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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (5250) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 9/213

Aroma: The nose is on the light side, some caramel malts, spice notes, bread, and citrus
Appearance: A clear caramel-amber color with a small froth of beige head and decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is a little sweet, malty, some mild hops, and a bready finish
Palate: The body of this one is medium, and it has an okay, but not great, mouthfeel
Overall Impression: For a Blue Moon beer, this isnít that bad. So, thatís about the nicest thing I could think of to say about this one... Anyway, this was an okay, forgettable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Reid (2178) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 oz beer from a sixer bought from Fred Meyer in Salem $6.99 Clear brown,light brown,beer with a small cream colored head.. Smells of bread pudding,with vanilla a little cream of corn..not very Belgian but not unpleasant. Taste is similar to the aroma but has an acrid / pure alcohol taste that appears now and again,it is NOT pleasant., some sweet candy sugar in the end. Palate unfortunately is cloying and makes for a long period of sipping to finish one 12 oz glass. Overall horribly disappointing. Nice laberl shame about the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
climberbob (334) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour. Not much head. A bit sweet w some mild orange acidity. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Light brown in color. Aroma is well balanced. Taste is also well balanced but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a copper color with a thin off-white head. Nose is of malt and yeast. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is a nice balance of grains and breads with a hops kick on the finish. A well írounded" beer that pairs well with nuts or chips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LetsGoState (742) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Aroma has a hint of hops. Taste is slightly bitter but overall a weak pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5757) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbarry1506 (28) - Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Iíll 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 wouldnít turn this beer down at a table, but it definitely isnít my favorite and IMHO, doesnít qualify for the class that I deem one of my favorites.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
baraciisch (2554) - California, 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

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