In this blog, Blue Moon Belgian-Style Pale Ale is the beer that will be sampled out from their Fall Sampler Pack. If you read my earlier blog on their Summer Seasonal, you are up to speed on this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
Blue Moon Pale Ale is available in six pack bottles and part of their seasonal sampler twelve pack bottles. It is a clear copper color without a head on the beer. It has a dull earthly smell to the beer. This pale ale has a sweet malty to earthly and slightly piney taste to it. It is drinkable. It has an English Pale Ale taste to the beer.
Here is a descriation from the beer bottle:
This copper-colored ale is crafted with hibisccus, a touch of wheat, and Cascade hops for a smooth finish and subtle hop aroma. We add a twist of orange peel and hibiscus for a well-rounded, balanced taste.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.bluemoonbrewingcompany.com)
A Maltier Pale Ale.While studying brewing in Belgium, our head brewmaster and founder, Keith, met plenty of beer-minded friends who introduced him to local styles including Belgian Pale Ales. On weekends, they’d road-trip north of Brussels to Londerzeel—a small town famous for its Belgian Pale Ales. The malty taste and pleasant hop aroma (without the overpowering bitterness) made a lasting impression on Keith. So much so that when he returned to the States, he decided to create his own interpretation of the classic style by adding hibiscus and orange peel for a subtle citrus finish, making it a great beer to pair with a wide variety of foods and occasions.
Available in 12-oz. bottles, 6-pack, 12-pack, DraftIngredients and ProfileMalts: Pale, Imported Caramel, Imported Light Caramel, White WheatHops: CascadeOur Twist: Orange Peel , HibiscusIBUs: 22Original Gravity: 13º PlatoABV: 5.4%Glassware: Pour in a tulip-shaped glass to capture the hop notes and allow room for a thick head on the beer.Appearance: The beer will have a brilliant amber color with a thick, creamy, white head.Aroma: Notes of caramel malt and citrus with an assertive Cascade hop aroma.Taste: Caramel maltiness balanced with a hint of bitterness.Mouthfeel: Medium body with a smooth malt character.Finish: A hint of hops with a slight citrus/floral taste from the orange peel and hibiscus.
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Closing, Blue Moon is not on my rader at all but I pick up this sampler back for their Carmel Apple Ale. This Pale Ale is shocking good but this is not a Belgian- Pale Ale. It is an English Style Pale ale. It has a nice malty taste with a nice hop finish. It is has good flavor from one of the mass produced beer companies sub brewery. It is drinkable beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser