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Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleBlue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Amalak on 02-19-2013)
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2.85/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Best before 1/6/14.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and slight yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and grain flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is fairly drinkable but there is nothing that stands out as memorable about this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 04:34:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

05-18-2013 19:24:25 | More by djrn2
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

05-18-2013 19:25:52 | More by acurtis
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-13-2013 00:40:41 | More by kjkinsey
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

08-20-2013 04:22:23 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-26-2013 00:59:57 | More by Texasfan549
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

05-16-2014 23:32:39 | More by kylehay2004
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

09-22-2013 03:23:39 | More by Knapp85
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3.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

What, no Ed Norton? No John Malkovich? Anyway, this stuff pours a sunset amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises thick toffee, Belgian yeast, light banana, candied orange peel, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, though there's less toffee (and what is there is drier than before), and there's a stronger emphasis on the spicier aspects of the Belgian yeast and the candied orange peel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this ain't exactly a bad BPA, but it's nothing really worth revisiting. It's a tasty-enough brew to take down amidst the other offerings in the 12-pack, but it's nothing I'd really recommend on its own.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 06:15:48 | More by TMoney2591
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

04-25-2013 22:54:22 | More by zeff80
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Rhode Island

3.31/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains honey, caramelized malts, some fruit, some Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty but not too heavy malt character and some Belgian yeast. The hops presence is mild and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but also nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 20:02:06 | More by TheManiacalOne
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West Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

08-17-2013 04:27:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2014 04:07:55 | More by SocalKicks
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with a thin head that slowly dissipates. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is sweet - candy with a hint of cinnamon and citrus.

The taste is sweet too. Almost too sweet. It's a candy beer. But, it does have a cinnamon-like spicing that balances it.

It's nice for a sweet beer. It has sweet character. An interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 04:55:59 | More by jwc215
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2.69/5  rDev -13.8%
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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New York

3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:01:01 | More by Billolick
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-21-2013 03:09:26 | More by oriolesfan4
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3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another beer from my most excellent, local, in-person beer trader, tone 77!

From the bottle: "Our brewmaster's expression of a Belgian-Style Pale Ale, crafted with a twist of hibiscus and orange peel for a rounder taste."; "Belgian-Style Pale Ale [-] In the 1940s, Belgian-Style Pale Ale grew in popularity and were ordered by the round due to their balanced taste. Our brewmaster's expression of this sessionable ale is crafted with hibiscus and orange peel for a hint of spiciness and touch of wheat for a smoother, rounder taste."

My pour, followed by a patient settling, resulted in a dense two fingers of foamy, tawny head that resembled a scoop of ice cream atop a cone. Color was a button-bright copper. Nose smelled heavily of biscuit malt underlain with a light, perfume-y floweriness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was tending towards sweet, kind of light and flowery. Finish was semi-sweet, tasty, but not compelling, I would tell you that there are better iterations/ interpretations of the style out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 17:39:11 | More by woodychandler
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-19-2013 15:22:27 | More by InspectorBob
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North Carolina

3.14/5  rDev +0.6%
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
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2013 22:42:54 | More by jdhilt
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3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber colored ale with a momentary tan colored head.

Smell is malty with strong yeasty aroma and a little scorched sugar. Toasted grain and some gassy aroma. Not picking up any coriander.

Starts out malty with a Belgian waffle with out syrup taste. Sweeter than average beer, I'm just not tasting any Belgian flavors here. Toasted bread some burnt sugar and caramel.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just another amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 02:17:55 | More by Zorro
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

10-17-2013 02:14:26 | More by DrunkinYogi
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2014 04:32:09 | More by BillRoth
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New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Tarnished orange with a good clarity reveals a good amount of effervesce. The head is milky-beige stands an inch tall with a fair rate of retention. Speckled lacing.

S: Small sour lemon funk on the nose was paired with some pale musky grains and not much else.

T: Lemony twang flavor, wet, mixes with some toasted sweet graininess. Flavor is fairly pronounced upfront, but is quick to dissappear off the tongue to a distant memory with no lignering effects.

M: Light bodied, feels a smudge washy and thin at first hold turning to a frothy mess with little carbonation. Ends with a slight lemony fade.

O: Overall the flavor is quick to come and go and brief initial taste. Sweet wet lemony and a very safe play that treads lightly on the hops, lacks a strong belgian pale grain biscuity nature and has a bit to much sweet speciality grains to boot. Lacks crispness, and is about as exciting as kissing your cousin. pass. The initial brief flavor is hardly worth the price of admission as this fnishes like water off the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 01:25:44 | More by beerthulhu
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Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.