topherh (1920) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is apple-grape juice. Flavor is sweet, pear and apple, very sweet, could use something to balance it .
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. bottle, purchased at Total Wine SanTan Village, Gilbert, AZ. Pour is clear and golden, with a small to moderate head that diminishes to a small ring. Nice carbonation. Looks like a pilsner. Aroma is yeasty and vinous, with apples, bananas and grapes. Taste is minutely tart, sweet and refreshingly wine-like. Grapes dominate, with some bitterness. Finish is sweet then bitter. This ale is as much like a wine as a beer. Nicely done.
scottw86 (1157) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very clear and pale yellow with a large white head that faded quickly. Aroma has apples and grapes. Some grains and a touch of wheat. Taste has lots of grapes with other fruits. Very smooth and drinkable for how much alcohol it has. Maybe a tad too sweet in the finish. Overall a very nice surprise.
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is perfum hops. The appearance is clear gold, white head. Thje flavor is peppery, fruity. The finish is pepper, some residual sweetness. Medium in body. Decent.
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle... the beer is a clear gold with a light white head, looks like a white wine... the aroma is light grape juice, pleasant enough... this is insanely drinkable for 8.5%, a little sweet with a white wine oak barrel quality, grape skins as well... easy to drink but nothing I’d come back, enjoy a white wine instead
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABF. Easily the best Blue Moon beer. Pours an attractive, slightly hazed blonde with a fluffy white head. The nose offers some nice vinous notes, white wine and toast. on tasting, offers a nice tartness and it’s quite clean. The chardonnay notes really come through and make this really refreshing. Surprisingly good beer.
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rackhouse Pub - listed on the menu as "barrel aged blonde" and on the tap handle as "vintage ale" - rather unassuming and subtle beer, really - the Chardonnay is what is dominant - a creamy texture - lightly sweet malt and a touch of wheaty malt on the tail end remind you that you are drinking beer - the chard character is gentle but flavorful - I liked it for the most part.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was known as Vintage Ale. Pours to a clean golden body with a white head. The aroma is chardonnay grapes and some pale malts. The flavor was pale malts and grapes, but wasn’t overly impressive. I’m not a huge fan of chardonnay grapes. The palate is medium-light bodied and carbonated. Was easy to drink if that’s what you’re going for.
douglas88 (8109) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap as Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium white head.The aroma is mostly dusty sweet honey and some heat. The flavor is a sweet fruity mix with lots of warmth and honey. Odd. I guess this is a Wheat Wine?
deanso (8293) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy blond pour. Thick white head. An ok wit beer. Nothing special