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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

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.95/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 04:23:52 | More by BEERchitect
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 19:15:32 | More by hopfacebrew
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.06/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Into a pint glass:

A: clear blonde colored body, three finger worth of foamy white head after thirty seconds dies to film of a head, some foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass

S: wheat, lemon, light malts

T: sweet through previously mentioned flavor

M: medium, sessionable, some light harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste, yet a sweet finish

O: this is a beer is just a tad above average to me. Maybe not something I would rush out to buy but I think I would have it again

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 16:46:28 | More by BeerKangaroo
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PhantasIPA

Delaware

3.08/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer poured with a thick 3/4 inch head but settled to a thin head moments later. Left moderate lacing through out the drink. The beer has a classic golden hue.

The smell is average. A hint of wheat but a little skunky too. There is nothing else there...no balancing sweetness or opposing citrus.

The flavor is okay, better than the smell but nothing to make me want to buy more. I taste the wheat base, there is very little malt flavor...in fact, there is almost no other flavor! But the wheat flavor is mild and finishes softly.

The mouthfeel is fine, not too carbonated and not too thick or thin, right down the middle.

Overall this beer is average to me. The smell and taste are not memorable, the beer is not that strong (5.4%) but I think it is smooth finishing and has some flavor to it. Would not recommend on a night out with friends but I am not going to thrown it under the bus driver from New Jersey either...

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 22:29:17 | More by PhantasIPA
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.98/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 00:11:46 | More by puboflyons
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.93/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 02:51:58 | More by Darkmagus82
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 13:01:31 | More by tone77
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zeff80

Missouri

3.03/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 17:38:05 | More by zeff80
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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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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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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 04:19:32 | More by Mora2000
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kenito799

New York

2.78/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Dark gold crystal clear brew with little head and no lacing.
Aroma is quite fresh and pleasant, lemony.
The palate doesnt live up...at first there is a fresh citrus but then a macrolager blandness washes across teh palate. Lemony zing tries to dance on the tongue in the finish but is weighted doen by an American Macrolager sweet adjunct malty effect. Weird--yet in th eend it's pretty refreshing, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 03:31:38 | More by kenito799
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scratch69

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +37%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with a half fingers worth of rapidly disappearing head. Very little lacing.

Smell- Very mellow aroma of wheat and lemon.

Taste- Sweet malt flavor with a bit of lemony citrus and some spices.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, smooth, and crisp. Decent amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not a bad brew, but I would prefer a regular Blue Moon over this.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 22:14:16 | More by scratch69
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear golden-straw color with an inch-thick creamy looking head that lingers for a good minute. Looks like it's highly carbonated. Has very nice lacing.

Smell - Pale malts, citrus, lemon, grains, wheat, and caramel.

Taste - Strong caramel flavor, very sweet, corn, wheat, malty, and a small bitter aftertaste. Has a slight orange flavor too, I don't really taste the lemon..

Mouthfeel - Light in body but becomes kind of creamy because it foams up in the mouth. Medium carbonation, very crisp.

Overall - I think this beer would be a lot better in the summer.. but I do enjoy it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 04:30:27 | More by jsisko01
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:50:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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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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Jerone

Florida

3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden brown color with a half inch off white head, some bubbles coming up.

S - Smells of wheat, a little malt and the hints of lime.

T - Pretty good, wheat and a bit of malt go quite well with the bit of lime in the background. This is not a lime beer, but uses it subtley. Nice crisp ending.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable beer.

O - While this beer does lack flavor, the flavor it does has tastes good and accomplishes being a refreshing spring beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 19:47:34 | More by Jerone
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JoLight

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer.

It pours a clear, golden yellow with an off-white head.

The smell is pleasant, citrusy, with a little wheat.

I detect mostly just light wheat, lemon peel, and carbonated water. And although it is simple, it's much more tasty, refreshing and pleasant than a regular Blue Moon.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 20:02:03 | More by JoLight
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

2.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12-ounce twist-off into a pilsner glass.

A: Clear, pale golden yellow beneath a thin, crackling head of loose, bubbly carbonation. Head retention is okay and carbonation is fierce in this clean brew.

S: Squeeze lemon and orange rind mix with some metallic grains and a hint of forced, fake lime juice.

T: Light, grainy sweetness up front with a quick, sharp citrus bite imparting hints of lemon and lime zest. An acrid orange-peel flavor bunches up with very light, drying hops. Finish is light and watery with a trace of lemon and dry, metallic bitterness.

M: Extremely thin, light, crisp and watery. Not much in the malt bill on this brew, so its pretty seltzery.

O: Where's the wheat? A blonde ale, perhaps, and a poor one at that. Coors should have stuck with Rising Moon and maybe played with the malts or yeast a bit. This brew is practically a a Bud Light Lime in sheep's clothing.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 02:36:00 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Lauthaha

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Beer is a kind-of off-putting dingy light orange color. The label refers to this as "blonde." I strongly disagree. Head is thin and completely non-sticking, fades down to absolute nothingness. Very minimal carbonation in the glass. Below average; why? Blue Moon is not known for sub-standard beer (they're more known for "standard" beer).

Smell: Kind of like carved pumpkins left on the porch for a couple days...not completely rotten (you can tell it "used" to smell okay) but definitely not appetizing. Just a touch of citrus with a lot of not-so-freshly-cut grass and a pinch of poor alcohol. Also sub-standard.

Taste: Well, here's the redemption...not paid in full, but we're getting there. Beer goes in nice and smoothly with a light lemony zest flavor. After a moment, it becomes moderately carbonated and releases some bitter hop flavor (slightly above average). The aftertaste is very much like cud, but not in a bad way, if that makes sense.

Mouthfeel: See "Taste".

Overall: Disappointing, considering the brewery...but not terrible.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 03:19:10 | More by Lauthaha
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 04:43:26 | More by tjsdomer2
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KJay1408

Nebraska

3.18/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Disclaimer: I'm reviewing this as a Spring seasonal brew and wheat beer.

A: Poured from bottle into glass, about a finger and a half worth of head that quickly diminishes, leaving the golden/yellow brew behind.

S: I get floral notes, and some biscuit hints, over all not a whole lot going on in this department, but to me its good for a wheat ale.

T: I gotta go against the popular opinion here, I actually like the taste of this for a spring time/summer time ale, It's malty and slightly sweet upfront with biscuit notes in the middle that finishes with hints of lemon and orange. Exactly what I had expected from this beer.

M: Weakest spot of the brew, thin and light "beer"ish in my opinion

O: It's an in-between brew, that doesn't try to be what it isn't. It's a spring time wheat ale and nothing more, while I feel that Sam Adams White ale is a better brew for the style, this one isn't too bad. It's a brew that true beer lovers would drink at a grill out and one that light "beer" drinkers wouldn't turn down.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 23:22:22 | More by KJay1408
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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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 02:17:37 | More by mikesgroove
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 01:32:25 | More by chefhatt
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.