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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleBlue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
66
poor

381 Ratings
THE BROS
52
awful

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 21.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-06-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by JohnnyS17:
Photo of JohnnyS17
2.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer poured with pretty much no head at all. It is a golden yellow and looks very uninspiring. Some fast moving carbonation bubbles running up the center of the glass. It smells faintly of wheat and a tiny bit of fruity sweetness.

The beer is slightly sweet and bready. The beer is very light bodied with a strong carbonation. It's not really a unique taste or extremely appealing.

Overall, this beer seems like just a bad version of blue moon to me. The taste is nothing you haven't tasted before, so therefore its not really a beer I would go out of my way to buy.

JohnnyS17, Apr 02, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of StopHatingOnClassics
1.93/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Let me first start off this review saying that i am a fan of Coors banquet beer in relativity to other "big domestics". That being said, i am not a fan of their blue moon products. Especially this particular ale.

Appearance- Poured from a bottle, it presented a pale color with a thin soapy head that dissipated almost instantly. Heavily carbonated with little head was the first red flag..

Smell- Stale. Overwhelming notes of barley and malt. Miniscule notes of "orange and lemon" as advertised.

Taste- Sour. Malty with an artificially citrusy aftertaste. Bearable, but not enjoyable.

Mouthfeel- Could barely feel my mouth due to excessive carbonation. I felt like i was drinking a talking rain tainted with malt liquor.

StopHatingOnClassics, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of weatherdog
1.9/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass

It pours a nearly clear almost light amber color, white head, minimal lacing and not lasting head. Just a unappealing wheat beer.

Aroma of very faint wheat and some citrus. That's about it. Its a very faint aroma.

The taste just is even more boring. The citrus goes away and you are left with a wheat flavored beginning and then finishes oddly crisp like a light lager. It's even more boring than regular Blue Moon.

I handed this to my wife blindly and her evaluation was 'It tastes like wheat and Coors light.' I could not have said it better myself

weatherdog, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of danthehopslamman
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of sasoares
3.36/5  rDev +20%

sasoares, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of dgfool
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.13/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Thin lacing with a golden filtered clarity. Forced orange and lemon nose on a thin graininess. Crisp, easy to get to as the body is pretty thin. Orange and lemon water with an addition of grain, seriously ... it tastes like a glass of cold carbonated water that a fresh wedge of orange and lemon where put in a few hours ago. The grain is too thin to really call out. Hops, sure something could be there but the beer does not even need to be balanced ... not much to take care of. Dry finish with some citric remains.

Weak sauce ... I expected a bit more out of this one. Not much to it at all and the addition of citrus fails IMO. They would have been better off sticking to their Rising Moon Spring Ale and simply tweaking as I said.

Jason, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a yellow to orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grain and wheat with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of the same, with a little bit of grain and orange citrus going on. I also get some other citrus but it is fairly faint. Medium mouthfeeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Milkysunshine
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Milkysunshine, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of GOBLIN
3.5/5  rDev +25%

GOBLIN, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of elBecko
3.5/5  rDev +25%

elBecko, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a lighter and more clarity kind of liquid than would be expected using wheat. Might be less than 50% of the malt bill. Less than impressive head retention, it started out about 1" deep, but where it went, nobody knows. Put it at that mildly dark golden color.

Aroma had a little of the kafir lime thought playing in my head, they used the same color label, mind playin' tricks on me. Either way, citrus is welcome, even if not necessarily 'good'.

Taste, meh. Weird bitterness, lack of wheat flavor or texture. Jeez, could they overdo the carbonation a little harder on this one? Explosive (insert dre drums). MIld caramel mouthfeel if you can get past the club soda tendencies in this one. Still has that tart lime thing going along with a bit of mineral water bitterness.

They really went after a blonde ale, dropped a smidge of wheat, dropped a ton of carbonation, maybe a lime wedge. That's this beer.

I respectfully dissent.

Beerandraiderfan, May 06, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appears bright clear golden body with a bright white head, forms thin speckled lacing scattered around the sides of my glass. Aroma has some sharp wheat notes with hints of sweet fruit notes. A touch of citrus peels and grassiness going on as well. Flavor hits with a marshmallow like cremay sweetness with hints of citrus peel bitterness in the finish, seems like a wheat infused cream ale really. Mouthfeel is light bodied, carbonation is moderate, overall drinkability isn't anything to write home about. It's actually hard to drink more so than any golden beer should ever be.

WVbeergeek, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of chinchill
2.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served cold in a snifter.

Pours a clear golden-amber color with a small off-white head that soon reduces to a lasting ring.

The aroma is weak: wheat, hops and some faint malt in the background. More flavor than aroma. In addition to the components detected by nose, there is a light citrus/lemon quality and a grassy note. T = 2.75

M: light body; nicely dry finish; good, medium carbonation.

O: highly drinkable alternative to a light beer. Certainly works as an accompaniment to yard work and summer weather. Not much flavor or aroma here, but no striking flaws in this refreshing brew.

chinchill, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of richkrull
2.45/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a pale straw color with little head on it. Smell is faint wheat and malt. Taste is average - kinda weak. Not a lot of wheat taste. Tastes cheap. Very light bodied. Not a bad tasting beer just nothing to it. Not worth the price at all. I will not be buying this again.

richkrull, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of Cobrabob428
2.84/5  rDev +1.4%

Cobrabob428, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Brenden
2.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Sort of a pale to medium gold color, this beer does shine brightly though it shows a potential thinness beyond simply being light in body. There's lots of bubbling carbonation rising from the bottom, and it's needed as a foamy head struggles to surface. It does, though, and holds its own better than I'd think. Some reasonably decent spotting is also managed.
The aroma is very light, offering pale malts with some light citrus zest and sweetness both of orange and lemon. There's a hint of rind in there, though I get more the impression of watered-down juice mixed into dusty malts. I've smelled worse in a Blonde; more than anything, it's simply weak.
In the flavor, the weakness comes out to more ill effect than the aroma. It ultimately ends up making this beer taste more like a lightly flavored seltzer water than anything. Dusty malts actually go a touch astringent, it's got some corn husk, and it just goes way too thin and lacking in flavor.
It feels like seltzer water, too, and the best I can say is that at least it's crisp. Even that tingle falls off in the end.

Brenden, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of ltdantheman
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of alesaram
1/5  rDev -64.3%

alesaram, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of ksiazewski
4.75/5  rDev +69.6%

ksiazewski, May 19, 2012
Photo of lowfatevan
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

lowfatevan, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - dark golden yellow; soft, white head; quickly fades to a thin lacing

S - grainy, a hint of metal

T - grainy up front with an odd finish that offers a flash of citrus that disappears as fast as it comes on; a hint of apples; very faint grass

M - light bodied, smooth, a bit crisp

This is a rather poor offering from the Blue Moon line. It's one dimensional and offers little besides grains. Avoid.

tdm168, May 25, 2012
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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.