Monday, October 14, 2013

Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale

In the 1940s Belgian-Style Pale Ales grew in popularity and were ordered by the round due to their balanced taste. This is Blue Moon’s take on Belgian-Style Pale Ale. This is Rounder, 5.6% ABV. Rounder is a sessionable ale with hibiscus and orange peel for spiciness and touch wheat for a smoother, round taste, according to the back label. Rounder pour a deeper copper color, with a three finger off white head that stick around and forms some nice lacing around the glass. There is nice, but small amounts of light coming through the glass, with nice amounts of carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Rounder is earth with a grassy yet hoppy scent. The taste is big with an orange juice like flavor that seems to mask most of the other flavor that are said to be in this beer. But I did find a light and faint spicy bitterness on the back. The mouth feel is medium, and Rounder finish somewhat sweet and tiny bit bitter. The after taste is orangey with hint of bitterness. Over all this isn’t a bad beer. Rounder is okay, so it gets a C+. The big orange flavor seems to be the dominant flavor to this and nothing else seem to come through. I am not saying that Rounder is a bad beer. I’ve just have had much better Belgian-Style Pale Ales, and is this worst no, it’s average. I would have this again. So please go and giver Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale a try and see what you think of it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!  

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