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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
In Belgium, a Grand Cru is traditionally brewed for special celebrations. This holiday season, thereís definitely something to celebrate: a blue moon on New Yearís Eve. To honor this rare event, weíve brewed a limited-edition Blue Moon Grand Cru in the US. This small-batch, Artfully Crafted brew incorporates subtle hints of orange peel and coriander and delivers a warm, spicy finish. Garnish with an orange slice and celebrate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Hazy orange color with a light white head that quickly fades. The aroma is really nice, lots of citrus and spice. Thereís also a noted candy sweetness that speaks to the amped up abv. The flavor has the usual wit character but with a full body to back it up, separating this from the ordinary Blue Moon. Thereís some orange and yeasty spice along with that same sweetness thatís in the nose, and something like pumpkin in the finish. The palate is thick, somewhat sticky, causing this to lose the refreshing lightness that i associate with wit beers. Being aimed as a winter time product it doesnít totally kill the appeal, but isnít as desirable with the flavor profile for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Meticulously aged 2010 bottle. Blue Moon always has a special place in my heart for being one of the first craft beers to turn me on back in college. Perhaps thats why I held onto this one for as long as I did. Decent and drinkable imperial wit. Has actually held up surprisingly well. Heavy coriander and orange peal, some alcohol, toasty wheat. Nicely done. Only negative is the present booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
baraciisch (2466) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Dark orange tan in color... Aroma of orange, potpourri, coriander... Thin flavor, light orange peel throughout... Not terribly better than the original ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PartyFowle (733) - - JUL 16, 2015
Mostly opaque, lots of bubbles. Pineapple yellow with some deeper orange-tan notes. Fluffy white head is gone within seconds.A citrus burst of California oranges and cloudy wheat in the nose. Very champagne-like. In the flavor, heavier on the wheat. The orange is more subtle, with some coriander and a slight anise flavor. Light, watery mouthfeel. Peppery carbonation. Miles ahead of Blue Moon, but Iím not sure if thatís saying much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1548) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Decent nose of wheat and Belgian yeast. Cloudy orang and yellow color with a small head. Medium weight palate. Bottle had some age so the carbonation was probably a little low. I would drink the normal Blue Moon if it had this flavor profile, which was basically amped up with a stronger yeast presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notyoursitsmin (10) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Much stronger flavors than regular Blue Moon. Sweeter in taste and strong orange citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7452) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle originally shared by Tmoney99 from notes. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have Belgian yeast, orange citrus, orange peel, mild spice, pale bready malts, very sweet for what it is and I wouldnít pay the money for one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Well, I get what they were going for but waaay too sweet. It clouded everything else. More of an imperial version of the regular blue moon. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"every once and a while, a beer is exactly like you think it will be. this is one of those times. this is blue moon, slightly stronger, sweeter, deeper, and better. nothing more, nothing less. not worth $9, but i wasnít payin."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
generallee08 (764) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
The body has a pale hazy orange tan color with a small white head. The head fades out quickly leaving nothing behind and making no lacing at all. Inside the body there are a few small deposits of yeast floating around. The aroma is quite fruity. It has a heavy orange like character with notes of orange blossom and mandarin orange peel. Under this are decent sweet bready and wheaty notes. There is defiantly a lot fruity orange and yeast character here. I get this fruity pebbles cereal thing with notes of bready yeast, wheat malt and a warm alcohol presence. It is sweet overall with just a little leafy hop bitterness towards the finish. The palate has a smooth, slick and heavy feel with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChetManly (1) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
2009. First aged Grand Cru I have had. Overall, a really solid beer. Better than the average Blue Moon.

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