Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NCSUdo on 05-26-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,086
Reviews:
222
Avg:
3.21
pDev:
18.69%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
160
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,086 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of budgood1
2.93/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours out a slightly hazed copperish colour with a small white head. wisps of lace. sweet malty aroma with peppery hints. sturdy malt bill, not too sweet in the flavour profile gives way to some spiciness and a bit of hop bitterness. not sure if this can be considered a true belgian pale ale but it i suppose it can be considered in the shadow of one. pretty neutral taste wise. it has a decent body with a slightly prickly mouthfeel giving it a quasi BPA character. finishes on the dry side. drinkability is decent. not much there to wax poetic about.

solidly boring.

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Photo of bmwats
3.24/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium brown. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head, which disintegrates immediately and completely. No lacing.

S: Pungent, woody malt. Pecan shells, with a hint of oregano.

T: Rich, pungent, woody malt with a slight tinge of butterscotch.

M: Full flavored and (kind of) robust with a blunt hoppy character.

D: Robust enough sip down a little more carefully.

Atmosphere is okay. Nice hue, but no head or lacing. Nose is full and robust with a woody and Italian spice character. Flavor is robust and malty with a pungent aftertaste. Overall, this is pretty good quaff.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a paler copper color with a one finger head that actually stays around with no lacing. The aroma is of caramel malt with a hint of floral hops. THe aroma is very faint and hard to get a grasp on. The taste is of caramel malt with some breadiness along with a hint of citrus. The floral hops is not really in the taste. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. The drinkability is good you could have more than one, not as strong in aroma and taste as some pale ales but decent overall.

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Photo of Sellen
2.25/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of Squire123
3.34/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peabody
2.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Given to me as a xmas present. 12 pack with the blue/pale/and fullmoon.
Pours out a golden copper clear with little off-white suds. Not much lacing here.
Smell is bland at best but can detect some belgian yeast and malt but very very faint.
Taste is watery at best but a better than the full moon.
I think this is not bad and would drink multiples but would wish I had something that had some more(lots more) flavor.
Justa very average beer.

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Photo of adamette
2.6/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into clean clear glass courtesy of my brother Peter. Thanks Pete.

A Light brown body under a less than impressive thin light head that dissapeared quickly.

S Not much..some wimpy hops could be smelled.

T Boring watered down Pale Ale. Really, there are some malt, grain, hops tastes but it is all very distant, diluted by water(?).

M Light. There is a touch of moderate mouthfeel due to the distant tastes.

D Average at best due to the lack of tastes.

Notes. My least favorite of the three "Moons" that I have tasted. (Blue, Full, Pale). I am not even sure that this can be considered a Pale Ale let alone a "Belgian" Pale Ale. Oh well.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of drdiesel9483
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of lucasj82
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of DaveMiller
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Giggy
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hessian257
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BigTrubble
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of ALC82
3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.72/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pmcadamis
2.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - Clear light amber brew with a good sized white head. Retention is good, and there is a nice amount of lace on the glass.

S - Smells like a Killian's. Lighly malty, a hint of toast. Not much going on.

T - I don't see what is "Belgian" at all about this. It's decently tasty, if a little bit boring. Toasted caramel malt, a tiny little wisp of fruity hops on the back end. Overly sweet. Newbies might like this.

M - LIght in body and easy to drink. FInishes a little bit spicy.

I would have guessed that this was an easy going amber ale. Reminds me of that in between sort of beer that isn't really "craft" but is definitely better than piss lager. Michelob Amber Bock, Killian's Irish Red, Pete's WIcked Ale, and the like. This might be one notch above it's macro-brewed bretheren, but its still pretty plain.

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Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kamikazeokami
2.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ffshore545
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kdivers
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.21 out of 5 based on 1,086 ratings.
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