madchemist83 (171) - USA - JAN 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Parfumy with some caramel and alcohol in the nose. Copper with a thin white head. No particular taste that dominates. One dimensional and bland.
Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
schmittaj (12) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pales aren’t really my thing, but this one isn’t bad. Floral tastes without any of the normal bitterness.
terefere (290) - 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 (1131) - 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 (1063) - 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 (2849) - Melboring, 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 (100) - 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 (2652) - 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 (889) - 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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