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In the 1940ís, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dacrza (569) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
DATE TASTED: August 4, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Kisatskyís 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 beerís 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1386) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2013
A clear light amber with little head. Fine carbonation. Aroma is light malty and sweet. Flavor isnít that bad. As advertised. Some bitter orange and spice. Light sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at RJs Fort Collins. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a thin tan head. Somewehat herbal grassy hoppy, orange citrusy, spicy, slight bready aroma. Tangy, somewhat zesty floral, citrus peel, toasted bready flavor with a bit low carbonation. Bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to adnielsen. Nice amber color. Not much in the way of flavor, a bit hoppy though. Decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle from Walmart. Dry bready nose. Dry lightly spiced flavor. Dryness seems to dominate. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beertholomeus (995) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours an amber color with foamy white head. Malt, yeast, and fruit aromas. Yeast, floral and malt flavors. Yeasty oxidized finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Aficionados long ago dubbed Blue Moon an impostor cooked up by a megabrewer to exploit the explosive growth of artisanal beer. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of perfume, some sweet hints, earthy. Tastes of some sweet malt, Belgian yeast, some peppery spicy notes on the finish. Decent alternative to Leffe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Clear dark amber with a thin sticky white head. Aroma is sweet and earthy with some Belgian toffee malt and a touch of dates and cherries, with a wee little touch of bubblegum. Taste brings forward some sweet earthy toffee, hibiscus, a little raisin, and a little earthy bitteness on the end.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
dlihcsnatas (388) - Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Looked good but smelled musty. The aroma alone kind of turned me off so I wasnít expecting it to taste any better. It did taste better, but not by much. Could taste the caramel and the hops but there was that off taste that I guess was from thier "twist". Nope not for me!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BVery (7232) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Brutal. Clear orange pour with a small white head. Stale cardboard hops, no real yeast component, the spice doesnít work, I donít get the orange peel, and Iím picking up some of the broth you find in vegetable soup. Fail.

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