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: 393
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-06-2011

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Reviews: 93 | Hads: 393
Photo of gtermi
2.56/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours a golden body with a thin white head.

S: I really cant tell what I am picing up. I am getting a bit of grain and corn I guess. I just cant really tell.

T: Tastes a lot like a malt liquor with a fainter flavor. Has a corn and wheat flavor too. Really nothing much but not terrible.

M: Has your typical garbage cabonation that most BMC beers have. It is pretty crisp and has a full body.

O: I just dont get how people buy this stuff. It is flavorless and just doesnt feel like beer to me. Ill never try this again. (534 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 6-er I picked up while grabbing a parcel State side... Not much selection at the border store.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Loads of biscuit notes, cereal, bready malts and hints of orange and citrus rind.

T - Mild flavoured dominated by cereal and biscuit notes, the orange and citrus flavours are barely detectable and the wheat notes linger on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly going down and finishes wet.

O - My expectations weren't that high, but I must admit I was a tad disappointed. The citrus and orange notes were barely detectable, and the cereal malts were overwhelming. This was more reminiscent of a light adjunct than a flavoured wheat ale. I wouldn't go out of my way to try this again. (794 characters)

Photo of StoutHunter
2.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I picked up a twelve pack of this two weeks ago at my local grocery store, I don't remember exactly how much I paid but I think it was $13. I was looking for something a little lighter and more refreshing than what I have been drinking lately, so lets see how it goes. The best by date was July 4, 2011. Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a weizen glass.

A- The label is pretty much the same as the original blue moon, but with a green background color and some spring like scenery, mediocre at best. This beer poured a clear pale golden color with 2 fingers of white head that died down to a thin ring.

S- I pick up a grassy and earthy wheat aroma followed by some tart citrus. Not much else going on here.

T- Pretty similar to the aroma but the flavor comes off very bready. The citrus is a little more prevalent in the flavor and tastes like a mixture of lemon/lime juice mixed in with orange zest.

M- Crisp, light bodied and good carbonation.

D- Between the light body and the lighter flavors, drinking a couple of these wouldn't be a problem, but the flavors just don't hold my attention to warrant drinking more then two.

Overall this was a pretty mundane brew. When I think of spring beers I think of hops and this tasted like it didn't have any and relied on the citrus for its bitterness but it didn't do the trick. This might hit the spot after that first lawn mowing session of the year but other then that it's a one trick pony. I won't be buying this again. (1,480 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
2.33/5  rDev -15.6%
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. (355 characters)

Photo of david18
3.15/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer that ended up in my refrigerator because someone brought it over thinking that "I like craft beer, here's Blue Moon." Pretty much what I expected, but there was actually an interesting aroma that was a little better than what I was ready for.

Color is a pale straw. Carbonation is very effervescent and actually quote refreshing looking.

Aroma, as mentioned was surprisingly more complex than I would have expected.

Flavor was somewhat uninteresting and bland.

Overall I would not recommend buying this beer but if you find it in you refridgerator not a bad offering. (587 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale has a very thick, fluffy, slightly off-white head and a clear, yellow-golden appearance, with some bubbles and little-to-no lacing. The aroma is faint, but one can detect a touch of lemon zest and white bread. Taste is of white wheat bread, lemons, orange, and just a pin-prick of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat soft, and Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale finishes refreshing, tasty, and easy drinking. Although neither wheat or flavored beers are for me, I think this one is pretty good.

RJT (546 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
2.8/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Despite a crystal clear complexion this poured with little to no real body. The barley like color was tepid and clear and the head rose quickly and disappeared quickly.

The scent has a lot of bubblegum like qualities. There is a tinge of phenolic duct tape smell but it's not too bad. The aromas just don't jump out at you and have to be searched for.

The flavor is mildly spicy with a coriander, maybe, yeasty clove, maybe, and a nutmeg. The bubblegum flavors are more prevalent and then a cereal maltiness is found. Again, there is no jump at you.

The feel is lighy and crisp with more than moderate carbonation. It has a certain thinness but it is easy to drink. (668 characters)

Photo of richkrull
2.47/5  rDev -10.5%
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. (274 characters)

Photo of armock
2.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Vons Market

A - Poured a clear golden color with a white head

S - Is of wheat with citrus fruit scents

T - Follows the nose wheat upfront then some citrus fruit flavors come out in the finish

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

D - Even for the style this isn't a very enjoyable beer Coors filtered out any good flavors that could have been there the only reason to get this is if like me are currently in a beer waste land and want to try something new (494 characters)

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 Gambrinus1184
2.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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. (907 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint.

A: Golden hue, decent amount of carbonation clings to the sides of the glass and metriculates to the surface. Pours about a quarter finger, bubbly, white head which dissipates completely pretty quickly. No lacing to speak of.

S: A little grain and a little lime citrus.

T: Bready grain, lime, and just a slight sweet hint of honey and orange.

M: Light body, refreshing quality. Kind of steely finish.

D: Power drink.

Atmosphere is okay. Appearance is not much to speak of. Nose is not bad...grain and lime. Flavor is a fair combination of grain, citrus, and sweetness. Overall, this is a decent quaff. (657 characters)

Photo of budgood1
2.17/5  rDev -21.4%
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. (575 characters)

Photo of shand
1.79/5  rDev -35.1%
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. (772 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
1.86/5  rDev -32.6%
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. (677 characters)

Photo of DCon
2.15/5  rDev -22.1%
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. (1,072 characters)

Photo of TheSarge
2.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A new Blue Moon... Let's see how this one does.

Pours good in the way of a Kristalweizen: About two fingers of off white fluffy head that retains decently from a vigorous pour, and has a clear dark golden color.

In the aroma I can get the citrus qualities, and maybe a hint of floral hops.

The taste... Well not a whole lot of that. Take what I got from the aroma and add a little corn to the mix.

Clean and crisp. This makes for a good warm weather beer. Not too much to ponder here when it's said all and done. (516 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 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 EagleTalon
2.74/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a thin white head (no retention) and golden color with filtered clarity. Aroma is wheat malt with none of the promised citrus to speak of. Flavor is clean, light and has a pleasant graininess with very little lemon or orange as promised. Light mouthfeel and generous CO2. Overall, a very bland, ordinary beer. (318 characters)

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.84/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent gold with a moderate head, tiny bits of lace.
Smell:The wheat malt is very up front with heavy citrus to follow. A little adjuncty but what else can you expect from Coors. Still, a pretty inviting smell.
Taste: Goddammit, I hate to say it... its not bad. Wheat malt with balanced citrus. Would be a better summer beer. Not complex, but decent.
Drink: I grew up in Colorado and admit to having peed in the tubing river that Coors uses for their beer. That said, I very much dislike the company, but thought that this was a very good session beer. Sorry for peeing in your river Coors...NOT. (612 characters)

Photo of Kromes
2.78/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Crystal clear yellow fizz with a finger's width white foam that dies down to a thin layer.

S: Honey malts, wheat, grain, and a touch of floral hop.

T: Extremely sweet with honey, malt and grain flavors. There are fruit flavors, green apple, peach and citrus, in the background with a floral hop flavor that kicks in and provides a little bit of bitterness in the finish which is still very sweet and syrupy.

M: The beer is smooth and velvety and has a good body to it.

D: Much, much too sweet for my tastes. The flavors are pretty good, but the overbearing sweetness of the beer kills it for me. (602 characters)

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.17/5  rDev +14.9%
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. (652 characters)

Photo of VncentLIFE
2.11/5  rDev -23.6%
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. (1,160 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)

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