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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
(Draught, labeled as Ebb Tide) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, florals, grass, and toasted grain. Flavor of floral, grassy hops, caramel malt, and orange peel with a mild bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2008

8/22/2008: Pale Moon has a pale amber-golden color with a tight beige head that actually sticks around for quite some time. This beer is clean and clear with a moderate to generous amount of carbonation and some lacing on the inside of the glass. The aroma actually has some fresh floral hoppiness bundled with an underlying lightly toffee maltiness. The flavor has some biscuit malt and light toffee quality along with a dry finish that presents some floral and lightly citrusy Cascade hop flavors. The bitterness is mild to moderate, but that’s fine for a pale ale. As far as the palate goes, this beer has a medium-light body and an average mouthfeel. Not great, but better than expected for a macro-ish beer. I was not really satisfied with the first beer I had from the 6-pack. I have given two away, drank one from the bottle (decent), and then poured the final two into the special Samuel Adams Boston Lager pint glass which really seems to influence this beer nicely. I actually enjoy the Blue Moon Belgian White quite a bit during the Summer and on tap, but have been unimpressed by the other recent Blue Moon offerings. However, I think that Pale Moon is a good step in the right direction. This is a beer that I may actually drink if they bring the price down from $8.49+tax/6-pack to something more reasonable since I can get MUCH better beer for that price!

12 fl. oz. bottle (5.4% Alc. by Vol.; OCT1208 12321NA) from the Pour House Bottle Shop in Aurora, Indiana. Rating #22 for this beer...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2008
this beer did nothing for me. At least the conversation was good. It is drinkable but I will skip this next time I have a choice. Just kinds boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Had this on tap. Darker red color with an off white head. Lots of carbonation. The aroma is nice and hoppy. Hoppy flavor with some biscuit malt and bit of a twang from the yeast. Medium body, sprite, with a dry finish. I thought this was a fairly good beer. I’d certainly drink it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vikingguy (801) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2012 Amber w/ white head. Floral hops on the nose. It starts caramelly sweet and has an earthy/hoppy finish. Pretty good but probably won’t buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Aroma is hoppy. Color is a nice ruby with good carbonation and a thin tight head. Taste is light and thin. Starting with a light body it goes down crisp. Finish is a thin light malt taste that has a little bitterness in the end. This is just another weak brew from MolsonCoors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2008
12oz bottle-An orangish amber body with a loose off white head. Aroma of hops, yeast, orange, and grains. Taste of hops, malt, orange, and it has a dry finish. Not very impressed. Blue Moon has gone downhill since Molson began brewing the specialties.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Pours an amber color with a small white head. Aroma is equally malts and hops, but not much of either. Taste is a little hoppy and sweet, and you can taste the orange peel. A mediocre beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin), with a light note of plastic/rubber. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. It’s about as Belgian-styled as...oh, let’s see...Sam Adams Boston Lager. But that’s what they’re pretending it is, so that’s how I’m assessing it. It’s the foul-mouthed, unkempt guy at the party that everyone wishes would just leave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Pours amber with a fine, moderate head. Aroma is hoppy with a moderate grain quality. Flavor is rather pleasantly hoppy. Nothing to go crazy over, but not a bad bear considering some of Blue Moon’s other "alternative" offerings.

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