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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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598 Ratings

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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pmcadamis on 05-05-2007)
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Photo of skullsplitter
2.78/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

skullsplitter, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of AgentZero
2.38/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

AgentZero, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of aristeros
3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

aristeros, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of krausen1989
4.05/5  rDev +31.5%
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!

krausen1989, Jun 03, 2010
Photo of thagr81us
2.7/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

thagr81us, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of Kemmerlin
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Kemmerlin, May 31, 2010
Photo of hustlesworth
1.8/5  rDev -41.6%
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.

hustlesworth, May 18, 2010
Photo of LimoBarbie
2.93/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

LimoBarbie, May 16, 2010
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.88/5  rDev +26%
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.

vette2006c5r, May 10, 2010
Photo of Lacesoutcody
3.95/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

Lacesoutcody, May 03, 2010
Photo of Jesstyr
3.08/5  rDev 0%
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.

Jesstyr, May 03, 2010
Photo of jwinship83
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

jwinship83, May 01, 2010
Photo of Kwak
2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
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

Kwak, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of jsh420
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours bright clear golden yellow with a 1 finger fizzy white head that left no lacing

smell - not much here - faint wheat and honey

taste is much much better then the nose - wheat and grainy malts orange and a little too much honey - it has some hops but just not enough to balance the sweet honey

mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation but has a syrupy feel to it that i dont want in a summertime beer

drinkability is ok but the syrupy feel from too much honey kept me from rating it higher

jsh420, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of Rootdog316
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shines a bright sunny yellow color. Slightly hazy, despite its brightness. There is a thin film of lace to be seen. It looks very light. Has the slight smell of lemon, and a touch of honey. Has a wheat smell as well. It smells like a cross between a Belgian white and a hefeweizen. Not very strong, but pleasant enough. Has the strong taste of dry wheat with a top layer of sweet honey. Witbier taste with a li'l somethin' extra. Think Blue Moon but sweeter. Thicker than then regular Blue Moon; more syrupy. But also has a saving grace of some dryness to offset that thickness. It's a nice enough summery drink.

Rootdog316, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of sixerofelixir
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Drink-by date clearly marked AUG2310.

Pours very clear, golden yellow. Head doesn't last for long. Smell is very clean and wheaty. Taste starts off citrusy with some bitterness, blending into mineralness, and then finishing with honey. Carbonated well enough. I'm not a fan of honey in beer, but it's understated enough here as not to detract too much from the mouthfeel and finish. Yet after a while, the stickiness happens. Decent brew, I could sip one each time it's in season.

sixerofelixir, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of weeare138
3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears a semi transparent light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades away. Tiny speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of obvious honey, orange zest, honeysuckle, white pepper, and other spicing.
Taste is of the aromas with a sweet flowery flavor and light caramel malt.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, chewy, and soft in the finish.

weeare138, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of Fatheranderson
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured the beer into a standard beer mug from walmart and was greeted by the warm smell of mellow honey and smooth malt. The smell got me fairly excited because, as everyone knows, I like my beer like I like my steaks: thick, hearty, and full of flavor. However, the beer was thinner than I had hoped (rather similar to the consistency of a pilsner), and the taste... well it left something to be desired. I'll revise this review when I buy another bottle and try it with a twist of lime or lemon... because I believe that would possibly bring out the subtleties of the taste.

So to make it easier to read what I'm talking about, here's the good and bad of the beer.


Very refreshing

Extremely smooth and well balanced taste

No aftertaste

The honey added a great balance that gives it a thirst quenching quality not found in heavier beers

Very drinkable


Taste is lacking something. I'd recommend adding quite a bit more malt, and a pinch more hops.

A little too watery, needs more substance to it.

Fatheranderson, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of AgentMunky
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Very pale, completely see-through, with a decent light, frothy head. The carbonation produces delightful bubble swirls which lasted for a few minutes, all the more evident for the clarity of the brew. No head.

S: Erm, not much to say. Honey and wheat, just like the label says.

T: Well, I was a bit surprised that this beer actually tastes just like clover honey. I like honey, so that's plus. But the flavour is fairly one-dimensional. It's wheaty, but lightly so (which was expected from such a clear beer). There is a grain aftertaste which reminds me strongly of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

M: I'm rather apathetic. Bubbly carbonation is nice; aftertaste not so much, but not terrible. Pretty average.

D: Fairly drinkable, especially if it's warm, you're drinking from the bottle, you're drinking with lots of people, and/or you're used to lower-end beer. This Blue Moon is closer to what I anticipate from Coors than its cousins, most of which I enjoy. I wouldn't recommend Honey Moon, but I certainly wouldn't advise against it either.

AgentMunky, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of DoppleJock
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a 30 cl Weihenstephan weizen glass.

A: Poured a clean pale yellow with two fingers head, which quickly fizzled down close to nothing. Little lacing.

S: Some honey and orange peel, along with some yeast. Not too bad, but it should be expected when it reads " orange peel with honey added" on the bottle label.

T: Lots of honey with some citrus notes. Fairly decent, but something feels "artificial" about the taste.

M: A little watery.

D: Refreshing on a hot day, but doesn't compete otherwise. Sort of like Corona: Hits the spot when you're parched, but not the beer you'd bring if you were really left on a desert island.

DoppleJock, Apr 13, 2010
Photo of Chadpaq
3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scooped a quick 6 of this to drink out on my buddy's dock. 75 degrees today, needed something light and refreshing. This took care of that desire, but not much more.

Fairly watery. Sweet, but kind of flavorless. I'd probably buy it again, but it's more refreshment than fulfillment.


Chadpaq, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some hints of honey. Taste is sweet, honey with some spices, fairly good. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall a decent brew, but nothing great.

tone77, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of BeerSingh
3.45/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A : Bright golden with orange hue. Thin, wheaty head rests like a crown

S : Grain and citrus (mainly orange) scent.

T : Tart, sweet and spicy, all in small amounts. Not any dominant flavour, but yes the tartness sticks through after the sip

M : Very bubbly, but smooth

D : For a witbier, it is just about decent. Better stuff definitely available easily. But since I am a big Witbier fan, I like it.

BeerSingh, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of katan
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a hazy golden color, which ironically, is the color of honey. Light head formation, only a bit of carbonation is obvious.

S - Very light smelling beer - not much here other than just a light hint of spicy honey. Otherwise, i smell air.

T - Starts off with a light sugary sweetness, more honey than malt - but very light overall. Mid-stream the honey starts to show, but little hopping. Then a massive flourish of honey and sugar sweetness. Aftertaste is the only bitterness present. A fairly monolithic beer.

M - Moderate body - not thin as I would expect, but some body is driven by carbonation. Nothing left on the palette - very clean.

D - Easily drinkable - very summerish beer. In warmer temps, I could drink a pile of these. ABV is manageable.

For what it is - this beer is very solid. Like megalith brewers or not, they can turn out solid beers from time to time. It comes down to if you like this style.

katan, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of donniecuffs
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a modestly cloudy yellow, with very little head and no lace. The smell was wheaty, with very little else except for the faintest hint on honey and lemon. The flavor did have more honey and lemon, but that isn't saying much. The mouthfeel was modestly carbonated and fairly thin. Definitely a sessionable beer, but needs much more flavor.

donniecuffs, Oct 15, 2009
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