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Blue Moon Impulse - Coors Brewing Company

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75
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 18.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-02-2012)
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olliegaff

North Dakota

1/5  rDev -68.8%

01-18-2013 01:41:46 | More by olliegaff
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -45.5%

08-10-2013 09:12:31 | More by Budinetz
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ItsLaTrappe

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.7%

01-26-2013 01:34:49 | More by ItsLaTrappe
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ZOSO2192

New York

2/5  rDev -37.7%

03-30-2014 19:11:49 | More by ZOSO2192
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wiltznucs

Florida

2/5  rDev -37.7%

06-30-2013 00:24:13 | More by wiltznucs
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shehateme

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -29.9%

03-13-2013 23:32:29 | More by shehateme
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killt


2.33/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I've heard that Blue Moon is just Coors Light with wheat extract and orange flavoring, but I still think its relatively enjoyable. However, Impulse may exemplify the idea of flavoring of Coors Light, because that's exactly what it tastes like. Imagine 2 Buck Chuck mixed with Coors Light..It's neither a good wine nor a good beer. The only thing positive I can say about it is that it has a nice color due to the addition of cabernet grape juice. However its extremely mild, and mostly tastes like Coors Light that I added grape juice to. Coors may not appreciate this, but I feel like its their answer to Bud Light Platinum and the craft brewing market...and even though it comes in a pretty bottle, its not worth the price I paid for it. Versus other breweries that stive for a wine like flavor, i.e. Russian River aging their beer in wine barrels, this beer falls very short. My advice, if you want a good Blue Moon varietal, just save your money and buy regular old Blue Moon, you may get half the abv but you get a better flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 01:53:17 | More by killt
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

10-28-2013 00:55:04 | More by jaydoc
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wrightst

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

06-14-2014 19:17:51 | More by wrightst
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oakaged88

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

05-24-2013 23:34:22 | More by oakaged88
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

05-10-2013 16:34:38 | More by twenty5
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

06-06-2013 18:07:35 | More by mwz5021
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

04-09-2013 05:02:36 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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BRD14

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

02-19-2013 01:24:17 | More by BRD14
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traviswhillier

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

09-23-2013 15:33:33 | More by traviswhillier
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draheim

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

750mL (bottled April 2013) into a tulip. Pours a cranberry red w/ fizzy heaad that settles to a narrow collar & film.

Aroma is fruity and vinous; red grapes and bready wheat malt. Pretty subdued.

Taste is similar to the aroma. A grainy malt presence is dominated by fruity red grapes, and not in a good way. What we end up with is a beer/wine hybrid that tastes kind of like grape soda. I'm not enjoying this. The flavors simply don't work well together.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a little prickly, with a semi-dry finish.

Overall, a mistake. When I saw both Impulse and Proximity recently, I thought the labels said wheat beers aged in wine barrels, as opposed to brewed with wine grapes. Now I know.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 02:29:22 | More by draheim
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ElCommodoro

Texas

2.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Well, this was an interesting idea. The taste was...well, exactly what I should have expected, really. It had a kind of "is it beer or wine?" kind of taste. Sorta confusing and nothing really interesting or surprising about it. Very bland too. Just tasted like a grainy watered down wine that was very highly carbonated. Underwhelming and far from being worth the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 08:50:29 | More by ElCommodoro
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-22-2012 23:53:58 | More by acurtis
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California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-26-2013 18:06:58 | More by TheBaumer
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ajmitch4

Colorado

3/5  rDev -6.5%

08-01-2013 04:11:56 | More by ajmitch4
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.5%

04-20-2013 23:23:58 | More by smartassboiler
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napetry

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-05-2013 02:00:29 | More by napetry
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-01-2013 03:41:04 | More by sparx1100
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Zach122

Washington

3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-03-2013 04:40:41 | More by Zach122
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-13-2013 23:29:22 | More by AOShabaz
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Blue Moon Impulse from Coors Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.