Blue Moon Proximity
Blue Moon Brewing Company

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From:
Blue Moon Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
73
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 18.91%
Ratings:
91
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 03, 2017
Added:
Dec 02, 2012
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  9
SCORE
73
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Notes: Brewed with Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
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3.66 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Sep 03, 2017
 
3.09 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota on Apr 25, 2016
 
3.84 by sporklift87 from Colorado on Oct 07, 2015
 
3.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 11, 2015
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3.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by BeerAdvocate from California

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

We are not sure what the hoopla is all about; yet another fancy bottle, more alcohol and grapes to add some so-called character to their idea. Plain comes to mind, a spruced-up malt liquor is what we are experiencing here, and with a bigger price tag. Yeah, we know it’s all malt and “crafty,” but we are still not buying into their concept.

STYLE: American Pale Wheat Ale
ABV: 8.5%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Brilliant golden color, thin lacing

SMELL: Faint vinous character, grainy, clean, floral, melon rind

TASTE: Bready, slight crispness, medium bodied, hint of white grapes, slight vinous alcohol, herbal, floral, modest hop bitterness, clean aftertaste, dry ending

Mar 26, 2015
 
2.25 by NSXAG from Arizona on Nov 19, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%
by surSippsalot from Connecticut

So glad I wasnt the person who paid for this!

Nov 02, 2014
 
3 by civicm87 from New York on Aug 26, 2014
 
3.24 by Kingcurio from Oklahoma on Aug 26, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by bushbeer75 from Michigan

750mL brown bottle dated October 21 2013

Blue Moon Proximity poured a clear soft golden color forming a 1/2-finger white head that dissipated to a very small collar of foam with no lacing. The nose is floral, dominated by light fruit, green grapes and grassy. The taste is also dominated by sweet grapes and light citrus with just a touch of wheat noticed. Mouth feel is light, crisp, and clean with medium carbonation.

Proximity has wine like characteristics with just enough pale wheat to "save it". Not sure this beer is an American Pale Wheat Ale...then again not sure what style it is - maybe a Hybrid Style Fruit /Vegetable Beer???

Jul 13, 2014
 
3.25 by Petersfavoritebrews from California on Jul 07, 2014
 
2.5 by miguellunarusso from Mississippi on Jun 17, 2014
 
2.5 by wrightst from Maryland on Jun 14, 2014
 
3.25 by turbotype from California on Mar 29, 2014
 
3.75 by aqualung23 from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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.

Jan 29, 2014
 
3 by TheBaumer from California on Dec 26, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by boilermakerbrew from Indiana

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.

Dec 22, 2013
 
4.5 by juicebox from Kentucky on Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by draheim from Washington

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.

Dec 01, 2013
 
2.5 by angolmois from Nevada on Nov 29, 2013
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3.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

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.

Nov 28, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by milwaukee512 from Wisconsin

This is a unique combination.

Nov 04, 2013
 
3.25 by jburd19 from Ohio on Oct 29, 2013
 
2.25 by jaydoc from Kansas on Oct 28, 2013
 
3.25 by LightnerLiquorKS from Kansas on Oct 22, 2013
 
3.25 by ramblinwreck101 from Georgia on Oct 21, 2013
 
3.25 by PatrickKlopfenstein from Iowa on Oct 20, 2013
 
2.75 by TheLevi4000 from New York on Oct 12, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by mfnmbvp from Illinois

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.

Oct 01, 2013
 
3.25 by Drknight from Virginia on Sep 30, 2013
 
3 by Jas45678 from Michigan on Sep 25, 2013
 
3.5 by Fluffmeister from Wisconsin on Sep 23, 2013
 
2.75 by traviswhillier from Illinois on Sep 23, 2013
 
3 by Mervjahn from Minnesota on Sep 22, 2013
 
3.25 by rph97 from Texas on Sep 08, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

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.

Sep 04, 2013
 
1 by Disease from Minnesota on Sep 03, 2013
 
2.75 by zkoehn from Wisconsin on Sep 02, 2013
Blue Moon Proximity from Blue Moon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 91 ratings