Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.04/5 rDev -2.9%
Rounder Belgian Pale Ale is an amber- colored brew with an aroma that is biscuit- like with some spice and citrus. The foam looks nice at first, but it doesn’t last long and leaves minimal lacing. The body of the beer is clear and well- filtered.
As for the taste it is very much on the sweet side with flavors of citrus, mainly orange, with caramel, toffee, and other sweet malts dominating. There is an ever-so-brief bitter moment in the finish, but it doesn’t last for long.
This beer is actually a little more full bodied than I first expected it to be, and I have to give Blue Moon credit for at least making the product fuller and richer than the typical macro brew. But the one problem I have with this beer is its sweetness level. It is far sweeter than I prefer and what little bitterness exists is squashed quickly by the taste of sweet malt. It isn’t much like the typical Belgian brew either and has little or none of the yeasty goodness common to this style.
Overall, this is an acceptable beer, but not by much. I can’t handle the sweetness for very long, but I know some people who will enjoy it for that same reason. Just keep that in mind if you try it- if balance is your preference, it won’t measure up, but if you like the taste of malt sugars, you may fall in love.
10-12-2013 03:56:07 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
3.46/5 rDev +10.5%
Best before (?) JUL2913 etched ontot he neck of the bottle. "Belgian Style Pale." Expressionist Collection, whatever that means...
Pours dark caramel amber, clear, under a puffy and loose medium khaki head, that stays pretty well and leaves less then impressive high strands of lace.
Biscuity malt nose, with a hint of smoke.
Mostly malty character, with notes of light caramel, vanilla, light smoke and just a slightly hop filled finish. Ehhh, nothing special, suprise, pseudo craft beer for newbies. Not sure where the "Belgian" comes in here, but I'm sure its a well researched buzz word that drives sales.
"A drinkable but pedestrian Belgian Pale" So true I had to lift this sentiment from another review. Best thing I could say...this would work in a maranaide for pork or chicken.
04-24-2013 23:01:01 | More by Billolick
2.9/5 rDev -7.3%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Light brown with a thin white head that lingered. Lots of carbonation.
Smell: Mild nutty smell.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Light to medium bodied and smooth. Taste is watery with a nutty and malt flavor.
Overall: Drinkable, but another not so impressive beer from Blue Moon (Coors).
11-12-2013 23:06:45 | More by Cavanaghty
4.25/5 rDev +35.8%
I was surprised by this macro version of the Belgian Pale Ale. It poured a dark slightly cloudy brown with a medium head. The aroma was fruity with caramel and that mouthwatering Belgian aroma. The taste was great with caramel, earthy hops, moderately sweet malt and a hint of banana esters. Although I am not usually a big fan of this style, I enjoyed this one from a sampler pack at a neighborhood pig roast and would definitely purchase a case if it is affordable.
08-17-2014 22:18:18 | More by wattoclone
3.04/5 rDev -2.9%
Tried two bottles, one chilled and one a bit warmer. The warmer was slightly better.
Nice looking brew with a decent head that takes a while to dissapate and leaves a bit of lace. Amber color and very clear.
Nose was too subdued to detect any characteristics.
Taste was again not very telling with some hops.
Mouth was decent with some feel and carbonation.
Finish is a bit dry and almost sour on the back of the tounge.
Overall not a bad beer but very disappointing for a "Expressionist Collection" special editiion.
Have ri remark that this is pretty distant from and Begian Pale I had.
03-01-2013 22:31:41 | More by DarrellK
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.