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Blue Moon Rising Moon Spring Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Rising Moon Spring AleBlue Moon Rising Moon Spring Ale

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BA SCORE
69
poor

334 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 17.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: armock on 01-12-2008)
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reggiekoko

Florida

4/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 6-pack at Winn-Dixie for $8.39.

Had a nice floral aroma that poured a coppery amber hue with a rich off-white 3-fingered head.

The taste was very malty with a trace of hops that finished with a subtle hint of lime.

This is a very smooth and mellow brew which would certainly make a very refreshing summer drink.

Good job by Coors. I'd definitely purchase Rising Moon again.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 23:05:09 | More by reggiekoko
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biggmike

Mississippi

3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear amber color with a pretty good white head that lasted for a while. Aroma is malty with a hint of lime. Flavor is also pretty much the same with no real strong characteristics other than the lime. Okay but nothing special, maybe better on a warm Spring day. Nothing I would seek out.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 07:36:33 | More by biggmike
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Rayek

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This ale makes a great first impression, but doesn't follow through.

A: Looks great. Brilliant and clear amber color. Thick cream colored head with very active carbonation as it comes out of the bottle. Leaves a very fine lace.

S: Citrus notes with a bit of lime. Grains lend a biscuit quality. Fairly complex.

T: The lime is evident but subdued. Wheat and Barley have a nice balance, as you can taste both in equal measure. Reminded me of very sour sourdough bread. Very acidic. Too much so for my tastes. Tart and dry finish.

M: Light body, but feels grainy. Not as fizzy as it looks in the glass.

D: Acidity detracts from the drinkability for me. It's too tart for me to want another. A decent match for a warm spring day.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 22:56:46 | More by Rayek
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TheTrevor

New York

3.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured a golden copper color with a fluffy two-finger head. The smell is a little malty with a hint of lime. The taste is sweet maltiness with a citrus twist of lime in the finish. The beer is a little watery on the mouthfeel, but also very refreshing. This is a very nice beer and I'm hoping this spring beer lasts well into summer so I can enjoy it in some nice weather.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 05:12:08 | More by TheTrevor
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

3.18/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown screw-top bottle. Pours a translucent amber with a good inch of off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Has a rather feint, neutral aroma. Tastes slightly sweet and fruity, with only the slightest hint of hops toward the finish. Trying very hard to get something out of this beer, and failing miserably at it... Hints of lime as it warms? To me it just tastes like a macro lager without adjuncts or off-flavors. Fairly aqueous with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable, but definitely not worth the 9$ per sixer I would have paid had I bought a whole sixer. Overall rather boring, I'm afraid. Not a lot going on here.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 00:59:30 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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erosier

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice golden amber color with a nice white head with some lacing around the glass. The aroma is of some nice malts and some citris. The taste is really good. This is my favorite blue moon so far with tastes of nice paler malts with some citrisy aftertaste and I even tasted some apple in the end. The mouthfeel is pretty good and it is a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 21:51:02 | More by erosier
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Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, $1.22 at Hi-Times,

A: Pours a macro yellow, basically, with a full white head, which has surprsingly good retention.

S: Very light, with some malt and lime, a bit earthy.

T: Pretty tasty beer, light biscuit malts open up the beer which ends with the kaffir lime, which doesn't taste artificial, that was surprising in a Coors product, a nice complement to the overall flavour.

M: Light and crisp, watery, but refreshing.

D: Don't know why they're releasing a spring beer in January, but I think Coors did a pretty good job with this one, a lot better than their winter offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 05:00:29 | More by Halcyondays
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Rootdog316

Virginia

3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is harsh malty, with some dust and very light lime hops. Not to pleasant. Appearence is nice sparkling copper with a big off-white head that stays. Pretty decent lacing too. The taste starts a bit salty then goes to a bitter/sour hoppy flavor. Somewhat watery. Dry mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 21:57:55 | More by Rootdog316
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dsa7783

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Blue Moon Belgian White is one of my all-time favorite beers, and one of the first brews I had seriously taken a liking too... their Winter Warmer was also really good, and I enjoyed their Pumpkin Ale, so I had high hopes for their Spring Seasonal sample, which I copped today... I believe Total Wine and More just got it in and I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a single, 12oz bottle for $1.79... A green logo, with "Rising Moon" depicted on the bottle... the logo states that this sample blends "Three varieties of specialty malts with Kieffer lime leaves and lime peel"... first thought was Miller Chill... the beer pours a rather impressive copper color with a pretty decent head... smell is decent, with the lime factor certainly noticeable... taste seems rather unbalanced, with limes and malt combined to produce a thick, rich flavor that seems disorganized and slightly ambiguous... not sure what they were trying to achieve here, but this beer seems off-balance and although it is refreshing, I would not say it was top quality and a definite must-try... Average in many respects, this is a decent beer to try if you're a Blue Moon fan, but I would definitely stick to the Witbier... Can't say I would really recommend this one as I wasn't crazy about it, although it is an intersting sample...

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 00:45:24 | More by dsa7783
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gmfessen

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Interesting to see that I'm only the 3rd reviewer... Anywho, poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is more golden with a slight amber hue than amber/red with a two-finger, white, pillowy head. The smell is malty sweet, with only a very, very faint citrus smell. Pretty generic. The taste is also malty sweet, countered by a slight bitterness combination of hoppy bitterness and citrus. The lime is only faintly recognizable, and the brew finishes with an amber malt taste. The citrus does add to the drinkability some, creates the desire to drink more. The mouthfeel is light in body with a fizzy carbonation and slightly resinous finish. A fairly drinkable beer, nothing outstanding but decent. I must admit I expected more.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2008 09:18:48 | More by gmfessen
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acrawf6

Louisiana

3.13/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear orangish amber with a off white head.

Smell. On the neutral side as i am not getting too much, but i am getting the lime in it with just a little bit of malt.

Taste. Has an initial dry maltiness to it with a little bit of grain. The lime citrus is present but more subtle than i thought. I cant tell if there is a hop character or if the lime is what i am tasting. Aftertaste has a little bit of the lime in it, but is overall very neutral to me.

Mouthfeel. Body is on the lighter side of medium, with lots of carbonation.

Overall, very average. I dont find anything in this that i particularly really like, and i dont find anything in it that is offensive, though the lime flavor can get old.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2008 00:52:54 | More by acrawf6
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proc

Michigan

2.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out to a dark gold color in the glass with a huge head. Very light aroma of bread dough and citrus. The taste is average with a splash of lime on the swallow that gives way to a slight bitterness at the very end.

Overall, o.k. but not great. I can see fizzy yellow beer drinkers liking this as its a decent, but not overpowering, flavorwise, spring ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 00:39:00 | More by proc
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armock

New York

2.68/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a darker golden color with a two finger white head that dissipates to a thin cover

S - Is of sweet malt with a hint of lime

T - Follows the smell sweet malt with a lime taste

M - Fairly light carbonation and pretty smooth

D - I was a little disappointed with the taste as its not as good as the regular Blue Moon however its not a bad beer its better than its Coors counterpart

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 21:02:09 | More by armock
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer appears a clear reddish orange with a decent sized frothy white head that erodes leaving a thin sheet of lacing. Nose has a sweet malt front; citrus like crispness, start has an average grain presence, somewhat sweet, top light. Finish has a spiny acidity, the hops pleasant enough, dry lingering aftertaste, drinkable, but a bit thin bodied for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 20:40:27 | More by Gusler
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew is a clear orange/amber color with a medium done white head that dissipates slowly. Spotty rings of lacing on the glass. Bready malt aroma with a touch of lime. Light-bodied with a mildly spicy character and flavors of yeast and lime. The finish is lightly herbal with a sweet malt aftertaste. Pretty average all around.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2007 17:53:44 | More by Dogbrick
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shivtim

Georgia

2.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out with a billowing foamy head that lasts. Sits clear and dark orange in the glass. Looks pretty good. Nose is very faint metallic wheat with lime peels. Taste is like lime tortilla chips. Corn, yeast, lime, metal. Odd sweet alcohol on the end. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, and drinkability is just so-so.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 00:08:01 | More by shivtim
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - hazy deep golden straw color. Three fingers of head settle and leave a thin, smoothly bubbled surface across the top. Eventually that too is gone and no lace left behind either.

Aroma - lightly sweetened wheat with a trickle of lime. A bit crackery, fairly decent head.

Taste - biscuity malt, a little ESB in nature. The lime is barely noticeable, the yeast flavors are a little too dominant, I think, but lime notes do peek out occasionally. Not sure if that butteriness really belongs. Finishes with a trace of yeast, fairly straight-forward.

Mouthfeel - a lighter body, a bit of smoothness, pretty zippy carbonation, none of which neither hurt nor help.

Drinkability - a curious creation, easy drinking enough but even for the only lime-infused beer I've ever had, it's not that interesting.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2007 18:57:52 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

2.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a bit fast produced a 3 finger head atop a clear amber/golden body. Head became a bit rocky, clumpy. Settled to about a 1/2 finger, then a film.
Smelled a bit lemony/limey, sweet malt and some belgian spice, but not much.
Taste combines lime and honey, badly, sweet malt and some sort of corriander-ish thing. Not sure what I'm tasting, but it ain't lime. Thin feel, bad aftertaste that, luckily, didn't linger.
I bought a 6-pack of this to have in my fridge for non-beer geek friends. I paid 4.99, and that's a bit much for this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 04:19:32 | More by Mebuzzard
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tapman

Illinois

1.9/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I'm sorry, russpowell, but I have to disagree.

The beer's appearance is that of a more-tan coors original without the musky smell and aftertaste.

The smell is that of fermented cereal grains with lime rinds added for flavor. Caramel, really? I definetly disagree on that one. There is nothing even malty about this beverage. It might as well be called smirnoff lime.

First of all, I've never heard of caramel hops since I don' think that brewers usually roast the hops opposed to darkening the malts.


Medium bodied? This beer has all the body of a Budweiser select with more carbonation to bite at the tongue. Go drink a Coca-Cola if you like carbonation bite.


This beer works well on niether hot, cold or end of the world day. I'm sorry, but this is a poor example of the Macro companies (achem Coors) trying to force their way into the craft market, but we know better than that. Russpowell, I would suggest trying some Belgium Ales, followed by some dark English Ales followed by some English Russian Imperial Stouts and then tell us about beer flavor. Once again I apologize for my directness, but there must be a standard set lest chaos overtake this site.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2007 07:37:06 | More by tapman
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with 1" of fluffy whiite head. Average head retention & above average lacing

S: Slight caramel notes & some pepper

T: Caramel & a slight lemon hop presence up front, then I pick up some lime & a little pepper. Caramel sweetness. a little herbal + lemon hops hops & lime zest in the finish

MF: Medium bodied with average carbonation, balances well

This is a different kind of amber, but more of a one off, but a very easy drinker. Honestly thought I'd hate this, but alright IMO, wpuld work well on a hot day

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2007 03:37:08 | More by russpowell
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appears a lightly hazed copper amber hue with a nice sized off white crem head floats above the rim of the glass leaves light streaks of lacing unevenly around my pint glass. Aroma light malt sweetness minimal citrus content with herbal grassy sensations not overly lime it's infact not enough a bit of a mineral character going on here but errily light for all of the description on the bottle about the Kaffir lime influences in this amber wheat ale, which brings up another point it's hard to pick out the wheat character here. Flavors immediately tastes like stems and leave but the lime and citrus appeal is very low here malts are minimally sweet with a bitterness coating the palate without much from the hop department just mediocre here. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied carbonation seems unnatural and covers the tongue with terrible finish. Drinkability not my idea of a refreshing spring ale but hey it's a mass produced amber ale if you want one go try it but I'm not revisiting this six pack especially at $7.50.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2007 13:48:14 | More by WVbeergeek
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Applesauce1

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: this beer pours a copper-gold color with a slight haze and a 1/2" white head; looks good
Smell: honey and lemon
Taste: lemon; slight hoppiness; a little sweet, but OK
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied
Drinkability: could do 2 in a night

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 01:55:29 | More by Applesauce1
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laughatdanger11

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Enticing golden-amber color. Nearly clear. Thin, sheet white head that quickly subsides to a lace. Nicely carbonated.

Smell - An earthy, grassy smell with a trace of citrus and wheat character.

Taste - A light acidity up front, with a low profile hop bitterness. Nothing exciting, almost dull to be honest. Very minimal trace of lime. A slightly sour finish. After taste seemed almost...minty I guess. Not strong.

Mouth feel - Fairly thin, a little too watery for my likes.

Drinkability - Moderate. It was smooth I guess, but a little filling. Nothing really made me want another sip. Kind of disappointed. I suppose the writing around the neck that spoke of lime zest and leaves and green bottle set my expectations of taste a little higher than this beer was able to live up to.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 22:35:08 | More by laughatdanger11
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dickieb

Rhode Island

2.8/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poors a light amber, with about a finger of head. Smells sweet and crisp with some citrus. Taste is also a bit on the sweet side with allot of citrus, and a whole lot more cirus comes in on the after taste. An ok offering from the coors brewing company, i will get around to the other one in my fridge when it gets warmer.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 01:27:24 | More by dickieb
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gosurfobx

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twist of bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a amber color with a slight amount of haze. Forms a one finger head that fades into a film. Smell has notes of lime and wheat with little scent of hops. Lime hints the tongue on the first tasting followed by wheat and a slight bit of hops in the aftertaste. Taste is not quite what I was expecting but not that bad either. In the mouth the beer has an above average level of carbination and feels good on the tongue. Drinkable, definatly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2007 01:22:20 | More by gosurfobx
Blue Moon Rising Moon Spring Ale from Coors Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.