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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Blue Moon Brewing will continue to expand the Vintage Ale Collection. Crimson Crossing uses the wheat ale base, with merlot grape juice. At Blue Moon Brewing Company, everything we do flows from our artistic approach to brewing. Our brewmastes created the Vintage Ale Collection to combine his passion for beer with his love for winemaking. Crimson Crossing’ is crafted with the juice of Merlot grapes and wheat for intersecting notes of black cherries and raspberries with a smooth finish. It’s a relaxing end to wherever the day may take you.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Poured a cranberry color with a small pink head. Smelled of faintly of sweet grapes. Taste was pretty faint. I could detect a red wine flavor in there but it was almost was not there at all. Not very flavorful. An alright beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (848) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pours a light crimson red with a boozy head. Aromas sweet of candied cherries, fig and raspberries. Flavors raspberries, slight fig, dark fruit and cherry esters. Medium sweet with almost no aftertaste. Seems to taste better with every sip. Its hard to rate a beer from this company as decent, but my experience and taste tells me it is that decent. This actually tastes very much like a belgian ale! I can sense the grape in the flavor but it just comes out as more of a belgian dark cherry ester.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puboflyons (2117) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2014
From the waxed top bottle marked 01314-C10610125. The pour is basically a hazy reddish-brown color with a quick burst of off-white head that turns into nothing. The aroma does have this vague malt and yeast ester but those Merlot grapes really take over everything to the point of extreme. The label calls it a wheat ale but I get no wheat. The body is medium. Like the taste the grape fruitiness kicks in and it ends somewhat tart. Whomever added this to the RB database got it right when they labeled in a fruit beer although Blue Moon calls it a wheat ale. Seriously.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Patrickctenchi (3569) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours berry-brown with a short, light pink head. Raspberry wine aroma. Taste is slightly grainy, red wine, berry. A bit sticky in feel. Hard to believe it’s 9.5%. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Red wine and light wheat malt aroma. Purple amber with small head. Light merlot and wheat malt flavor. Not bad for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle:   Pinkish pour, very reddish.   Does have a bit of that merlot barrel character.   Like the Golden Knot, its almost sickly sweet.   That beer was very much the white wine example, this one does an okay of being the red wine, albeit its a little more subtle.   Not as fruity or thick, its less flavorful but also less off-putting.   Like the Golden Knot, it seems to hide the ABV fairly well.   However, its lacking in brightness and character, too thin and uninteresting.   Had it been more sickly sweet, it would have been more interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2014
A cranberry and grape aroma and butter. This looks like a rose wine. Flavor is light fruit, mostly cherry with a hint of sour, but light. Thankfully it isn’t too sweet though. This is a far better red wine beer than their first attempt. Okay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tnkw01 (1082) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. This was horrible. A gift from a friend and I thought it might be a good one for Christmas day, but not so. Cranberry juice color, smal head and hardly any bubbles. Aroma is a weak fruity smell. Taste is like beer mixed with red wine. Not so good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Plenty of cranberry and red currant fruitiness throughout. These beers are weird. Less offensive than it’s white counterpart. Tannins in the finish are just bizarre to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haussparker (9) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
Poured cranberry colored with no head. Strange sensation on the palette, even though I was prepared. But it was pretty good. I enjoy trying new and strange combinations. As in wine there was a very earthy and rich grape flavor. But a pleasant malt in the beginning.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of straw and red grapes. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of red grapes, bread and light yeast with a crisp lingering red grape finish.

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