Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale | Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Pale Ale
BA SCORE
14.7%
Liked This Beer
3.11 w/ 1,086 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
1,086
Liked:
160
Avg:
3.11/5
pDev:
19.29%
Alströms:
3.22
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
160
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,086 |  Reviews: 222
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice ale with a smooth finish

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of SJI
3.99/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

More of the same from the Blue Moon Brewing Company - a highly drinkable, delicious ale. The aroma and flavor are both quite fruity, although neither the orange nor hibiscus can be easily distinguished from the characteristic Cascade presence. If there is a true Belgian aspect to this pale ale, it's lost on me. But beyond that, this one has few flaws.

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3.99/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I used to drink a lot of beer--but it was just commercial garbage like Millers or Coors. This is a Coors product, but I sure think that it's a step in the right direction. It was kind of a stepping stone for me, although a few other beers were too, namely Leinenkugels and Shock-Top. I like this beer. It's light, it's perfect for drinking when the weather is warmer. It has a nice taste that is refreshing. I love the citrus taste and the spice after taste. It's the perfect after work beer, it's what I buy for parties now, and it is the beer to get when you end up in a place that doesn't serve micros. It has a light head, which is nice when you are looking for something refreshing. It's my everyday beer now, and I really like it, but it in no way has kept me from learning more about and trying other types of beer.

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3.97/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1st off this is not anything like a belgian pale and i will be rating it like an american amber

pours amber with a 2 finger head that fades fast and left no lacing

smells of earthy hops and english pale malts

taste is very close to brooklyn lager - earthy hops and a good carmel bready malt backbone

mouthfeel is light/medium good carbonation very crisp and refreshing

drinkability - this is by far the best beer i have had by coors but blue moon brews are still overpriced for what they are and i doubt i ever buy the summer mix 12 that this beer came in

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3.95/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive amber red, with average lace and a pleasing bouquet of floral hops and mellow citrus.

Taste is hearty and full, with a definite hops presence. However, it's clever how they've obscured the bitter followthrough so typical of pale ales.

Curious and well-done, and quite drinkable. I'd consider this one a 'starter' towards moving into the more complex IPAs.

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3.94/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am just going to come out and say it. I think Coors does a great job with their Blue Moon brand across the board. Beside Blue Moon itself, Pale Moon is my favorite beer they produce under the label.

Belgian Pale is a style of beer underrepresented in American craft beer. Pale Moon showcases enough Belgian yeast ester to stand out from a regular pale ale yet still be sessionable. If you want to taste a little yeast in your pale and experience a good introduction to a somewhat obscure style. Give this one a try.

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3.92/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with slightly redish tones. a decent white head sticks around and even leaves some decent lacing.

Smells are... yes I do believe that might be Belgian candy sugar, hint of orange peel, cascade hops don't add a ton to the aroma but its there.

Taste is sweet with some spiciness and herbal notes late. Finish is a bit weak, but still ok for the style. Mouthfeel is lighter side of medium with good carbonation that isn't too much. As I drink it, the hop presence shows up a bit more and blends well. Very simple and understated, not over the top and a charicature of what the style should be. Yet it still maintains solid flavor.

So far, my favorite from the Blue Moon line outside of the original Blue Moon.

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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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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 14.7% out of 100 with 1,086 ratings
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