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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Proximity is an experimental wheat ale from Blue Moon, brewed with juice from Sauvignon Blanc grapes.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2131) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2013
While not a supporter of Blue Moon and Coors, I would be interested to see what a rater might think about this beer if they didn’t know who made it. While its not the best, it is much farther from the ratings given previously and I am glad to at least see a true effort to make a more unique beer (even if this particular style has been done by the folks at DFH etc). Pours a clear golden color with an effervescence that settles off quickly. Aroma is a dry, musty white grape-pineapple sweetness. The taste is very much a hybrid of wine and beer with the white wine flavors (middle of the road as far as sweet vs dry) up front and the body embracing the malt of a beer (I can taste the signature of a blue moon underneath). Really not a bad beer and certainly these ratings reflect the company vs the beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (7727) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s with X-mas dinner. Poured hazy straw with minimal off-white head. Nose was wheaty malt, mild hopcitrus, vinous fruit. Tasted like a mix of low end white wine and Coors Light. Not much in the flavor or nose, and overall a big disappointment.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wxman (1395) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a clear pale golden with a robust eggwhite head that diminishes quickly. Plenty of small rising bubbles. Aroma is white grape juice and malt liquor! Taste is dry slightly sour white grapes and high gravity malt liquor. Some fusil alcohol in the taste and some warmth after the swallow. This isn’t terrible, but its clearly overpriced for what you get. $8.30 for the bottle should not be any higher than $4.50 for what you get. Assuming the pricing scheme doesn’t change, and why would it, this has been my last Blue Moon specialty beer. They just don’t have a good track record compared to most in the class this aspires to.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
750 ml bottle poured aclear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, citrus and light floral notes. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, straw, citrus, light floral notes and a hint of spice with a crisp dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a golden color with little head, and almost no head retention. The aroma is that of a white wine, and the taste is a blend of citrus and grape. It isn’t my favorite of the Vintage collection, but it is certainly unique.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2012
What can I say, this tastes like bad grape juice. There is nothing worthwhile in this so-called beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4129) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
750ml bottle. Clear golden color. White head of foam. Aroma of dry white wine. Tastes of wheat malts, some fruit. Not as nice as Impulse. (3564)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a glassy cheddar orange with a nose of straight-up white wine. Flavor is a quick blanc followed by a light, bready hops note that slowly fades back into the blanc. I’m no white wine fan (usually) but I like this one more than the Impulse. Lightly oily mouthfeel. I’d drink this again.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Coopeec (9) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
Kinda like bad champagne almost. Very bubbly, stale beer, white wine. Interesting try...better than the other in this series (impulse), but not good.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - DEC 17, 2012
From bottle. Very small head retention. Slight fruity aroma. Not a big alcohol taste. Nothing special.


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