1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blue Moon Grand Cru - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Moon Grand CruBlue Moon Grand Cru

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

339 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 339
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-13-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 339 | Reviews: 202 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by epicness:
Photo of epicness
epicness

New York

2.17/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A - Very cloudy and pale yellow color. Lots of junk floating around in the beer. Very high visible carbonation. Left a fairly large head in my Duvel glass, but the glass is prone to doing that with nearly every beer.

S - Strong orange rind smell mixed with slight alcohol. I was hoping for a bit more complex scent, but orange and alcohol sums this up pretty much.

T - Orange peel notes are the first taste to hit, but they fade away very quickly because the actual taste of orange is pretty underwhelming. Coriander and bitter hops follow the orange which gives way to a warming alcohol sensation which is a little offputting for me. It's a clean finish that leaves barely any aftertaste. The orange taste gets a little more bitter and sour the more you drink.

M - Based on the high amount of bubbles, I thought it would have a bit more of a carbonated taste than it did. It was medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Pretty smooth mouthfeel.

D - Based on the taste alone it's drinkability isn't as high as you'd think because I feel the taste alone is poor. Mix that in with the high alcohol and you don't have a very good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 01:56:39 | More by epicness
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sanchezrox23
Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-23-2014 09:57:48 | More by Sanchezrox23
Photo of jgunther71
jgunther71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-21-2014 15:04:21 | More by jgunther71
Photo of BrooklynPanch
BrooklynPanch

New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-19-2014 22:45:24 | More by BrooklynPanch
Photo of Mike_Moe
Mike_Moe

Illinois

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
Photo of epim00
epim00

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-02-2014 22:52:37 | More by epim00
Photo of jwg782
jwg782

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-06-2013 17:50:24 | More by jwg782
Photo of AKuehn47
AKuehn47

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

11-29-2013 17:48:11 | More by AKuehn47
Photo of TeachChefs
TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

11-09-2013 23:36:38 | More by TeachChefs
Photo of RBorsato
RBorsato

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-22-2013 16:46:17 | More by RBorsato
Photo of nebula1999
nebula1999

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-12-2013 17:44:10 | More by nebula1999
Photo of Kopfschuss
Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-23-2013 15:50:32 | More by Kopfschuss
Photo of FinchSCF
FinchSCF

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-22-2013 01:49:11 | More by FinchSCF
Photo of OgreSanchez
OgreSanchez

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-27-2013 19:35:26 | More by OgreSanchez
Photo of DiscGolfRobot
DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-26-2013 23:42:23 | More by DiscGolfRobot
Photo of kingmaker
kingmaker

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-23-2013 17:24:59 | More by kingmaker
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

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
Photo of bmjivi221
bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-17-2013 06:05:12 | More by bmjivi221
Photo of AJ01923
AJ01923

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-14-2013 14:11:36 | More by AJ01923
Photo of pathman
pathman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-11-2013 02:35:24 | More by pathman
Photo of nyyfanatic213
nyyfanatic213

New York

1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

07-08-2013 22:44:53 | More by nyyfanatic213
Photo of jbaker67
jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-04-2013 11:25:22 | More by jbaker67
Photo of schoon
schoon

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-22-2013 15:44:38 | More by schoon
Photo of Satsuma
Satsuma

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-09-2013 02:08:10 | More by Satsuma
Photo of Kingcurio
Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-21-2013 02:04:35 | More by Kingcurio
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Blue Moon Grand Cru from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.