kidobutai (231) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 Delicious aroma if you give it a chance, maybe citrus. Medium golden color, clear, little head. Not too hoppy, but not much flavor to speak of. Some orange.
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep amber color with a mild smell of citrus. The beer is in takes some of the best things from the classic Blue Moon and Belgian style pale ales and combines them quite successfully. It has a milder taste of hops and it not as dry as most BSPA and it has a slight taste of citrus which is a clear connection to the original Blue Moon. It doesn’t do either BSPA or full on Blue Moon alone very well but as a hybrid it works creating a satisfying taste which is smooth with little bite. I would not serve this with an orange peel like the usual Blue Moon.
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 9/13/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove Mix A Six)-46° in Trappist Glass-Pours a medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of yeast, orange, and hops. Taste of the same with some soapy and caramel aspects coming thru. This medium bodied brew is not bad but maybe I was expecting more.
solidfunk (3023) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt-forward pale ale. Not sure where the Belgian idea comes through with this one. Pours pale blonde with minimal head and lacing. Some light hops, florals and lots of decent malt. Light palate overall. Average carbonation. Bottle.
chucklemation (324) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber-colored beer with a foamy white head. I didn’t pick up any noticeable aroma and there wasn’t a very distinct taste either. Not a terrible beer, but it doesn’t do much to stand out.
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle drank on the Metro North railway on my journey into Manhattan. Pours perfectly clear copper with a fine, white foam head. Bready malt nose with generic ripening fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor with a character defined mostly by bready malts, hints of toasty dough, soft caramel notes, slight bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more basic, bready malts, faint leafy hops, some lightly dried caramel, doughy brown bread. Simple beer but fine overall.
Shooter42 (124) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer is decent but not great for a pale ale. If it did not come in a variety pack I would not have tried it and I won’t be drinking this again.
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber color, not too hoppy. Reminds me of an amber bock style. Good with dinner not too heavy. Hints of orange but definitely not a pale ale. Not bad.
jmcgavin12 (427) - Madison, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour light brown with lacing white head. Aroma is not strong of anything but a bit of caramel and a bit of malt. Taste is the defining quality. Sweet easy finish decent beer cheap
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 9/213
Aroma: The nose is on the light side, some caramel malts, spice notes, bread, and citrus
Appearance: A clear caramel-amber color with a small froth of beige head and decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is a little sweet, malty, some mild hops, and a bready finish
Palate: The body of this one is medium, and it has an okay, but not great, mouthfeel
For a Blue Moon beer, this isn’t that bad. So, that’s about the nicest thing I could think of to say about this one... Anyway, this was an okay, forgettable beer.