the style, a pale copper, but it's too clear for my liking. I'd imagine it's to sell beers to us Americans, but the clarity doesn't work for me. The head is off white and a finger thick. Has a faint resemblance to an IPA head, but even that isn't quite right. Decent retention and slight lacing.

For all they supposedly put into this beer, I expected more in the way of smell. I struggled to pick up anything of note before finally catching some orange peel. Didn't get the Cascade hops at all.

The taste improves upon the smell quite a bit. The hops finally show up with faint citrus and the wheat provides a crisp, spice-like flavor.

It's very smooth for the style. Even with the spices, which present slightly in the taste, the wheat brings everything together in a smooth, crisp mouthfeel.

Overall, it's not a bad beer. It's probably a good beer for those who grew up on American macros and are afraid of making the jump to craft/import beers.

RickS95, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Mikecap
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Mikecap, May 18, 2012
Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.