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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11275) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Name: Pale Moon
Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma, light citrus, touch of floral
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, nice balancing hops, sweet citrus, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Bottle from shigadeyo. Poured clear amber color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Heavy grassy citrus aroma. Light to medium body. Moderate grassy sweet flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very intersting just above average brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9984) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering light amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and light straw. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and citrus with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.
Typical Blue Moon product not bad just boring.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9258) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2009
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!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9226) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish-amber color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma of floral notes, earthy notes, citrus, toasted malts. The taste is caramel, earthy notes, citrus, floral notes, bitter hops. Thin bodied. Decent beer.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8533) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
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?

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes fairly quickly to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and peppery yeast. Light body with a mildly bitter hops character and notes of wheat, malt and yeast. The finish is short with a slightly peppery aftertaste. Pretty average all around.


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