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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
67
poor

93 Reviews
THE BROS
52
awful

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Reviews: 93
Hads: 394
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-06-2011

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Reviews: 93 | Hads: 394
Photo of HalfFull
3.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Twist off bottle poured into a pint glass, this Spring seasonal offers a change of pace from a mixed pack of Blue Moon brews. Pours a clear straw in color with a thin white cap after noticing a complete lack of pressure change from the inside of the bottle to the outside, and yes, at sea level or so. Retention is subsequently rather brief. Not a great start.

Nose is strongly citric in nature with orange and lemon and a bit of yeast sourness. Perhaps a touch of wheat but not in a bready sense.

Flavor follows the nose with lemon again, a light grainy texture and on the finish a return of citrus; again more lemon than orange though more in an additive sense than from hops.

Smooth but light feel and drink and drinks more like, and viewed as, an American Blonde Ale rather than an APWA as the contribution of the wheat malt is minor for this brew. But then the body is light as well. Pretty generic. (908 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

another leftover in the inlaws fridge that i grabbed when i ran out of what i brought. i will admit though i have had much, much worse. served cold and into a pint glass.

The pour was very nice, rich light amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness to it. Nice head of white on top reached a height of around two inches before settling back down with minimal fanfare and some nice side lacing. The aroma was bready, lots of light bread notes, hints of grain, a touch of some apricot like fruit notes perhaps. Super sweet and smooth, a rich concoction of bready notes, a light bittering hop note and a really nicely melded malt profile. Carbonation seemed spot on and the medium body was thick enough to let you get some flavor while not too heavy for the style.

Overall this was very solid. Not the best I have had but not something I would shy away from. Very nicely done. (880 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.02/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon and wheat. Not much more.

T - Dominated by lemon and wheat with a mild spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a an okay wheat ale. There is nothing to make it stand out. (380 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev +8.7%
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. (311 characters)

Photo of tone77
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some citrus notes. Taste is crisp, mild, slightly tart, some wheat and lemon, not exactly bursting with flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer. (264 characters)

Photo of wcudwight
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow with initially a good sized white head. Head fades quickly. Smells of lemon, orange and grass. Very grainy flavored with a hint of sweetness. Sharp lemon/orange flavors with some grassy hops. The hops are faint but they are there which suprises me a bit. Light bodied in the mouth. Not a great beer but not a bad one either considering the brewer. (367 characters)

Photo of mpcrump
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Nice light gold color. Decent sized head that dissipated quickly. Fair carbonation.

S: Very light smelling. Orange, lemon, hint of wheat.

T: Light tasting. Sweet citrus. Finishes dry. Pale wheat is hard to get right. Don't think this made the cut.

M: Light with a slightly sweet stickiness.

O: OK. Falls a bit short. Perhaps a nice beer when your hot and you want it to go down quick. (428 characters)

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this into a pint glass, it has a clear yellow body to it with nothing of a head to it but a thin lace that you can barely see. The only thing i smell is a little bit of citrus and some hints of wheat. I get a sweet taste and citrus at the same time, on the back of the tongue is where the little bit of malt gets me. The mouth feel is ok. Overall not a good beer, but i would drink it over a BMC on a hot summer day. (425 characters)

Photo of SitkaSteve
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Honestly, I don't think this one is so bad, its just not that good.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a thin bubbly white head that dissipated within seconds.
The smell had a decent orange and lemon bitterness.
The taste was semi-sweet with an okay citrusy aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was slightly bitter.
Overall, yeah, a basic American Pale Wheat Ale, nothing more and nothing less. (438 characters)

Photo of hopfacebrew
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle stamped JUL0912 to a Duvel tulip the beer pours a clear golden straw color with 1/2 finger white head with little retention or lacing. Looks average, really. The smells follows suit as there isn't much to report, a hint of wheat malt but that's about it. The flavor also is dominated by a strong wheat malt character, too much so. Little in terms of hop character or bitterness really. There isn't much aside from wheat. Adequately carbonated and light bodied. Overall, this is just an average beer. Not bad but not great. I'd easily pass on this again though it is easy to put down due to minimal taste, lol. (628 characters)

Photo of CCStix
2.99/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours light yellow with a 1 finger head.
Smell: Not much there. Some malty notes with a hint of sweet wheat.
Taste: Pretty mild beer, but not bad at all. The wheat notes are faint but pleasant and add a refreshing note to this beer. The orange and lemon notes are hard to pick up on, or taste. Over all a refreshing beer with no lingering characteristics.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, with a thin mouthfeel.
Overall: I think this beer hits the mark for a slightly more interesting take on something like a Coors Light, etc. This is not an epic beer, or a complex beer but I think for a day on the golf course this beer would be great. (649 characters)

Photo of Haybeerman
2.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale gold color. Poured a 2 finger white foamy head that fell quickly to a broken skim. Decanted continually. Minimal lacing.

S: Orange and lemon. Slightly sweet wheat malt. Very muted nose.

T: Citrus flavors consistent with the nose; though slightly sweet. Malt character very muted. finishes a little dry.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. A bit of a sweet, sticky feel. Little hop character (though ok for style).

O: Nothing flawed, but nothing really sets the beer apart. (485 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
2.96/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped JUL0912-CO5101620. Sampled on March 8, 2012. The best part about this beer is the way it looks with its golden yellow color, busy carbonation, clear clarity and small head. Beyond that the aroma is rather bland with a biscuti-like character and little else. The body is about right for the style as it falls into the light-medium range. The taste is also biscuit-like with a slightly bitter ending. I think it could have been better. (468 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
2.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A timid approach to wheat beers or blonde ales yields a lager-ish flavor with fruity sweetness and cereal grains to appease lovers of American light lagers and dragging them slowly into the craft beer world kicking and screaming.

The bright golden beer proves to be heavily carbonated as bubbly streams of carbonation struggle to fuel even the most timid of foam character. No lacing and low retention leaves little to celebrate outside of the misplaced bright golden color.

Grainy sweet with flavors of cereal (and I mean actual cereal like Cap'n Crunch and Fruity Pebbles) along with the over sparged flavor of raw barley and grain husks. Somewhat fruity with the taste of pez candies and also the zesty fruit of orange zest and mild spice may be yeast derived but may be from flavor additions as the beer does carry and artificial sweetness that doesn't come natural to the brewing processes.

Zesty creaminess of the initial sip is lively and spunky, but the prickle of carbonic bite fades quickly and reveals a sugary sweet feel and mild grain astringency that supplants alcohol warmth or spicy dryness.

Sweeter and fruitier than the run-of-the-mill light lager, but I can see the beer finding favor in the lover of those lagers who seek a more summery tone. (1,267 characters)

Photo of nicksta
2.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a nice gold while pouring. It's a gold that is on par with Coors main stream products and every bit as translucent. The head expands quickly and fades a little bit slower, but never completely. I could never seen down into the beer. It's also a thick and creamy head of foam as thick lacing rings got left behind.

The smell is sweet with citrus and banana. Wheat comes through big too. Hints of clove and hops at the end.

This beer is like an improved version of the original Blue Moon. The citrus and banana suggestions are there, as well as the warm-seasonal spices common of spring and summer beers, but this beer is oh so much cleaner than Blue Moon and therefore the mouthfeel and drinkability are much better. Smooth, not grainy. Sour though.

Decent, but I probably won't purchase again with the better Keweenaw Bay Pick Axe Blonde cheaper and brewed closer. (881 characters)

Photo of echoes
2.92/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a glass. What I assume is the "best by" date on the bottle is June 6, 2011.

A: Light-gold in color. Head is white and very bubbly/active. It dissipates slowly. It's definitely filtered. Very little carbonation visible once it settles.

S: Brisk and crisp. Wheat first and foremost followed by citrus fruit. Also a grassy smell. The alcohol can be smelled a bit too.

T: Heavy on the wheat with citrus blended in. Hops are detectable as well but just barely. Finishes clean. Not a lot of flavor to speak of.

M: Light-bodied and not much else to say. Unsatisfying feel.

D: Fairly low. Not much that makes me want to have more.

It is what it is: a weak imitation of a better hefeweizen. It is a *decent* effort but could use more work. To be honest, it could be worse though. (786 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I enjoy blondes in the Spring (as well as brunettes, ravens, redheads)... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass-gold topped by a finger of relatively short-lived white foam. The nose comprises mild wheat, a kiss of grass, and a vague sense of citrus fruits. The taste brings in more of the same, with everything coming through a touch brighter and simultaneously a touch blander, as though everything were interpenetrating everything else to such a degree that the pieces are increasingly difficult to parse. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, an okay brew, nothing I'll overtly insult, but nothing I'll drink again on purpose. (722 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a nice clear golden color. There is a billowy just off white head which fades quite fast to leave a thin white head on the top of the beer, but very little lacing on the sides of the glass

Smell – Citrus notes are most heavy up front. The larger of the citrus is orange with is mixed in with a bit of lemon. There is an ever so light bready-wheat aroma as well. Overall the aromas are quite light.

Taste – Malty wheat sweetness and caramel are the first flavor to meet the tongue. It is rather surprising from the nose which is stronger in the citrus. The citrus in the taste comes more toward the middle and the end and is actually quite light. It is a very smooth and subtle taste transition, although the taste does lack much of the complexity of the other blue moon brews as well as other beers of similar style.

Mouthfeel – The body is of light to medium thickness. It passes the tongue very quickly. The carbonation is a bit on the high side, but good for the style and body type. It’s feel makes it very easy to down.

Overall – The beer has a nice flavor, but for the most part is rather one dimensional. It’s refreshing and one for a hot day perhaps. (1,232 characters)

Photo of RTJakarta
2.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was weirded out at seeing some spring beers out in January, so I snagged a 12-pack of this.

Pretty basic yellow-y appearance with a quickly dissipating head.

A lightly pleasant smell. Pretty fruity and what you would expect from a wheat ale.

Mouthfeel is decent. Carbonation isn't too overbearing, but it's pretty evident.

Taste is okay. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Basic wheat elements with some fruity notes, mostly lemon.

Pretty drinkable, but I think it's really caused by the lack of a bold flavor or something to that extent. Sessionable, but I usually go for bolder, richer drinks, so I'm probably not going to be quick on buying more. (661 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours golden. Some head sits around and simmers down a bit. Not much lacing to speak of.

S-Light whiffs of wheat, some citrus, and a very softspoken hop aroma.

T-Again light wheatiness. Faint lemon citrus and grass as well. Quite a subdued taste. It is not harsh but it is definately very unmemorable

M-Lighter bodied. Well carbonated. Crisp mouthfeel.

D-Nothing bad. Good on a summer day I could imagine.

Incredibly unremarkable. I will take normal Blue Moon before this easily. (487 characters)

Photo of jmvecchio1
2.89/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L - I have large wheat glasses, so I poured it with a 4 inch thick white head. Dissipates pretty quickly, but leaves some lacing along the glass. The color is a golden yellow.

S - Funky-musty, yeasty. The smell is really off-putting.

T - Light, sweet, creamy. Finishes pretty dry with some residual grassy hop oil on the tongue.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

D - Doesn't drink poorly, the more I had it the more I enjoyed it. But the flavors are on the weaker side with that damn off-putting aroma. Kinda dissapointed I have 3 more of these in the Brewmaster's pack I just bought... (608 characters)

Photo of chinchill
2.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (606 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz twist-off bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
Jul2511, 5.4% ABV, "Wheat ale brewed with orange and lemon peel."

A - Clear golden straw yellow with a pillowy white head. Decent retention and thin, patchy lace.

S - Corn and grainy malt make the base for this below-average beer nose. Soft wheat aroma but I'm not getting any orange or lemon peel. Mild, mild spice notes.

T - Corn husky with a grainy pale malt base and a touch of wheat. Low spiciness and very mild citrus notes.

M - Light-bodied and harshly grainy on the tongue with a spicy follow-through.

O - Average at best, this might be the worst iteration of Blue Moon I've had. It's just not good. (688 characters)

Photo of thegodfather1076
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Always thought Blue Moon had some of the coolest labels. I like this one a great deal.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a 2 finger white heard dissipates rather slowly to a thin foam ring. No real lacing is evident.

Smell - Smells of a strong lemony citurs smell with hints of a sour wheat smell.

Taste - You can definitely taste the wheat up front followed by the slight lemon and orange citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and light with medium carbonation.

Drinkability - Smooth and drinkable does not fill you up.

Was very dissappointed in the generic and mediocre nature of this offering. Reminded me of Bud Light Wheat!!! (729 characters)

Photo of BucBasil
2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a light orange, cloudy, with a little bit less than 2 fingers of white head with ok retention.

S: Faint smell, grassy and wheaty with a hint of yeast and some citrus.

T: Kind of like a bowl of fruit loops with alcohol in it. Really sweet, with a strange dominant lime character and then some orange peel and yeast. Sour apple somewhere in there with a slight hint of biscuity malt. Overly sweet.

Won't be picking this one up again. I'd rather just have a Blue Moon and that's saying a lot... (559 characters)

Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.