dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.
A - Pours a crystal clear amber body. Two fingers of soapy off white foam forms and dissipates quickly leaving behind a thin edging. This sits completely still if left alone for a few minutes. Minimal lacing.
S - This really does capture the grape variety. Very sweet and floral with that unique tropical dryness that you would expect from the wine. Finishes with some harsh graininess.
T - Less winey than the nose. Sweet grapes with a bit of wheat and cereal grains. Lacks complexity as its actually quite boring. Washes away quickly with a finish that is almost dry. Crisp and well carbonated.
O - I was pretty impressed with the nose, but the flavor just doesn’t carry through. This beer is very approachable and I can imagine people who enjoy the wine could appreciate this beer. A solid attempt, but not very memorable.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Strong wheat beer aged in wine barrels. Light tartness from the wine. Good, but not great.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow pour with large white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma of white wine (sauvigon blanc mostly), citrus, bready malts. Flavor of bready malts, white grapes (and wine), with a bit of watery mouthfeel. Interesting unique brew from a macro, though I would not see paying more than $3.99 for a bottle for this.
thornecb (5275) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale gold into a shaker. White head quickly recedes to nothing. Mild wheat and grape aromas. Soft with sweet grape front to back.
douglas88 (7954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 shared at AK’s going away part. Pours a clear golden color with a small effervescent white head. A sweet nose of grapes and bread. The flavor is fine: sweet grape juice, some biscuit and bread, light honey. Easygoing.
reberiii (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Winey nose, super crisp and effervescent. Amber with little to no head retention. More like a wine than a beer. Goes down like a light beer, but at 8.5%.NOTE: Not a good beer with wings.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a pale yellow-gold color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy sugar, honeydew, white grapes and a hint of pepper. The flavor was sweet sugar, honeydew, white grape and a bit of bread. Medium length tangy bread and grape finish with a bit of booziness coming out at the tail end. Moderately full bodied. Decent.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
Blairgus (3883) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
28 Feb 2013, bottle. light yellow, clear, some steady bubbles, thick foamy head. nose is dry white wine initially, then fades into a lemony wheat beer. thin body and moderately fizzy. in reverse now, it is lemony wheat beer up front that has a slight white wine finish, though not quite as dry. meh.