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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleBlue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
66
poor

348 Ratings
THE BROS
52
awful

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 21.71%


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)
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MaximalC

Illinois

1.68/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a transparent straw color with negligble head in spite of the vigorous carbonation. Aroma is bare and unappealing. Mouthfeel is perky on account of the carbonation, but the flavor is thin and watery, tasting of dilute, mass-produced wheat flavoring and mild cleaning solvent. This tastes almost like a Coors Light but with less purpose or identity. One of the most watered down beers I've tasted, and utterly forgetable if not for its inadequacy.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 03:02:57 | More by MaximalC
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nimrod979

Maryland

1.78/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought this for my girlfriend when she asked me to pick her up some Blue Moon. I decided to give this a try and write up a review for it.

I've originally tasted the Rising Moon that was out before this and I thought that beer was pretty terrible from memory. This beer however... might even be worse, or the exact same beer for all I can really tell.

Pours a clear pale yellow color with almost no head to speak of.

Aroma is grainy, grassy, slightly wheaty and some odd citrus lemon/lime peel.

I know the previous Rising Moon was brewed with limes and this one is supposed to be orange and lemon but all I keep tasting is lime lime lime!!! There is a slight wheat and plastic aftertaste that just sticks in your mouth for too long. I suppose I wouldn't mind it but it's such a horrible taste. The only reason I'm giving it any points is because it at least tastes like something!

Light body and somewhat flat. Not at all crisp or refreshing or anything it aims to be. All around horrible.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 22:40:00 | More by nimrod979
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shand

Florida

1.78/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wheat beer glass.

This? This is a wheat beer of some sort? There's nothing appearance-wise to seperate this from macro lager 52. Clear golden color, three fingers of white dense head that quickly fades, all that stuff. The aroma? Ugh. No. How does this smell so awful? It's basically just a super-cheap aroma. Hints of wheat, Pledge, and something that might have once passed for hops. The taste on this? Corn. Honey. Sticky-sweetness. It's passable, but just barely. I wouldn't really like another. The mouthfeel is thankfully thin, and the drinkability is alright. This is not a good beer. This is not a good beer at all. I'm fairly fond of the base Blue Moon, and Pale Moon is alright, but their seasonals aren't really all that great.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 05:10:44 | More by shand
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

1.85/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appears a very clear golden yellow with a disappearing soda head, which is sort of the exact opposite of what I expect on top of a wheat ale. Texture is very thin and watery, at least the carbonation is lively, but again that reinforces the soda notion in my head. Smells very much like the lemon-orange medicinal oily aroma from a Wet-Nap that has been soaking in a glass of diluted tonic water. Seriously, it actually does smell like that. Flavor is thankfully(?) a lot blander than the nose would have you believe, coming across as a sort of generic ghost of a wheat malt mixed with mushy stale oyster crackers and a twist of citrus. I'll be avoiding this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 02:32:11 | More by WastingFreetime
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weatherdog

Illinois

1.9/5  rDev -32.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 03:29:37 | More by weatherdog
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StopHatingOnClassics


1.93/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 01:16:56 | More by StopHatingOnClassics
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

1.98/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've seen this in stores, and being a huge fan of weissbiers, I had to give this thing a try. Idiots gave me a frozen glass that I had to warm up at the bar.

Appearance - Straw color, Light color for a wheat beer, even when compared to a Kristalweizen. 2 inch head that disappeared rather quickly.

Smell - Probably the best part of the beer. Smelled of a good wheat beer (clove, bready-wheat, banana, and sweetness). Halfway through the beer, I got this strange aroma that smelled of an astringent adujnct lager.

Taste - OK wow, not what I was expecting. After reading the label and smelling it, I was expecting a good wheat beer reminiscent of Franziskaner. But what I got was an astringent adjunct lager flavored beer. It took all I had to finish this thing. No hops present at all. Reminiscent of UFO Hefeweizen. Not good.

Mouthfeel - Once the initial flavors leave, a slightly sweet adjunct lager aftertaste lingers, that is preferable when compared to the likes of BMC beers. No real aftertaste to speak of.

This thing shouldn't carry the Blue Moon name. It should carry it's father's name (Coor's). This is what i pictured BL Wheat would taste like.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 18:27:40 | More by VncentLIFE
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bpayan77

Illinois

2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Extremely disappointing beer. Idk why it is priced at where it is especially since this tastes kind of like a miller light with a hint of lemon and orange. Overall really disappointed and needs more flavor like their other seasonal fall and winter beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 15:45:28 | More by bpayan77
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TheDeuce

New York

2.03/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale....in a bottle

Appearance-pale gold color, muddled color, one finger head that leaves quickly.

Smell-light traces of alcohol, fruit juice and grain'

Taste/Mouthfeel-weak, watery, light mouthfeel. Touches of fruit juice flavor mixed with cooked veggie adjunct notes, weak taste finishes clean. Not very enjoyable, actually seems like normal Blue Moon doused in orange juice.

Drinkability-not enjoyable, not memorable.

Overall-so much for that Orange Peel, seems like imitation craft gimmickry, again Blue Moon drowned in OJ to me. Not many beers I despise, this seems to be one of them.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 23:59:42 | More by TheDeuce
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earthboundagain

Colorado

2.03/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Golden in color with a thin white, not a great start

S- Light wheat and faint citrus, its not improving any.

T- Watered down wheat and lemon cough drops, no hops present.Ok it got worse

M- Thin and highly carbonated.

D- Bad taste and it's a waste of money

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2011 04:11:16 | More by earthboundagain
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knoxtennessee

Tennessee

2.13/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This company should stop. They should stop making new kinds of beer and they should stop creating attractive names and label art for their crap product. This beer smells like corn and 7up. It taste like soupy adjuncts. Loads of creamed corn and artificial lime flavor. Nothing resembling a wheat beer. If they hadn't filtered it, had some hop character, or tasted like anything besideds coors light with skittles it would be an improvement.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 03:11:23 | More by knoxtennessee
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.13/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 02:42:40 | More by Jason
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DCon

Missouri

2.13/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had (NOT enjoyed) on-tap @ the Hardshell Cafe in Soulard- Downtown St. Louis. Beer was tapped from a Bright Green Handle w/ "Seasonal- Spring Ale" under the blue Moon sign & poured into a Pint Glass.

Appearance- Pale, Golden color with 1 finger of head. Huge bubbles of Carbonation and no retention on the head. Lace gradually smears down the sides of the glass.

Smell- You can smell signs of the yeast and grain but nothing else... There is an alcohol scent as well.

Taste- There is a bit of an orange/lemon twist to it now but not good for this type of style (I wish they did give me a lemon with this one to mask the flavor!)

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Light Viscosity, Watery, and Dull. Nothing makes this beer anything special...

Overall- They really missed the mark on this one. It does have a strong wheat taste but it is going to be a struggle to finish even a pint of this. Blue Moon isn't a bad beer but anything they try to brew otherwise, Honey Moon, this Spring ale, etc. turns out very rough to drink and missing many qualities of making it a decent ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2011 17:27:08 | More by DCon
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budgood1

Minnesota

2.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

pours out a pale gold colour with a minimal white head and sparse lace. faint malt aroma with hints of orange and lemon. taste is a crisp combination of strained wheaty graininess and malt, with an uninspired dose of citric notes. i think there may be a splattering of bitterness, but it gets lost in the wash. crisp mouthfeel on top of a medium to light body. ok drinkability...it has a somewhat quenchable characteristic to it.

overall this is a dumbed down version of a wheat ale that has very little redeeming virtue to it. quenching, yes. satisfying, no. weak, obvious.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 22:38:55 | More by budgood1
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ggilman

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought this this morning when I came up empty in my small town looking for a hefeweizen.

Crystal clear, tight head settles to nothing, no lace. Citrus and light grain nose. Light crisp lemony taste, with a dry wheat finish. There's something else there I can't quite place, but it doesn't taste good. Thin and fizzy, almost a drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 17:08:07 | More by ggilman
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fsimcox

California

2.28/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, very transparent straw color. Big fluffy white head dissipates slowly. No lacing.

Smells of yeast, and some musty malt. Some heavy bread, but all very faint.

Tastes of malt and bread, a little sweet, and a hint of grass. Not much after taste.

Mouthfeel is thin, with some yeasty bread notes. A somewhat dry finish.

Well, first time to have this and I'm not impressed. Expected something like Hoegaarden. Not!

Wow, can't believe I spent $7.99 a sixer for this trash. Someone should be ashamed.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 23:15:35 | More by fsimcox
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zhanson88

California

2.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: This Blue Moon incarnation pours an extremely clear straw color with about a finger of snow white head. Retention is below average, as is the lacing.

Smell: Light breadiness, lime peel and lemon peel.

Taste: Breadiness and some wheat malt, light citrus (lime, lemon, orange).

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Very light body, high carbonation. Overall, this beer is pretty poor. I normally try to cut Blue Moon stuff a bit of slack, but I can't on this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 04:42:31 | More by zhanson88
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Reidrover

Oregon

2.33/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roths, West Salem store. $1.30
Pale yellow, looks like a lager..with a large frothy white head.
Aroma? carboard like a cheap lager to be honest.
Taste thankfully is not cheap lager..but cheap watery wheat with a small tine of citric peel.
Palate is not as bad as expected..has some small amount of body.
Pretty bad really even for Coors.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 17:52:21 | More by Reidrover
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afogg0855

Florida

2.35/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hmmm... I bought this Spring Blonde Wheat Ale for my girlfriend. Gotta say im not too impressed.

It's not a terrible Wheat Ale but it has literally nothing identifiable about it.

I could be drinking a Coors Light and not know any difference.

Definitely would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 19:13:34 | More by afogg0855
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phishsihq

Colorado

2.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a very clear and light gold, with a tight, thin white head that amounts to some decent lacing. A grainy nose is met with a little wheat aromas and the barest hints of orange and lemon. The flavor profile is much of the same, with grainy, husk-like malt blending with slight wheat, orange and lemon notes. A medium-high amount of carbonation rounds out this light bodied ale. After the great caramel maltiness of the Full Moon Winter seasonal, this Spring release leaves the pallet refreshed and renewed.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 22:41:45 | More by phishsihq
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Fatbagpiper

New Hampshire

2.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

As far as weissbeirs go this is not anything special. The mouthfeel is reminiscent of PBR or MGD, not how a wheat beer should taste. The beer has little to no body to it. The only redeeming characteristic of this beer is the smell, of course that could just be the lemon I added to it to make it tolerable. Not as bad as a domestic lager, but not worth the price, considering that it goes for the same as a Sam Adams or equivalent microbrew.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 22:26:13 | More by Fatbagpiper
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philbertk

Washington

2.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Brewing Company--Adolph J. Coors Brewing Company Spring Blonde Wheat Ale--Seasonal Collection--A delicious wheat ale brewed with orange and lemon peel for a refreshing taste and a crisp citrus finish--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 10 IBU's? (2.0 / 5.0) Wit? Thin foamy mild lace pillowy big white head. Fizzy bright thin straw wheat gold color. Mild wheat ester no hop front. Thin dry sweet bland light wheat ale body. Mild citrus no hop refreshing end. Where is orange and lemon? Sampled 1/5/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $6.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 12/31/2010.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 22:05:22 | More by philbertk
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

2.42/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 02:28:44 | More by WVbeergeek
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wcintula

New York

2.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty weak for a 'wheat ale.' poured into a tumbler the head reaches the top and dissipates very quickly. Orange-y yellow body. Smells yeast-y, sour, citrus-y and a little apple-y. The taste is grain dominated with hop bitterness. Very thin, a little gassy. Overall, not too pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 00:19:06 | More by wcintula
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.45/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 00:01:20 | More by richkrull
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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.