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RATINGS: 260   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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1819) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2013
A good effort from Blue Moon / Coors. Still, tastes a bit plain, not very genuine.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ByTheirLimpin (31) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours clear amber with a thin fading head. Nose is noticeably vacant for an IPA. Thin sweet and not too much else. Don’t get me wrong, beats a bud... But ...

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from mix pack, pours a clear amber with a thin egg shelled colored head, aroma is kind of offensive, sour mixed in with a belgian yeast touch and old fruit, flavor isn’t much better, slight sweet frontend with a boring finish, ugh

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (2223) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Tasted on 1/17/15 from a capped 12oz bottle out of a mixed 12 pack from the grocery store, thanks to Kyle. Pours crystal clear amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, spotty lace. The nose is toasted multigrain bread malt with some dried orange peel, and a touch of earthy yeast. The flavor is malty bread sweetness, the same earthy yeast from the nose, and a touch of orange peel and toasted bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is medium with lively, stinging carbonation, and a medium malty and lightly bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madchemist83 (98) - USA - JAN 14, 2015
Parfumy with some caramel and alcohol in the nose. Copper with a thin white head. No particular taste that dominates. One dimensional and bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuedmaster (268) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a nice thick white head that maintains and leaves interesting lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, grass, slight herbal and vegetable notes. Reminds me more of a British Pale Ale than a Belgian, rather dark for a Belgian Pale, but actually goes down quite easily with a good balance of sweet and bitter, malt forward but not too sweet. Has an earthy quality, with a clean finish. Would be suitable as a session ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
schmittaj (4) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Pales aren’t really my thing, but this one isn’t bad. Floral tastes without any of the normal bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
terefere (242) - Durham, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours amber, small creamy head. Aroma of yeast, spice, grain. Taste of butterscotch, firewood, grain.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1095) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
I appreciate Blue Moon’s attempts to experiment, but they do have to step it up a bit. Average pale ale. The "Belgian" influence is supposed to be in the spices, but I find them lacking, leaving a drinkable pale ale, and not much more.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
raymow (857) - 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 (2211) - 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.


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