Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale - Coors Brewing Company

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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 175 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Amalak on 02-19-2013

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Ratings: 768 | Reviews: 93
Photo of RyanK252
3.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep orange amber with a frothy light tan head that settles and hangs around for a while, and laces reasonably well.

S: Sweet bready malt, a little floral, not much else going on.

T: Floral, fruity notes, a bit spicy, getting a little hibiscus, and some sweet bready malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Pleasant surprise. Nothing super special, but not terrible.

Photo of jazzy_jay
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I picked up a Blue Moon variety pack to drink at a friend's party at the bodega near his apartment, where it seemed to be my best bet for my budget of $13 or less. In the pack, three were of the Rounder Belgian-Style Pale.

This pours a moderate brown color with no haze. Carbonation is rapid at first, with an active, white head that quickly dissipates with minimal lacing. Aroma is not particularly intriguing for an ale, with mostly malt notes. The first apparent flavor is soft sweetness with some wheat overtones, reminiscent of whole-grain bread. Round and floral in the middle with a weird dulce de leche tone coming through, but nothing particularly noteworthy beyond a slight expansion of the "bread" theme. Ends with a slight bitterness that is clean and refreshing but doesn't add much complexity. Carbonation dissipates quickly, and as someone who likes to take my time, I found that the drink was nearly flat within a half hour of pouring, and that the last ounce always seemed to be watery and gross. Overall, flavor was not unpleasant, but still one-dimensional.

I guess this is above par for a Coors brew, and was probably the best in the pack (compared with Summer Honey Wheat, Original, and the Pumpkin Ale) but I would not buy it again.

Photo of enelson
3.83/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not great. Not bad. Worth a try if found as a single.

Photo of Clockwork420
3.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L - Amber color. Clarity - clear, no haze what so ever. One finger of white head quickly dissipates. Leaves only thin ring after a few moments.

S - I smell mostly malty notes, and a bit of bread. Also I smell bitterness from hops and citrus. Slight floral quality. Smells a bit tart.

T - Initially sweet. Taste mostly of malty, bready. Then shortly after a drink it is noted of citrus and hops. After taste is hoppy with some tang in the back of mouth. Probably related to the cascade hops and hibiscus. Alcohol was only noted after taking a drink, or a few moments after.

M - Medium. Slippery even though its carbonated fairly well. Not over carbonated. Buttery and oily, very easy to drink. (Did make me a bit burpy, could be even better if it were carbonated less; strictly my opinion I did not deduct for that)

Overall it is a better than commonly found, macro brewed beverage. It is easily found where I live (Saint Louis in A&B territory), and could be used as a transitional beer for the non beer drinker if you know what I mean. If I were in a place where I only had big brew options, I would get it if it were there. It isn't overly complicated, and not stupidly simple. Drinkability is high, a 12 pack wouldn't last long amongst a few friends. It is worth a shot if you are wanting to try a readily available, year round Belgian-Style Pale Ale. At 5.6% ABV I like it. It is probably one of the better beers produced by Coors and its Blue Moon labeled brethren. And for that, and everything mentioned above, a 3.5/5 overall is more than gracious.

Photo of 50marathons
3.71/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another solid option from blue moon. I happen to like the darker caramel flavor. Great color. Nice overall.

Photo of MrJolly
2.49/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Wow there's a lot of caramel here that does not belong. I guess you can't rate against a style that is the invention of a corn busting macro.

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
2.44/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This beer was fairly disappointing. It looks ok, but perhaps was stored too long.

Photo of Doonzman
3.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Decent blue moon option. There are better ones out there

Photo of Joe_Howard
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honestly a below average beer.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bright amber color, good sized head and lacing. Fruity aroma, some dust and yeast. Flavor is bread, yeast, odd aftertaste. Overall, ok beer but I wouldn't drink another and probably won't finish this one.

Photo of OKbrew89
2.23/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It looked right, smelled right, but was super bitter and ultimately not worth finishing. It didn't taste like a belgium pale ale. Overwhelmingly sour and one dimensional. The sourness overtook the hops substantially. I might've gotten a bad bottle and will re-review if I get another bottle.

Photo of christogolfer
3.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pretty good...would do again.

Photo of RobertTJ
3.8/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked it and Heather liked it

Photo of PiperAnn
2.4/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Smelled and looked good.. Unsuspected bitter rotten fruit taste.. Too sweet.

Photo of utahbeerdude
3.66/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Better than I expected. I might not buy it again, but I wouldn't necessarily turn one down. A decent example of a Belgian Pale Ale. Much better than Blue Moon's take on a witbier.

Photo of Beerma
4.27/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good! Loved it! Surprised I liked it so much! Not bitter smooth but flavorful! Didn't taste the orange! Which is good because I don't like orange beer!

Photo of DarthVorador
4.22/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I actually liked this one, probably my favorite Blue Moon to date

Photo of RoyceB
3/5  rDev -4.2%

not my favorite blue moon by any imagination.

Photo of JonSC
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

I liked it for a basic beer, not hard to find and decent flavor. A bit of a heavy pour but a good taste, and nice long finish. Not that sweet compared to Blue Moon's other offerings.

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Spicy nose over fruit, mostly orange with some floral, herbal spice. Pours brilliant amber under a snow white, clingy 2" foam cap. Palate is primarily fruit - orange with some herbal and spice notes but lacks depth and character. Also has a little sweetness that needs something to balance it.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours a dark, copper, orange color with a really nice head on top that dissipates slowly leaving good lacing down a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is ok with a slight hop presence up front and a sweet malt presence in the background.

Taste helps this beer a good bit with that mild hop presence balanced by a real malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with a good carbonation.

Overall, a decent beer. All of these blue moon beers seem to have a similar background taste with slight variations on different styles. You can definitely tell that this is a macro-brewery disguising as a craft but at least they are trying.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.17/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

this is pretty bad. well, i shouldnt say bad, its just so overly safe and dumbed down from real belgian pales as to be a new style entirely, really frustrating that people out there who dont know any better think this is craft belgian pale, man are they missing something. its got a really subtle belgian yeast nose, and even less on the taste, just a slight sharp white wine acidity and fruit complexion. the malt base is super light, too light really, and all the hops ever are is a balancing bitterness with a light grassy character, but basically no hop flavor. its just such a simplified version of a great style in all three aspects that its disappointing to me. weird grain funk in the middle of this and it doesnt go well with the yeast. it tastes and feels like it was fermented too warm, and its just not real nice overall. one thing that does work though is the carbonation. its dry and fizzy and full of life, which is its best feature by far. overall this may get a few people into the style, but its so safe and bland that i really dont care for it at all.

Photo of archyquaffer
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

A moderate pour produces about an inch of frothy, sticky, pale tan head. The beer is a a pale amber, very clear, with moderate carbonation.

Light malts and a bit of a floral note in the aroma. Maybe just a touch of citrus. The flavor is malty, with notes of caramel and biscuit. The orange pith and hibiscus lends a hop-like character, with some light floral notes and bitterness. Subtle and flavorful.

My BA profile says I've not yet reviewed a Belgian pale. However, I've definitely drank a few of this style. I'm not sure how true-to-style this beer is, but it is definitely flavorful and easy drinking. Purchased as part of a Fall variety 12 pack. This beer is one of the better ones in the pack.

Photo of Pegasus
3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slightly hazy toned copper with a massive, persistent off-white head, vast columns of slow-rising carbonation, and appropriately enough, Belgian-style lacing.

Aroma: Earthy hops, caramel malt, floral notes, some light fruit, and a bit of spiciness

Taste: Opens with caramel malt, orange peel, and a flowery flavor, presumably hibiscus follow. As the taste progresses, spicy earthy flavors dominate, perhaps the yeast and orange peel. A moderate herbal hop finish brings the taste to a lingering close.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly full, soft, with little carbonation felt.

Drinkability/notes: Drinkable enough, but not really stellar, I would drink it if offered, but wouldn't buy it again - the word 'OK' comes to mind.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom-embossed brown glass long neck bottle, served in a Samuel Adam Boston Lager Sensory glass.

Photo of RJLarse
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

I think I'll go with the crowd and say this one is OK.

Pours an amber/copper color, clear with a thin off-white head.

Smell is an earthy wet grain scent.

Tastes a lot like an American Amber Ale in my book. Along the lines of Alaskan Amber or Mac and Jack's African Amber.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and clean.

Overall an OK brew. A nice fall beer. I'd have it again.

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Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.