Blue Moon Belgian Table Pils | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Blue Moon Belgian Table PilsBlue Moon Belgian Table Pils
Blue Moon Belgian Table PilsBlue Moon Belgian Table Pils

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
When Keith travels to Belgium, he always looks forward to enjoying classic Belgian Table beers. Traditionally, these lower-alcohol beers are brewed to accompany a meal and great company. Blue Moon Brewing Company® created a twist on this style by making our Belgian Table Pils a more flavorful, yet balanced pilsner.

Belgian Table Pils is a sessionable Belgian-style pilsner brewed with mandarin orange peel and two row Moravian barley for a balanced, refreshing summertime beer.

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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 178
Photo of woodychandler
3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In the Law of Unintended Consequences, The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody is enabling me to conduct a buncha brewery horizontals (same brewery, different beers) & today (at least until I need to leave for 2nd shift) are as many Blue Moon offerings as I can get in safely & still do my job later. This will be my first entry for Once In A New Blue Moon Beer Sunday (Week 645)!

From the bottle: "Pilsner Brewed with a Hint of Mandarin Orange Peel".

A screwed-up screw-top cap ruined my opportunity to Pop! the cap, but I used my anger management training to my advantage & didn't begin wreaking havoc. Instead, I simply used a gentle pour to decant the beer into my awaiting Pilsner glass. An in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), darker than I expected & with the NE-quality clarity which I did expect. Nose had a honey-like sweetness underlain with a light citrusiness of orange. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was bready, with a honey-like sweetness and a barely noticeable orangey citrusiness. Finish was semi-dry, but easily quaffable on a hot summer's day here in south-central PA. Two Qs: 1) Why is this NOT listed as a "Pilsner" on this site? Change request sent. 2) Why only "a hint"? This would have been even nicer with a bit more orange flavor, IMHO.

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Photo of gandres
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Twist cap 12 ounce bottle poured to glass
pale light amber liquid, big white foam dissipates quickly but lingers, hazy
Nose: not a lot, aroma of cinnamon
low bitterness tart
lively carbonation
Good beer, ok to repeat but not look for BA RB
Drank: November 24, 2016 9:33 PM

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Photo of Slatetank
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this from the bottle chilled in a glass

The color is golden, clear with thick pale white head with very fine bead and lace that sticks. The smell is malt dominant with a light toast and subtle yeast scent adding a bready smell yet not hop aroma is apparent. The feel is mildly sweet up front with moderately creamy texture and mild carbonation level with gentle bitterness.

The taste is pretty decent -mild malt with light yeast fruitiness and herbal hop flavor which is subtle yet becomes apparent as it warms. The yeast adds to the taste and malt provides a toasted grain mix with gentle mineral quality toward the back. This is enjoyable I liked it more near cellar temperature-it has a nice, slightly dry quality and not overly bitter a pretty standard easy drinking lager

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, deep golden body, crowned by a large, fairly dense white head, which slowly fades to nothingness. Thick, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls in an unbroken sheet. The carbonation is sparse, drifting lazily to the surface.

Aroma: The hops are herbal and spicy, the orange peel contributes a slight and refreshing tang, There is also a slight honey note and some cracker malt.

Taste: Opens with cracker malt, and noble hops, followed by a little sweet and tangy orange rind. As the taste progresses, AS the taste progresses, the hops turn grassy. Finishes with a lingering malty sweetness and slightly earthy hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice American Pale Lager, that manages to offer a bit more than typically found in the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of ordybill
2.77/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a golden yellow with a large white head. The aroma is slight malt with maybe some grass. The taste is rather bland, mild malts with a faint bitter finish. My least favorite Blue Moon offering. Tastes stale.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear orangish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and moderate amounts of copper + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cracker + grainy malts, light orange citrus, and light earthy + grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of grainy + cracker malts with a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of orange zest citrus. Finally there are light flavors of earthy + grassy hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and clean.

O: Easy to drink, refreshing, and much better than I expected from a Blue Moon beer (most beers are not bad but nothing I would grab again - this will make a better choice at catered corporate events). Clean and pretty well balanced. Enjoy the light amount of orange peel/zest in this one.

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Photo of Savan
2.49/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

pours a rather putrid hue... is it green? yellow? orange? not so sure... and almost no head.
Smell is .... nothing... its like water, maybe. Taste is... not terrible, actually. Crisp and clean of nothing particular. Has a somewhat redeeming mouth feel to it... given the colour and lack of smell. Over all if it were free.... id drink it. Probably wouldn't pay for it.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 11/7/2016. Pours crystal clear deep gold/light amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, light pepper/orange peel, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of bready malt, moderate earthy hops, and light orange peel notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, light pepper/orange peel, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt, moderate earthy hops, and light orange peel flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very good Czech pilsener style. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt, moderate earthy hops, and light orange peel flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very minimal presence of the advertised orange peel flavors; but I wouldn’t want any in this kind of beer anyways. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours s translucent orange-gold with a fizzy, half-inch, off-white head that sizzles and pops and settles into a solid, consistent slick. Nose is pretty subdued - grassy notes and perhaps a hint of coriander. Taste follows nose - not much flavor but goes down easy and clean. Mouthfeel is light in body with an easy carbonation just shy of lively. Overall, nothing particularly spectacular - pretty much a watered down version of Belgian White; however, it goes down easy.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is actually really pretty good, on tap at the new brewery downtown. light in color and alcohol but sturdy in body, its golden and bright and clear with a tall white head on it and an interesting enough aroma. floral yeast, not necessarily belgian, more a lot more going on than a traditional lager yeast found in the style. the grain is belgian pils malt all the way, maybe a little pale barley to balance it out, but its light and clean and very fresh. very very subtle hay-like hop profile to this gives it a summery character a tiny bit of finishing bitterness. there is a soft blooming summery yeast quality too, not sure i would call it obviously belgian in the traditional sense, but its a neat little twist in an otherwise pretty straightforward beer. very refreshing and patio appropriate, and the quality overall is actually quite high despite what some of us have come to know about blue moon in general. i have high hopes for this new brewpub, the space is great and the beers they are making there were well ahead of my expectations!

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Photo of Tone
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, earthy malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt, butter, hint of caramel malt, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, decent appearance, weak aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Immortale25
2.72/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a teku pint. Bottleneck says SEP0516.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Generic malt aroma with a very mild Belgian yeast presence. Could swear there's some corn in there too. Stale aftertaste.

T- Limp malt characteristic is grainy and husky with the slightest tinge of Belgian yeast.

M- Watery with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Bland and unexciting. I've actually had some Blue Moon beers I've enjoyed but this one just falls flat. Basically tastes like Coors with a touch more body, malt flavor and a tiny spike of Belgian yeast.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Belgian Table Pils has a thick, frothy, off-white head, a mostly clear, very bubbly, gold appearance, with fairly pronounced lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of honey-topped wheat bread, white bread crust, and a vibrant pungency. Taste is of sweet brown bread, spiced bread, and just a shade of hop oil. I know it has orange peel, but I never could pick it up. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Blue Moon Belgian Table Pils finishes crisp, refreshing, and incredibly drinkable. RJT

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Darker than pale, but on the side of the spectrum. Nice taste with hint of orange get peel aroma, just enough. Smooth feel going down. Very, very nice.

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Photo of erk0607
3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark amber colored, clear body with a white head that lingers around for a few minutes.
Smell: overall it smells like spices and a bit floral, nothing super distinctive but it's there.
Taste: Sweet with some lighter fruit notes, those spices get tasted after you get the sweet, malty, ever so slightly hoppy flavor.
Feel: Intermediate mouthfeel with light, crispy carbonation
Overall: Taste is pretty good, I needed to pick something up that was not a flavor bomb and this fits the bill, plus it was a buck off at the store, so I'm pretty happy

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Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is very malty and color is a little dark for a pils. I've had a number of Belgian Pils in Belgium and I don't recall any of them having orange peel in them. This is an ok brew; nothing special. Mostly marketing.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, logged it on Untappd back on 06/17-2016. I was impressed as this pils had good, clean, crisp, refreshing flavor. Not what I call a "stanky" pils, but had a touch of bitterness to it. Overall, an easy beer to consume a few in a row.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a pokal glass

This beer pours a light shade of amber with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of off white to beige head.

I get some grain and floral notes.

It starts out with light grain flavor. It has a dry finish.

Medium mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation.

This is a dry, flavorless beer.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.9/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale color with a large white head that quickly goes away. It has a soft smell of malts and fruits. Has a very crisp malty taste. Has almost like a bread taste.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Belgian Table pours a light amber/golden color with a towering fluffy head of 3 fingers that takes its time receding. 80% transparent.

Bright, fruity aromas of barreled apples, pale malt base, crisp floral notes.

Flavor has elements of bread, very pale malts, and those fruity values come popping out as well. Ends on notes of crisp, light fuji apple.

Feel is spot on, dry, properly carbonated, and flows down easily.

Belgian Table Pils is a solid beer. I can't really say anything against it at all. I'll probably end up buying a case on sale.

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Photo of mjurney
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden color, clear. Lots of bubbles. Small frothy head.

Sweet malts, a little citrusy, crisp.

Sweet pale malts, cracker, a little orange peel. Hop bitterness is low, just enough to balance the beer. Finish is mostly dry and crisp. Light-medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, well carbonated, highly drinkable.

It's pretty good Belgian-style pilsner.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Market Basket,
Pours a brilliantly clear deep golden color with a smallish bubbly white head that dissipates rather quickly. Sweet bready pilsner maltiness dominates the nose. Faint banana and orange peel with a touch of floral hop and spicy yeast. I'm not quite sure what a Belgian table Pils is, this beer doesn't have a whole lot of Belgian character to it. That said this is a pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium amber color with a two finger head of fluffy white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a grainy smell mixed with some other light caramel and grassy smells. Along with these aromas comes a little bit of yeastiness as well as a bit of hay.

Taste – The taste begins with a crisp wheat bread flavor mixed with a little bit of caramel sweetness and a rather strong showing of some yeastiness. As the taste advances forward, the caramel is enhanced and other flavors of a grassy taste begin to develop at the expense of a bit of the bready flavor. Toward the very end, some light hay comes to the tongue, and with an increase in the yeast and the grain, one is left with a crisp and clean wheaty, yeasty, bread taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather light, but somewhat thick and chewy for a brew of only 4.2 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the wheat and grain taste characteristics of the brew the feel is great and makes for a very refreshing brew overall.

Overall – I rather enjoyed this brew. At only 4.2 % abv it is super flavorful and quite drinkable. This is one to give a try too if looking for a sessionalble and tasty brew.

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Photo of CalebBedford
2.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Amber in color. Slight,frothy head, diminishes quickly. Can taste the hops on first sip, not strongly, but that's definitely something noticeable. Slight orange hints, but not so much as Blue Moon's Belgian White. Not a whole lot going on with this one. Fairly basic low abv beer. Easily drinkable, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of MusaJames
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours well without a head to speak of. Color is a darker amber and is transparent. Smell isn't remarkable but I can normal malt and hops. Taste is good, I wish I could have more hops but I'm left wanting. Feel isn't remarkable either as I do not detect much carbonation. Personally I'm surprised that Blue Moon makes so many different types of beers. I'm afraid that this is one doesn't peak my interest.

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