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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205
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0
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Ratings: 801 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aratcliffe
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Re-review!

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 MaximalC
2.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a transparent caramel color with a fluffy, khaki head. The aroma smells mildly of caramel, grassy hops, and a little peat.

The similarly mild taste features caramel, nuts, and slightly spicy hops. Even a little milk chocolate peaks through as it warms. Very light body and high carbonation lend a seltzer-like mouthfeel that just doesn’t cut it.

While the brown ale flavor profile was an interesting surprise for a Belgian pale, the dilute taste and ripsaw mouthfeel make this craft effort from Blue Moon worth bypassing.

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Photo of shauun176
3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrschaef
3.07/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hozersr
2.61/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MSandahl23
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of digitalflood
3.64/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stableatbest
3.67/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Jason_cs
3.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kon_Doc-08
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Icemann383
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CurtisLutje
2.92/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanK252
3.26/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep orange amber with a frothy light tan head that settles and hangs around for a while, and laces reasonably well.

S: Sweet bready malt, a little floral, not much else going on.

T: Floral, fruity notes, a bit spicy, getting a little hibiscus, and some sweet bready malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Pleasant surprise. Nothing super special, but not terrible.

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Photo of jazzy_jay
3.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I picked up a Blue Moon variety pack to drink at a friend's party at the bodega near his apartment, where it seemed to be my best bet for my budget of $13 or less. In the pack, three were of the Rounder Belgian-Style Pale.

This pours a moderate brown color with no haze. Carbonation is rapid at first, with an active, white head that quickly dissipates with minimal lacing. Aroma is not particularly intriguing for an ale, with mostly malt notes. The first apparent flavor is soft sweetness with some wheat overtones, reminiscent of whole-grain bread. Round and floral in the middle with a weird dulce de leche tone coming through, but nothing particularly noteworthy beyond a slight expansion of the "bread" theme. Ends with a slight bitterness that is clean and refreshing but doesn't add much complexity. Carbonation dissipates quickly, and as someone who likes to take my time, I found that the drink was nearly flat within a half hour of pouring, and that the last ounce always seemed to be watery and gross. Overall, flavor was not unpleasant, but still one-dimensional.

I guess this is above par for a Coors brew, and was probably the best in the pack (compared with Summer Honey Wheat, Original, and the Pumpkin Ale) but I would not buy it again.

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Photo of enelson
3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not great. Not bad. Worth a try if found as a single.

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Photo of Clockwork420
3.32/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L - Amber color. Clarity - clear, no haze what so ever. One finger of white head quickly dissipates. Leaves only thin ring after a few moments.

S - I smell mostly malty notes, and a bit of bread. Also I smell bitterness from hops and citrus. Slight floral quality. Smells a bit tart.

T - Initially sweet. Taste mostly of malty, bready. Then shortly after a drink it is noted of citrus and hops. After taste is hoppy with some tang in the back of mouth. Probably related to the cascade hops and hibiscus. Alcohol was only noted after taking a drink, or a few moments after.

M - Medium. Slippery even though its carbonated fairly well. Not over carbonated. Buttery and oily, very easy to drink. (Did make me a bit burpy, could be even better if it were carbonated less; strictly my opinion I did not deduct for that)

Overall it is a better than commonly found, macro brewed beverage. It is easily found where I live (Saint Louis in A&B territory), and could be used as a transitional beer for the non beer drinker if you know what I mean. If I were in a place where I only had big brew options, I would get it if it were there. It isn't overly complicated, and not stupidly simple. Drinkability is high, a 12 pack wouldn't last long amongst a few friends. It is worth a shot if you are wanting to try a readily available, year round Belgian-Style Pale Ale. At 5.6% ABV I like it. It is probably one of the better beers produced by Coors and its Blue Moon labeled brethren. And for that, and everything mentioned above, a 3.5/5 overall is more than gracious.

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

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 50marathons
3.71/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another solid option from blue moon. I happen to like the darker caramel flavor. Great color. Nice overall.

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

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a hazy amber color with a 1/2 finger foamy head. Head retention is minimal. Lacing is decent. Has sweet malty apricot aroma with some floral accents. Pale malts with a very sweet taste at the end. Kind of floral. More tropical fruits. Light bodied with very little carbonation. A little too sweet for me but decent for a summer beer.

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Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale from Coors Brewing Company
3.17 out of 5 based on 801 ratings.
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