RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Pale Moon is a drinkable pale ale that has a distinctive hop aroma without the lingering aftertaste. This Belgian-Style Pale Ale is brewed with European malts, Cascade hops, and a touch of hibiscus and orange peel. These ingredients create a rich copper colored ale with a flavor complexity that one would expect from the Blue Moon Brewing Company.

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rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. A best before date is printed on the bottle. Appearance: The body has a deep golden color with very good clarity. On top the head builds up a light fluffy layer of soapy foam before quickly fading down to a small ring on the top. It is just off white in color and its lacing is very slick and slides down the glass. Smell: The aroma has a light sweetness of malt with a hint of citrus and a very slight spicy accent. Taste/Mouth feel: The main body has an almost honey like sweetness with a slight hint of citrus, mild spices and a fruity melon like thing going on. There are some light hop notes as well that work nicely with the subtle spices. It finishes on the sweet side with a smooth, wet and mellow texture. Its carbonation is soft and its medium gives it an easy drinkability. Notes: Overall it’s fairly simple and safe. Its note a stand out but it slides down nicely.

ben4321 (6500) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Overall Impression: This one is basically the definition of OK...nothing too exciting, but enjoyable, drinkable...

ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber-hued body with a full inch of lasting, off-white foam on the house. Smell: Simple, humble pale malts with bits of caramel and bread. Mild whiff of citrus hops alongside a drop of orange oil. Meager hint of hibiscus. Taste: Pale malts, lightly toasty and lightly sweet caramel. A mild flavor of hibiscus -- a stern reminder of the herbal-blend tea bags I always get around to dead last in the assortment box (maybe today will be the day for them). Citrusy touch of orange peel, but also from the use of Cascade hops. Light bitterness. The final half is a mix of light floral, fruity, toasty maltiness hints. Finishes smooth but quick. At no point did I clearly detect any distinct yeast-derived esters or characteristic phenols. Huh. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Nothing here particularly cries "Belgian!" However, it’s reasonably likable and certainly more enjoyable than most of the mundane product Coors shuffles out the door.

jredmond (8283) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a clear, golden amber body. The aroma is very very feint - maybe some hops? The taste is extremely watered down. Disappointing, but not surprising.

jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Preetah shittah. bland flavor, bitter, but just tasted like a really bad amber. Belgian? Who says?

pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 25, 2009
easily my favorite from the millercoors conglomerate blue moon line... artificial fake orange taste is not as prevalant in this one and i enjoyed this one on a cold winter nice.... would buy again

unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Short 12oz twist-off bottle. Finally, another from the Blue Moon Series! Brewed with Cascade Hops, Orange Peel and Hibiscus. What is a Coors without orange peel?.. not a Blue Moon, I say. Orange copper color. White foamy head. Aroma of juicy oranges, and citrus hops. It is a surprisingly nice combination. Flavor is a pale malt, some caramel, light citrus, some orange zest. Not to balanced, still better than the rest of the series. Overall, I don’t think I’d offer this to any guest at my house. Rating #1925

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Name: Pale Moon
Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma, light citrus, touch of floral
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, nice balancing hops, sweet citrus, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

WVHouseofBeer (1067) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 A light aroma and taste of floral hop, but that’s about it. There just isn’t too much going on in this brew. Leave it on the shelf.

tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Poured into a pint glass. Light rust colored with a fizzy thin head. Head falls quick, no lacing. Smells slightly of a spicy yeast, green apple, and wet dog. Taste isnt terrible at first, a little spicy, a little sour, but then is tastes like a BMC pils. Body is thin and tastes like corn mash. Overall, not as bad as I imagined, but pretty terrible. On the plus side, I could drink this all day long.

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