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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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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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KSather

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

06-22-2012 00:59:25 | More by KSather
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Lare453

Florida

1.65/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

22oz bottle into a goblet.

A light gold, no head,no lacing, tiniest whit ring around the glass. Crystal clear.

S bananas, green apples

T very simple... Banana runts and green apple jolly rancher. Nothing complex. Not very good.

M thin and flat

O I would not buy or drink this again... DON'T DO IT.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 02:14:10 | More by Lare453
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SeanNoach

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

03-13-2012 15:35:15 | More by SeanNoach
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.6%

10-02-2012 23:57:01 | More by smartassboiler
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2.15/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I got this as a freebie from a store here, best by Jun 11, 2012.

Light golden colour, 2 finger head of foam, loads of bubbles and lacing.

It has kind of a yeasty smell but actually smells more like an American Adjunct Lager. I'm sniffing hard and long to try to draw out some of this grape Chardonnay that is mentioned on the label but I can't seem to get any.

Well, there's grape juice in the taste but it is not very tasty. The malt profile is weak, all of the flavours, both of them are weak. The only "strong" point of this beer is the alcohol. Every bit of the 8.5 is present and accounted for. Wow, I'm glad I didn't have to pay for this and I'm going to recommend that the store not carry it lest people looking to try something "craft" think this is typical.

This is just boring as hell and brings nothing to the table for the style it is under; I'm not going to finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 18:50:34 | More by Bitterbill
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ilikebeer03

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -32%

10-17-2012 21:42:56 | More by ilikebeer03
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GaryFields

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -32%

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

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

08-29-2012 19:36:50 | More by Dieck
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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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buzzed

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

09-30-2012 00:08:34 | More by buzzed
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2neardead

California

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

12-04-2012 03:26:53 | More by 2neardead
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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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NODAK

Tennessee

2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I think it's sometimes tough to review beers like this because there's a tendency to roll your eyes at the maker being Blue Moon (or more specifically, Coors). However, we need to review the beer for what it is, fairly, as if it was produced by a craft brewery. So here goes.

Smell is very, very reminiscent of a white wine, which isn't very surprising, but it's actually pretty strong and sweet. I know chardonney tends to be a bit drier than many whites, but this has a real sweet white grape juice aroma going. I poured it into my glass...not too surprisingly, it's bright golden. Head fizzes away almost immediately. So that part isn't so hot.

Now for the taste. Carbonation is pretty average, but not too high for a beer that's supposed to be a Belgian style. Really, it's all semi-sweet white grape juice and notes of apple to me. I also get a bit of yeast on the finish, but that's about it. Honestly, it feels to me as if I'm drinking a decent, rather sweet white wine with carbonation. So if that's what they were going for, I'd say it's fine. As a beer?? Not as much, and not for the price tag.

So I think this "beer" doesn't quite hold up on its merits....not because of who makes it, but because it really just fails to be very distinctive or complex.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 01:28:07 | More by NODAK
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-30-2012 17:44:49 | More by Zaphog
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-03-2012 00:04:54 | More by JohneHoodlum
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DaveRTP

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-17-2012 00:33:04 | More by DaveRTP
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KillaB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-29-2013 08:15:01 | More by KillaB
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-17-2013 16:25:41 | More by spycow
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-14-2013 14:15:00 | More by AJ01923
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-24-2012 16:19:32 | More by duff247
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-22-2013 12:25:24 | More by djrn2
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -9.4%

09-10-2012 22:06:43 | More by thegerm87
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Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.