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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2.05/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It looks like a fizzy beer from Coors. It's more orange than brown or yellow. You can hear the fizz. A motionless, uniform fizz-lid tops this liquid. At the end of a longneck, it would look like a cap. For better or for worse, that's the most interesting think about the look.

I smell a hint of orange peel, but not much else. Whether it's the Belgian yeast, the carbonation level, or, more likely, a combination of both, you can actually smell the fizz of this beer. As I check the label and really dig for hibiscus, I get a bit of a floral aroma. With the ingredients thrown into this one, I'm disappointed with the nose.

It's bitter and borderline medicinal. This isn't what Cascade hops are supposed to do. It tastes more like an American Pale Ale, as the Belgian yeast influence is hardly noticeable. You're left with what's like a bitter astringent mixed with organic syrup. You know that with hops, herbs, and orange peel, there's bound to be potential, but this recipe leaves each ingredient without complement. They're there, but they don't mesh right.

Though carbonated, the taste is dull and flat. Unfortunately, it's one of those variety-pack beers that will prevent me from going variety pack. Short of awful, it's hardly worth trying.

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Photo of MaximalC
2.1/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a translucent copper color with a moderate off-white head that dissipates in short order. The aroma is mild and unimpressive. The first sip was actually not bad, yielding a mild, somewhat wheaty flavor with a hint of orange. The honeymoon ends there though, with subsequent sips unmasking a mishmash of dilute wheat and nickel (I don't supposed I've ever actually tasted nickel, but I expect it would taste an awful lot like this). A cheap, wheaty fog lingers in the back of the throat for way too long, and further imbibing offers little relief. The label touts cascade hops, though their presence is subtle and used to ill effect. I wasn't expecting a whole lot out of this brew, but this manages to fall short of even my paltry expectations.

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2.16/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330 ml. bottle, label reads "Blue Moon" and "Blue Moon Brewing Co. I guess they try to hide is from Coors. Hazy pale colour, with a samll head that fades to nothing in a short time, leaving a small lace. Smell of citrus and grains, with some skunky and artificial notes. Carbonation is good for a soft drink., decent and refreshing palate. Taste of citrus and some spice. And soft drink., everything very faint. Not bad for a Coors, but nothing I'll try again. And aobut the Belgian Pale Ale.... strange mis betwwen that and a Belgian White, it doesn't work.

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2.17/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this one up as part of a mixed six pack, only because I'd never had it. Worse than Blue Moon, and really devoid of any character whatsoever. Poured a decent copper color with minimal head. Not much going on aroma-wise, aside from a little malt. On the palate, light to medium bodied, with a little malt and some apple skins.

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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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