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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

610 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 17.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | 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 Pauly2X
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Half finger head slightly hazy yellow color.

S- Very clean with light floral notes.

T- Clean full sweetness dominates throughout. Any hop pressense is minimal at best. The orange peel and floral honey notes are present at the end and serve as this beers saving grace from boredom.

M- Nice medium/light body, yet still refreshing.

D- Too sweet for me, but I'd take it over alot of other Macro offerings on a hot summer day.

Not my pint of ale, but it's good for what it is. A very good choice to ween people of BMC.

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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 jujubeast6000
3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 4/6/2009 (Bottle):

Pours a semi cloudy clearish pale yellow color body, with a big white foamy head, diminishing. Very wheaty, malty aroma, some sweetness, a lot of honey. Very effervescent. Light tasting, flowery and some honey. Light sweet soft mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Some orange flavor too, maybe orange zest.

Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Honey Moon appears a pale straw color, it is transparent. The head was bright white with little retention.

It had a lemon zest aroma with hints of honey and wheat.

The taste starts with tartness and lemon zest, it then moves in to a sweet honey taste, and finishes with a light creamy flavor.

Its mouthfeel was medium with good amounts of carbonation.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. I thought it would have the traditionally aggressive flavors that I feel most Blue Moon products have, but it was very drinkable. The honey taste is well balanced with traditional Hefe Weizen flavors.

Photo of thespaceman
3.73/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

Apperance: A nice pale gold, pour yields a generous size head, lots of bubbles, plenty of lacing here.

Smell: A bit of lemon zest up front, not much in the nose, a strong aroma of some wheat and bit of and some grass like elements. Nothing noteworthy.

Taste: Alot better then the aroma, a nice kick of honey up front, citrus elements cap off the finish. I can taste the orange peel but it gets kicked around by the overwhelming honey texture. A small malt profile is prevelent, spicy and a bit reserved.

Mouthfeel: Fairly carbonated, light to medium bodied considering the small amount of maltiness. Good stickiness on the tongue.

Drinkability: Overall, for a summer offering I enjoyed it, if this was presented to me at another time, I probably wouldn't have enjoyed it as much, it's a likeable brew and has good qualities, but alot of the flaws in the original Blue Moon carry over into here, especially in the nose and the mouthfeel. Otherwise, a very decent beer to have on a hot day, just don't expect to be "Wow'ed"

Photo of MisterDeeds
3.18/5  rDev +3.6%
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 ocelot2500
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice clear golden yellow with a big white head. Not much lacing.

Smells sweet with a little citrus.

Taste is a honey sweetness followed by the wheat and citrus notes. The wheat and citrus are not strong enough and this beer tastes too sweet.

The mouthfeel is a little thin and lager like, but it is okay for the style.

This is fairly drinkable, but I do not like the sweetness.

Photo of Clockwork420
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to glass stein. x2 bottles - 1 stein.

A - Yellow slight haze. Bubbly. Light lace and light foam on top after a nice one or two finger head went down. This is alot prettier than expected. As I expect a really hazy hardly see through, dehydrated pee color. This is nice!

S - Smells fruity, and sweet. Wheat and bread smells also follow. But a sweet fruity citrus hits me first.

T - Mmmm. Its got a strong wheaty taste with a nice sweet hint in it. This beer makes me think of what they put in the mash. Its like an earthy perfect mixture. Orange, lemon, and wheat are big notes here. Think expensive bread. :)

M - The mouthfeel is like a pop kinda carbonation. But the alcohol is present. If it was hidden a slight bit more this would have gotten a near perfect. Too much carbs for me. But its balanced with this style. Everything is dead on in all categories it seems for a beer that is seasonal. Hits all the correct notes.

D - I wish they sold this by the case.

The overall appearance is great. The smell is just like the taste. The taste is earthy sweet and refreshing. And the drinkability is dead on. I could put a few of these away. Too bad this isnt around all year. Id like this one even in the dead of Winter.

:)
Ill buy again.

Photo of birdypowder
3.8/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma:
Slight orange, some spice and slight honey and fruit aromas can be found if searched for.

Head:
Creamy, but not thick and it dissipates quickly. White. Leaves thin "cloud cover" over beer. Very slight lacing.

Color:
Golden yellow with some slight orange peeking through. Star bright.

Flavor:
Big honey sweetness in the middle. Slight floral hop notes towards the end with some honey sweetness lingering into the finish.

Mouthfeel/Carbonation:
Light to medium bodied and medium carbonation with a little zing at the finish. Very clean finish, little aftertaste that barely lingers.

Overall Impressions:
Highly drinkable example of a honey ale. A very nice honey flavor kicks in at the middle to delight the taste buds. I looked forward to it every sip. The head was disappointing for a beer using wheat malts and the aroma was pleasant but could have been more interesting or robust. Overall this beer is a winner and I would buy it again. However, I would buy it only if others were going to drink it, for I only need one of these before the honey novelty wears off.

Photo of emsroth
2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz twist off bottle. Best by aug 23 09.

App: Pale-golden in color. Looks like a nice, filtered wheat ale.

Smell: Faint touch of honey in a sea of yeasty wheat.

Taste: Husky malted wheat. Mild sweet aftertaste that can be attributed to the honey. Lacking flavor up front, but has a nice finish.

Highly carbonated which may be nice come summer, but now I'm not into it. Light and somewhat refreshing. Light in body which seems to be correlated to light in taste.

The honey taste is certainly a nice touch. It in no way overpowers or is cloying. The beer seems to lack substance, but maybe my mind will change on a hot summer day.

Photo of SickBrew
2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured this into a standard pilz glass and observed a serious amount of trub in my glass. That threw the appearance off a bit but nevertheless it pours golden yellow with a thin wisp of head on top. Nose is slightly sweet and reminiscent of rice or other adjuncts. Taste is fair, slightly sweet with notes of honey. Body is light and carbonation is medium with just a bit of a zing in the finish. Overall this is OK, but just not my style. Perhaps its yours.

Photo of unclejimbay
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honey Moon Summer Ale, reviewed 12/5/08
5.6 ABV, bottle > wheat glass
reviewed as a AP Wheat Ale

A 3.5 - semi cloudy golden straw color, decent 1.5 finger head, okay head retention, faint lacing, noticeable carbo
S 3.5 - mild spicy peppery/citrus notes
T 3.0 somewhat weak in taste, faint malt, mild wheat and honey presence, minor citrus notes
MF 3.0 - ligther carbo than expected given appearance, thin to medium body
D 3.0 not bad, just not great, a mediocre rep for the style so it's not my first pick for drink-ability...

Photo of colts9016
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour slightly cloudy yellow color
Nose: Orange, lemon, wheat and hints of honey.
Taste: wheat with a hint of honey, there on the back end was lemon and orange a bit flat.
Overall it was an okay beer, there could be more flavor than what was there. Was left wanting more.

Photo of kflorence
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer. Starts out like a typical blue moon with the citrus and wheat flavor, but soon proceeds to a sweet honey taste that lingers on the tongue. Very smooth, very drinkable and pretty tasty. Love the aftertaste, great summer beer, but a little watered down and dull.

Photo of WakeandBake
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is not overly flattering but not terrible. Some citrus and honey notes, but they don't meld too well. Color is pale lemonade yellow. The start is all malty and fruity. Some citrus zestiness and honey come through in the finish. Fairly refreshing and light bodied.Nice on a hot summer day but overpriced for what it is.

Photo of bmwats
3.58/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Light hazy yellow. Big frothy white head. Dissipates and a thin layer of bubbles remain at the top of the brew for most of the experience. Nice lacing.

S: Lightly sweet and wheaty aroma.

T: Sweet and lightly malted. Subtle citrus hints.

M: Really light in the mouth. No real lingering aftertaste. Light aroma filters up into the nose.

D: Great drinkability. Light and refreshing. Goes down easy.

This is a really refreshing quaff. Kinda' dull in taste and smell. It is simply put, easy drinkin'.

Photo of Vendetta
2.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Original Rating Date:
July 27, 2008

Pours like a summer ale should, but I expected a bit more on the nose. Flavor of a typical summer ale, malty with a strong honey punch that lives up to the name. Spicy, citrusy. However, this beer is crippled by a biting, stinging carbonation. Way too much carbonation in this beer kills mouthfeel and puts the flavor in the backseat.

Photo of jsprain1
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pale golden with a two finger head that dissapates quickly with little lacing. Slightly cloudy.
S- Smells of sweetness and wheat. Not a lot of smell going on.
T-Tastes of alcohol, sweetness, and light wheat. Could be good but theres not much substance in the taste.
M- Ok mouthfeel. Very smooth. A little watery.
O-It's light enough you could have a couple but nothing that keeps my interest long enough to have a lot. Decent but not great.

Photo of Berticus
3.9/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When it comes to honey beers this is one of my favorites so far.
It is way better than Dundee's honey brown and it really sucks that the brew is only available in the summer.
Its weird though how it tastes like you put honey straight into your beer, even makes your lips sticky.

Photo of PatronWizard
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I always bring a non-BMC beer to the montly poker game and this was one of my contributions. I know it's technically a Coors product, cut me some slack.

A unique shade of yellow. Let's call it pale lemon yellow. Big ole head shows up, pure white. Let's call it snow white. It's trying to hang in ther. Not a bad looking brew.

Unfortunately, theres not much to the nose. A light "beer" scent. Maybe some honey, maybe my mind is playing tricks on me.

I do believe I get a honey flavor. And lemon. Small flavor. The little bit of flavor that is present is good, but it's not enough.

Just like the label says, "a refreshing summer ale." And we all know what that means.

Overall: eh, okay

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

12 oz bottle I got out of a sixer from the Grub Mart in J'ville, AL for $3.99 (I guess this is happening everywhere). Poured into a standard pint.

A: Pours a very bright, beaming yellow. Almost neon. This thing is bright. The head is fluffy white, a little over a finger, but has zero retention. Any lacing is thin and watery.

S: Smell is of grains, wheat, bread, and honey. The honey is very pleasant in the aroma. Nothing to over bearing. Just a tinge that lets you know it is there and prepares you for what's next.

T: Taste is . . . not so great. I get the wheat, and citrus flavors from your normal Blue Moon, but there is a metallic quality that isn't present in big brother. The honey is a little too sweet, but is bearable. Whatever that metallic funk is needs to go.

M: Light bodied with a really nice and crisp carbonation. Goes down pretty clean except for a touch of that metallic aftertaste. Not going to feel any alcohol here. A touch above average.

D: This is a shame because I really do enjoy Blue Moon when I am in a bind or just want a cheap session. This beer could be a hell of a lot better and needs some tweaking. Still a worthy effort and it is drinkable, but just not the most enjoyable of beers. 5 more to go.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a 6 pack of this for $3.99 (not a bad deal at all I must say)

Figured for that price I couldn't pass up trying it. Tastes like the standard run of the mill summer beer, meaning it's a wheat with citrus flavors and little or no body. Is a nice thirst quencher on a hot day but outside of that situation I don't think it will do me any good.

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours with very little head and lots of carbonation. Lots of floaties in it, possible bad batch???

Smell- Yeasty and honey notes in the nose, rather nice.

Taste- A very sweet beer, really can taste the honey in it. Almost as if there's some honey syrup in it.

Mouthfeel- Very typical pale ale, thin and a little weak.

Drinkability- A solid drinkable beer, nothing fancy, perhaps a little sweet.

Photo of TheTrevor
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a honey-color with a fluffy two-finger head that lingered for a while. This beer is sweet smelling, with some honey and spices. The taste is surprisingly less sweet than the smell, although it starts off with honey that gives way to some citrus with some floral accents. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with very fine carbonation. This is a fairly drinkable beer that's pretty middle of the road as far as quality goes. Not a bad beer to grab on a warm summer day, but I doubt I'd grab more than one.

Photo of superdedooperboy
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with freshness date clearly printed on the side.

Appearance is a pale yellow hugh with a foamy two-finger white head, which sticks around and drops nice thick rings the whole way down.

Nose is sweet, with dominating notes of citrus and honey, with a bit of clove detected as well.

Mouthfeel is slick and a little spritzy, with a nice, medium-full body. Aroma is nicely mimicked on the palate with sweet honey and citrus the driving force and a slight background of yeasty clove notes in the middle. Finish is smooth and sweet and lingers just long enough to make you want to grab another.

Perfect for a hot day; I had this after just finishing a little yard work; it was a great antidote for this horridly swealtering Georgia heat.

Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.