daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
LinusStick (2910) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
cheap (4344) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Seems to be a mild APA. Has some bitter hop attributes. Finish has some personality sneaking in there.
emacgee (4204) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - DEC 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by lithy. Poured orange with a thin off-white head. Decent hop aroma with some spices, butter, and corn backing. Sweet malt flavor with some light spices. Light body. Decent.
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color. Good dose of cascade in the nose. Flavor is decent, but after taste is awful. Close to being good, but not there.