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 DoubleJ
3.55/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I thought there was Blue Moon and its seasonals, nothing else. So this was a surprise when I spotted it. Made with cascade hops, hibiscus, and orange peel...is this going to be a hoppy Blue Moon? On to the beer:

Poured into a flute...now I'm thinking they wanted to copy Budwieser Ale. Red, orange, yellow hues, this is a lovely array of color. The head is thick on top and retains adequately. The aroma is sweet and hoppy. There's the hibiscus, but the cascades and faint esters are easier to detect. This could be refreshing.

It's unusual to taste these flavors in a beer of this color, but I'm liking it. Faint esters and orange peel, the beer turns into bready caramel with fruity esters tagging along. A touch of flower pedal, it's sweet. The cascade hops provide some flavor in the finish. This beer is crisp and light in the mouth, and it goes down without a hiccup.

Belgian-style Pale Ale might be misleading for this beer, but who cares if you enjoy it? A welcoming addition to the Blue Moon line of beers.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Mora2000
3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.

This beer pours a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong biscuit malt. The flavor is wheat and some biscuit malt. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A average to below average beer, not something anyone should seek out.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.72/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper in color, small bubbly head fades away after a while. No lace.

Smell: Bready malts and flowery hops.

Taste: Like a hoppy amber ale, decent bitterness, leafy hops with a bit of citrus. Belgian ale characteristics similar to a Dekoninck, very light and faint. All in all, pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, high level of carbonation, semi dry finish.

Drinkability: The best Blue Moon/ coors product Ive had to date.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of puboflyons
3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked JUN0611-DO5102219. Sampled on March 27, 2011. Its amber-copper color is about right for a standard pale ale but I was hoping for something with less clarity. Caramel malts and maybe a dash of clove are evident in the aroma with a slight touch of yeast toward the back. The body comes in at around medium. Sweet malts prevail in the taste rather than the wheat, spices, and yeast elements I have come to associate with this style. But there is a slight hop bite at the end.

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Photo of Eziel
3.26/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearace: Clear coppoer color with a creamy off-white colored head. Decent retention.

Smell: Very malty, a little sweet. Hint of a fruit note (likey the orange peel). Some hop aroma (would have been fine with more).

Taste: Surprisingly sweet with a late spicy finish. Not as carbonated as many in the Blue Moon lineup. Hop presence blends well.

Mouthfeel: Meduim bodied, subtle carbonation.

Drinkability: Found it very drinkable.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.14/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A copper colored pour with an off white head around 3/5" deep. Aroma of belgian yeast, relatively clean, mild grain notes. Hops hidden.

Taste, lots of carbonation noticeable, I guess that is more of a mouth feel thing, but nonetheless, the most obvious flavor is that of the phenolic yeast, its not so heavy on the spice rack, but big on the band aids. Mild toasted bread malt impact.

I can drink these, but I wouldn't want to or look for it.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours an orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is sweet malt, orange peel, and a bit of hops. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, and it has a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, and it has good carbonation. Drinkability is decent, it's smooth and not hard to drink at all. Overall I think this is an average brew.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of hozersr
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Brad007
2.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber color with what appears to be ample carbonation and a one-finger head into my glass.

Aroma is full of spicy, sweet malt with only a slight hint of hops to be found in the nose.

Taste is full of sweet malt with a light hint of spice and chewiness to it. Doesn't seem to be much else for flavor.

Mouthfeel is definitely not on par with the style. Watery, bland and just uninspiring. Pretty much a disappointment.

I'd look for better examples of the style. It's run of the mill and still a bit more drinkable than other Coors products. It's just not on par with other examples.

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Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance –Pours a deeper amber-golden color with a nice billowy off white head. The head fades relatively fast leaving a little bit of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The nose is quite light. Light caramel and toffee notes are the most prevalent. These are mixed with a little bit of citrus and some spiciness.

Taste – Carmel malt with a little bit of roastiness is the first detected. A little bit of sweeter orange citrus comes and mixes with the sweeter malt, although the citrus is quite light. A little bit of citrus bitterness moves in toward the end and takes the taste to its finish.

Mouthfeel – The body is light to moderate with a little bit of sharpness. The higher carbonation matches the sharpness well, but neither really complement the taste, and somewhat contend with one another.

Overall – This is a rather average brew. Of the Blue Moon varieties this one is likely on the lower end of the scale. It’s OK, but I would take other Blue Moon varieties over this one if given the chance.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MSandahl23
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Zach136
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of claspada
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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