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Blue Moon Proximity - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a crystal clear amber body. Two fingers of soapy off white foam forms and dissipates quickly leaving behind a thin edging. This sits completely still if left alone for a few minutes. Minimal lacing.

S - This really does capture the grape variety. Very sweet and floral with that unique tropical dryness that you would expect from the wine. Finishes with some harsh graininess.

T - Less winey than the nose. Sweet grapes with a bit of wheat and cereal grains. Lacks complexity as its actually quite boring. Washes away quickly with a finish that is almost dry. Crisp and well carbonated.

O - I was pretty impressed with the nose, but the flavor just doesn't carry through. This beer is very approachable and I can imagine people who enjoy the wine could appreciate this beer. A solid attempt, but not very memorable.

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2.35/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

bought this and the impulse the other night.

have seen these at the store a bunch of times and wanted to give them a try. Was interested in the idea of a beer and wine mix-up.

honestly, looks like a bud light with no head, but i know you shouldnt judge a book by its cover. no head, some carbonation, absolutely no lacing.

it smells like grapes (of course), and not really much else. maybe some mild citrus notes.

it tastes like how it is described on the bottle, but not really in a good way. it tastes like savignon blanc and some type of light beer mixed together. on a positive note, they do mask the 8.5% abv very well. it cant be detected at all, in my opinion. mild bitterness.

mouthfeel is average. light and smooth with just a slight bitter bite. not much else to talk about.

overall i was hoping for more. glad i got this 30% off at a store where it wasnt selling, but i now see why it had been sitting for a while. not horrible, but not really worth full price.

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Blue Moon : Proximity

LOOK: Clear pale yellow. Fizzy white head forms and dissipates quickly, leaving no lace. Looks like a standard Coors product.

SMELL: Straw, damp hay, wheat malt, just a small dry fruit aroma.

TASTE: Ultra clean wheat malts and grape juice. Tastes little like wine, more like wheat beer with a shot of grape juice. Not bad, but keep this away from kids, this is like beer apple juice. To their credit, if this was 8.5%, you would never know it from the taste. Hardly any bitterness, light bodied, force carbonated, and drinks like carbonated juice. Grape skin? From juice? Hardly, not even tart really, just juicy.

OVERALL: Good for grape lovers, this beer makes me yearn for the German Purity Law, that would require this grape juice to be put to better uses.

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Blue Moon Proximity from Coors Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.