Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by kojevergas:
2.69/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Best before August 19, 2013. "Belgian Style Pale." Expressionist Collection. Brewed with hibiscus and orange peel. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label and twist off pressure cap acquired as part of a Blue Moon seasonal variety box and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.
Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor.
A: Pours a one finger beige-light khaki colour head of slight cream, okay thickness, and average (~2 minute) retention. Body colour is a fairly vibrant lightly rich copper. Translucent and transparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A bit more copper in colour than most good beers in the style - and it's clearly filtered. Not a great appearance for a Belgian Pale, but there are no overt flaws. Light even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.
Sm: Quite malt-centric, with a dash of generic floral hopping. Malts are mainly pale and caramalt; I don't detect any adjunct. On second thought, maybe some corn - but it's well hidden. No hibiscus or orange peel to my senses, but then my nose is broken. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma. There's not much going on here, but it's pleasant and inviting for the style. Simple but not problematic per se.
T: Generic floral hopping ceases to impress. Very malt centric, with the caramel and pale coming through in a very general way. Sugary. A bit grainy. Nothing pops here; there's nothing unique or special. No yeast or alcohol comes through. I get a hint of orange peel when I really look for it. Maybe some light nuts and herbal notes, but they come off artificial. Tastes a bit like a well-executed homebrew extract beer. Very mundane, but pleasant to drink for what it is. Balance is decent; that's not difficult given how little there is happening here. Lacks boldness or inspiration.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Noticeably overcarbonated; even a bit biting. This'll make you burp pretty easily. Typical thickness. Average body. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense. Decent execution; the overcarbonation is the only real flaw.
Dr: A drinkable but pedestrian Belgian Pale. Hopefully this'll be a stepping stone for newcomers to craft/micro beer. I'll easily kill the few bottles I have, but I wouldn't get it again unless it was the only decent/cheap option at a bar with crap selection. A very approachable offering from Coors/Blue Moon, but not a great beer for the style. Good value, I guess.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 03:45:41 | More by kojevergas
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2.89/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Clear golden amber brew with a white head. Head is thin, short-lived and without much lacing.
S: Pale malt, citrus & distinct Belgian yeast aromas.
T: Crisp orange & floral flavors. Caramel malt with a hint of spice.
M: Smooth, crisp beer with dry finish.
O: Balanced Pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 18:10:53 | More by Paincane
3.14/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized thick patches surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of toffee malts and grains along with a lightly floral hop aroma. There is also a light amount of Belgian yeast present in the smell as well.
T: Upfront there is a moderate toasted malt flavor with both toffee and grainy sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate presence of Belgian yeast which adds a touch of spiciness and that flavor my wife describes as paste. Light amounts of floral hops in the finish which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades quickly.
M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: Easy enough to drink but there is not really anything interesting that makes me want to grab another one of these.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2014 21:50:17 | More by dbrauneis
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale from Coors Brewing Company
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