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In the 1940’s, Belgian-Style Pale Ales grew in popularity and were ordered by the round due to their balanced taste. Rounder, our expression of this sessionable style, is crafted with hibiscus and orange peel for a hint of spiciness and touch of wheat for a smoother, rounder taste.

Malts: Pale, Imported Caramel, Imported Light Caramel, White Wheat
Hops: Cascade
Our Twist: Orange Peel, Hibiscus


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle @ hotel room. Orange pour with a white head. Kind of grassy. Pale malt, some herbs, yeast, and a touch of citrus peel. Light lemon and spices. Flavor is bread, pale malt, grass, and light spices. Hints of herbs, pepper, and lemon peel.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LetsGoState (563) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Aroma has a hint of hops. Taste is slightly bitter but overall a weak pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is yeast with toasted malt, caramel, dark fruit notes and herbal notes. Taste is herbal and floral notes, caramel, sweet malt, toasted wheat and dark fruit notes. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more dark fruit notes, caramel, yeast, toasted malt, wheat and floral notes.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbarry1506 (28) - Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2013
I’ll keep this short. This is mainly because this beer is fair, at best. Light pour with little head that dissipates quickly, clear light amber color, floral and nutty notes on the nose, dry belgian-ISH flavor with some nuts, a little orange peel on the palate. I wouldn’t turn this beer down at a table, but it definitely isn’t my favorite and IMHO, doesn’t qualify for the class that I deem one of my favorites.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - AUG 17, 2013
Awful beer, totally undrinkable... Tastes like overripe fruit and rotten bananas... Off on finish... Bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, malt syrup), lightly to moderately hoppy (stale apricot), with a note of shoe rubber. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Belgian? How’s that now? I don’t get any Belgian character out of this at all. It’s like a poorly made, extract homebrew-ish, overly sweet English strong ale, stale hops and all. Dumb and aimless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1616) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2013
12 oz bottle from the summer variety pack. Aroma is bready malts, toast, dark fruits, caramel. Pours clear copper with a medium off-white head with decent retention; leaves a little lace. Taste is sweet, toasty and wheaty, turning a little tart mid-palate; a little dry in the finish. Has a metal/blood off-note. Body is a little thin, carbonation high. No Belgian character that I can tell. Not bad, not good, just middle of the road.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
NeoHippie2 (792) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Eh, it’s a bit of a stretch to call this a Belgian ale. Doesn’t taste like any Belgian I’ve had before. Clear amber with a white head. Aromas of malt and some hoppy notes, some toast aromas in there as well. Dry on the palate, way drier than I’d like out of a Belgian ale. Comes across as harsh rather than smooth. Just not really feelin this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours a clear reddish amber, almost mahogany, with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Malty aroma has caramel and horehound undertones. Crisp, malty flavor is rounded out by caramel, fruity and horehound notes. Rather tasty. Smooth texture has a fine, subtle fizz.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dacrza (450) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
DATE TASTED: August 4, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint... OCCASION: convincing wife Shan that "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" is a mockumentary, not a documentary ... APPEARANCE: nice, lively orange-amber body; creamy white head that settles slowly and laces surprisingly well!... AROMA: caramel malts "round" the fragrant flower pot hops with some doughier, breadier elements--the citrus is subdued by an oddly malty punch... PALATE: medium-bodied, oily, antagonistic in its presence--mildly sessionable, if not for its Blue Moon calling card funked up aftertaste...TASTE: mild coriander sits amid malts that belie this beer’s objective; mostly caramel and a 40 oz. malt profile that kills the enjoyability for the drinker.... OVERALL: another "miss" from the Blue Moon Expressionist Collection, though not to the extreme of the Blackberry Wit or the Agave--still, like finding out Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" is not real, one feels this Belgian pale really is a distant attempt of the original...


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