PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, amber/copper color, modest head. Nose was caramelized malts and a light bit of phenol, touches of raisin, banana, and clove. Medium palate, a lot of carbonation, easy drinking.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with small off white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is a bready malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and metallic finish. Meh
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Blairstone - 12 oz bottle - part of their Expressionist Collection. Pours a dark copper with a medium thick off-white head with a bit of lacing. Some orange peel notes in the aroma, a hint of nuttiness. Flavor is refreshing and has a touch of caramel, some brown sugar, a touch of nuttiness, and a touch of underlying citrus - "well rounded". Decently thick mouthfeel.
tbopslt (320) - New York, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper. Drank from bottle. Taste was ok but probably would not go out of my way to buy in the future
GL2814 (340) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was almost a heavier version of the traditional blue moon. Not a bad beer, but nothing truly note worthy.
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from the bottle at my brothers wedding reception. Aroma is hard too place because of the bottle Usage. Flavor is sort of like a pale ale, but not English in hop Usage. Just kind of brewed for the masses.
DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 12 ounce bottle from the latest Costco variety pack into a tulip-style glass. Not bad, kind of mediocre. This doesn?t have the crispness that I?ve come to expect from Belgian pale ales. Pours copper and clear with a thick white head. Flavor is caramel with some citrus and spice but kind of mild. I liked the Sam Adams Belgian IPA from their variety pack much more - Grumpy Monk. Oh well, it did come with 4 free Blue Moon glasses.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Light orange and barley malt aroma. Amber with nice off-white head. Very light barley malt and tin flavor. Mild bitter orange peel finish. Nothing here - couldn’t even be considered a passable Belgian Ale for someone who considers Stella Artois to be the acme of Belgian brewing.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 Bottle. Amber pour, with a small off-white head. Mostly caramel, doughy, with a bit of citrus and light spicy hops. Drinkable, but quite bland and boring.
queenholly (2567) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. LIght fruity tea malt aroma. Clear copper with a small ivory head. Toasty malt, light spicy hops flavor. Light body, lively carbonation. Pleasant enough, but very unremarkable and no Belgian character.