Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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3.08/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-02-2010 23:14:42 | More by Jesstyr
2.75/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
05-01-2010 16:30:55 | More by jwinship83
2.8/5 rDev -9.1%
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
04-29-2010 04:13:46 | More by Kwak
3.15/5 rDev +2.3%
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
04-29-2010 01:11:09 | More by jsh420
3.13/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
04-25-2010 23:33:24 | More by Rootdog316
3.5/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
04-25-2010 01:33:06 | More by sixerofelixir
3.05/5 rDev -1%
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.
04-20-2010 23:58:20 | More by weeare138
3.38/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
Extremely smooth and well balanced taste
The honey added a great balance that gives it a thirst quenching quality not found in heavier beers
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.
04-19-2010 17:53:12 | More by Fatheranderson
3/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
04-14-2010 00:50:36 | More by AgentMunky
3.58/5 rDev +16.2%
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.
04-13-2010 00:26:17 | More by DoppleJock
3.05/5 rDev -1%
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.
03-20-2010 23:20:25 | More by Chadpaq
3.2/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
10-20-2009 23:19:08 | More by tone77
3.45/5 rDev +12%
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.
10-20-2009 08:10:20 | More by BeerSingh
3.75/5 rDev +21.8%
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.
10-17-2009 17:25:52 | More by katan
3.08/5 rDev 0%
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.
10-15-2009 03:07:26 | More by donniecuffs
3.43/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
09-12-2009 18:31:20 | More by civilizedpsycho
2.88/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
09-07-2009 18:10:20 | More by kingcrowing
2.78/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
09-04-2009 17:21:38 | More by righthereisay
3.13/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
09-02-2009 23:18:19 | More by Rayek
3.7/5 rDev +20.1%
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.
09-01-2009 18:39:38 | More by RickS95
3.43/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
08-31-2009 07:25:22 | More by PatrickJR
2.42/5 rDev -21.4%
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.
08-31-2009 00:40:46 | More by GreenCard
3.28/5 rDev +6.5%
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...
08-28-2009 01:04:05 | More by jgasparine
2.7/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
08-25-2009 03:50:41 | More by projectflam86
2.58/5 rDev -16.2%
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.
08-23-2009 19:04:36 | More by marvin213
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