bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bomber from the Vacaville BevMo. Pours dark and very ruddy. Beautiful. Like the grape color hung in there. No head to mention. Aroma is vinous. Or like that. It is unusual, but quite attractive. Med body. Not heavily carbonated. Initial hit was- oh no, this isn’t going to be Welches? But a split second later it clearly was not, and the cabernet aspect was quite definite. If you’re a cab fan, you’ll probably get a kick out of this. It’s pretty. Very good, considering it’s a wheat beer. Very good anyway. My respect for Blue Moon just went up by leaps and heaps. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
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.
(3565). Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 20, 2014
THOUGHTS: Very nice. Not being a wine guy at all, I was surprised I liked this so much. A nice blend of beer and wine. It was a little more like wine than the Proximity just because of the red wine having stronger flavors and aromas than whites.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/4/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, red with nice carbonation and an average, fluffy, pink head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma contained very light wheat, grape, red wine, vanilla, grape skins and hints of wood. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, lightly acidic and ever so slightly sour; while the finish was lightly sweet, moderately acidic and slightly sour with an average duration. There was red wine, wheat, grapes, hits of vanilla and wool, tobacco and light yeast. The light to medium body was dry with fizzy carbonation and slightly alcoholic finish. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
31st May 2013BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pretty much an opaque dark red beer with a tidy pale pink head. Palate is crispy and fresh, semi dry. Smooth malt, light and a perfect base for the lovely light grape. Slightly winey with touches of red and black berry fruits. Finishes light and minerally. Drinks well below it’s abv. Honestly all these shit rates? Really? Are you guys sure you are not rating the brewery instead of the beer in front of you?
The most wine-inspired brews I’ve tried...surprising, I know! Concord, crimson, and garnet colored pour with a minimal eggshell head. Aroma is filled with grape, sourness, yeast, tart citrus, and pepper. Flavor is extremely reminiscent of Napa. Vinious with dark fruit, cherry and plum skin, spice, and vanilla. Better than expected!
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
The beer pours a purple color with a large pink (that’s right, pink) head. The aroma is very wine like. I get a lot of the cabernet sauvignon grapes, with a little bit of biscuit or wheat thrown in. The flavor is very similar. I get some fruity notes from the grapes, but there is also some tannic notes like you would get from a big cabernet. There is some wheat and other malt notes, but this is really all about the grapes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Ratman197 (14856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a hazy burgandy with a small lingering pinkish head. Aromas of red grapes, wheat, straw and light sour apple. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, straw, red grapes and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering red grape finish. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
From a bottle poured a purplish color with a small amount of head. Light tart malty flavor with a quick finish. madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Tasted blind. Pinkish-purple pour with a thin white head. Grape juice, a bit of dry red wine, and a touch of sweetness. Taste has a bit of honey, red grape juice, and a dry, white grape finish. Thin and smooth, with a bit of soft carbonation. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Deep red-pink-purple with publish head. Nose is Belgian wit wheat, coriander, and light vanilla with the addition of a mild red wine/grape juice aroma. Flavor starts again with the Belgian wit character that gives way to slightly sweet red wine. Fairly well attenuated with zero alcohol presence. Overall, a bit of a watered-down wine feel to this, but drinkable.