Finhead (1260) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, copper-amber with a minimal, white head. The aroma has oranges and bread with a touch of caramel. It has a light, watery body with average carbonation. The taste is sweet and slightly warming
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not my favorite blue moon. The citrus is subtle, more in nose then in taste.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an orange-y copper color with a medium head. Thin and not very flavorful - I expected this to have more orange/citrus flavor but it was very bland. Drinkable, though.
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with a huge off white head. Aroma is citrus. Some metallic notes as well. Flavor is malty and fairly sweet. Slightly bitter. Some faint orange peel on the finish. Decent beer.
Bulk_Carrier (2358) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a clear amber colored body yielding a decent sized two finger white foamy head that quickly recedes leaving some nice speckled foamy lacing surrounding the sides of the pint glass. Some fast rising carbonation is seen.
The smell had an orange, lemon, caramel and coriander coming through a slightly bland sort of way.
The taste was kinda bland again through light roasty bitterness.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium, sessionable, carbonation slightly felt, aftertaste and finish has a bland dry nuttiness.
Overall, I’m not really into this beer, and its just an average beer for its style. There’s too many other good American Reds that I’d probably have over this. However, it looks great in my pint glass.
ExpendableHero (770) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colored beer with a slightly off-white head. Aromas of oranges and caramel. Tastes of orange peel, some caramel notes, hints of toffee, and some skunky water. Finish is of oranges. Smooth, refreshing, yet bland. A solid session beer. More like a wheat ale than an amber.
coyforce (617) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Skunky Aroma with a weak and a bit skunky flavor. Pour is a light amber with no head.
odannyob (81) - Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
one and about .38 12 oz. bottle(s) poured into a 22 oz. "blue moon" labeled glass that looks much like a lager glass with a marketing silk screened imprint on it.
aromas: sweet malteds with a small tint of brown.
looks: a very comfortable, open toned copper.
taste: very likable; full, smooth, satisfying gulps @ 1st, then slower mouthfuls then sips then gulps again.
overall, a 3.2 since it’s so easy to dance by, too.
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle with a June 2014 date stamped on the neck.
Pours clear amber with a large and creamy tan head that has good durability and leaves fine lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty and musty with hints of orange and yeast..
The flavor is a little subdued but balanced: light bready malts with hints of wheat, orange juice, orange pith and grapefruit.
Light-medium body with good, soft, medium-high carbonation.
O: Refreshing but perhaps best suited for transitional (towards craft beers) beer drinkers.
lb4lb (2563) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smell is amber like malt, metal. taste is wheaty, caramel and a bit of alcohol after it warms a touch, unfortunately. started better ice cold. decent and drinkable but booze showed up late sadly.