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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
2006 GABF Silver Medal Winner (Fruit and Vegetable Beer)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1167) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
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 Iíd come back, enjoy a white wine instead

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2011
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 itís quite clean. The chardonnay notes really come through and make this really refreshing. Surprisingly good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2011
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 wasnít overly impressive. Iím not a huge fan of chardonnay grapes. The palate is medium-light bodied and carbonated. Was easy to drink if thatís what youíre going for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (8450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2011
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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
355ml bottle. Hazy blond pour. Thick white head. An ok wit beer. Nothing special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (3747) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Shared 25 oz. bottle at Lunar Brewing Co.. Poured to logo-ed, fluted snifters with a clear, amber/gold hue, modest, bubbly, white head foam that finally reduced to a persistent ring plus film, and produced some light spots of lacing. The aroma was light tartness, fruit as pear & apple, a vinous nature, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor was mild, light sweetness, light cidery hints, spritzey carbonation, but a rather thin & watery texture. Not too thrilled, but fairly refreshed.

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