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Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleBlue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Amalak on 02-19-2013

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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 799
Photo of Rhf9120
4.34/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden brown color with a thin head. The aroma is of honey,caramel and malts. The flavor matches the aroma by being dominated by the honey and caramel flavors.. I found this beer to be perfectly sweet and really enjoyed it only wish the winter sampler had come with more.

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Photo of Beerma
4.27/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good! Loved it! Surprised I liked it so much! Not bitter smooth but flavorful! Didn't taste the orange! Which is good because I don't like orange beer!

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Photo of wattoclone
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

I was surprised by this macro version of the Belgian Pale Ale. It poured a dark slightly cloudy brown with a medium head. The aroma was fruity with caramel and that mouthwatering Belgian aroma. The taste was great with caramel, earthy hops, moderately sweet malt and a hint of banana esters. Although I am not usually a big fan of this style, I enjoyed this one from a sampler pack at a neighborhood pig roast and would definitely purchase a case if it is affordable.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.93/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Expressionist Collection Rounder Belgian Style Pale

Appearance: light brown, large head, and some lacing.

Smell: grains, light flower, and citrus.

Taste: hops, hibiscus, and grainy citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

This is a nice pale. It has bold deep hop flavor.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.86/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Rounder has a thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, a moderate lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is rather faint, but one can pick up sweet, brown bread and maybe some slight spice or citrus. Flavor is of spicy, sweet, brown bread crust, citrus, some sort of spice, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium, and Blue Moon Rounder finishes wet, refreshing, mellow, and easy drinking. Overall, this is an excellent offering.


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Photo of JonSC
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

I liked it for a basic beer, not hard to find and decent flavor. A bit of a heavy pour but a good taste, and nice long finish. Not that sweet compared to Blue Moon's other offerings.

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

A moderate pour produces about an inch of frothy, sticky, pale tan head. The beer is a a pale amber, very clear, with moderate carbonation.

Light malts and a bit of a floral note in the aroma. Maybe just a touch of citrus. The flavor is malty, with notes of caramel and biscuit. The orange pith and hibiscus lends a hop-like character, with some light floral notes and bitterness. Subtle and flavorful.

My BA profile says I've not yet reviewed a Belgian pale. However, I've definitely drank a few of this style. I'm not sure how true-to-style this beer is, but it is definitely flavorful and easy drinking. Purchased as part of a Fall variety 12 pack. This beer is one of the better ones in the pack.

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Photo of ordybill
3.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a big malt aroma with some brad tossed in. Appearance- Pours an amber color with a small white head Taste- Has a pretty good malt flavor with a small addition of hops, not basd Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- A pretty solid beer from Blue Moon, worth a try

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Photo of utahbeerdude
3.66/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Better than I expected. I might not buy it again, but I wouldn't necessarily turn one down. A decent example of a Belgian Pale Ale. Much better than Blue Moon's take on a witbier.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Target in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $15.99 for the Brewmaster’s Seasonal Sampler variety 12-pack
Purchased: April 17, 2013
Consumed: April 19, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel copper color with two fingers of khaki white head. Sporadic foamy lacing on the sides. Good retention all the way down.

Definitely malt heavy on the sniff. Got lemon grass, honey, caramel, bread and cereal. Some lingering citrus hops (orange peel) after the forward malts. A little bit of iced tea as well.

Tasted pretty close to the nose. Really got that sugary iced tea taste more than anything else. Also lemon grass, honey, bread, faint caramel, orange peel and some rye.

Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Smooth, refreshing finish.

Very good Belgian Pale Ale. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with this Blue Moon variety 12-pack. I’d have this again for sure.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.62/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5


A : Honey brown body, 70% transparent. Head is 2 fingers and full with lace left behind as it slowly recedes to a ring.

S : Typical pale smells but with wheat and some faint yeast and coriander. A bit of salt thrown in for good measure.

T : Exactly as you'd expect. It's a pale ale, but with a large wheat presence, and a bitter stab of orange peel and cilantro stems. It ends fairly spicy with a bit of woody hop. It's not that bad.

F : Mildly creamy, but mostly medium bodied and charged with a moderate amount of carbonation. It ends crisp, smooth, and semi-dry.

O : This isn't bad - I believe my original rating was 2.16 but I was expecting Blue Moon, so...

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.55/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours an amber copper color with only the tiniest bit of a white head. The head being small is lost almost instantly, leaving only trace lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of caramel and a bready and lightly roasted malt aroma. A bit of an almost herbal smell are mixed with these as well as a light citrus and Belgian spice smell (although these are very weak in comparison to many of the other Belgian style ales produced by Blue Moon).

Taste – A big caramel sweetness greets the tongue with a strong showing of a bready flavor as well. As the flavor advances it remains rather sweet with some orange and tangerine flavors coming more toward the middle and the end. In the middle of the taste a hint of coriander and a toffee like flavor also join the profile. While overall rather sweet, some hop flavors of a citrus nature greet the tongue at the end giving a little bitter bite to mellow some of the sweet caramel, toffee and citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Not bad for the style although a slightly higher carbonation level may have better accentuated the sweeter caramel and fruit flavors of the brew slightly better.

Overall – A rather tasty and quite easy drinking brew that was on the rather cheap side ($ 14 for a 12 pack sampler). A rather enjoyable brew overall.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a Copper color with good 1 finger off white head with excellent retention. Lots of bubbles in this beeer

S - Sweet malts and biscuits. Very slight citrus aroma

T - Very nice maly profile upfront. There is a hint of spicyness on the finish

M - A very light feeling beer but it still has a nice creamy texture

O - An enjoyable asy drinking beer. I was in the mood for a more malty type beer an this really hit the spot.

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Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Spicy nose over fruit, mostly orange with some floral, herbal spice. Pours brilliant amber under a snow white, clingy 2" foam cap. Palate is primarily fruit - orange with some herbal and spice notes but lacks depth and character. Also has a little sweetness that needs something to balance it.

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Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with a thin head that slowly dissipates. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is sweet - candy with a hint of cinnamon and citrus.

The taste is sweet too. Almost too sweet. It's a candy beer. But, it does have a cinnamon-like spicing that balances it.

It's nice for a sweet beer. It has sweet character. An interesting brew.

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Photo of Billolick
3.47/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best before (?) JUL2913 etched ontot he neck of the bottle. "Belgian Style Pale." Expressionist Collection, whatever that means...

Pours dark caramel amber, clear, under a puffy and loose medium khaki head, that stays pretty well and leaves less then impressive high strands of lace.

Biscuity malt nose, with a hint of smoke.

Mostly malty character, with notes of light caramel, vanilla, light smoke and just a slightly hop filled finish. Ehhh, nothing special, suprise, pseudo craft beer for newbies. Not sure where the "Belgian" comes in here, but I'm sure its a well researched buzz word that drives sales.

"A drinkable but pedestrian Belgian Pale" So true I had to lift this sentiment from another review. Best thing I could say...this would work in a maranaide for pork or chicken.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.44/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber pour with an average head that rapidly diminishes. Lacing retention is poor. Nose is light but has citrus and caramel notes. Light medium bodied with a normal carbonation level that produces some effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is nice and well balanced. It begins with a light citrus note that flows into an equally light caramel sweetness. The finish is somewhat crisp, but has a lingering spiciness that is nice. A solid session/ lawnmower beer.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rounder - Looks good and it's from Blue Moon's "Expressionist Collection". When I pick up a beer that tout's itself as the best that that brewery has to offer - I expect at least a little bit more. Although good - it falls short of its advertisement.

Out of the bottle it does pour a very nice, dark-golden hue. Short head, but with good lacing and staying power. The smell has a citrus odor, not too strong, but its there. Mouthfeel was just above average and it had a very good pale ale taste. What surprised me was the smoky taste I thought it had too it - distinct and with an appealing aftertaste.

Overall, it's above average, but nothing overly spectacular.

(Please, do us all a favor: If you drink - don't drive, and if you drive - don't drink...)

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Photo of dhannes
3.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a Perfect Pint and let it warm for about 5 minutes.

A=Nice, inviting, medium dark gold with a hint of reddish brown. 1" ecru head lingered for a few minutes.

S=Very faint citrus/orange, with a spice like cinnamon.

T=Much less pronounced than I imagined--mild; some maltiness....almost no hops to speak off;
similar to clover honey with a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg.

M=Very drinkable...this went down very easily with my chicken breast; slightly below average body and carbonation.

O=This did not remind me of any Belgian beer that I've tried--more like a cross between a pale ale and an amber ale...a good beer for what it is; worthy trying if offered or on tap, but I can't see me buying a 6-pack...it is slightly above average, but there are better ones out there.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter

A: An opaque, tarnished copper with an off-white, one-finger head with good retention. Nice lacing.

S: Malty, citrus-y with oranges leading the way.

T: Light, biscuity malts with a shot of hibiscus and orange peel. Sweet, sessionable. Just not overwhelming.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Not bad. Not something I'd seek out. But glad I tried it. Different.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.39/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark brownish red. Clear and low carbonation. Light tan foam.

S: Slightly sweet like pastry. Heavy malt nose.

T: Tastes like a blend of brown a farmhouse. Not that the flavors are melded well together, more like two competing flavors are fighting for your taste buds attention. There are distinct malt notes up front but it finishes with a funky copper flavor. There are caramelized sugar notes and a fairly strong sugary sweetness. A nice hopiness comes through and builds as you work on it. Didn't care for the first sip but if levels out some of the harsh metal copper and nickel flavors as it goes.

M: Heavy feeling. Chewy and bready. Faint crisp notes help it out, but it's still a little syrupy. It finishes heavy and sweet and sweetness lingers leaving a tongue coating aftertaste.

O: this beer has its flaws. Made by coors, it's an attempt at a macro microbrew. It felt like they were forcing a flavor that that couldn't develop quite right. There are some good points, but not redeemable. I'd rather a real microbrew chased with a coors light.

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Photo of Mavigo
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served it in a tulip.

A: Pours a amber-copper color with a short off white colored head that dissipates quickly into a thin white layer with minimal lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, barley, orange, hints of spices

T: I do not taste that Belgian strain of yeast that I have become accustomed to after drinking so many Belgian style beers. Flavor is alright, kind of tastes like a regular old red ale, nothing too special about it, the usual wheat, barley, bit of malts and hints of spice to it. Fairly sweet.

M: Relatively balanced with medium amounts of carbonation along with a medium body.

O: Overall this beer was alright, not bad but not original. Still I could drink quite a few of these and I would not turn one down if I was offered.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Twelve ounce bottle freshness dated to August 19, 2013.

Sweet lemony scent. Pours a ruddy brown with thin small whitish non lasting head. No lacing of glass. Slightly spicy cinnamon and sweet taste. Candied sweet potato beer! Funky aftertaste. Smooth overall but lacking body.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/19/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - orange with a lot of carbonation. A medium, fluffy, off-white head. Lacing is excellent.
Smell - spice, orange peel, some hints of floral tones.
Taste - follows the nose, but there is a copper presence that hurts.
Feel - too light, too weak in flavor.
Overall - good price point, which saves this beer from a mediocre score.

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Photo of mando_thegreat
3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this beer. I think it was tasty and full of flavor. It wasnt the BEST tasting beer ive had, but it was really good. I got it in the Sampler Pack and it was the first one i pulled out. I could defiantly taste the orange peel in it. Blue Moon is great at making tasty beers. cheers

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