The other day when I was picking up some brews I spied a promotional kiosk for new Blue Moon products. I'm not a huge fan of mass produced mega beer . . .
but . . . but . . . but . . .
FREE samples of BEER!!
So, I sampled.
Blue Moon Valencia Grove Amber (5.9% ABV) The color was indeed amber. The aroma as very orangy with a hint of wheat. The taste is pretty much the same. It's quite like when you put a sliver of orange into an original Blue Moon only more so - with a touch of wheat. It was actually pretty good. Very easy going, smooth and refreshing.
Proximity (8.5% ABV) is a blended beer brewed with the juice of Sauvignon Blanc grapes. I like beer. I like wine. This might be good. Or it could be very bad. Proximity is a pale gold with very little head. The aroma is wine like, grapey. The flavor is, again, wine-like but with clear wheat beer characteristics. Interesting and not at all unpleasant. The mouth feel is much like that of a sparkling wine. I liked it but didn't love it.