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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
In the 1940’s, 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours a mostly clear dark amber color. Tastes fairly clean and fresh, and doesn’t have a cloying yeasty note, which was nice. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (384) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2160) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Gentiles owner. Pretty well balanced. Good carb and bod. Yeasty aroma with grain. Similar taste. Like blue moon without spices

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
High on drinkability but extremely low on aromas and flavors. Come to think of it, that’s the philosophy of the dinosaur brewers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10127) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"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(?)."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OsuStu (217) - - SEP 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. Reddish amber with a thick frothy off-white head. Aroma is soft malts, flowers, fall spices. Caramel, corn syrup, spice, oranges.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (523) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2014
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.

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