Blue Moon First Peach Ale
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

Blue Moon First Peach AleBlue Moon First Peach Ale
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #710
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
78
Ranked #47,628
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 15.59%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
330
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
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Blue Moon First Peach AleBlue Moon First Peach Ale
Notes: With one foot in winter and the other in spring, we crafted this Belgian-inspired Brown Ale with flavors of peach and coriander to complement both. It has a tart taste balanced by caramel malts for the cooler days and peach notes for the warmer ones.
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Reviews by BeerMeister8:
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BeerMeister8 from New Hampshire

3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 05, 2015
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a small white head. Smells of canned peach and slight grain. Tastes of a nice malty beer with some peach notes, however, the peach seems artificial, and slightly like canned peach. Beer is light bodied, nicely carbonation, easy drinking. Overall an average beer.

Dec 20, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by 5/30/16.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of peach, peach juice, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly burnt toast, peach, peach juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a flavor that is sort of like burnt toast with peach jelly.

Serving type: bottle.

Feb 11, 2016
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TheBoldBeerGuy from Washington

2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Overly sweetened after the peach flavor, as though they added peach to the boil, then extra sugar "just in case." Like other Blue Moon fruit seasonals, it leaves an permiating saccharine residue that makes you feel like you're drinking badly hopped soda. Hardly any of the back wheat flavor that Blue Moon Belgian White grew famous for. Might be good for someone who doesn't like beer.

Mar 06, 2016
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a puffy white foam head of a two finger height. The head fades quite fast leaving just a hint of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma, as one may expect, is heaviest of a peach smell. Along with the peach comes a bit of apricot and some more sugary and malty smells of candy and a bit of grainy bread. Overall the aroma is rather pleasant with it reminding me of a peach fruit roll-up like smell.

Taste – Upfront the taste is strongest of an orange citrus taste mixed with a decent sum of a malty flavor of a more bready nature. As the taste advances the bready flavors add a little bit of a grainy taste to the profile, all while some lemon also comes to the tongue. While a lemon taste and grainy taste bring a little bit of bitter and harshness, this is balanced by a coming of some candied flavors and the taste of peach that one would have anticipated from the nose. In the end, the combination of flavors leaves one with a moderately sweet and light in nature fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer rather thin for a brew of 5.6 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the lighter fruit flavors the lighter body was decent, although a little thicker of a body may have been nice for the bready and grainy flavors, helping to accentuate them slightly better. Overall the feel was just OK.

Overall – Not bad, but nothing to pine for. A decent, not obnoxious peach/fruit beer that is pretty easy to drink overall.

Mar 28, 2015
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good offering from Blue Moon - I was expecting the normally sweet, syrupy beer for the fruity persuasion, but was surprised with a nice mix between the ale and peach. At first, when you think about it, you wonder if this could even work - but somehow - it does.

I truly like the dark amber color of brew, with the tan head (with some decent staying power.) You can certainly smell and taste the peaches, and not sweet, but definitely there. Overall, a really good beer to have with friends - especially if you are trying to introduce them to the love of beer...

May 16, 2015
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep red color with a very small carbonated. Virtually no head retention or lacing. Has a strong peach aroma. Slightly bready, but the peach aroma over powers anything else. Bready peach taste with a mild spicy hop bitterness at the end. Sweet peach aftertaste. Medium bodied. Not a bad beer, but not something I would necessarily look for.

Feb 26, 2015
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jgido759 from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 06, 2015
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MHH3091 from Mississippi

3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Feb 26, 2015
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ShawnL from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 25, 2015
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AdrianAltine from Texas

4.8/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great fresh tasting beer with a wonderful peach taste

Jan 11, 2015
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beltz15 from New Jersey

2.4/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Terrible. My wife grabbed it in a mixed 6. She had one sip and handed it to me. I don't like beer to go to waste, so I manned up and drank it. After almost half the bottle I dumped it. Like blue moons classic but wasn't crazy about this at all

Jan 19, 2015
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R11415 from New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 13, 2015
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RBrosi

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 10, 2015
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Blowdy

4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice and peachy flavor. Would definitely drink again

Mar 04, 2015
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NailtheAle from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not to bad if you l

Apr 12, 2015
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WholeLottaTricks from Louisiana

2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Jan 01, 2016
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Myotus from Texas

3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours with an off-white head that is two fingers width in height that quickly settles to one finger width. Has a clean amber color. Has aromas of peach, wheat, and a slightly bitter smell that I can't wuite determine. Initial taste is of peaches and a hint of coriander. Blan wheat flavors soon follow with small hints of hops, too, as coriander flavors grow stronger and peach flavors fade. Final taste has a waterdowned component. Definitely a drinkable beer. Wouldn't mind buying a six pack during the season that it comes out.

Apr 14, 2015
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Beerhemoth from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 30, 2016
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cofer from Mississippi

2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Feb 05, 2015
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beer-fan-1 from Washington

4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

My wife brings home different and sometimes intriguing beers when she goe shopping. She doesn't drink but knows my tastes. This was from one of those trips. I like a beer with steak and this was no exception. I was expecting flavor like some of the citrus beers-hoppy and lighter. I was surprised to see this pour darker. Not a lot of head in the Tulip glass but reasonable. Flavor was a surprise. IT was heavy on the peach which for the moment I was in was really good. Surprisingly good with a New York Strip but the real treat came later. I had some left and drank it with dessert. Raspberry ice cream. That "pairing" was sheer heaven. If nothing else, this is a great dessert beer.

May 01, 2016
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GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

2.41/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Great color, only a very faint hint of peach in the aroma, nice head that rapidly dissipated, sub par taste with average feel. I did get a glimpse of the coriander in a burp about 3 minutes after I finished this sad beer.

Mar 25, 2015
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ChuckZ77

4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Subtle hint of peach. Smooth taste.

Mar 01, 2015
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V1per41 from Colorado

3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

Jan 31, 2015
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plaidowl from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I like esters just fine, but I usually am not too keen on straight up fruit beers. Beer should never taste too sweet, in my opinion. The epitome of distasteful fruit beer, to my mouth, is Pyramid Apricot Ale. I love apricots and I love beer, but Pyramid's presentation had much to be desired. But, after trying a number of other Pyramid brews, I think I have an aversion to their products, in general.
Having now tried Blue Moon First Peach Ale, I have more faith in the promise of fruit beer. It's not a great beer, overall, but I certainly enjoyed so much more than other fruit beers I've drank. A lot of this had to do with how, even though it has a sweetness, it is not over-sweet. The peach flavor and aroma is pronounced, but, once again, not overwhelming. So much of the danger in any beer that includes any novelty ingredient lies in overdoing it; this beer keeps everything within enjoyable limits. It does have a definite astringency to the feel, but I like this in my beverages. It finishes crisp and clean.
It has an interesting color, a rosy, copper-orange (in other words, a peach color).

Feb 14, 2015
Blue Moon First Peach Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 330 ratings