Bulk_Carrier (2579) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a hazy orange to ruddy brown color with a one finger foamy to bubbly white head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds. The lacing left a lot to be desired. What was there was messy and slid within seconds into the beer.
The smell had some light spice and then some light orange peel. Some light sweet lemon came in and then some toasted caramel.
The taste took those flavors and meshed them fairly nicely. There was a light spicy orange peel aftertaste that lead into a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still not really overbearing.
Overall, I say this was a decent Belgian pale ale. I might not seek it out but probably wouldn’t turn one down.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium dark golden color with a light frothy head. Aromas of light spice (hibiscus), slight orange peel, light caramel. Flavors of light caramel, slight spiced hibiscus, and slight metal (from the settling/aging tank). The caramel malts come over the light spices even more in the flavor than the aroma. Medium sweet. A light belgian ale.
Msdrbeat (59) - - AUG 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Eh. Honestly pretty flat. Small head and decent coloring. Needs more hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sledutah (5738) - Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Pours clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, spicy and citrus. Flavors of malts, floral (hibiscus?), wheat and citrus
It was OK, but I wouldn’t order another.
LinusStick (2969) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now this wasn’t a bad beer. I don’t expect much from them, but this was a tasty beer. Calling a Belgian style pale should be illegal however. It’s obvious they print the labels before the beer is made because this beer is a light brown and nowhere near pale. Nor is the taste anywhere near Belgian. Aroma was nice. Roasted caramel malt with subtle hints of orange and tree bark. Pour was a dark gold/light brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was big and malty but not sweet. Orange peel and caramel are the big flavors with not much else. Good flavor for such a low ABV. Decent carbonation. One of the better of the Blue Moon shitty beers.
Sammer (1079) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Taste is caramel, malt, smoke, grain and hay. Solid session beer, don’t really understand the low rating.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hey for blue moon its not too bad. Neutral nose, some malt and mild hopping. If tasted blindly you probably wouldn’t say it is a belgian but it isn’t offensive in any way and is drinkable.
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a orangeish light brown with quickly fading head and not much lacing. Aroma is light with citrus, floral, and malt. Taste is sweet, bready, banana, then drying into a light tart bitterness.
cazort (553) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was surprised by how much I liked this one. Pleasantly dry, and the dryness seems to clear out any sweetness in the beer, leading to a clean, refreshing finish. Does not taste much at all like a belgian ale...slightly hoppy and seems even to hint at roast. I don’t notice the hibiscus or orange peel...it’s not overdone, nor is there an unpleasant sourness from the hibiscus.
This is the first beer other than Blue Moon’s regular Belgian White that I actually preferred. I do not think it resembles the original much at all; it was more of its own thing.
jsmerig (1324) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste is sweet and dry with a slightly hoppy note. The finish is dry and smooth. more flavor than the others. not too bad.