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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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jhamp9 (1125) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Really nice clear copper pour an off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is faint grain and caramel. Taste is grainy with some faint caramel and bit tart. Light body that finishes a little dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours golden with a small head, aroma of caramel, honey and toffee, flavor is a bit acidic with some malt, a bit oxidized, medium bodied

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerenmk (2559) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear bronze, fizzy with white film. Sweet, a little caramel a little acetone and honey aroma, sweet, slightly earthy taste, slightly caramely. Light body, a little caramel finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
lphil (2) - Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
Poured into tumbler. Has a medium copper boarding more to the red spectrum. Thin white head which dissipated quickly. Taste was rather flat with to much carbonation with a little funk on the side. Blue Moon usually adds a little spice to their beer, but I had a hard time tasting them. I bought the Expressionist Collection and was really wanting to enjoy this beer. needless to say, I’m a little disappointed in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5890) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Nice-looking pour, reddish amber, shiny and inviting. The thin head gives up quickly though. There’s a light little yeasty aroma, but this drinks pretty even-keeled overall. There’s a hint of a little fall-like funk, but not enough to scare away the casual beer drinker. Clean. Average. (#5285, 10/13/2013)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iggynelix (74) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
A surprising Belgian pale ale, which is not exactly pale. Beautiful roasted malty aroma with bread notes. Yum. I could drink this sessional all day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Light amber orange with a disappearing off white head. The aroma is sweet with dark fruit. The flavor is harsh and rather bitter with some solvent, berries, caramel and alcohol. Sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerandbeyond (704) - ISRAEL - OCT 10, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Clear amber color with a small tan head. Bready nose, caramel, sweet cornflakes, faint floral notes. Sweet malt, caramel, some cake, lo bitterness. Light-med body, not very crisp, short finish and a bit boring. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
From a Blue Moon seasonal pack during a biz trip to Auburn Hills. 355ml bottle, 5.6% a/v Pours a decent copper gold color with a thin offwhite head. Aroma is pretty floral and also grassy/citrusy hop notes. The taste is pretty tame for a belgian ale but smooth and fruity with nice floral notes. Palate is a bit sweet and the carbonation is moderate. Overall a neat attempt at it, but not a go to for a Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbrock81 (305) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle from Blue Moon sampler pack. Pours a medium orange tan, with a white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is typical Blue Moon with an added spice. Flavor is significantly smoother than normal Blue Moon, and that bit of spice is present here, too. Palate is typical big beer, light and highly carbonated. Overall it’s a big improvement over standard Blue Moon, and is a pretty decent beer. If it was sold on it’s own I’d buy it now and then.

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