nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is inviting with pine hops, yeast, bread, citrus and maybe a touch of spice. The elements are good but somehow they fail to completely impress. The appearance is deep gold with an orange hue. The head is average. The taste is not as complex as the aroma. It’s got some soapy and astringent bitter elements but mostly it’s got a macro twang to the malt and a touch of citrus. Like the aroma the taste doesn’t work 100%. The palate is thin. Overall it’s better than most macro’s but suffers some of the same problems.
clueo (165) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maple syrup in color and light on carbonation. Very smooth but not all tha hoppy. A nice drinkable simple beer.
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber color with a soapy white head. The aroma contains some citrus and caramel. The flavor is somewhat sweet with some citrus, caramel, and a biscuit flavor going on. Biggest complaint here is the thin palate but overall not bad for Blue Moon.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with a thin quickly disappearing whitish head. Metallic pale malt some citrus and a bit of floral (must be the hibiscus?) and that is about it. Taste is lightly caramel, amber malt, more breadiness and steely aftertaste. Nice cascade hop finish that seems to build after each sip.
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks lithy for saving me from having to by a brewpack. But this actually wasn’t that bad. Clear dark golden amber with thin offwhite head. Sweet light malt aroma. Sweet vanilla flavor. Impressive for having the bluemoon name.
drumdude73 (19) - Ames, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic new bber from the makers of Blue Moon. Caramel flavors with the usual citris flavor of Blue Moon. Darker amber color with a white to copper head. Smooth start and finish; not as bitter as a lot of pale ales!
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Dark amber to copper colored body. The head was slightly off white. The aroma was light orange peels and hazelnuts. A taste of light orange peel was mixed with a little bit of salty leather. There were also some light hints of mango in the finish.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a large head. Spot on Cascade hop aroma. Slightly grainy flavor. A bit of bitterness. Kind of looses the Cascade. Some caramel and floralness. Much better than I was anticipating.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High carbonation and a fairly impressive pour with a one and a half finger white head that lingers and laces surprising well. This could be my favorite of the Blue Moon varieties but that is not saying too much. Most of the seasonal brews are horrible and overpriced. This actually has a good amount of floral hops and a neutral, dry aftertaste. Orange peel is definitely there but the hibiscus?
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.