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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

930 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 36 | 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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rowew

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, date stamped on the neck. Same style design as the other Blue Moons with a red theme to the label. I had this on tap at Coors field too, but basing review on the bottle.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a nice off white head, decent retention but very little lacing.

Smell: Bready malt, a bit of what I think of as belgian yeast notes, and a little bit of floral hops late.

Taste: Medium bodied, tastes right along with what I would expect from the aroma. Dominated by a nice malt backbone with a mild hop and yeast component.

Overall impression: Just what I've come to expect from Blue Moon - nothing stellar, but a drinkable offering that may just be your saving grace at a BMC bar.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2008 22:32:20 | More by rowew
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

07-15-2012 23:29:10 | More by pirmannt1
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TheSixthRing

California

3.78/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 03:29:20 | More by TheSixthRing
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-23-2012 17:50:47 | More by Eaglefan344
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dfillius

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +29.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 20:11:17 | More by dfillius
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-13-2013 16:07:29 | More by jkball01
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4/5  rDev +28.2%

02-15-2012 22:14:35 | More by tfsimpkins
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-21-2012 06:48:41 | More by grahamboudreaux
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

05-20-2013 14:18:17 | More by touchmeimsac
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-27-2012 16:18:55 | More by LambicPentameter
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biggred1

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden honey colored with a fizzy white head that dissapates pretty quickly, minimal lacing. Faint apple spiciness in the nose with mild hops. Tastes okay,Pale moon is to belgian pale what blue moon is to belgian wit, a sort of wimpier version for the typical macro drinking public.Has a medium bodied mouthfeel and really is pretty drinkable but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 23:24:26 | More by biggred1
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-11-2011 12:11:11 | More by valkyre65
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -3.8%

01-23-2013 17:25:54 | More by dertyd
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-04-2011 23:08:42 | More by leinie13
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BierFan

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tumbler glass. Has a printed expiration of "APR0509".

Appearance: Amber/orange body with a decent off-white head.

Smell: I can actually pick up the scent of the cascade hops. Smells like a pretty decent English-style pale ale with a little bit of extra spices.

Taste: This is definitely the best tasting of all the "Moon" beers that Coors makes. At first it tastes like a lightly hopped pale ale but the bitter orange peels come through on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 23:07:42 | More by BierFan
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2012 20:56:08 | More by carteravebrew
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2014 14:36:50 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Spikester

Oregon

3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the summer variety pack. Pours clear copper with one finger of white head. Some minor lacing. Smell is floral and citrus. Taste is sweet tangy malts , tart yeastiness, and minor citrus hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with perfect carbonation. Finishes medium dry. Good emulation of the style. Nice introduction to Belgian Pale Ale from an American perspective.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 05:23:04 | More by Spikester
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, screw cap

Pours an orange/amber color with a small white head. A mild hop character lay in the nose, sweet malts are the dominant aroma. I dont pick up the hibiscus flower too much in the aromatics but a floral/herbal character sits on the tongue late into the finish. Crisp, well carbonated, refreshing and easy to drink. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 23:31:49 | More by ATPete
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NickThePyro

Washington

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-24-2012 03:10:55 | More by NickThePyro
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 12pk Winter variety pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in Winter 2011.

Pours a copper/amber color with a bubbly head the slowly disappears. Has some mild scents of hops and some grains. Has a slighty bitter tone to the taste. Some bready dough and yeast tastes as well. Has an overall dryer taste than most of the Blue Moon line. Crisp and extremely drinkable, but nothing too special about it. Decent for a Macro-brew, but about average among mirco-brews.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 21:36:05 | More by Lemke10
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -3.8%

06-04-2012 07:41:39 | More by standardcherry
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coz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-17-2012 00:06:03 | More by coz
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-17-2012 18:30:32 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Kromes

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: It pours a clear amber/orange with a thin white head.

S: There is a floral, fruity orange aroma with a little bit of malt and hop behind it.

T: There is an ok malt flavor up front with some floral, fruit and grassy hop touches. The finish is nice with the orange peel flowery hop flavors really coming through with a touch of bitterness.

M: The carbonation is good.

D: This is a pretty decent beer. The only bad thing is that as the beer warms, the orange really comes out and completely destroys the beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 23:41:24 | More by Kromes
Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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