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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Rated on 5-17-2013 (Bottle-Kroger Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) This beerís appearance is a medium sized ivory head with a short retention, orange transparent body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is wheat, orange peel, floral, and spicy. The flavor is wheat, mildly spicy, malt, and light hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and dry. This beer is medium bodied. This beer does not have a lot of flavor or character. It is a semi-refreshing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6668) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12/11/14. Random 12oz bottle from my dadís fridge. I was quite surprised I hadnít had this already. Amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Plain aroma, faint yeast, floral, orange, chalky, perfume. Slightly better flavor, but much the same. Floral, earthy, a little chalky, doughy. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ByTheirLimpin (35) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours clear amber with a thin fading head. Nose is noticeably vacant for an IPA. Thin sweet and not too much else. Donít get me wrong, beats a bud... But ...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbfobes (2655) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from mix pack, pours a clear amber with a thin egg shelled colored head, aroma is kind of offensive, sour mixed in with a belgian yeast touch and old fruit, flavor isnít much better, slight sweet frontend with a boring finish, ugh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Tasted on 1/17/15 from a capped 12oz bottle out of a mixed 12 pack from the grocery store, thanks to Kyle. Pours crystal clear amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, spotty lace. The nose is toasted multigrain bread malt with some dried orange peel, and a touch of earthy yeast. The flavor is malty bread sweetness, the same earthy yeast from the nose, and a touch of orange peel and toasted bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is medium with lively, stinging carbonation, and a medium malty and lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madchemist83 (148) - USA - JAN 14, 2015
Parfumy with some caramel and alcohol in the nose. Copper with a thin white head. No particular taste that dominates. One dimensional and bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a nice thick white head that maintains and leaves interesting lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, grass, slight herbal and vegetable notes. Reminds me more of a British Pale Ale than a Belgian, rather dark for a Belgian Pale, but actually goes down quite easily with a good balance of sweet and bitter, malt forward but not too sweet. Has an earthy quality, with a clean finish. Would be suitable as a session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
schmittaj (6) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Pales arenít really my thing, but this one isnít bad. Floral tastes without any of the normal bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
terefere (267) - 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 (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
I appreciate Blue Moonís 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.

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