decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity aroma with a hint of evergreen hops. Orange pour with a creamy white head and lace. Medium malt, Belgian yeast, and a medium light bitter. Decent carbonation and medium bodied. Pretty solid drinkable beer.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, deep golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The mostly fruity aroma also provides notes of toffee and honey. Light to medium-bodied. Unbalanced. Nice biscuity flavor, but a little too sweet for me. Finishes sweet with toffee and honey lingering on. Not offensive at all, but there’s nothing “Belgian” about this beer. I didn’t pick up any of the hibiscus or orange peel - of course, my neighborhood has hibiscus all over the place and I have yet to pull any aroma from it - so take that for what it’s worth. However, to me, this beer is much more reminiscent of an amber ale or English pale ale than anything at all within the Belgian family of styles. Thanks to Kevin for giving me this bottle at my 40th birthday party in Morgantown, WV!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Liquor Stop in Highland, IN. Poured a clear deep copper body with a sickly white head. Very sweet malt aroma with some light floral scents. Honey sweet taste with a touch of citric bitterness. Gassy. Not worth complete sentences. Inoffensive.
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber color with a moderate head. Hoppy aroma that drinks smooth and finished with a hint of hops. Nothing spectatular but certainly drinkable.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
bhensonb (13610) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
daknole (10799) - 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 (4618) - 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.