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Blue Moon – Going Beyond the Orange

We all have had a Blue Moon with a slice of orange, even if we don’t want to admit it. In the past, I’ve added ice cream to stouts, eggnog to stouts, sorbet to IPAs, and orange juice to IPAs so I wondered what Blue Moon would taste like if I added something other than a slice of orange.

And So It Begins

And So It Begins

Step 1: Assemble the ingredients

  • Blue Moon
  • Tasting Glasses
  • Pineapple, blueberries, onion, potato

Yes…onion and potato!

Step 2: Added the ingredients to the tasting glasses

All the beers were pretty much as expected: a light hazy golden color. So far, so good. There was nothing that alluded to the horror that I was to encounter later.

Step 3: Taste the combinations that I wasn’t scared of

Blue Moon + Blueberries

There was an ever-so-thin white film head. The blueberries would take turns rising and falling in the glass. Most would be floating. There was a slight berry aroma and just a slight blueberry taste.

Blue Moon + Pineapple

The head here was a tight white 1/4″ head with no lacing. There was a very minimal tropical citrus nose. I really liked the tart zing that the pineapple imparted into the Blue Moon.

My luck was about to end. Onto Step 4.

Step 4: Oh, the Horror

Bubbles

Bubbles

Blue Moon + Potato

Truthfully, there was no horror with this combination. The potato didn’t do much to either the taste nor the aroma. Interestingly, there was no head and there were many large bubbles coming off of the potato itself.  I was a bit disappointed, though. I was hoping for beer that lasted liked mashed potatoes  🙂

Blue Moon + Onion

Like the Blue Moon + potato, there was no head. Yikes, I get a strong smell of onions. Surprise! I was a bit happy when, at first, I could barely taste the onions. However, the taste that followed lasted as long as the Energizer Bunny.

Conclusion:

I will not be doing this experiment again. Well, I may repeat Step 3 but I definitely will not try Step 4 again.

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Written by Bob Pack

Simply put, Bob is a beer lover. He goes out of his way to try new beers whenever he can find them. The love of trying new beers had resulted in a beer label collection of over 1400. When it comes down to it, Bob is a hop head. He loves IPAs (including double and black). Stouts are a close second. His tweet reviews on @nova_beer are simple and approachable. Let him know what you think. Find Bob Pack on Google Plus

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