terefere (248) - Durham, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber, small creamy head. Aroma of yeast, spice, grain. Taste of butterscotch, firewood, grain.
Holdwine (1097) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I appreciate Blue Moon’s attempts to experiment, but they do have to step it up a bit. Average pale ale. The "Belgian" influence is supposed to be in the spices, but I find them lacking, leaving a drinkable pale ale, and not much more.
raymow (893) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled - claims to be "Belgian style" but I’m not so sure. Not a very good aroma but does have a good color to it. Not all that good, overall.
Homer321 (2364) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a Christmas party. Moderately butter with a faint malt backbone. Actually mostly phenol free. Pretty bitter actually ss it warms. Meh.
LowBrau (81) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, medium-light brown color. Floral nose from the hibiscus plus some musty yeast. Sweet & roasty/burnt. Medium bitterness. Light tartness in the finish. Slightly metallic.
Gription79 (2388) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There is a strong bready malt note, soft herbal note. The flavor is bready malts, citrusy, light floral tones. Interesting and easy drinking
Mep3222 (639) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma with some hop and spiciness. Has a bit of a malt extract type taste, but banana nutty yeasty flavors in there. Noticeable hoppiness. Tastes a bit like a homebrew, but has a good amount of flavor and a drinkable beer. Wouldn't buy it but drinkable if given.
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EithCubes (5137) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, another screw-top. Nose is lightly wheaty and herbal but is dominated by surprisingly strong caramel with lighter dusty and almost fudge notes. Pours a deep copper-amber, still clear, with only faint carbonation and a soapy beige head. Taste full of cracker, lighter caramel, and oily red berry and swirling fruit. Touch of acetone, wheat, hibiscus and rose are there, too, but not orange. Cascade is criminally underused here, just nothing from the hop side. Medium body with a touch of maltiness, booze. Easy-drinker with surprisingly good balance, but fades into the crowd pretty quickly.
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy amber pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweet tree fruit, citrus and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and toast up front, then some dusty dried apple, vegetal notes, higher alcohols, wheat, light lemony and floral tartness and light citrus notes. Light to medium body, creamy to slick entry, oily, slightly acidic middle, medium, sharp carbonation and dry, but oily finish. Really not that bad over all, one of the best I have had from Blue Moon. Not that that means a ton.
DocLock (8161) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy straw pour, with mild yeast, hopcitrus in the taste and nose, not great complexity. nit a repeater.