Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale | Coors Brewing Company

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

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Amalak on 02-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
801
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
15.46%
 
 
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8
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2.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Best before 1/6/14.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and slight yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and grain flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is fairly drinkable but there is nothing that stands out as memorable about this one.

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

this is pretty bad. well, i shouldnt say bad, its just so overly safe and dumbed down from real belgian pales as to be a new style entirely, really frustrating that people out there who dont know any better think this is craft belgian pale, man are they missing something. its got a really subtle belgian yeast nose, and even less on the taste, just a slight sharp white wine acidity and fruit complexion. the malt base is super light, too light really, and all the hops ever are is a balancing bitterness with a light grassy character, but basically no hop flavor. its just such a simplified version of a great style in all three aspects that its disappointing to me. weird grain funk in the middle of this and it doesnt go well with the yeast. it tastes and feels like it was fermented too warm, and its just not real nice overall. one thing that does work though is the carbonation. its dry and fizzy and full of life, which is its best feature by far. overall this may get a few people into the style, but its so safe and bland that i really dont care for it at all.

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Best before August 19, 2013. "Belgian Style Pale." Expressionist Collection. Brewed with hibiscus and orange peel. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label and twist off pressure cap acquired as part of a Blue Moon seasonal variety box and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor.

A: Pours a one finger beige-light khaki colour head of slight cream, okay thickness, and average (~2 minute) retention. Body colour is a fairly vibrant lightly rich copper. Translucent and transparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A bit more copper in colour than most good beers in the style - and it's clearly filtered. Not a great appearance for a Belgian Pale, but there are no overt flaws. Light even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Sm: Quite malt-centric, with a dash of generic floral hopping. Malts are mainly pale and caramalt; I don't detect any adjunct. On second thought, maybe some corn - but it's well hidden. No hibiscus or orange peel to my senses, but then my nose is broken. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma. There's not much going on here, but it's pleasant and inviting for the style. Simple but not problematic per se.

T: Generic floral hopping ceases to impress. Very malt centric, with the caramel and pale coming through in a very general way. Sugary. A bit grainy. Nothing pops here; there's nothing unique or special. No yeast or alcohol comes through. I get a hint of orange peel when I really look for it. Maybe some light nuts and herbal notes, but they come off artificial. Tastes a bit like a well-executed homebrew extract beer. Very mundane, but pleasant to drink for what it is. Balance is decent; that's not difficult given how little there is happening here. Lacks boldness or inspiration.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Noticeably overcarbonated; even a bit biting. This'll make you burp pretty easily. Typical thickness. Average body. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense. Decent execution; the overcarbonation is the only real flaw.

Dr: A drinkable but pedestrian Belgian Pale. Hopefully this'll be a stepping stone for newcomers to craft/micro beer. I'll easily kill the few bottles I have, but I wouldn't get it again unless it was the only decent/cheap option at a bar with crap selection. A very approachable offering from Coors/Blue Moon, but not a great beer for the style. Good value, I guess.

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains honey, caramelized malts, some fruit, some Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty but not too heavy malt character and some Belgian yeast. The hops presence is mild and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but also nothing special.

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3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized thick patches surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toffee malts and grains along with a lightly floral hop aroma. There is also a light amount of Belgian yeast present in the smell as well.

T: Upfront there is a moderate toasted malt flavor with both toffee and grainy sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate presence of Belgian yeast which adds a touch of spiciness and that flavor my wife describes as paste. Light amounts of floral hops in the finish which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy enough to drink but there is not really anything interesting that makes me want to grab another one of these.

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.19/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another beer from my most excellent, local, in-person beer trader, tone 77!

From the bottle: "Our brewmaster's expression of a Belgian-Style Pale Ale, crafted with a twist of hibiscus and orange peel for a rounder taste."; "Belgian-Style Pale Ale [-] In the 1940s, Belgian-Style Pale Ale grew in popularity and were ordered by the round due to their balanced taste. Our brewmaster's expression of this sessionable ale is crafted with hibiscus and orange peel for a hint of spiciness and touch of wheat for a smoother, rounder taste."

My pour, followed by a patient settling, resulted in a dense two fingers of foamy, tawny head that resembled a scoop of ice cream atop a cone. Color was a button-bright copper. Nose smelled heavily of biscuit malt underlain with a light, perfume-y floweriness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was tending towards sweet, kind of light and flowery. Finish was semi-sweet, tasty, but not compelling, I would tell you that there are better iterations/ interpretations of the style out there.

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3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale from Coors Brewing Company
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