drjay44 (2900) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a short duration, fizzy, pink purple head, over a clear reddish purple (SRM 17) body....nose is grape juice (not wine), hints of cereal......taste is grape juice (not wine), light hints of malt, finishing medium dry, with hints of bitterness....mouth feel light, carbonation makes for a soda pop quality. This is a failed experiment. The wheat components deliver nothing in the head, body, aroma or flavor in this "beer". The Cabernet Sauvignon grape juice dominates rather than adding subtle nuances to the overall presentation. The net result is similar to the "Malt Beverages" sold by the macro breweries. There is nothing to recommend this except as an alcohol delivery device. I will not do a BJCP type rating on this as it really is a brand new style of its own..
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours grape with pink purple head. Nose and taste of grape juice, wheat malt and hints of banana. Some metallic notes. Light bodied. Not very good.
unclemattie (4351) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blue Moon Impulse
750ml bottle. Pours red wine color, pink fizz. Aroma of fermented grape juice, not vinous at all. Flavors of cabernet, wheat malts. Tastes like a wine with the body of a beer. Thin wine finish, very fruity. The very best out of the Blue Moon Wine-beers.
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish pink with a pink foamy head.aroma is papery bitter grape. Flavor is very artificial and has some weird spice notes. It finishes sort of dry,but I have no clue what is going on with this. IIt’s artificially sweet, and muddled.
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2012
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Worse than the Proximity. Flat out terrible. There is nothing redeeming about a beer that tastes worse than bad wine. Awful.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a bomber. Poured reddish amber with a pinkish head. Aroma and flavor were of wheat beer mixed with slightly skunked, rather sweet wine. Beer and grape juice ... thanks, but I’ll skip it next time.
Coopeec (9) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours pale red with pink head. Smells like Cabernet and beer. Tastes like Cabernet and beer, neither high quality. Cab flavor doesn’t have the punch I love in wine, beer tastes kinda flat. Not a fan.
BrewBoxer (2427) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep ruby red. Smells of grapes, sugar and wheat. Interesting. Better then the Proximity. Again... I appreciate the effort from the macros
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is shit. Blue moon that someone mixed in some old, stale ass box wine. I found nothing appealing in this beer. Poor effort, and I should have known better.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a velvety magenta with a nose of cab, light cherry juice, grassy strawberry, and a touch of toasted vanilla. Flavor is an upfront rush of cab quickly tempered by a harvested bread and grass smorgasboard. Finishes clean and cabby. Average mouthfeel. Not bad; very interesting.