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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (2528) - 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 (202) - 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 (315) - San Diego, 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 (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
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 (308) - 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 (1135) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
raymow (1166) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2981) - Melboring, 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 (100) - 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 (2716) - 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

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