Blue Moon Crimson Crossing | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 08-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by dugly2ugly:
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2.66/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Good concept. I'm a beer guy, but enjoy a nice glass of red now and again but would have liked something a little bolder. Neither the beer nor the Merlot juice stood out and it ended up tasting like grape juice mixed with seltzer. It's drinkable since it's not overly sweet or an other bad tasting, there just isn't much too it.

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Photo of PopGun
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.35/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of puboflyons
3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the waxed top bottle marked 01314-C10610125. Sampled on June 18, 2014.

Already a turnoff prying through the wax. But once I do the pour is definitely reddish in color with a modest off-white head. Cloudy and opaque.

The aroma does have a slight malt and yeast character but there is something definitely grapey going on. Wheat? I get little to none.

Medium to heavier body with a certain slippery astringency.

The taste has a slightly more beer-like flavor but the Merlot grapes are still front and center above any malt and hop notes. Tastes like someone threw a malt mash into a glass of wine. It will not be on my repeats list.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.94/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a Blue Moon tulip
9.5% ABV

A - Fleeting pink lace sails across the still surface of this clear fiery crimson beer leaving wisps of lace to remember it by.

S - With an aroma that quickly suggests red grapes, maybe a thinner two-buck-Chuck Merlot, Crimson Crossing starts by distancing itself from beer but soft wheat and notes of sweet orange peel bring the Blue Moon back into the picture, balancing the beer and wine notes very well.

T - While Crimson Crossing's aroma is wine-leaning, the flavor persuades the Merlot juice to act complimentary to the beer as opposed to vice versa. Hefty, imperial Blue Moon flavor of wheat and sweet orange peel settle over the undertones of red grapes, complete with the skin's tannins.

M - Crimson Crossing has an overall sweetness that's wonderfully matched by dry alcohol and faintly tart grape skin tannins that compliments the liter body wonderfully!

O - Blue Moon's Crimson Crossing does a fantastic job of blurring the line between beer and wine with the addition of Merlot juice to this "imperial Blue Moon". The experimental nature of this beer has merit of it's own but the fact it's pulled off quite nicely is another thing entirely. If you're a wine-o looking to dip your feet into the sea of craft beer, this is a good place to start.

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Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle (1 pint 9.4 fl oz.) with no apparent bottled on date present, just a code 01314, which means nothing to me. Got this bottle a week or so ago from the local Binny's. A new invention from Blue Moon, and I can see I'm the second person to review it here. "Wheat ale brewed with the juice of merlot grapes". Oh boy. I have high hopes for this beer, but my expectations aren't so good. Either way, going in as unbiased as possible.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours an artificial strawberry red colored body with about a finger of pinkish / purple hued white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing to speak of.

S - Smell isn't particularly interesting or inviting. The usual bubblegum malt, sugar, cotton candy-ish aroma, strawberry, black cherry, some cream, some greek yogurt type aroma, grains, wheat, and a hint of vegetal viney characteristics, but not really pulling out any distinct merlot grape aromas. Bland and fake smelling.

T - Taste is a bit better than I had expected, and it isn't sickeningly sweet and medicinal like how I feared it might be. Sort of a crisp Welch's grape juice concentrate sort of taste, some light grassy wheat / grain presence, and little else. Just the slightest hint of warming alcohol astringency appears and disappears quickly.

M - Feel is grainy, sticky, and dry with some grapey wine-like characteristics.

Overall, a fairly neutral attempt at pairing beer and wine. Neither really overpowers the other, and they don't particularly work in good harmony together either. An interesting premise, I suppose, but the results are fairly bland and without much identity. Highly drinkable with an extremely well-masked 9.50% abv, I guess it was worth a shot, but definitely not worth ten dollars a bottle.

Blue Moon Crimson Crossing ---3/5.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.19/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.56/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.09/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Blue Moon Crimson Crossing from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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