Blue Moon Grand Cru - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
3.95/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Snagged a bottle for $4.99 at consumers, great price/deal.
Cloudy with a chance of mother effing meatballs. there are tremendous gobs of yeast floating in the glass as which tells me conditioning occurred for certain. A cream white head of approximately 1 inch formed for a few minutes, but eventually settled down to a thin carpeting. The beer has the Blue Moon characteristic orange-yellow hue, but added oranges don't seem to be a requirement.
Esters from the yeast followed by citrus (even without the optional orange...Mr. blue moon commercial artist). A fairly light smelling beer that is layered with a decent amount of craft brew essence and ethanol bite. I am now glancing at the ABV, which is rather high (2x a typical blue moon). The beer is quite intriguing.
Wow, this is a powerful brew. There is a good amount of citrus and yeasty funk. Sweetness and crisp (while cold). The beer had a syrupy sweetness when approaching room temp, but overall had a refreshing, spicy, white ale taste.
A tad bit of an aftertaste when letting the beer swish around. I was not thrilled by how this cardboard aftertaste lingered, especially after warming. However, the beer has a lot of complex notes of citrus and light summer relaxation.
Fairly drinkable, highly drinkable when considering the price. I am satisfied, in fact i may consider spending my precious $5s on another one instead of a footlong from subway. There are great qualities in this beer making it a good selection for the money, but still has a long way to go in being America's Next Top Model...Beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2011 02:44:31 | More by ThePorterSorter
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Cloudy light orangey/brown color.
Aroma: Just a little malt, a little orange and coriander and a whole lot of alcohol.
Taste: The flavor is slightly like Blue Moon but better. Orange flavor is also much more present. The alcohol is definitely more noticeable. Sweet malts upfront with some orange. This is a full bodied ale; the finish has a twang.
Overall: Good beer, greet improvement over standard Blue Moon. The alcohol does, however, permeate through. Its full body is great on a cold night. This is a must try.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 06:07:35 | More by Mike_Moe
3.64/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Cloudy, bright orange with a steady stream of bubbles. Off-white head fades quickly and totally. Saw some suspended solids at the end of my bottle, expected for an unfiltered beer.
S: Mild, but pleasant. Coriander, orange, banana peel, wheat. Maybe some mineral?
T: Exactly as advertised; typical wheat beer with coriander, orange, and malt. Displays less of the overpowering citrus that tends to be typical for this style, however, which is appreciated, and does have a complexity that keeps me interested and refreshed through all 25.4 ounces (and I like the full European bomber volume, not 22 oz.).
M: Low viscosity, high carbonation, thirst-quenching.
O: A very good witbeer that ups the ante from their more popular Blue Moon Belgian Wheat, and also deviates pleasantly from other, more highly acclaimed contenders in this variety. Calling it a Grand Cru might be a stretch, but it does not deserve the negative tilt that many put on it (appearance is 'dirty' instead of 'cloudy', many mention an off-putting alcohol taste that I could not even slightly detect (and which I appreciate, in this 8.2% beer)). I'm not eager to pay the premium for this beer again, but I don't regret paying it once to know that the guys who also make Keystone do indeed know what they are doing.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 06:51:45 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Blue Moon Grand Cru from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.