Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +43.1%
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!
01-03-2014 06:14:46 | More by Mike_Moe
2.91/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
01-29-2013 06:32:17 | More by mactrail
4.21/5 rDev +26.8%
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.
01-27-2013 22:38:34 | More by woodychandler
Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.