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Blue Moon Proximity - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.17%


Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-02-2012)
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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tone77:
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of grapes. Taste is also mild, grapes, some wheat and grains, a bit of alcohol, not bad but nothing special. Feels light in the mouth and overall this is a mediocre beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 03:26:53 | More by tone77
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.71/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Ug, friend brought this and I decided I would jot down some notes to see how bad it could be.

Light fizzy head disappears quickly, clear watery golden color.

Nose sad mild white wine, little fruity, poorly fermented lager, light malts, little husky, light unhappy lager, mostly like cheap white wine.

Taste light and little unhappy lager, icky lager yeast esters, very light white over oxygenated slightly tart wine, light dusty malt, dry finish with light sweet malt, sweet adjunct too, mild very mild bitter. No skunk at least. Some wheat character though.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent carb, surprisingly light on alcohol.

Overall barely a beer, very cheap and not well done in any aspect. But at least it's not offensive and it's somewhat tolerable.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 02:22:41 | More by jlindros
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Missouri

3.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours light golden in color and fairly clear. Small head forms and is gone just as quickly. Lacing isn't there without the head.

S- White grapes, light and grassy scents, and a bit of wheat malt.

T- Light and grassy up front, but then the wine flavors kick in. The grapes make a brief appearance, but then give way to a bit of wheat flavor and traditional dry wine flavors. Really follows the same flavor profile as a sauvignon blanc, but tastes a little stale, could be due to the age of the bottle.

M- Light in body with high carbonation to go along with the heavier flavor. Sits in the stomach a little, but not too badly.

Overall, this isn't really a beer person's beer. This would be a good crossover for the wine drinker, with just more prominent wheat flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 00:53:23 | More by boilermakerbrew
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draheim

Washington

3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750mL (bottled October 2013) into a tulip. Pours a crystal-clear straw color w/ a 1-finger white head, minimal lacing.

Aroma is very light. Pale bready malt. Really neutral.

Taste is fruity, grainy, sweet. Pale wheat malt and sugary sweetness (presumably the grape). Maybe a hint of floral hops, but minimal.

Mouthfeel is light, weak, on the watery side.

Overall, a disappointing beer. Not bad, just bland and uninteresting. When I saw this for around $6 I thought I might have found an under-the-radar bargain. Probably should have known better.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 05:25:00 | More by draheim
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Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Ohio

3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 ml bottle, best by date of Oct2113 stamped on the bottle. Guess I've had this in the fridge a while! Served in a tulip, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there isn't much lacing at all. Aroma is nice but very light, the brew smells like bready/wheat malt, white grapes and a bit of booziness. It tastes like bready/wheat malt, tart grape juice, white grapes, and some floralness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and coating with moderate carbonation. I'm thinking I might have waited too long to drink this one, but it really wasn't bad at all. Still, if this is ever released again in the future I should try this fresher to see how it is.

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11-28-2013 01:48:22 | More by bluejacket74
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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mfnmbvp

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2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle, with best by date of October 21, 2013 printed on the label. My second beer / wine hybrid thing from Blue Moon's "Vintage Ale Collection". "Wheat ale brewed with the juice of sauvignon blanc grapes". My expectations aren't so great, especially after my experience with Blue Moon Crimson Crossing, but I'm going in unbiased.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Aggressive pour down the center manages to conjure just over a finger of fluffy white foam that dies down to a ring rather quickly. Body is a clear golden yellow with good clarity.

S - Doesn't really smell like much of anything to me. Bit of grains, wheat, maybe some honey, some crisp champagne yeast, and some nail polisher remover alcohol fumes, but nothing I would call "grapey".

T - Taste is maybe just a notch or so above the smell. There's hardly anything here, and what little flavor that does come through is gone and over with in seconds. Some wheat and grain flavor, hint of cheap vinous white wine, and that's about it. High alcohol content isn't noticeable at all.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, and smooth. Gone in seconds. Finishes like water, which I suppose is something of an accomplishment at 8.50% abv.

Overall, a fairly pitiful, but "safe" attempt at pairing cheap wine and cheap beer together. Hardly any alcohol detectable, but sadly also hardly any flavor. I'll have no trouble finishing this bottle, but it won't be something that I would waste my time with again, and it was definitely not worth the ten dollars that I paid for it.

Blue Moon Proximity ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

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Blue Moon Proximity from Coors Brewing Company
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