Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleBlue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

622 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pmcadamis on 05-05-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 622 | Reviews: 347
Reviews by Kwak:
Photo of Kwak
2.83/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured nice into a frosty glass good head

nice spice smell could have enjoyed it better but the bar was smokey

good taste sweet like candy

has a nice slight honey aftertaste not overpowering a nice beer would have again

a side note my wife luved this one she is not a beer drinker

More User Reviews:
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honey Moon by Coors, 5.6% alcohol.

A- Nice light golden pour with a decent quarter inch head that fall into a frothy top with good laceing left behind on the glass.

S- Upfront is honeysuckle-like scent with a following wheaty aroma. Also maybe a mild touch of grains.

T- Very sweet honey notes at first then wheat flavors kick in. Well balanced with mild hop bitterness that helps.

M-D- Smooth mouthfeel almost like very lightly cabonated water on the tongue. I could consume alot if they were around.

Photo of newcastleme
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While not as heavy as its older brother, Blue Moon. I really enjoyed this beer. It is incredibly drinkable and leaves a wonderful after taste. It's very smooth with a slightly sweet aftertaste. The coloring isn't as deep but it's quite lovely. I highly recommend it.

Photo of sellmeagod
2.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There was a time when I would find this to be a regular drinkable beer, but things have changed and made the sweet/wheat combination taste a little much for me on this one.

The yellow bottle and "honey" title should let you know what's going on and it isn't wonderful tho it is technically sweet. It feels alright, smells alright, and drinks alright, so that's passable for a seasonable although it doesn't come close to making me feel relaxed and summery. This beer cuts corners to preserve the honey, which is lame.

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My wife likes these beers, so I thought I'd give this one a try. It turned out to be a bit lacking. It was a mostly clear, but maybe a little hazy, golden color. Small white head. It had a sweet aroma, which on tasting I thought must be honey. It was overly sweet, and not a beer I'd want to drink a lot of.

Photo of marvin213
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The big, fizzy bubbles are most notable in the look; otherwise, it looks like a pale yellow, watery macro. Minimal marks are made as the liquid moves and, quite frankly, it ain't much to look at.

A beer (I thought) with honey, and I can't smell it? I truly was neutral--maybe even positively skewed before I began this--but now I'm really getting nervous. I recognize the brewer and all, but it actually smells like a (gulp) Coors!

The taste is considerably better than expected. I do detect some sort of honeyish sweetness. Still, I'm not writing home about it. I can imagine the figurative beat-down coming from this, but Blue Moon was--and still is--among my higher ranked Belgian-style beers. I've just failed to develop the palate appreciation for Belgian yeast. I don't really like pale malts or, consequently, pale ales either, but just that lil' hint of honey-type sweetness will carry it just past average. If water is our baseline taste, this is like sugar water (with alcohol).

Nothing's really happening on the mouthfeel. It's carbonated--so does that mean it's fresh? I really remembered more of a pleasant honeyness. This one's been sitting in the back of my fridge for a while--maybe a month or two--but I really wouldn't expect that that's the problem. It's just not very good.

I really thought I kinda liked this beer. I'll try it again, and I should vow to edit this if I've somehow ruined this beer...with refrigerator light--is that possible? Where the sweetness aided the taste, it hurts the drinkability. Sugar water might have its place (ridding hiccups, perhaps), but I'll try someone else's before I consider buying this one again.

Photo of generallee
3.77/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a hazy golden straw color with a big foamy white head that hangs out and leaves nice lace on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a touch of sweet wheat malt and honey with a hint of orange peel.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor has a mild wheat presence with as noticeable sweet honey character. Orange citrus and mild hop bitterness add to the crisp refreshing character. Its light to medium bodied with average carbonation and it has a slightly sweet finish.

Notes: It's not overly complex but it gives you a refreshing simple quick hit of flavor on a hot summer day.

Photo of Jason
3.26/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown twist off bottle with a best before freshness date printed on the bottle. "Ale brewed with honey and orange peel" is stated on the label.

A- Fluffy white head, retention is solid and a few rings of lace on the glass. Very mild haze off of a bubbly golden color.

S- Hint of spicy wheat and sweet honey.

T&M- Very crisp and smooth with a velvety light body. The honey flavor is a bit forced to start but then a graininess, meek hop bitterness and orange peel help to balance that out. The wheat character is timid and the palate is nearly wet or even on the thin side. Finishes with a slight sweetness from the honey.

D- Decent, drinkable though the honey character did start getting to me after one bottle. I'll stick to their white ale even if this seasonal comes out again.

Photo of Billolick
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ouncer, with "Oct2807" imprinted on the bottle. Pours clear, medium golden, off white head showing decent retention, bubbles rising and leaving better then moderate lacing. Sugary, tropical fruit nose. The problems begin here when it is consumed. Slightly metalic and bland brew. Where is the wheat, yeast and flavor? Honey? Orange? Spice? Pass this one by, boycott macros trying to look micro...the regular Blue Moon wit is 5 times better then this lame offering...

Photo of nem2006
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a mostly clear, golden with a nice head and great head retention. There was good carbonation visible.

It smelled sweet from the honey as well as citrusy from being a wheat beer and also from the orange peels.

It tastes like many other hefeweizens except it is filtered (a little cut back on the crispness) and is a little sweeter from the added honey.

This is overall, a good summer brew.

Photo of MisterDeeds
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden hay color, with minimal carbonation. The head disappears faster than a mushroom dealer at a Phish concert.

Not much to the aroma. I was expecting a sweet honey odor to dominate, but it seems pretty clean with a bit of lemon and wheat.

Tastes pretty decent, and I have to admit I was a bit surprised. Starts off with a lemon zest bite and finishes nice and tart, with a bit of the lemon balancing with a wheaty yeasty flavor. Maybe I'm not totally sure what honey tastes like, but I'm not picking up too much here, and that may not be a bad thing.

Mouthfeel is all carbonation, and seems to take a bit of the taste away. Too bad.

A fairly drinkable brew from our friends in Colorado. It won't give Gumballhead a run for it's money, but I wouldn't turn it away either.

Photo of tigg924
2.43/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on tap at the Cedarville BBC

Appearance: gold in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: honey and grain

Taste: the honey bursts out at the beginning and lasts well to the end, there is also grass and hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet start that slowly becomes bitter

Drinkability: This tastes like a bad pilsner mixed with honey. I appreciate Blue Moon, but this beer is a one and done for me. The sweetness is borderline cloying at times and does not mix well.

Photo of Mora2000
3.16/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer pours a clear golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and wheat with some grass from the hops mixed in. I don't get any honey in the aroma. The flavor is somewhat bland. I get a lot of wheat notes as well as quite a bit of sugar, possibly from the honey. I also get a little bit of a honey flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of LyonsHead
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pale yellow with thin white head. no real lacing

S: honey and wheat

T: honey at first, followed by very mellow wheat and hops. there is a citrusy character throughout

M: light body and on the thinner side

D: just okay for me, probably won't go out of my way for another one.

Photo of mattster
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opened 12 fluid ounce bottle (08/03/08 expiration) and poured into Nonic glass.

Pours a foamy 2" head that holds at about 1", with heavy lacing on glass. Brew is hazy light gold color.

Smell is somewhat malty, light honey. Taste is of honey as well as wheat - a bit bread like, but not too bad. I'm not a huge Blue Moon Fan, but this is probably the best product I've had of theres. Has a nice mouth feel; Slight aftertaste, but overall decent finish. pretty nice summer brew.

Photo of kingcrowing
2.87/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

1/2 keg poured into many pints.

For a macro beer, it's quite good. Pours a very light clear pale gold. Just a small head that dissipates quickly. No lacing at all. No hop or malt aroma, a tiny bit wheaty and some sweet honey notes, not too much here.

Flavor is similar to the nose, really just a bit of honey, enough to mask the normal blue moon flavor. Very easy to drink though, much better than your standard American adjunct lager. I was getting free pints so that also didn't hurt.

Not worth seeking out, but a slightly better option than regular BMC beer.

Photo of sarahspat
1.82/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks a shade darker than standard adjunct lager yellow. Head can be huge with a firm pour, but fades to nothing quickly and leaves no lacing either.

Smells like an adjunct lager... honey and some faint whiffs of coriander, too.

It seems strange, but honey is by far the most prominent flavor. This beer is cloyingly, artificially sweet. The spices do not complement the other flavors at all. Whenever I got a hint of the coriander-like spice that seemed to hover in the background, it just seemed out of place... and just gross, to be honest. None of the flavors go well together here. Horrible, horrible beer. I couldn't taste any orange at all. Honey Moon pretty much tastes like an adjunct lager with a lot of honey (and I mean a LOT) and a weird concoction of spices added. An abomination even for an American Pale Wheat Ale, and it gets even worse as it warms.

The carbonation is too weak and the mouthfeel comes across almost syrupy because of how inappropriately sweet it is.

Photo of monkeybeer
3.82/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- C Yellow gold with a slight haze to it, but mostly clear. Bubbles rising to the top with a nice 2 inch head. A Good amount of lacing

S- A wheat base with a hint or citrus and honey.

T/M - A sweet honey taste almost like a very light mead. Carbonation makes for a nice mouth feel.

D- Very drinkable on a hot day, can easily put 2 or 3 of these away. It is nice and refreshing.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Straw yellow from millercoors again, decent 3/4" white head that evaporates into nothing leaving no remnants behind. Sweet was the first descriptor of the aroma. Lacking wheatness.

More sweet, touch of corn, touch of wheat, lemon on the first sip. Just too much of the honey/sweetness thing for me to really get behind this beer. They should bulk up the wheat to offset this. Not a horrible beer, pretty much what you'd expect. Feed these to unsuspecting women in the summer.

Photo of chinchill
3.01/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in pint glass

golden straw color with modest white head of limited duration. Virtually no lacing. Plenty of visible carbonation.

A sweet, light flavored, and light bodied beer. Intended to be served cold on hot days, this beer holds up better than some other summer beers to warming. Some malt and wheat flavor lingers into the finish along with a modicum of light orange flavor.

Photo of biboergosum
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, pale golden colour, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves nary a speck of lace around the glass in its departure. It smells of mild white barley grain, with a bit of spicy wheatiness, and a tinge of earthy sweetness. The taste is sweet honeyed malt, a bit of mild citrus, and earthy, floral hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, somewhat smooth, and it finishes off-dry, a soft graininess offset only slightly by an earthy hoppy dryness.

A nice, muddled sweetness makes this beer an adequately drinkable summer quaffer, given its ubiquity (stateside, at least) and price point.

Photo of dacrza1
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Situation: Working on some poetic lines, however elusive they prove to be...
Glassware: Hoegaarden tumbler...
Appearance: light copper body with bubbles clinging to every edge in the tumbler; white, fizzy, foamy head thins quickly--definitely filtered...
Aroma: bright, sprightly cloveed and citric--nothing subtle here--and the orange zest (whether legit or additive) is alluring...
Palate: a fizzy, zesty busy medium-bodied ale--a bit thin at the finish but present enough as the sip begins; set for "refreshing"...
Taste: the lemony/orange citric zip refreshes; can this be an ale with zero hop presence? wheat is light, which means the flavor is too--intentional, yes; though the evening is not muggy or hot, it still works as Coors intended, yet this one should best the OG Blue Moon in taste, and I am not sure it does--plus, I'd rather have the real lemon or orange in the glass, not in the bottle... Overall: This finishes with an almost dish detergent lemon drizzle, and isn't really slammable because it actually is slammable enough...

Photo of NJpadreFan
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Blue Moon- Honey Moon

A- Bright yellow with a small soapy white head.
S- Light honey touched hay/straw. A bit of floral hops detected. Very weak bouquet otherwise.
T- Sweet honeysuckle and wheat with some orange pulp detected. Slight lemony tea in the end.
M- Very watery and mildly sweet. Bland throughout.

Overall- Very hum-drum. Flavors are weak and bland. Avoid.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.37/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle (twisty cap) > 16 oz. SA Glass

A bit early to be thinking about summer beers concidering it snowed a couple of days ago...but it is officially spring so bring on the light summer brews!

This is a pale gold color with a frosted-white haze with a fat, 2" all-white head that is clumpy and creamy but very active. tiny little bubbles shows off decent carbonation and very good retention for this style. Sticky lacing left over is a bonus. Not as frosty white as some and the color is a bit dull but there is the pale malt factor too concider. (Brewed with Wheat malt and Pale malt)

Lemmon tanginess right off and pungent. mildly sweet with a dash of heather honey but also herbal with corriander and spices. sour-corn yeastie scent at the end.

The flavor is rather spicey and earthy with the classic tangy fruits like lemmons and green banana's. Sweet and sour balance is actually very good because the honey current pops in right at the end and neither one dominates the flavor spectrum. The Pale malt adds a nice hefty kick for a very obvious malty body.

Light feel and body but heftier than some of this style. classicly smooth right at the end.

although this one is not extemely complex, it's got all the right stuff for the style but it's not a real attention grabber either.
a hot day brew for sure.

Photo of Metalmonk
2.89/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an inch-thick foamy head, decent retention with a lightly hazed dirty lemon yellow color.

Where's the aroma? Just a faint trace of wheat and a mild, mild hint of citrus. Bah.

Flavors bring in lemon, but it's dangerously close to soapy, which brings an easy comparison to Lemon-Joy dishsoap. But I've never consumed Lemon-Joy, even in those crazy college days, so it's just a hunch. Not a whole lot of honey to be found, although there is a sweetness trying to push through the nothingness. Overall it leans toward bland, and hardly seems to be trying, although it's brewed well enough that nothing truly offensive comes across.

Texture is nice and fluffy, well-carbonated but also having a pleasant softness. Not into the puckering in the finish, which lasts too long and tends to underscore the artificial characteristics of the flavor.

Despite my gripes, which I have more of than praise, this did do the trick in terms of a quick summer quencher. But wouldn't you rather quench with an Oberon, or even a Stone pale ale instead? If this was sitting at the company picnic or family reunion along with Bud Light and Miller Chill, you would consider it manna from heaven. But there's not much more to truly recommend it...nice try, but I'll stick with Oberon.

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Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.