cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
wedgie9 (2565) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
madchemist83 (239) - 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 (344) - San Diego, 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 (16) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pales arenít really my thing, but this one isnít bad. Floral tastes without any of the normal bitterness.
terefere (334) - 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 (1146) - 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 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.
raymow (1290) - 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 Iím not so sure. Not a very good aroma but does have a good color to it. Not all that good, overall.
Homer321 (3767) - 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 (105) - 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.