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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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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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ScottyDuzntNo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +51.1%

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


4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

09-18-2012 18:51:46 | More by Ralynch
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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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azorie

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +36%

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

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

07-16-2012 00:42:20 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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jco3rd

California

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.8%

09-14-2012 22:08:20 | More by JJFordick
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TheSarge

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a Duvel tulip glass. Makes a good appearance, with a two finger thick head, and a golden clear body. The head dissipates quickly, but the bubbly presence left behind reminds me of champagne.

The aroma is dry and arid. Some grape skin qualities, with candied sugar, some honey, and maybe hints of orange rind.

In the taste, I'm getting the grape qualities, some honey, and other fruity notes.

Feels dry to the palate at first, but leaves well quenched.

Overall I'm surprised at this product. Not bad for one of the big three to put together.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 01:43:07 | More by TheSarge
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grittybrews

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy gold with a finger of quick-fading bright white head. Aroma dominated by grapes with a touch of honey and light spice.

Moderate carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Taste is all grapes up front followed by some banana sweetness, lemon, and light clove on the finish.

Tasty and refreshing with big Chardonnay grape flavor and just a hint of booze. Could have used a little more carbonation and a little less sweetness; had a fairly "winey" feel.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:49:11 | More by grittybrews
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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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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

01-22-2013 01:38:18 | More by mendvicdog
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-09-2012 00:48:50 | More by raythealeman
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

04-08-2012 14:26:20 | More by SocalKicks
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andrewborstein

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

08-22-2012 14:59:30 | More by andrewborstein
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

08-09-2012 15:23:10 | More by DSlim71
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-24-2012 01:35:39 | More by lpotter
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

08-29-2012 22:40:12 | More by emceecue
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-30-2012 19:43:47 | More by MaxOfMetal
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imthaschmidt


3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

12-28-2012 17:04:49 | More by imthaschmidt
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat notes, with a lot of white wine notes and a hint of pepper. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of chardonnay notes in the flavor - mainly made up of grapes, apples and a hint of cream. I also get some nice wheat notes. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Somewhat surprisingly, I actually really liked this beer. Definitely the best Blue Moon beer I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 03:32:31 | More by Mora2000
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into an oversized wine glass... Starts with a weak white head that disappears quickly. Beer is a crisp straw color with light activity. It could almost be mistaken for a glass of wine if it weren't for the light flow of bubbles

S- Not overly pungent... Light dry wine nose

T- Starts with a hint of Belgian sweetness before being accompanied by a nice dry white wine flavor

M- Light bodied with light carbonation

O- I enjoyed this... The presentation in the appearance and the nose were a bit lacking, but all in all the flavor was pretty good and refreshing

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 23:42:06 | More by bbeane
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - bright gold with a short-lived white head

S - grapes, grains, sweet

T - chardonnay grapes come through, sweet grains, a bit of warming alcohol

M - medium bodied, smooth, warm alcohol, well carbonated

This is a pretty winy beer. The grapes are very noticeable as is the traditional Coors grainy sweetness. This isn't very impressive, but Chardonnay lover will really enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 20:34:06 | More by tdm168
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

2012 vintage.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is actually pretty nice for a Blue Moon beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 22:28:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.