ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2009
Blue Moon aroma, but with a hop presence. Dark copper color with fluffy head. Hops are more plentiful than expected, though I must say I didn’t expect much. The rest of the flavor resembles a sweet Blue Moon. Palate is lively, but abrupt. Mundane. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2009
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-orange color. Overly sweet one dimensional aroma, not pleasant. Medium bodied with a decidely sweet yeasty fruitiness. A Belgian Pale Ale? No way, lacks any crispness. More like a Singel if anything. Shows some spice as it warms. Surprisingly not bad for a Blue Moon product, but embarrassingly bad for something claiming to be Belgian. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
pours a dark orange .. white medium low head .. light sweetness, muddled, but has an okm bitterness .. plain and simple ..drinkable but no where special .. what the hell is a marque doing here anyway?!?! PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. ABC Liquors - 12 oz bottle - part of a Brewmaster’s variety 12 pack. Pours a medium copper with a thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma has some brief spicy accents with a dash of nuttiness. Flavor has some nutty accents, a bit of Christmas type spices and a brief wisp of citrus. Mouthfeel is even and smooth. Decent, just not overflowing with flavor. MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Bottle - from sampler pack. Copper color - clear. Pretty good - fairly hoppy. Not really a Belgian style though - more an American pale ale with flavors added.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a surprisingly dense amber with a nice healthy head of white. Aroma is a touch of candied roasted malt with just a touch of nutty strawberry. Flavor is a melted haystack pureed with copper pennies and roasted nuts. Very thin flavor character that simply dies on the palate. No pizazz, no real incentive to drink more than one. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Despite my general displeasure with Blue Moon labeled beers, I felt it worth the price of a single to try this one. Sadly, my instincts, overly friendly after years of not drinking Blue Moon, were faulty. This is a misguided effort. I really don’t understand the point of a beer like this. It lacks the flavors to put it at the level of the mass produced craft beers (i.e. Sam Adams, etc.). But it also lacks the inexpensive quality of your BMC type beers. Personally, I’d rather have a Coors Light than this. I’d pay less, it wouldn’t taste much worse, and I’d not be disappointed by the misleading use of the word "Belgian" on the label. This is wholly inadequate. It’s more akin to that Budweiser "American Ale" than anything worthy of being called a Belgian beer.
The appearance, without question, is the highlight here, earning middle of hte road marks. It’s a decent copper color, with a respectable if quickly fading head. The nose is also reasonable...it hints at Belgian characteristics of yeast and spice. But this only serves to raise my expectations. Flavor...I’m still waiting for it to arrive. There’s just very little flavor, here. I’d call it mediocre if it danced on my palate long enough to leave an impression. As is, there’s little here deserving of comment. The highlight? I only bought a single. Thank the Lord. jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Not really a BAD beer. Just not real exciting. Nice copper color, decent flavor, a bit fruity, but just average. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle from BevMo! Dark amber to copper colored body. The head was slightly off white. The aroma was light orange peels and hazelnuts. A taste of light orange peel was mixed with a little bit of salty leather. There were also some light hints of mango in the finish. joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
This beer smells great coming out of the bottle, but found it a bit downhill from there. Appearance is very nice, actually looks like a good pale ale. The spiciness and fruitiness in the aroma is only negligible after the initial pour. Flavor is a bit unbalanced, sweet malt somewhat overpowers the citrusy flavor underneath, sweet smoothness of a belgian ale is still evident in the finish.