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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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BA SCORE
72
okay

580 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | 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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AgentMunky

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 00:50:36 | More by AgentMunky
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DoppleJock

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

04/12/2010
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 00:26:17 | More by DoppleJock
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Chadpaq

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Decent.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 23:20:25 | More by Chadpaq
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 23:19:08 | More by tone77
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BeerSingh

India

3.45/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 08:10:20 | More by BeerSingh
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katan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 17:25:52 | More by katan
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 03:07:26 | More by donniecuffs
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civilizedpsycho

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Golden color that was very clear. Had a very small, unimpressive head.

Smell: Has the strong wheat base, but a little sweeter. It smells like there's honey it.

Taste: Solid wheat flavor that is rather sweet, smooth and refreshing. I was expecting something a bit stronger, though.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin without being watery or anything.

Drinkability: Not bad. It's not the best Wheat Ale in the world, though. It's average.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 18:31:20 | More by civilizedpsycho
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.88/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2009 18:10:20 | More by kingcrowing
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righthereisay

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm. Where to start. The reason I purchased this beer is because I thought that Rising Moon was pretty good, and I was on vacation and there was limited selection at the grocery store I went to.

Anyways, this stuff isn't good. I beleive it is basically Coors, with some honey in it. Not much body, basically a honey aftertaste.

I'm surprised they charge that much for this stuff. Thumbs down. Never again.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 17:21:38 | More by righthereisay
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Rayek

Colorado

3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep gold, with good clarity and plenty of carbonation. A foamy white cap gets a good start and retains fairly well. Leaves bits of lace.

S: A pleasant honey aroma dominates. A bit of wheat and a hint of orange reside in the back.

T: Fairly biting. A distinct honey sweetness starts things out, but is quickly joined by a grainy raw wheat flavor and then a harsh, almost metallic bitterness. Things liven up a bit as the bitterness recedes. Finishes with a lingering sweetness.

M: The light body has a high level of carbonation that bolsters the beer's bitterness.

D: OK, but not great. Could stand to be a lot smoother in the middle. The beginning and end were decent.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 23:18:19 | More by Rayek
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RickS95

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a very attractive drink. Think ginger ale mixed with lemonade; with a tiny white head that leaves you in a blink.

Honey is the primary fragrance. Surprisingly good for a honey beer (first one I've tasted that I enjoyed).

The flowery hops want to be bitter, but the sweet honey subdues it.

Has a crisp, refreshing carbonated mouthfeel that is perfect for a hot day.

This is a good light-bodied beer with plenty of kick for a summer ale (5.6% ABV); if you can get past the color, you can drink this all night long.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 18:39:38 | More by RickS95
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - An almost pastel yellow with a slight haze. About half an inch of white head rises but falls quickly. No lace.

S - Mostly honey with some "dirty" graininess in the background. Slight but noticable notes of the hibiscus and orange peel mentioned on the label.

T - Straightforward translation of the nose. Sweet honey at first that doesn't last near long enough before falling into earthy, grainy flavors. Vague notions of hibiscus and orange peel pop in and out amongst the "dirty" American wheat flavor. Finish is fairly clean with a tad of lingering honey sweetness.

M - Quite thin, bordering on watery. Carbonation is medium-high to high. Good and crisp, but could use just a touch more body.

D - Well, Honeymoon thankfully isn't the worst of Blue Moon's seasonals. It's actually fairly decent for what it is. A nice sweetish beer that holds up well on a hot day with just enough flavor to keep it from completely slipping down into the depths of APWA hell.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 07:25:22 | More by PatrickJR
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GreenCard

Oregon

2.42/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: light gold, great clarity, thin layer of pure-white froth that shrinks to a crown

Aroma: very light honey, orange extract, and wheat; barely detectable

Flavor: sugary sweetness with hints of malt, honey, and orange-peel tea; a bit cloying with no balancing hop character; finishes semisweet with a honey throat lozenge aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, prickly carbonation, crisp

Other comments: Just as insipid as Blue Moon. No surprise here.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 00:40:46 | More by GreenCard
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jgasparine

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- An aggressive pour yielded a 1/2" white head, which quickly dissipated, leaving no lacing behind. The body was a bright yellow, and some small bubble trains were visible from the side of the glass.

S- Smells of honey and crackerlike malt... no detectable hop character... while the nose is not all that complex, it is nonetheless pleasant.

T- Honey up front along with the anticipated crackerlike malt character... makes for a "light" sweetness. The finish is short and **slightly** tart at the end (presumably from the wheat). Not a lot going on in the flavor department, but I like what I get nonetheless.

M- Nice medium body- slightly oily in texture. Fine spritzy carbonation works well with this thirst quencher...

D- The first one went down easy enough, but I hesitate to have a second for fear that the sweetness would become too cloying...

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 01:04:05 | More by jgasparine
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projectflam86

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a light hazy yellow color with a thin white foam that quickly fades.

S- Light grain and wheat scents with a touch of spice.

T- Thin yeast and honey flavor with a bit of spice and corn flakes. Seltzer water taste in the finish.

M- Light and fizzy with lots of carbonation.

D- Another? No thanks. I'll take an Oberon or Little Sumpin Sumpin the next time I'm in the mood for an American Pale Wheat.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 03:50:41 | More by projectflam86
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marvin213

North Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 19:04:36 | More by marvin213
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear light gold color with a modest white head. Foam is pretty fine-bubbled and creamy, the retention is a bit below average for a wheat beer.

The nose consists mainly of crisp wheat and mildly sweet honey. Not much else is noticeable, perhaps a touch of herbaceous hops.

Honey is very prevalent in the flavor and adds sweetness to the beer. I dont really taste the orange peel at all. Wheat flavor and crispness are pushed to the side a bit and seem to clash with the floral honey flavors. The beer is fairly light of body, despite the residual sweetness. This brew is ok, but I dont find it to be particularly refreshing and only mildly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 22:22:05 | More by twiggamortis420
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a slight dark gold w/ one-finger offwhite head and that's probably the best attribute of the beer. A very mild smell of wheat and clove with hints of honey. Taste is more of the same as this beer goes down real easy as it is watery; the honey is noticeable for a little bit of sweetness but this beer had a slightly rough edge to it - the honey and wheat do not necessarily make a smooth ride. One of those beers worth trying, if like me, your only other options are macro's and this is temporarily on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2009 02:31:54 | More by clayrock81
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HansBlix

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Gold in color with a light 2 finger head that was light and didn't sick around for too long. Above average carbonation and little lacing.

Smell - Nothing really jumps out. Grainy and kind of sweet, though I wouldn't say honey. Some citrus undertones, but very subtle.

Taste - Allright. Sweet with a grainy/wheat taste, not really in a good way. Kind of watered down. I guess there is a honey taste there, more just a general sweetness. Hints of citrus and with no hop flavor really.

Mouthfeel - Kind of light. High carbonation levels took away from this beer for me.

Drinkability - If i did enjoy this, it would be a good summertime beer that a few could be had.

Seems to be a good starter beer to get people away from the macros, though this is a MillerCoors product. My "lager" drinking friends (lager being any beer that isn't light) seem to enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 23:18:22 | More by HansBlix
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nomomentwasted

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this out of a bottle and had several back to back, but only due to the pretty decent sale and the nice weather.

Appearance: Orang-y yellow hue with a frothy white head and ok lacing. Presentation is nice enough, just nothing too exciting either.

Smell: Light malty aroma with little bits of orange, all with a honey hint to it as well. I mean, this is a pale wheat, and all I really get is the wheaty orange honey in small doses. Definitely not something I sat sniffing to really get to the bottom of, as there just wasn't that much there.

Taste: Average, but tasted better with food than without. Sweet, orange peel, honey, and wheat with a little dose on the back end of grainy finish. Nothing too special.

Mouthfeel: Amply carbonated, but starts to get a little metallic on the finish after a while, and that's more than one deep that I started to pick that out.

Drinkability: It's low ABV and I had three in a row just dusting them off. I'd drink it again if I was in need of a sessioner, but with only a lack of other options. Summerfest from SN was much, much more satisfying and tends to be equally available, I'd stick with that.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 05:01:40 | More by nomomentwasted
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mooseisloose

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Honey Moon? Wow has to be good, right? Smells like a Kölsch in the bottle with a wheaty background and some spices. Pours to a clear macro (but slightly orange) yellow, with a head that is there but don't blink or you missed it. Taste is malty with a trace of orange spice and a hint of bitterness, followed by a syrupy honey center and a tarty slight bitter finish. The honey is definitely there. Good carbonation smooth but doesn't bite. Kind of too sweet to drink very much of. Needs to finish dry with all that sweetness. This would be a dessert beer with vanilla ice cream more than a sessioner. Apropriately named.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 23:13:59 | More by mooseisloose
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CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

2.42/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My brother-in-law, in a lapse of judgement, picked up a sixer. If he hadn't, I damn sure wouldn't be writing this review.

A: Pours a golden straw color with loads of effervescence and a fluffy white head with low retention.

S: Honey. Hops. Wheat.

T: Opens with a shout of clover honey and a bright hint of orange citrus. Honey recedes as a tame wheat character emerges. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness.

M: Moderately carbonated with an extremely thin-bodied mouthfeel.

D: A bit cloying, bland and wimpy for my tastes. Aside from the prominence of honey, no other flavors really asserted themselves. Can't say I would recommend this Coors Brewing Company product.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 22:34:21 | More by CaptainIPA
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jkc88

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden, orange color. Small white head which dissipates quickly.

S: Honey with a hint of citrus.

T: Sweet and citrus, though I wouldn't be able to tell the citrus came from orange peel if it hadn't been on the label. It finishes with a drier, almost toasted taste.

M: Carbonation with a medium body.

Overall it was a fairly solid beer, especially from a mass produced beer. I won't seek out another, but if that's all that was available, I wouldn't be upset. It's easy to drink, and not over-the-top sweet like some other summer ales.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 23:37:57 | More by jkc88
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -8.4%
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...

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 01:30:45 | More by dacrza1
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.