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 iguana1010
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Rayek
3.22/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale Moon hits my tulip with a not particularly pale copper hue. A dense eggshell head falls quickly to a patchwork film. The beer leaves a bit of lace.

Sourdough Belgian yeast is the most prevalent feature. Toasted grain comes next. Bitterness is mild and a little citrusy. The beer thins out late. Its light body doesn't have the vigorous carbonation I expect from this style.

OK, but not fabulous. This is a very safe Belgian that doesn't take any chances.

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Photo of KC9LDB
2/5  rDev -37.7%

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

Crystal bright copper color with minimal head and almost no lacing.

Light aroma of lemony citrus. The citrus also comes out in the flavor, with a zesty sourness from the wheat and a bit of sour cherry - presumably the hibiscus. The flavor is very light and seemingly one dimensional with the hibiscus and citrus blending together and balanced by no discernible notes from malt or hops..

Light body with a prickly mouth feel.

Overall, crisp and and light. Seems more like an adjunct lager than any type of ale.

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Photo of claspada
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Caskaway
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of waiting4lunch
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of rodney45
3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A:Dark cherry wood, crowned by a sea foam colored head that laces the glass.

S: Slightly adjunct smelling, but the hop aroma fights its way through.

T: Average tasting belgian ale. Starts off with a solid kick of wheat and citrus, but leveled out with a subdued charred malt feel that adds balance, but subtracts depth.

M: Easy drinking, not heavy or over carbonated.

O: A mid range ale, made by one of the big giants Coors... but i wont knock it without giving a fair shot, and it impressed me a little bit. This is an example of consumerism affecting the market and big corporations trying to buy into the small craft brew scene.

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Photo of Gobstopper15
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into tulip. Deep amber brown hazy color. Nice thick white foam with actual lacing!
Smells of malt and spices...slight belgian yeast.
It deff has some nice flavor for something out of the Coors Brewery. Malty, yeasty, with a bit of spices. Easy drinker, and probably one of the best macros out there. I got this as part of the winter sampler and would buy again (in a pinch).

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Photo of BellsFan
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of BeardedBeer
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of JDizzle124
5/5  rDev +55.8%

Photo of thespk2011
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of codynevels
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of teyuders
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of manutd103
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of modernartblues
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of bmur112
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of nshorvath
5/5  rDev +55.8%

Photo of Hessian257
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of KidRagnarok
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Elfastball7
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of AlexM
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Vashtar
4.06/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is beautiful
The smell is nice. It slides down the bottom part of your nose (the part you would slide down if you were a tiny human and slid out of a nostril).
The taste is... I can't describe it other than saying it tastes like Archie and it's hipster.
The mouth feel feels like taking a lowly inflated balloon and letting it deflate in your mouth.

It's interesting. Not amazing, but interesting and fun. I wouldn't want more than one at a time. It seems drinkable until you get far into it and then it grows old.

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