jgb9348 (5436) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hazy brown and amber coloured body with a thinnish tan head. Aroma of yeast, pungent malt and a hint of light spices, not much else. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong pungent deep bitterness with not much of a yeast component nor anything remotely spicey - this is just funky malts and unpleasant sweetness with no hops. Aftertaste is simple and quite bitter - nothing pleasant here. Overall, not a belgian ale nor an APA or an EPA, this is just plain bad with a style most in common with an amber ale, pure and simple. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a autumn sampler on 25-October-2014.
maxwelldeux (4289) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a mostly clear dark amber color. Tastes fairly clean and fresh, and doesn’t have a cloying yeasty note, which was nice. OK.
radagast83 (6673) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from mixed-pack. Poured a hazy, bubbly copper color with a foamy white head. Aroma was light pale malts, sweetness, lots of carbonation. Flavor was sweet malt notes, that’s about it. Nothing offensive. A little boring. Would probably only drink again if someone bought one of these box sets.
Awktoberfest (361) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much going on hear. Like a cheerleader that cheers from inside a room. It's all just muted. There is no pepiness.. No life. No hops. No aroma. So I found it sadly to be a let down. A flavor flop.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
charule (2058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Gentiles owner. Pretty well balanced. Good carb and bod. Yeasty aroma with grain. Similar taste. Like blue moon without spices
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
High on drinkability but extremely low on aromas and flavors. Come to think of it, that’s the philosophy of the dinosaur brewers.
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper / amber color with a slightly off white head. Aroma is faint when cold but as it warms up the smell is of wet grains and light floral undertones. The taste was lightly sweet malts. Mouth feel is thin.
Not a bad beer but nothing outstanding.
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"somehow forgot to rate this one...had to dig a little for the notes. not bad for blue moon. wither they didn’t f it up, or i just dig the style. probably a little of each. still average at best, for a cool style, but something i don’t mind drinking. the bitterness from the hops nicely offsets the slightly muddled malt and spice(?)."
OsuStu (191) - - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Reddish amber with a thick frothy off-white head. Aroma is soft malts, flowers, fall spices. Caramel, corn syrup, spice, oranges.
AbbeyRoade (514) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Compared to other Blue Moon brews, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The taste of hibiscus and sweetness draws this into a great balanced Pale Ale, despite its lack of hop. Still, though, I wouldn’t trust Blue Moon to know what to do with hops if they had any so it’s a good beer despite the ill-fitting name.