Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by Caj1:
3.3/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
From the Blue Moon Fall Sampler 12-pack, the Rounder, at least for me, is the most underwhelming beer in the package. While something that I would drink if offered to me or if there were nothing better at the bar, it's not something I would go back to out of desire to try it again.
The beer pours a reddish-brown copper color that is fairly clear (no haze) but leaves only about one finger of head that doesn't come up very enthusiastically and falls back down quickly, leaving some film covering most of the surface of the beer and some decent yet sparse lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell is fairly straightforward: some noticeable if unassertive hop notes and stale bready grain, also some metallic whang that kind of kills my enthusiasm for the drink. Taste is much the same, though it's better than the smell: more hops (especially grass and grapefruit notes) helps a bit, but the taste of the beer is otherwise pretty lacking. Some malt sweetness and a hint of bitterness that is appreciated but doesn't do a great deal to cut the bready flavor, some earth, and again a hint of metal. Butterscotch fights a losing battle with the alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel is strictly average; not good, not bad, not heavy, not too thin. If I had to equate it with anything, I'd equate it with a Sam Adams Octoberfest (in terms of mouthfeel.)
This beer is strictly okay and definitely refreshing, but its taste leaves quite a bit to be desired. However, it's still a step up from its other macrobrewer counterparts. At least Blue Moon tried, but it seems they were trying also not to offend anybody's sensibilities with this drink, watering it down in the process. Taste it, you might enjoy, but I leave that totally up to you.
To good health and good beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 23:23:56 | More by Caj1
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3.14/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 23 July 2014
Appearance: Had this one from the bottle, so I can't comment much beyond the fact that the bottle art is pretty bad.
Smell: Smells like darker, toffee malts with a hint of spicy hops and earthiness.
Taste: Unfortunately the earthiness seems to be the predominant flavor in this beer, which I attribute to a poor grain bill. The beer is darker (meaning malt-forward) but the malts flavors I would expect - nuttiness, whole-wheat bread, light toffee- are not anywhere to be found.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, decent depth.
Overall: Worse than the regular Blue Moon (which I actually don't stick my nose up at) because of the weird, astringent earthiness. Would not recommend.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 19:29:15 | More by Beric
3.23/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a bottle, drank from a pint glass.
Appearance: Pretty medium to dark amber colour, with an appetizing orange/red. Head is not super thick, and dissipates quicker than I would have hoped. Little visible carbonation
Smell: Sugary malts and hops abound. A slight sour characteristic, definitely in a good way. Slightly toasty, biscuity Vienna malt. Some subtle fruity esters, but mostly sweet hops.
Taste: The sweet but slightly toasty Vienna malt is quite apparent here, and is balanced by some bittering hops. Pretty basic considering what this style can be, so it loses points here. Still tasty overall though.
Mouthfeel: Leaves a sweet, almost cloyingly malty aftertaste, which isn't the best. About the right level of carbonation (low to moderate). No booziness.
Overall: Nothing to write home about, but if it was between this and domestic American adjunct lagers, I would take this every time with a grin on my face. Its pretty light, easy to drink, and doesn't really offend. Unfortunately it doesn't impress or stand out either, so I wouldn't seek this out.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 02:39:20 | More by Whiteweasel
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.