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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

340 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

nebula1999, Oct 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Kopfschuss, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

FinchSCF, Aug 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

OgreSanchez, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

DiscGolfRobot, Jul 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

kingmaker, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
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.

1000lbgrizzly, Jul 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

AJ01923, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

pathman, Jul 11, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jbaker67, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

schoon, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Satsuma, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Kingcurio, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

pcsnyder, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

KiMiRaiK, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

bismarksays, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

pyrobedlam, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

GhjBAR, Mar 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

orangesol, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of frankiepop
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.

frankiepop, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Feb 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Rons35, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

matjack85, Feb 11, 2013
Blue Moon Grand Cru from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.