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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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342 Ratings

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 4
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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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

TeachChefs, Nov 09, 2013
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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 27, 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
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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
Blue Moon Grand Cru from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.