Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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1.93/5 rDev -31.1%
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.
04-07-2012 01:16:56 | More by StopHatingOnClassics
1.9/5 rDev -32.1%
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
11-22-2011 03:29:37 | More by weatherdog
2.13/5 rDev -23.9%
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.
03-05-2011 02:42:40 | More by Jason
3/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
02-09-2012 04:19:32 | More by Mora2000
2.59/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
05-06-2013 15:51:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.42/5 rDev -13.6%
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.
01-16-2011 02:28:44 | More by WVbeergeek
2.9/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
06-27-2012 22:28:00 | More by chinchill
2.45/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
04-02-2011 00:01:20 | More by richkrull
2.69/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
04-09-2014 19:04:26 | More by Brenden
3.08/5 rDev +10%
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.
05-25-2012 00:10:45 | More by tdm168
3.15/5 rDev +12.5%
Appearance: Basically a lighter version of Blue Moon Belgian White.
Smell: Definitely some cloves, but more lemony than regular Blue Moon. Some faint hops as well. Not an overwhelming smell, but refreshing. Kind of soapy.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Maybe a bit too bitter for my taste. Mostly lemon with a floral aftertaste that's not my favorite. A bit too artificial. However there is a candied flavor that I like. Everything balances out to a solid flavor combination, but not amazing. Mouthfeel is a bit flat, but the crispness is nice.
Drinkability: The flavor is the main component that stands out and gives this its drinkability:
Overall: Hit or miss.
05-24-2011 04:43:26 | More by tjsdomer2
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.