RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
In Belgium, a Grand Cru is traditionally brewed for special celebrations. This holiday season, there’s definitely something to celebrate: a blue moon on New Year’s Eve. To honor this rare event, we’ve 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 (636) - 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. There’s 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. There’s some orange and yeasty spice along with that same sweetness that’s 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 doesn’t totally kill the appeal, but isn’t as desirable with the flavor profile for me.

MacBoost (1957) - Victor, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2017
2011 vintage, 750ml courtesy of Aaron Nielsen. If you bros ever need megawhalz like this, Aaron is the guy to trade with. Thanks, nörl!
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Pours and looks like dumpster juice. 6 year old dumpster juice. Smells like alcoholic rotten banana. Tastes like garbage. Alcohol is noticeable. Wow, this is bad.

hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Poured a yellow color with a small sized head. Citrus, spices, and blahness.

JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Hazy light golden colored liquid. Smallish, but stable off-white head. Decent lace. Lemon zest, light lemon pepper and hints of cream of wheat. Quick thick and nearly chewy and mouthcoating. Hints of alcohol in the background, but not overly distracting. Very much a lemon infused stron wheat brew. A light wheatwine with lemon zest and hint of light coriander. Imperial Blue Moon anyone? 3/10

17thfloor (2444) - 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.

baraciisch (3438) - 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

PartyFowle (954) - - 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 I’m not sure if that’s saying much.

kevinator (2860) - 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.

notyoursitsmin (10) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Much stronger flavors than regular Blue Moon. Sweeter in taste and strong orange citrus.

alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, 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 wouldn’t pay the money for one.

rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 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

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