Dacrza (411) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
DATE TASTED: August 4, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint... OCCASION: convincing wife Shan that "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" is a mockumentary, not a documentary ... APPEARANCE: nice, lively orange-amber body; creamy white head that settles slowly and laces surprisingly well!... AROMA: caramel malts "round" the fragrant flower pot hops with some doughier, breadier elements--the citrus is subdued by an oddly malty punch... PALATE: medium-bodied, oily, antagonistic in its presence--mildly sessionable, if not for its Blue Moon calling card funked up aftertaste...TASTE: mild coriander sits amid malts that belie this beer’s objective; mostly caramel and a 40 oz. malt profile that kills the enjoyability for the drinker.... OVERALL: another "miss" from the Blue Moon Expressionist Collection, though not to the extreme of the Blackberry Wit or the Agave--still, like finding out Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" is not real, one feels this Belgian pale really is a distant attempt of the original...
MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear light amber with little head. Fine carbonation. Aroma is light malty and sweet. Flavor isn’t that bad. As advertised. Some bitter orange and spice. Light sweet finish.
adnielsen (7583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at RJs Fort Collins. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a thin tan head. Somewehat herbal grassy hoppy, orange citrusy, spicy, slight bready aroma. Tangy, somewhat zesty floral, citrus peel, toasted bready flavor with a bit low carbonation. Bleh.
gmellison (250) - Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen. Nice amber color. Not much in the way of flavor, a bit hoppy though. Decent
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Walmart. Dry bready nose. Dry lightly spiced flavor. Dryness seems to dominate. Not much going on here.
beertholomeus (371) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an amber color with foamy white head. Malt, yeast, and fruit aromas. Yeast, floral and malt flavors. Yeasty oxidized finish.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aficionados long ago dubbed Blue Moon an impostor cooked up by a megabrewer to exploit the explosive growth of artisanal beer. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of perfume, some sweet hints, earthy. Tastes of some sweet malt, Belgian yeast, some peppery spicy notes on the finish. Decent alternative to Leffe.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber with a thin sticky white head. Aroma is sweet and earthy with some Belgian toffee malt and a touch of dates and cherries, with a wee little touch of bubblegum. Taste brings forward some sweet earthy toffee, hibiscus, a little raisin, and a little earthy bitteness on the end.
dlihcsnatas (199) - Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Looked good but smelled musty. The aroma alone kind of turned me off so I wasn’t expecting it to taste any better. It did taste better, but not by much. Could taste the caramel and the hops but there was that off taste that I guess was from thier "twist". Nope not for me!
BVery (5141) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Brutal. Clear orange pour with a small white head. Stale cardboard hops, no real yeast component, the spice doesn’t work, I don’t get the orange peel, and I’m picking up some of the broth you find in vegetable soup. Fail.