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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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


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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (591) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
This is a bit of a combination ale if you ask me. Has a bit of a wheat / hop taste. OK color but little aroma. Little and little lacing. Good not great.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle: Golden amber color with a little beige head. Nose is mild, caramel malt, and herbal. I get a little of the orange peel in the taste, but it seems more malty than anything. Belgian qualities are absent. I didn’t mind this, but overall it was pretty dull.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vulcanmeister (196) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is grainy, yeasty, a bit of citrus. Mouthfeel light and a bit of carbonation. Taste carmel, brown sugar, and citrusv-grapefruit?. Touch of wheat, hops, and caramel in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1986) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 14, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (850) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2014
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Msdrbeat (48) - - AUG 10, 2014
Eh. Honestly pretty flat. Small head and decent coloring. Needs more hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4669) - Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2843) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1031) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Taste is caramel, malt, smoke, grain and hay. Solid session beer, don’t really understand the low rating.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
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.


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