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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
71
okay

611 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 17.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 hdofu
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The color of the beer is dark yellow, head with a short white froth. Smell is malty with a hint of orange. Taste is orange and wheat with a sweet hint of honey. Mouthfeel is lite, not overly carbonated. Not as drinkable as some other beers, but not bad either.

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

A- Nice golden color with a slight haze.

S- Good smell, with a nice sweet tingle for the nose.

T- The taste is good as far as the summer brews go. The honey taste is subtle at first and in the finish it is more apparent. The more you drink the more that honey taste comes though. I'm not getting the citrus flavor quite like I would have wanted.

M- Not too carbonated, easy on the tongue and mouth. Goes down smooth too.

D- Easy to drink, smooth and just a good brew to drink on a hot day.

I would definitely bring this to a summer gathering when your trying to show a little class above the Bud Light/Miller Lite crew (but not show off). Over all this wasn't too bad of brew.

Photo of TangTKE402
2.42/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

If you enjoy sweet, sweet beer with little overall flavor, than this is the beer for you. I knew that a honey beer would be sweet, but this is a little extreme. A honey wheat leaves this thing tasting (and looking) like corn syrup in your mouth.

This beer has no discernible flavor to set it above other summer seasonal offerings. I think that's about it, really there is nothing to distinguish this beer, and I'm having a hard time remembering it, even as I sip away on one.

Photo of giblet
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours pale yellow. it pours nice with good head that settles quickly. not much smell at all. tastes ok for the style. pretty sweet honey. not my favorite style but not a bad beer. i am actually surprised that i can drink it. i dont high expectations from coors but they did ok with this one.

suckem up and movem out.
giblet

Photo of Brencr
2.8/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While listed as an ale, it reminds me more of a traditional American lager with honey added. It peoured nice and clear with a thin head. I was dissapointed with my first taste. I expected more ale than honey. I believe the honey overrides the taste. While not bad, it is not great eather.

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden with some cloudy haze. Nice head. Aroma of spice,honey,wheat,cloves and citrus. The taste is a nice smooth,honey dominating beer. Notes of light wheat and grains. This beer was sweet and had a citric background. The feel was sweet and the light body made this a beer one could have a few of.
Session for some,but not me. Too sweet for my taste. Carbonation was sort of high,but that was not a problem. If you like wheat beers and honey this will be a great beer for you.

Photo of GeckoD
4.3/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First introduced to the Honey Moon in 2007, the Summer 2008 take is slightly less flavorful, yet still sweet, which is made up of elements of honey with some "nuttyness" to it, and just a touch of orange. Divergent from other summer beers which tend to be lighter with hints of lemon, the Honey Moon Summer Ale is only slightly more filling and drinks much smoother. The flavors are not overpowering, and surprisingly you don't get a good sense of them from the smell; which is closer to Blue Moon's White Ale than expected.

Overall, because of this beer's refreshing nature, smooth texture and sweet finish, I'd recommend it to any beer drinker looking for a nice alternative to other summer beers.

Photo of BamaBeerBuff
2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear golden yellow. Not quite like a macro lager, but close. There's no haze here--this one's obviously filtered. There's no real luster or color in the beer. It's got a big white frothy head that retains fairly well and leaves substantial patches of lace on the glass.

S: Well, the aroma of this beer is hardly intense at all. It's hard to smell much from it. The only thing I could really discern was honey and some sweet malt, maybe a little bit of fruitiness? This beer needs a stronger smell.

T&M: Well, there's the honey! It really kicks you in the teeth from the outset. Honey dominates the flavor with weak wheat malts in the background. The honey's very prevalent at first, but it really takes a bow in the finish. If anyone finds the hops that were stolen from this beer, please call Coors immediately. I'm giving it a 3 solely because the amount of honey sweetness is so damn interesting. Still, just a hint of drying or bittering hops would really serve this beer well. As far as mouthfeel, it's a light bodied wheat ale with a lot of carbonation and little to no coating.

D: I'll give this a 3 because it goes down fairly easy, but even by the end of the glass the sweetness was getting to me a little bit. This would be a good pick to introduce some non-beer drinkers to non-macro beer. The sweetness wouldn't bother someone who doesn't drink a lot of beer, but the total absence of hops in this brew really hurts its drinkability for me.

Photo of JayQue
3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad wheat ale. Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Some wheat beer aromas, not that strong but definitely there. Taste is a mild wheat beer. Crisp some astringency, bananas and cloves.

Mouthfeel is about right for this style. Has to be on the light side.
Drinkability is good. A nice mild thirst quencher and candidate for a session beer.

Photo of Beefeater57
3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From bottle to glass, carbonation was heavy - like I was pouring a ginger ale. Dark yellow color, slighty cloudy. The head is thin, didn't retain for very long.

The smell was nice - I got a good sense of orange peel, citrus, overall sweet smell.

In the tasting, I definitely tasted the orange and overall citrus character of the beer. The honey taste came in the finish, very nice. Hop character is almost non-existent.

In the carbonation I saw in the beer, I didn't detect in the mouthfeel. It was a good balance, however somewhat thin, which isn't a surprise with this style.

Overall, a great refreshing beer. Definitely the type of beer to enjoy on a summer day. Very easy to drink, great flavor.

Photo of jbsteiny
2.17/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I usually don't write hater posts (check my stats), but I thought this beer was pretty gross for the first few sips. It improves as it warms up, though. Looks nice enough -- cloudy gold with good carbonation leaving a sudsy head and chunks of white foam at first, which fades to a wispy head and lace. Smells decent -- maybe a touch metallic, but I get the honey, the grain, the grassy hop. It has promise.

Why doesn't it taste better? Starts off like a nice creamsicle, peaks as a honey wheat, and ends as phenolic icky. The mouthfeel is wholly unsatisfying. It's got a light-to-mid body, but the finish is terrible. I think they were trying to dry it out to make it "refreshing" like the bottle promises, but I think they just gave up on the hops. Any spicy finishing hop would give this the little bite it needs. As it is, I almost poured it out. Almost. How did this clear the focus groups, MillerCoors?

Photo of BDIMike
3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly clouded golden color. A little fiz and a white head that has good retention.
Smells of malted biscuit. Not too strong. Nothing much besides a bit of honey smell.
Taste is a good biscuity taste with a strong honey taste. The honey in the taste is much stronger than the smell.
Mouthfeel is fairly good for a pale. Good full body.
Drinkability is nice as well.

Photo of b5d106
3.95/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Golden yellow. Just a bit of rapidly dissipating head.
S-Lemon zest and some spice with malt sweetness.
T-Not as much spice in the taste. Very sweet and citrusy flavor without much hops in there.
M-Very refreshing. Nice carbonation.
D-Very high. Definately good for the summer months.

Photo of Murchmac
2.48/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Havent had too many beers lately so I was semi looking forward to drinking this. Like one looks forward to the in laws visiting.

Pours with a little head that quickly disappears into nothing. No lacing. Looks like a poor mans anchor liberty.

You can smell the mediocroty with every whaff of this beer.

It has some citrus and honey taste, paired with that macro taste we all expect from the blue moon collection.

Finishes with that get me another beer taste you know.

Like a car wreck, look, enjoy it for what it is, and move on.

Photo of searsclone
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: somewhat cloudy without being opaque, golden with a champagne bubble look.

S: wheat, butter, honey, maybe a little grapefruit

T: crisp start with wheat and lemon grassy taste with overtones of honey and cream.

M: light, crisp, that seems to disappear as soon as it is swallowed.

D: highly drinkable, great beer for hot weather by the pool or on the lake.

**This review was dictated by my girlfriend, who usually hates this syle of beer. Personally, I think that it smelled and tasted like buttered popcorn, but that might just from the Gulden Draak that we just reviewed!**

Photo of dsa7783
3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6-pack copped for $7.99 from Bottle King in Livingston...
"A Refreshing Summer Ale With Honey and Orange Peel" on the yellow, front logo sticker, along with a noticeable "5.6% ABV"...
Pours a hazy, cloudy, straw-colored, light-yellow appearance with minimal frothy head that soon dissipated and left a miniscule amount of lacing around the edge of the glass...
Faint aroma with apparent essences of honey, citrus, fresh florals, and slight cloves...
Taste very strongly complemented the aroma, with a strong suggestion of honey, citrus, and lemon...
Decent stuff from Blue Moon, but nothing above and beyond... Decent mouthfeel coupled with a pretty good level of drinkability to match...
Worth a shot for a Summer beer...

Photo of larsee01
4.15/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from glass 12 oz bottle to pint glass

A--Slightly hazy deep yellow with thick, relisient head. Thick lacing. Nice.

S--Mild yeasty/breadiness with mild malt/hop balance and a hint of advertised orange.

T--Delicate wheat maltiness. Mild sweetness with yeasty breadiness. Zero bitterness. Not really picking up the orange peel, at least not close to its presence in Blue Moon. Maybe a detectable touch of the honey in its smoothness and mild sweetness.

M--Smooth and rich. Pleasant from start to finish. Nice body. Definitely not a "light beer".

D--Ideal for the golf course, barbecue or fishing boat in summer as advertised...but I could enjoy this in any weather. Strap it down for a nice, long session. Approachable, drinkable, enjoyable--but like I said earlier, not a "light beer". 5.6 ABV and nice body. Have fun with this one!

Photo of Hunter
2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Respectable head of frothy white foam sitting atop a light straw colored brew. Minimal carbonation and lacing.

Smell: That corny smell of mass produced domestics predominates, but under that notes of citrus, wheat, and hay. Not bad, really.

Taste: Corniness continues here. It really isn't much different that a Coors with some flavoring thrown in.

Mouthfeel: Light and scouring, appropriate for the style.

Drinkability: Certainly nothing to write home about, but decent enough for a forgettable quaffer. Inoffensive is the best compliment I can give it.

Photo of Drew966
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Honey Moon Summer Ale pours yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is sweet, honey I guess. The flavor is also very sweet, you definitely taste the honey. A fair amount of wheat and a touch of citrus are also present. A bit of graininess also comes through. Easy to drink, really just a sweeter substitute for macro lager imho.

Photo of blatherbeard
3.68/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with no head and a bit of a hazy orange red tint. Smell is not much different from Blue moon, orangy and tart.

Taste is good, can definetly taste the honey mixed with the orange, but its an odd mix that is weird on the pallatte.

The finish leaves you wanting something else, not necessarily another one of these though. A bit light on everything. I think the honey should have been more pronounced, or the orange less so. A bit watery also.

Id buy it again, but maybe wait for the summer to have this summer brew.

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

12 oz. bottle (twisty cap) > 16 oz. SA Glass

A bit early to be thinking about summer beers concidering it snowed a couple of days ago...but it is officially spring so bring on the light summer brews!

This is a pale gold color with a frosted-white haze with a fat, 2" all-white head that is clumpy and creamy but very active. tiny little bubbles shows off decent carbonation and very good retention for this style. Sticky lacing left over is a bonus. Not as frosty white as some and the color is a bit dull but there is the pale malt factor too concider. (Brewed with Wheat malt and Pale malt)

Lemmon tanginess right off and pungent. mildly sweet with a dash of heather honey but also herbal with corriander and spices. sour-corn yeastie scent at the end.

The flavor is rather spicey and earthy with the classic tangy fruits like lemmons and green banana's. Sweet and sour balance is actually very good because the honey current pops in right at the end and neither one dominates the flavor spectrum. The Pale malt adds a nice hefty kick for a very obvious malty body.

Light feel and body but heftier than some of this style. classicly smooth right at the end.

although this one is not extemely complex, it's got all the right stuff for the style but it's not a real attention grabber either.
a hot day brew for sure.

Photo of mattster
3.63/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opened 12 fluid ounce bottle (08/03/08 expiration) and poured into Nonic glass.

Pours a foamy 2" head that holds at about 1", with heavy lacing on glass. Brew is hazy light gold color.

Smell is somewhat malty, light honey. Taste is of honey as well as wheat - a bit bread like, but not too bad. I'm not a huge Blue Moon Fan, but this is probably the best product I've had of theres. Has a nice mouth feel; Slight aftertaste, but overall decent finish. pretty nice summer brew.

Photo of erosier
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden yellow with a light white head that laces the glass some all the way down. It has a light aroma of sweet malts, some honey, and a slight hoppy bitter smell. The taste is the same with mostly a sweet wheat taste with a very small amount of honey and a very faint hoppy bitterness at the very end. It has a decent mouthfeel as it is very light and crisp which would be very refreshing during the summer months which makes for a very drinkable beer. Not bad from Coors.

Photo of abedenbaugh
3.18/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A:Light straw colored beer with a little bit of hazy. There is a high amount of effervescents. Also there is a white head with a fine amount of carbonation that falls quickly.
S:Smells very fresh with a little bit of hop aroma and honey in the nose. Yet overall it has a very mild aroma.
T:Not much intial flavor at all. In the middle there is a sweet malt flavor with a little bit of honey in there, too. It has some peppery spice and coriander. The finish of the beer has a odd flavor, but I can't point out what it is. Yet the odd flavor does last for awhile.
MF:It has a light-medium body with average carbonation.
D:Overall it's a very drinkable beer. The flavor is mild and easy to drink. Yet I still like the original much better. I haven't had any of these Blue Moon seasonal collection beers that I have really liked. Yet they're at least opening the general public up to more beers because I know a lot of people who really like Blue Moon and they'll buy this beer based on brand name.

Photo of Bergenboy1981
3.78/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The Blue Moon seasonal beers dont seem to rate well on here, and usually I agree...however, I like this one. This beer has a nice sweet taste and is a great drink for a nice summer day, picnic, bbq or for the beach....it goes well with food in my opinion too. Not as good as the classic Blue Moon though.

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