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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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611 Ratings

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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 17.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | 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

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Photo of wolfmug
3.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: clear golden color with thin head and little to no lacing

smell: picked up some malts and a bit of citrus, not to much going on here

taste: really got the wheat up front, the honey followed. couldn't pick up the orange i smelt though

mouthfeel: very smooth and had a light feel to it, low carbonation too

drinkability: drinkability is good, over 5% abv which is nice. a good beer to have on a hot summer day. didn't get sick of this beer

Photo of SpdKilz
3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, straw color into my SA Perfect Pint. About a finger of off white head is achieved, which quickly dissipates leaving little lacing.

Smell - Slight floral, honey, wheat and grain, orange citrus, just a hint of spice.

Taste - Heavier on the honey in the flavor, combined with some light caramel malts. The wheat and floral aromas from the nose also make a presence. Nothing out of this world but I don't really think this beer is trying to be something it's not.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light bodied, decent carbonation.

Drinkability - Honestly, quite so. This is very refreshing and a change of pace from all the high alcohol and massively flavorful beers I am used to. It is nice every now and then to have something that is just plain and simple. Not the best, not the worst, but definitely drinkable.

Photo of beertunes
2.57/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear urine yellow with a thin white head that had no retention or lacing. The smell was OK, a very slight grainy wheat aroma, no other notable features. The flavor was a slightly funky wheat taste, again nothing else stands out. The body was thin and watery. Drinkability wasn't terrible, but also wasn't very good. Overall, an unspectacular beer, which is pretty much what I was expecting.

Photo of Cubsfan1087
3.72/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Honey Moon is similar to other summer season beers I've had. The beer is shade of yellow that is a bit cloudy. The taste and smell is fairly sweet. There is definetly some citrus flavor in this beer. I would say this beer is comparable to Sam Adams Summer Ale, but I found Honey Moon to be a bit sweeter. Honey Moon is a very easy beer to drink. I recommend this to anyone who likes summer beers.

Photo of wahhmaster
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, pale, golden color with a fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves almost no lacing.

Smell: Smells faintly of honey, grains, and spices.

Taste: Tastes of honey, spice, fruit, and wheat. Pretty typical wheat beer flavors.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth with a nice carbonation feel.

Drinkability: Meh... Regular Blue Moon is better than this. While it's a good summer seasonal, I can't see myself going out and buying this.

Photo of farrago
2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Close to two fingers of pure white microfoam, rapid dissolve down to the surface with only trace lacing left behind. Basic yellow-orange color, quite clear with minimal scattered bubbles visible within. The nose is based mainly on grains, wheat, rye, with rice and corn too, the honey makes itself quietly present, same for the orange citrus, neither would seem a focal point where they not mentioned on the label, light brush of apricot fruit too. Medium-bodied, fairly smooth even as the carbonation's activity increases mouth presence. The honey here tempers any herbaceous or grassy elements. The citrus remains lowkey, more "blossom" than pulp or juice. Nothing notable about the malts, again, the graininess adds punctuation without much personality. Innocuous, easy to see why a casual drinker might order a bottle.

Photo of PintOHops
2.52/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Glass - Pint

A - ultra filtered yellow/gold color with a somewhat fizzy 1-2 finger head, dissipates very fast. Has lite to moderate Co2, it didn't leave any lacing at all, in fact the beer looks pretty dead & uninviting.

S - Mild citric hop with mellow sweetness, very grainy with a bit of honey characteristics. It pretty much smells like a lager to me, no yeasty notes, hm, very off.

T - It's got a depth of hop flavors that I didn't expect. Upfront I get a citric hop character that unfolds into a definite honey flavor. Moderately sweet, grainy, the honey doesn't really jump out at you, it finishes with a mild hop bitterness.

M - Medium-high crispness, kinda thin really, around lite bodied.

D - Well this was unexpected, in an off style sorta way. It's not bad and certainly drinkable, I could easily polish off a sixer. I just didn't like how the beer has been filtered of it's yeasty goodness, and it looks like a cheap adjunct lager that's been left out over night! I think I'd rather stick with a pack of Schlitz over this, it least it would be a better deal.

Photo of JosiahS
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glass: Pint

Appearance is yellow with a little brown mixed in. Filtered. Head is minimal, only a thin ring is left.

Aroma leads me to believe this is a lager rather than an ale. It has a similar smell to any regular BMC but with a very light hint of honey. Very grainy.

Taste is grainy and the wheat is noticable. Honey, of course. It's more bitter than most american wheats. The yeast seems to be giving off some not so good flavor and aroma, like vegetable soup.

Mouthfeel is watery with medium to high carbonation.

Drinkable and mildly refreshing. There are many better options for pale wheat ales out there, i wouldn't buy this again.

Photo of buschbeer
2.48/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured into a pint glass to a half inch of head head that didn't hang around long. It is yellow in color. It smells very sweet. I'm imagining that it is the honey. The taste is not refreshing. There really isn't much taste. I get just a slight wheat taste and that's about it. I'm not a fan of Blue Moon in any case. With a gun to my head I would choose Rising Moon. They just make some crappy beer.

Photo of goblue3509
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow color with little head and no lacing present after drinking some. The aroma is very faint but there are hints of a sweet malt backbone along with some honey. The taste has a sweet malt backbone with a nice honey flavor over the top. The taste is of honey is dominate, it is a surprisingly very nice taste. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Overall i was pleasantly surprised with this one. The honey flavor was nice and appealing however, very non complex. I could see the honey flavor getting maybe old or boring after a couple.

Photo of Ghenna
3.77/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. I guess I'd call the color light night of drinking beer urine yellow. Very little in the way of head that dissipates very quickly. It follows that there is nothing in the way of lacing.

Nose is a bit clogged but I'm getting a very crisp sweetness. Flavor is fairly uncomplicated, initially a malt sweetness that has a bit of aftertaste that reminds me of honey.

The beer itself is fairly effervescent looking, with carbonation bubbling up from the botton through the pint. Mouthfeel is light/medium.

All told, this is a pretty pleasant beer. For me, its nice to pick up a box-o-24 because it is a beer that I can share with the wife, its' sweet characteristics and easy drinking appealing to her. It is a great compromise beer- in that it isn't a complex tripel or BW, but it is a pretty solid beer that appeals to me and the wiv.

Photo of Snazzinator7290
2.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love the classic Blue Moon, so I was expecting this to be better. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. It was just average. I found that the orange peel and the honey didn't mix well together, canceling each other out and leaving the tastes too subtle. Honey goes better with a darker brew, like a brown ale, which adds a touch of sweetness to ease the bitterness. Blue moon is already a sweet, light, flavorful beer, and adding honey to it just doesn't make sense. I'll stick to the original from now on. But hey, I'm glad I tried it, and now I know.

Photo of womencantsail
3.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a pale straw color with a bit of cloudiness and a finger or so worth of white head.

S: A light floral honey like note along with plenty of wheat and grain. Also a bit of orange, which I'm unsure as to whether or not it really works here.

T: Tons and tons of honey with a light floral quality to it. Again, the orange flavor is there along with some wheat and grain sweetness. A slight biscuity quality to the beer, actually.

M: Light bodied with a moderate-to-high level of carbonation.

D: Say what you will about Coors or Blue Moon, but this one actually isn't too terrible. I don't know if I'd really buy this, but there are certainly worse beers.

Photo of skullsplitter
2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I like regular Blue Moon a lot better. And I don't think regular Blue Moon is anything special. Anyone who thinks Sam's Summer is a weak flavored wheat ale should have a Sams first and then this. The taste difference is pretty obvious.

That being said...

The color was pretty average for a wheat beer. A little watered down but by no means awful. The head was quite full at first but it was gone before I knew it. The lacing was non existent which was disappointing

The smell was fairly faint with an ever so slight hint of honey and wheat.

The taste was very light and crisp. I noticed it was pretty sweet from the honey but very light on wheat. I really couldn't get the taste of orange though it's supposedly there.

This beer does go down easy and is great for any BBQ. I couldn't really handle more than three of these in a row. It's very lightly carbonated which added to the ease of drinking it. I think a little less honey and a little more wheat could go a long way with this one. Not bad, but certainly not great. Stick to regular Blue Moon.

Photo of AgentZero
2.41/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - A light straw color with a decent looking white head that had poor retention and no lacing. Not bad looking for a light brew, although a little darker color and some lacing would have went a long way.

S - Touch of orange, massive amounts of honey. Lot of grain malts.

T - Honey bomb, I don't get a ton of orange in this at all except maybe a tiny bit of citrus bite in this on the end. Sweet malts and honey, not a whole lot more to it thatn this.

M - Very lite, carbonation bite is present.

D - Thought this was an easy drinker at first, but became so sweet I started having trouble with the 12 oz bottle.

Photo of aristeros
3.55/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had Blue Moon before, but never the summer ale seasonal from Coors. Grabbed the last six pack from the Class Six on post out of curiosity. Poured into a Weizen glass. Pours a light golden tinged with a hint of copper, one finger of white head. Little retention.

Smells pretty sweet and malty. Wheat on the grain bill, not surprising, and honey. Taste is fairly sweet with a varied malt presence, and you do get the unmistakable honey note on the back end in particular. Good effect. Citrus is there in the background but I was expecting it to be more pronounced.

Light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation leaves for a refreshing, effervescent feel on the palate. This, combined with the honey notes at the end, saves this beer from being a disappointment. Wish I had it as part of a mixed six so I could try something new instead of having another, but I wouldn't mind drinking another.

Photo of krausen1989
4.02/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- poured a nice gold color, very little head retention. Also very clear and moderatly inviting.

S- smells malty and a little sweet with notes of honey

T- Mild malty taste, not much orange zest as labled on the bottle but small notes of honey. sweet with no sign of hops. Orange comes out more as the beer warms

M- Very thin with nice crisp carbonation and very refreshing on the palate.

D- Goes down smooth i would have another esp. on a hot summer day!

Photo of thagr81us
2.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into imperial pint. Poured a pale yellow with one-finger white head that quickly subsides. There was no lacing apparent throughout. The aroma was comprised of a musty note with some citrus. The flavor was very bland with hints of citrus and wheat. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall I am not a fan of this brew. They would most likely need to start from scratch in order to salvage this beer. However, it is quite refreshing if that counts for anything.

Photo of Kemmerlin
3.32/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: light straw yellow color with a light white head and no lacing.
S: light citrus and floral hop aroma mixed general ale maltiness.
T: a sweet honey and citrus flavor with a mild honey aftertaste but leaves a malt filler taste after a while.
M/D: light very light bodied and good drinkability.

Photo of hustlesworth
1.84/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A- clear golden yellow with an expansive although short lived cap of loose generic lookin white foam about the same in appearance as coors light but with double the staying power. lots of medium sized bubbles rise up from the bottom. a couple tiny patches of lace hang on to the glass.

S- smells like coors light with honey and a touch of orange zest. pale malts, a little bit of thick wheat vapor and nothing more. maybe coriander which i don't think is even in there. i'm building a conspiracy theory...

T- honey sweetness from start to finish. taste is again... coors light. i know the silver bullet well, and this honeymoon definitely contains some rocky mountain coldness. orange peel is pretty much non existant even to give a quick au revoir at the finish like the label promises.

MF- about as full bodied as coors banquet beer and somewhat syrupy thanks to you, honey. sticky lippy and sugary cheeky as well. beatch.

D- not an enjoyable brew for me. too sweet and sugary to be thirst quenching and would probably make me feel like shit if i chugged one on a hot day. similarities to coors light in every category lead me to this conclusion-- master brewers in golden colorado, high in the rocky mountains where trains fly and chicks ski in bikinis, found themselves with an overabundance of clover honey due global warming and the invasion of africanized honeybees. rocky mountain scientists discovered that killer bees can only be killed by... you guessed it, a silver bullet. not wanting the sugary gold to be wasted, it was loaded onto a flying train and transported back to the brewery. the formula is as follows: 9 parts coors light, 2 parts blue moon belgian white ale, 1part clover honey. stir vigorously. and the code has been broken.

Photo of LimoBarbie
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted a lot like Blue Moon's regular brew. It had a lot more citrus but I guess they left the honey out of my six pack because I was hoping for a touch more sweetness in this brew. I drank the six pack in a week but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again and I wouldn't pay premium dollars for it either.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey Moon poured a copper color, with a good sized head. The smell had some citrus and orange, but wasnt strong enough. It tasted similar to regular blue moon, but stronger, and with a lemon and honey twist to it. It was light, refreshing, and very easy to drink. Overall might be the best blue moon, not the best seasonal summer beer, but deffently a good one.

Photo of Lacesoutcody
3.93/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: A bright yellow, hazy and golden. Clear. Nice, but nothing outstanding.

S: Light and refreshing, a small dose of honey and lemon peak through.

T: More of the same, with the citrus notes coming out strong to the forefront, and the honey tending to be pushed to the back, which is ironic considering the name.

M: Clean and easy to drink, very impressive.

D: This is my final season ale of the Blue Moon family, and while none of them ever really topped Blue Moon in overall flavor, this one is fairly close and great for a refreshing alternative. I will have again.

Photo of Jesstyr
3.06/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Allagash glass from a bottle purchased at BevMax in Norwalk, CT.

Pours golden yellow with amber tones - looks more like a pilsner than a pale. Big white bubbly head, that almost immediately disappears into nothingness. The nose was the most concerning part - its was soapy with hints of orange and wheat. Altogether this added up to a not to pleasant smell.

Taste definitely highlights the honey in this beer, with an assertive amount of orange and wheat. A taste of lemon on the tailend - a lot going on here I guess, but it doesnt balance particularly well. Its a refreshing brew, with some of the positives of its blue moon brethren, but not a lot of the positives.

On further review - the honey in this brew is overpowering, and not good.

Photo of jwinship83
2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

from the blue moon sampler pack.

A- this one pours out a mostly clear golden colored body with a inch of bright white head on top. arnt wheat beers supposed to be hazy? small spots of lacing are left behind as the head recedes.

S- not much going on here. faint wheat malt. faint honey. a little bit of lemon or orange zest.

T- the taste is alot heavier on the honey than the nose was. the wheat malt also comes through stronger. a little bit of lemon (hops?).

M- light to medium bodied and fizzy. seems over carbonated.

D- this isnt offensive by any stretch, but its also unimaginative and bland. i dont think ill be buying this.

Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.