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Pale Moon is a drinkable pale ale that has a distinctive hop aroma without the lingering aftertaste. This Belgian-Style Pale Ale is brewed with European malts, Cascade hops, and a touch of hibiscus and orange peel. These ingredients create a rich copper colored ale with a flavor complexity that one would expect from the Blue Moon Brewing Company.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12oz bottle from Publix Supermarkets (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark yellow amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is floral and hoppy with notes of honey, grass, citrus, and spice. Flavor is much of the same with notes of floral hops and grapefruit. Generally light-bodied with a hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle from a party last night. Beautiful copper color with a foamy off-white head. Nice aromas of citrus and other fruit. Medium body minus with some sprightly carbonation. A little light in the flavor department. Touch of citrus zest, and some rough light roast caramel. A bit gummy in the finish. Good enough to drink. Pretty weak for a Belgian.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Lithy, thanks for this. Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is grainy, fruity and some mild hops. Flavor is a tad sweet wtih some light hops and a lot of grains. Really not as bad as you might think. Pretty smooth even though it lacks some punch in the flavor dept.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2009
12 oz bottle from a mixed pack purchased at Frugal MacDoogal’s in Nashville. Poured a clear orange color with a three finger off white head. Aroma was of cheerios and citrus. The flavor was malty with a bit of caramel and citrus. This was better than I expected. Not something I would buy again mind you, but better than expected.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Pours a translucent orange amber with a medium creamy white head. Aroma of orange, cereal grains, floral notes and a touch of caramel. Flavor of orange, caramel, malty sweetness, hard candy and cereal grains.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
12oz bottle. Definitely the worst of the blue moon beers thus far (seems like I just said that about ful moon a couple days ago, haha). Slight aroma of malt and yeast. Thin, harshly carbonated body with a touch of malt and some rough bitterness with a bit of alcohol in the finish. They really meant just a touch of orange peel and hibiscus, ditto on the cascades. Stick to regular blue moon belgian white and you will be a happier camper. That at least is a passable wit, but this is an awful pale ale that has nothing remotely Belgian going on with it.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2008
A crappy attempt at a Belgian ale. Aroma was stale malt and biscuit. Pour was a medium gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was very sweet and wet. Strong malt with not much else going on. Decent carbonation with a light fruity aftertaste. The commercial description is right. This IS the complexity I would expect from Blue Moon.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Seems to be a mild APA. Has some bitter hop attributes. Finish has some personality sneaking in there.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (3873) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2008
This was tolerable I guess. It really didnt show much Belgian character, surprise. Poured clearer than I was expecting. Moderately earthy and hoppy in the nose and flavor. Some sweetness. Just not much going on.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kennydiaz (352) - staten island, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2008
POURS A COPPER COLOR. IT IS A BIT TO HOPPY FOR A PALE ALE. A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING AND IT SHOULD NOT HAVE BELGIUM IN ITS NAME BECAUSE BELGIUM IT DEFINITELY IS NOT. OK IF FOR FREE BUT I WOULD NEVER BUY IT.


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