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: 1,087 |  Reviews: 222
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.41/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 12pk Winter variety pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in Winter 2011.

Pours a copper/amber color with a bubbly head the slowly disappears. Has some mild scents of hops and some grains. Has a slighty bitter tone to the taste. Some bready dough and yeast tastes as well. Has an overall dryer taste than most of the Blue Moon line. Crisp and extremely drinkable, but nothing too special about it. Decent for a Macro-brew, but about average among mirco-brews.

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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

Poured from their 12oz bottle from their Winter Sampler...

Appearance - Poured a finger of white head, quickly dwindled to a cap. Color of the beer is a translucent briliant amber. A fair amount of lacing after the session.

Smell - Definitely get belgian yeast, some sweet citrus, and touch of floral hops.

Taste - Begins with a touch of funk and belgian yeast, sweet citrus flavors of tangerine and orange, slight spiciness like coriander and white pepper, finishing with dried breadcrust and grassy hops.

Mouthfeel - Lite to medium mouthfeel, lots of carbonation, very drinkable.

Overall - Some pretty good flavors going on here for a macro brew, a pleasant surprise.

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

Pours orange/amber with full off white head. Good retention of head. Fair lacing of glass. Smells sweet, honeylike.
Taste is citrusy, slightly sweet and grassy; overall pleasant on the tounge with just enough bittering from the hops to save it from being too soda-like.

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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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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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1/5  rDev -67.8%

Photo of BucBasil
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a reddish deep orange or amber color, clear with a lot of carbonation within. Head is actually pretty nice, 2 fingers, offwhite, and sticks around a while.

S: Some slight grapefruit in the back/hoppy twinge, balanced with a load of sweetness and some bread. Some sort of weed smell in there somehow.

T: Has a surprising hoppy kick to it (surprising considering the company). Not much depth in the flavor, but pretty well balanced. I'm not sure what to make of this beer, or what they were trying to go for here. Seems like they wanted some sort of hoppiness to it, but the flavor isn't very strong. This would be a decent pale ale, but has no business being called Belgian style.

F: Somewhat thin, but smooth and drinkable.

Overall, nothing bad, nothing special. Something to throw back without thinking too much.

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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1/5  rDev -67.8%

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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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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A reddish orange, clear looking beer with a thin off-white head. The head is not dense in appearance and seems to be mainly composed of loose and large bubbles. There is a little lacing, but no sediment.

Notes of pale malt with a slight spice. There isn't much from the yeast nor alcohol.

This essentially tastes like a decent pale ale. There is no indication this beer has any Belgian characteristic. The pale malt predominates and there isn't even hoppiness to balance. Although the beer is an average Pale ale, it's going to lose points for not displaying any Belgian characteristics whatsoever!

Thin and watery appearance translates into a thin and watery mouthfeel as well. A pale malt and light fruitiness followed by almost no aftertaste. There's very little to this beer aside from some fizzy carbonation and pale maltiness.

The beer is definitely not a Belgian pale ale, by any means, but it is a decent drink. I would not buy this beer for myself.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 1,087 ratings