Blue Moon Golden Knot - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zorro:
3.44/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pale gold colored beer with a large but no lasting snow white colored head.
Smells fruity and spicy. Grapes and light fruit with powdery yeast aroma. Little bit of apple scent. Alcohol is completely hidden.
Starts out mildly sweet with a white wine like finish. Fruity with a very mild tartness in the finish. Definite grape taste, not my favorite fruit but it isn't overpowering and is slightly like the taste of a sweeTart candy only less sour.
Mouthfeel is light.
Overall this is quite mild like a beer version of Liebfraumilch wine. Not something I would pick over Hennepin but it is pretty easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 02:58:58 | More by Zorro
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3.61/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle, 9.0% ABV. Label calls it a “wheat ale brewed with the juice of chardonnay grapes”.
A – Color is a medium gold with lots of orange. Extremely clear. Head is pure white; it starts out weak and thin and fades quickly to almost nothing. A little bit of lacing, which is all that keeps it from looking more like wine than beer.
S – Aroma has a strong wheat malt character (not yeast-dominated wheat or wit beer, but the malt itself), overlaid by a gentle flowery note like faint lavender or chamomile. This might be part of the grape juice character, which it definitely has. It also gives a sweet impression, maybe like faint honey. No hops. There is just a bit of alcohol around the edges. Clean and fairly complex.
T – A white wine-like taste comes first, only later followed by crisp wheat malt. There is an apricot note and a big sweet finish, but little aftertaste. No hops flavor and no obvious bitterness, although the beer is not sickly sweet. Flavors are nice, but it seems to lack hops or malt backbone to give them structure.
M – Thin body. Low, almost undetectable carbonation, except for some pinpricks on the tongue. No hops or alcohol burn. Sweetness coats the tongue after the swallow.
O – The overall impression is of a thin, sweet, un-beer-like beer. Some complexity from grapes and fruity/flowery aromas and flavors, but there’s not enough malt and/or hops to give a beer reference point. Although this is definitely drinkable and smooth, it is not a great beer. The best thing about it is the low price for a large bottle of strong brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2013 04:34:39 | More by Radome
3.69/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
750 ml bottle poured into a Blue Moon tulip.
A - Golden Knot has a soft glow of warm golden honey with carbonation rising to the white head through the vibrantly clear beer. The plush head lowers slowly leaving lace on the glass.
S - Surprisingly spicy, fragrant notes of white pepper and clay yeast esters join the sweet aroma of plump Chardonnay grapes, smooth malt, and soft wheat, faint warm alcohol trailing in the background. Golden Knot showcases the marriage of wine and beer very well with it's inviting aroma.
T - Subtle yeast characteristics impart notes of clay, banana, and a delicate spice but are quickly subdued by powerful honey-like sweetness and white grape skin, pilsner-like malt adding to it.
M - This muscular beer hides it's rippling body well as 9% ABV barely peeks through the full, sweet body, unchecked by hop balance and only encouraged by the Chardonnay grape juice. Wheat does a good job of softening the feel, lightening it mildly along the finish.
O - Blue Moon's Golden Knot has an intoxicating aroma that brings wine and beer together wonderfully but the taste fails to follow through with it's end of the bargain, choosing heavy, unbridled sweetness over balance and harmony for an outcome that the average craft beer / wine consumer might enjoy but this cloying beer is best poured into a few glasses.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2013 22:18:51 | More by BeerFMAndy
Blue Moon Golden Knot from Coors Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.