Considering this is a Blue Moon beer, known to us as a make of white beers, I was surprised to a reference to pine on the bottle, one usually only used to describe hops. I figured, why not, this could be fun.
It poured out clear yellow and smelled of sweet sugary sweetness. We were brave and tried it and what we got was beer, some hops and a mystery fruitiness. Mark and I were stumped as to what it was. The wives tried it and said it tasted like bug spray (they weren’t very helpful). You know what does help? Reading the label. “Brewed with juniper berries”
Juniper berries. It was juniper berries.
Not a bad beer, not what I expected in the least, but it receives good marks for being a style different from the comfort zone.
We are fans of Blue Moon (especially my wife) so this was a fun surprise when Ken brought it out of the fridge. I was not sure how much ‘punch’ this beer would have since big breweries tend to make ‘beer for the masses’.
I was actually impressed with this beer; sharp, hoppy start, crisp and quite refreshing…then ‘what is that flavor?’ I should read the bottle….juniper berries…that is why I liked it so much!! Great summer beer for a hot day on the deck…too bad we have no patience and have drunk all of these before our really hot days have started here.
Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 7.5%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle