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Blue moon Belgian Pils
« on: March 19, 2016, 11:06:42 PM »
Just cracked one of these...not a fan. Says "with hint of mandarin orange".
This Pils is really sweet to me. Not drinking this again.




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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 11:31:16 PM »
That seems complicated. I believe simple is better, especially with a pils.
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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 11:47:15 PM »
Just cracked one of these...not a fan. Says "with hint of mandarin orange".
This Pils is really sweet to me. Not drinking this again.




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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 11:51:04 PM »
That's all it has going for it!


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Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 12:01:26 AM »
Appearance-wise it looks good in that glass!

I lowered my expectations from blue moon when they came out with a horchata flavored beer. :o
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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 12:13:20 AM »
Like good...taste disappoints.


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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 10:02:44 AM »
I say: why would you want to drink Belgian pils?
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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 12:06:01 PM »
I say: why would you want to drink Belgian pils?

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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 01:41:12 PM »
Lesson learned...moving on


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Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 03:35:41 PM »
Just cracked one of these...not a fan. Says "with hint of mandarin orange".
This Pils is really sweet to me. Not drinking this again.




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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2016, 11:24:22 AM »
I tried this last night.  I see your point with a not so subtle mandarina hop and mandarin orange peel.  But sweet? I struggle with the difference between just saying "sweet" and Malt forward, I do agree it is not as balanced as I would have liked, but not terribly far off either.  I am far from top 10 Pils ever tasted, but on a hot day this brew could be good.  Not great I might add, but I wouldn't be upset if the wife bought this again.  It was far from the worse example of Blue Moon, In my humble opinion, horchata cinnamon ale.  This pilsner did remind me of Maes Pils before it got bought out in 2008 and changed up the recipe.
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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2016, 03:49:23 AM »
I say: why would you want to drink Belgian pils?

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Bavik pils was quite nice directly from the fermenter, but that's really the only time it is.

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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2016, 04:04:26 AM »
How do you pronounce that?

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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2016, 06:05:29 AM »
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Re: Blue moon Belgian Pils
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 06:14:32 PM »
I tried this last night.  I see your point with a not so subtle mandarina hop and mandarin orange peel.  But sweet? I struggle with the difference between just saying "sweet" and Malt forward, I do agree it is not as balanced as I would have liked, but not terribly far off either.  I am far from top 10 Pils ever tasted, but on a hot day this brew could be good.  Not great I might add, but I wouldn't be upset if the wife bought this again.  It was far from the worse example of Blue Moon, In my humble opinion, horchata cinnamon ale.  This pilsner did remind me of Maes Pils before it got bought out in 2008 and changed up the recipe.

My wife and I would occasionally buy those blue moon variety packs and a couple of them were interesting, but the more and more we delved into local craft beer the less and less satisfying the Blue Moon was.  We barely finished the last 12 pack we bought and decided we would never buy one again.

In my head a "belgian pilsner" doesn't even make sense...
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