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Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Vintage Blonde AleBlue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
77
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 20.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-28-2011)
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Reviews by rdilauro:
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.19/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured a light golden hue with a small but concentrated head.
No question about citrus in this nose. Lemons were coming out of the glass.
The first taste was crisp and so refreshing. The lemon came through even more, but not pronounced like a Shandy. The overall mouthful was pretty full. I did detect some sweetness, but just to make it refreshing.
A nice summer brew

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 19:14:09 | More by rdilauro
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grimsooth


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-13-2014 20:17:28 | More by grimsooth
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-23-2014 11:58:13 | More by chasmandocharles
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-22-2014 21:24:56 | More by kjkinsey
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-14-2014 19:14:00 | More by wrightst
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Medium clean, straw color.
Aroma: Citrus, grape.
Flavor: Brewed with Chardonnay grape juice. Has a fruity, crisp, dry taste. Medium bodied with dry citrus finish.
Overall: This a very good brew. It’s medium body and fruity crispness makes the beer hard to put down. This is a must try!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 06:14:46 | More by Mike_Moe
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +36%

11-08-2013 19:30:51 | More by azorie
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Pens1967

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

10-18-2013 01:47:01 | More by Pens1967
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-13-2013 01:19:50 | More by bigaddy
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-14-2013 14:15:00 | More by AJ01923
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-27-2013 23:56:43 | More by ejimhof
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ScottyDuzntNo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +51.1%

05-14-2013 02:06:59 | More by ScottyDuzntNo
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2013 19:34:48 | More by blknikon
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Hophead420

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-13-2013 07:39:43 | More by Hophead420
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Nebraska

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-11-2013 03:55:25 | More by beerbrains
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California

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

03-06-2013 04:39:06 | More by jco3rd
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-02-2013 01:11:43 | More by NYR_Rob
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

02-11-2013 06:50:05 | More by matjack85
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GaryFields

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -32%

02-07-2013 02:26:40 | More by GaryFields
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-06-2013 23:42:49 | More by Haybeerman
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KillaB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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mactrail

Washington

2.91/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear golden color in the tall Stella glass. The carbonation doesn't seem to hold up so well. Starts out with just a hint of foam, and subsequent pours are virtually flat.

Fruity like mango nectar. The drying flavor becomes fairly pronounced, but it doesn't seem yeasty otherwise. With the meagre carbonation it emphasizes the apple cider taste. Altogether, this seems kind of sweet and a little cloying. A whisper of bitterness. I tried to like this, but there is not much to like, especially for 11 bucks.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Coit Liquor in San Francisco. 2012 vintage.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 06:32:17 | More by mactrail
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was simply intrigued when I saw this recently at one of the many bottle shops now in my area. I know the back story and I really do not care at this point. As long as it tastes good, I do not care who brewed it.

From the bottle: "From our Reserve Collection comes our limited-edition Vintage Blonde Ale. Winning several medals, including Gold at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, it's crafted with Chardonnay grape juice and all-wheat grain for a crisp, dry taste. Cellar-aged, this work of art is ready to enjoy now or can be set aside for the right moment."

I'm ready now! I have a champagne flute from the 1998 Seabee Ball, held on Diego Garcia while I was the POIC of the Honor Guard and this seemed an appropriate beer for this glass. I got a finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head with limited retention from my pour. Color was a gorgeous golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. The effervescence really looked like champagne in the glass. Nose was quite fruity, not entirely vinous as the label had led me to expect, but instead, more like chewing gum, which is not a bad thing, given their use of wheat. Mouthfeel was medium and the flavor was very much of mixed fruit, very tasty and not cloying or over-the-top. Finish was actually quite dry and refreshing. This would be excellent during the summer, maybe in a picnic basket with a friend to share it with.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 22:38:34 | More by woodychandler
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

01-22-2013 01:38:18 | More by mendvicdog
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Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.