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Monday, April 11, 2011

Blue Moon - Grand Cru

Dead Soldier 
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Grand Cru
Blue Moon Brewing Company 
Coors Brewing Company
13th and Ford Street
Golden, CO USA

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 22.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Hazy golden color.
Bread, yeast, orange and spice on the nose for aromas.

White head that has a frothy and chunky appearance; sticks around for a while.
Fair amount of lacing down the side of the glass.

Light fruit and coriander spice taste..
Light bodied, refreshing taste. Alcohol barely noticeable.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Trying not to discount the taste of a macro craft beer, (is that an oxymoron?), this was good as any introduction into Belgian White style you'll come across. Is it the be-all-end-all of Belgian Whites? No, you can do far better elsewhere, especially if you look to the country of Belgium to begin with, during your search.

It is, however, a nice effort by a macro brewer (Molson/Coors) and serves those whose tastes have expanded beyond mass produced pilsener lagers that have been foisted upon the American scene for the past 30 to 40 years. Found it in the Super Duper Market near your town, did you? Then take it home and give it a try. You will do yourself a favor to try this mass produced Grand Cru, but this, I will tell you...there are a lot better Grand Cru's to explore once you have satisfied your curiosity.

Keep looking friends.

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