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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
terefere (248) - Durham, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours amber, small creamy head. Aroma of yeast, spice, grain. Taste of butterscotch, firewood, grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1097) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
raymow (893) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2364) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at a Christmas party. Moderately butter with a faint malt backbone. Actually mostly phenol free. Pretty bitter actually ss it warms. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LowBrau (81) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2388) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (639) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5137) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocLock (8161) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Hazy straw pour, with mild yeast, hopcitrus in the taste and nose, not great complexity. nit a repeater.

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