Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +21.5%
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.
08-06-2012 03:29:20 | More by TheSixthRing
3.55/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
05-27-2008 22:32:20 | More by rowew
4.03/5 rDev +29.6%
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.
04-18-2010 20:11:17 | More by dfillius
3.33/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
12-13-2008 23:24:26 | More by biggred1
3.03/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
03-30-2012 05:23:04 | More by Spikester
3.6/5 rDev +15.8%
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.
11-27-2008 23:07:42 | More by BierFan
Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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