Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Pale Ale
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Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Pale Ale

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NCSUdo on 05-26-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,090 |  Reviews: 222
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. Nice retention and it left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sweet malt and some spice. Not much else and doesn't really seems like a Belgian-style ale.

T - It tasted of spices and caramel. Some yeasty bite with a bready backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is okay. Maybe it could convert some one to craft beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is a dark amber, translucent and almost copper color. The head poured at 1/2 inch thick and maintained a 1/4 inch thickness throughout the drink with heavy lacing on the glass.

The smell is primarily malt, with a hint of really subtle hops. There is a slight skunk/stale scent but not too much or unappealing.

The taste is is soft and well rounded...mainly malt (but not too sweet), some hops (but not too bitter) and a smooth finish with a hint of bitterness that really only creates a dry finish.

The mouthfeel is pleasant; sweet and soft with a slightly dry aftertaste. The carbonation is at a minimum.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. The smell was a little off but the flavor and mouthfeel was good. Worth a try and very drinkable at 5.4%.

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.87/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale Moon pours a copper-amber with a thin, off-white head, with very light lacing. The nose is quite light, with hints of caramel, toasted, and biscuity malt notes present, as well as some orange peel and spice. As noticed in the nose, this beer features a heavy malt presence out front, and very little hop profile noticeable. This medium bodied ale has a smooth mouthfeel and a medium amount of carbonation. Nothing too out of the ordinary for a Belgian Pale Ale, but for the price and the ease of locating, a good deal.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass the beer pours a translucent ruby amber color with a decent finger's width whitish head, decent retention and lacing. The nose is somewhat muted but consists of citrus and wheat with a hint of spice, coriander? The flavor starts with a malty sweet base from which the citrus fruit character and wheat builds. Mildly bitter with a good hop character. Finishes slightly dry and crisp. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, an easy drinking pale ale. I wouldn't go and actively pursue it but I wouldn't refuse it either.

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 1,090 ratings