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RATINGS: 252   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


JMerritt's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottled. Orange red with a small white head that is mostly diminishing. Slightly spicy black pepper aroma atop caramel and moderate toffee. There is blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hibiscus flower in there, but it is quickly covered by the sweet malts. Slightly spicy with notes of graham cracker, malted milk, slightly sour straw. Not terrible, but definitely mediocre.


2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
raymow (850) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
bottled - claims to be "Belgian style" but I’m not so sure. Not a very good aroma but does have a good color to it. Not all that good, overall.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2146) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at a Christmas party. Moderately butter with a faint malt backbone. Actually mostly phenol free. Pretty bitter actually ss it warms. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LowBrau (79) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Clear, medium-light brown color. Floral nose from the hibiscus plus some musty yeast. Sweet & roasty/burnt. Medium bitterness. Light tartness in the finish. Slightly metallic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There is a strong bready malt note, soft herbal note. The flavor is bready malts, citrusy, light floral tones. Interesting and easy drinking

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (581) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Malty aroma with some hop and spiciness. Has a bit of a malt extract type taste, but banana nutty yeasty flavors in there. Noticeable hoppiness. Tastes a bit like a homebrew, but has a good amount of flavor and a drinkable beer. Wouldn't buy it but drinkable if given. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle, another screw-top. Nose is lightly wheaty and herbal but is dominated by surprisingly strong caramel with lighter dusty and almost fudge notes. Pours a deep copper-amber, still clear, with only faint carbonation and a soapy beige head. Taste full of cracker, lighter caramel, and oily red berry and swirling fruit. Touch of acetone, wheat, hibiscus and rose are there, too, but not orange. Cascade is criminally underused here, just nothing from the hop side. Medium body with a touch of maltiness, booze. Easy-drinker with surprisingly good balance, but fades into the crowd pretty quickly.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Slightly hazy amber pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweet tree fruit, citrus and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and toast up front, then some dusty dried apple, vegetal notes, higher alcohols, wheat, light lemony and floral tartness and light citrus notes. Light to medium body, creamy to slick entry, oily, slightly acidic middle, medium, sharp carbonation and dry, but oily finish. Really not that bad over all, one of the best I have had from Blue Moon. Not that that means a ton.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Hazy straw pour, with mild yeast, hopcitrus in the taste and nose, not great complexity. nit a repeater.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arondee (583) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours a golden amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is orange peel, light malts, light hops. The taste is lightly malty, some sour grain, a little Belgian candy sugar. Super easy to drink, nothing special but also not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (745) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Amber in color with a mild malty aroma. It has a wheaty start but more complexity than a typical beer of that style. The malt balances the hops well for a well rounded flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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