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Blue Moon Grand Cru - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Grand CruBlue Moon Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
77
okay

339 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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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)
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Ratings: 339 | Reviews: 202 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-23-2013 17:24:59 | More by kingmaker
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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
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

New York

1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-21-2013 02:04:35 | More by Kingcurio
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-23-2013 13:38:26 | More by pcsnyder
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-21-2013 21:27:16 | More by KiMiRaiK
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev +19.8%

03-30-2013 01:22:05 | More by bismarksays
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pyrobedlam

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-24-2013 01:15:14 | More by pyrobedlam
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GhjBAR

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-22-2013 09:15:38 | More by GhjBAR
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-08-2013 00:44:13 | More by orangesol
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I couldn't really distinguish Cru much from the original. I did not do a side by side comparison, bit it felt the same. Possibly it lacked a little on the flavor. More alcohol flavor? I will stick to the original. No reason to spend more.

I might recommend the Ella Fitzgerald version of Blue Moon might be the appropriate music for this beer. Enough said.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 05:53:30 | More by frankiepop
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I remember being surprised by how much I enjoyed this a couple years ago, so I'm anxious to see how things pan out today. This stuff pours a clear golden-brass topped by a finger of relatively short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, light coriander, very light banana peel, and a sizable portion of blunt, vague wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more of a spicy edge (particularly coriander) and enough orange character to keep those damn Florida grove-tenders on the phone 24/7 with their lawyers, trying desperately to maintain their virtual monopoly on that fresh-squeezed flavor. It's surprisingly effective (the flavoring, not the Floridians' efforts). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this stuff is still pretty enjoyable. It's nothing earth-shattering or anything, but I'll readily take it over most any other Blue Moon variant I've come across thus far.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 06:29:01 | More by TMoney2591
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Rons35

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

02-20-2013 01:49:30 | More by Rons35
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-11-2013 06:44:23 | More by matjack85
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

2.39/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This was the 2009 vintage.

Pours out a pretty hazy, deep orange with about 2 fingers of white head.

The aroma is mostly coriander with some orange peel and a little bit of wheat notes along with some slight bready notes.

The taste is dominated by coriander at this point and there is a hint of orange peel along with some generic citrus flavors. There are some light wheat and bready notes and a bit of alcohol taste as well.

The body is light and the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. For the most part....this tastes like Blue Moon with more alcohol. There is some definite alcohol taste even though it's been 4 years.

Not a particularly great beer, but not the worst thing I have ever tried either. Coors is doing about as good as usual in my books.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 04:00:44 | More by JohnnyMc
Blue Moon Grand Cru from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.